Storm the Bastille! Vive le France!
I’m thinking that with the exception of Cinco de Mayo and Bastille Day, Americans haven’t really embraced very many holidays and commemorations specific to other countries: you never hear about a local restaurant celebrating Guy Fawkes Day or Sveriges nationaldag (National Day in Sweden).
- More fun than “Les Miserables!”
But slowly, Bastille Day — July 14th marks the 223nd anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison and fortress in Paris — has caught on, particularly since Kansas City now has several popular French restaurants. Here’s a petit listing of some of the more lively celebrations scheduled for tomorrow. It may be wise to make reservations in advance for these restaurant’s festivities.