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July 11, 2015 (Kensington) – For its 8th anniversary, Bleu Boheme restaurant will also commemorate Bastille Day on July 14th with a special menu ($50 fixed price) that includes choice of bouillabaisse or rack of lamb with red wine sauce, soup or salad, and choice of crepes Suzette or Pot du Crème (chocolate and cherries) for dessert.

The French restaurant on Adams Avenue in Kensington also will have drink specials and more.  For details and reservations, see www.bleuboheme.com

Bastille Day is a French national holiday which celebrates the storming of the Bastille, an infamous prison, on July 14, 1789, leading to the French revolution and overthrow of the French monarchy.

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Another view of Bastille Day:

Bastille Day, the French national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on 14 July 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of the absolute and arbitrary power of Louis the 16th's Ancient Regime. By capturing this symbol, the people signaled that the king's power was no longer absolute: power should be based on the Nation and be limited by a separation of powers.

Read more:  http://french.about.com/od/culture/a/bastille-day.htm

Off with their heads

The celebration of state sponsored terrorism murdering approximately 55,000 of it's citizens by beheading them in a public square is actually on July 14, not March 14.