On 14 July France celebrates the beginning of its revolution with Le Quatorze festivities (better known to us Anglophones as Bastille Day). The country celebrates its national day in spectacular style with firework displays, firefighters’ balls and military parades that take place up and down the country. It’s also a welcome excuse for another day off and many people mark the day in a simple style, with a barbeque, picnic or a day on the beach with family and friends. Not in France for the celebrations? Why not don your best Breton stripes, open a bottle of red and raise a glass to liberté, égalité, fraternité! Santé!