Bastille Day: Eat and Play Around the World

Even if you’re thousands of miles away from France, you can still toast the Blue, Blanc and Rouge for Bastille Day.

The French national holiday, which falls on July 14 every year, marks the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution in 1789. In France, our local Skouters will commemorate the historic event with parades, fireworks and parties. A few of our favorite Bastille Day traditions:


Wine, cheese, chocolate — we can thank the French for many of favorite indulgences. Here are four easy recipes you can make to indulge in these cultured treats. Bon appétit!

Chocolate strawberry crepes:


In France, the lawn game pétanque is a favorite way to celebrate and enjoy some friendly competition with friends. With origins in South France, the outdoor activity is similar to horseshoes and bocce. Learn about where you can find a game here.


Here is a quick (and pretty fun) article giving you the 411 on the French celebration. Enjoy learning about what your French Skouters are doing today!