French ambassador to Uganda Sophie Makame hosted the Bastille Day at the French residence last week a day that saw French lovers of wine and champagne dine away.
The event saw a number of people with different calibers storm the residence including the president of Uganda among other senior officials both in the government and private sectors.
Bastille Day is a France’s national holiday, celebrated on July 14, commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 and marks the start of the French Revolution and the end of a monarchy.
It is a memorable day in French history as it commemorates the breaking into the state prison that reflected every practice and ideal of dictatorship.
“France has never looked back since then and that is why bastille ranks top on the French peoples calendar.” The ambassador said.
She added that what makes it stand out in Kampala is the casual touch that the French give it “We are working towards making alliance franccedilaise more accessible thus we are investing more in cultural organisations and activities such as the Bayimba cultural foundations.” She said.
It’s a huge celebration in Paris. The fecircte can be even bigger in the countryside, in small towns and villages.
Trademarks for Bastille Day celebrations include grand fireworks and traditional French music serenading crowds with accordions and violins.
Source : East African Business Week