In France the 14th July is the National Day which commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789. This year France celebrates 227th anniversary of this significant historical event. On this occasion the French – Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce was invited by H.E. Ambassador of France in Lithuania and Madame Phillipe Jeantaud as well as the Embassy of France to celebrate the French National Day – Bastille Day – in the French Residency in Turniškės. H.E. Ambassador of France invited several hundred guests, including dignitaries from Lithuanian politics, business and culture as well as foreign diplomatic corps to celebrate symbolic event and pay homage to France. After national anthems of France and Lithuania, H.E. Ambassador of France Mr. Phillipe Jeantaud addressed a welcoming speech to all the guests gathered for this very special occasion. After the speech, the guests continued celebrating the 14th July and were treated to French drinks and delicacies. Even the rain did not stop the guests from enjoying the excellent company on exceptional Thursday evening.

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