Chamber News | Edito Bastille Day’23

July 14, 2023

Dear Members, friends and partners,

 

Today is Bastille Day, the French National Day.

 

On this historic day, we come together to commemorate a momentous event that changed the course of history forever: Bastille Day. 14 July is a symbol of liberation, unity, and the unshakeable spirit of the people. It is a day that reminds us of the power of resilience, the strength of the human spirit, and the pursuit of freedom.

Bastille Day, also known as Fête Nationale in France, marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, a pivotal moment in the French Revolution. The collapse of these stone walls represented the dismantling of tyranny, ushering in a new era of democracy, equality and human rights.

As we reflect on the significance of this day, it is essential to remember the values it represents. Bastille Day reminds us that freedom is not given, but earned through the unwavering commitment of individuals fighting for a just society. It is a day to honor those who fought for their rights and to recognize our responsibility to preserve and nurture those hard-won freedoms.

In today’s world, where challenges and struggles persist, the spirit of Bastille Day remains as relevant as ever. It reminds us to confront the barriers that stand in the way of progress, free ourselves from the shackles of injustice, and fight for a society that upholds the principles of equality, tolerance, and solidarity. It urges us to remain united in our diversity and to work towards a future where every individual can flourish and fulfill their potential.

On this auspicious day, let us celebrate not only France’s rich history but also the universal values that Bastille Day represents. Let us express our gratitude to the brave souls who fought for freedom, and encourage each other to continue their noble cause. Together, let us imagine a world where freedom knows no borders, where liberty is a birthright, and where the flame of hope burns in everyone’s heart.

Happy Bastille Day to one and all!

 

Anthony POULLAIN
President of the French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce

Guillaume DOUVILLE
Director of the French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce

⚠️ The Celebration of Bastille Day’23 will happen on the 20th of July.

Be sure to secure your spot at this ➡️ LINK

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