Bastille Day - French National Day

The French Embassy in South Africa is proud to announce that this year’s celebration of France’s national holiday known as "Bastille Day" will take the form of an online concert and fundraiser, the proceeds of which will go to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The French Embassy in South Africa is proud to announce that this year’s celebration of France’s national holiday known as "Bastille Day" will take the form of an online concert and fundraising event, the proceeds of which will go to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The celebration is taking place on 14 July and has been organised in partnership with broadcaster Trace TV and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF).

The French Embassy in South Africa expresses its solidarity with the people of South Africa and all those affected by the health crisis.

To celebrate the French National Day, artists Rajey, Trésor and Rouge will be performing live from the French Residence. Ambassador of France to South Africa, Aurélien Lechevallier, and the Minister of Education Angie Motshekga are among the participants. The documentary "Covid Diaries: Mzansi Culture vs Covid" will also be broadcasted, which aims to shed light on the impact of the crisis on African creative industries.

Lastly, in line with the ongoing call for support in the current health and socio-economic crisis, this event will invite donations to the NMCF, to support the Fund’s Covid-19 response. Donations can be processed through an online payment platform. Donations can be processed through an online payment platform.

Bastille Day is an important holiday in France that commemorates the storming of the Bastille on 14 July, 1789, which signaled the first victory of the people of Paris against a symbol of the monarchy, the “Ancien Régime” (Old Regime). It has been commemorated in France for more than a century.

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publie le 14/07/2020

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