Celebrate Bastille Day Continuing with our countdown of things you have to try on a Canvas Holiday, #7 is rather a special one. Bastille Day on 14th July, is France’s national holiday, and they love to celebrate it! And if you happen to be in France on holiday at the time, you’ll be celebrating too!…Details
Find the best special events to see and visit in Europe with our blog posts. All packed with things to do and see. Visit great destinations for seasonal events like Halloween, Easter and Epiphany and local events like Bastille Day.
How else would you possibly want to start your 2015 off than taking a dip in a freezing cold river? Now being in Scotland, we’re not particularly renowned for our balmy, tropical weather so it was no surprise to wake up to howling winds, driving rain and chilly temperatures on the 1st of January. You…Details
New Year’s Eve is always a time for celebration and reflection. The excitement of what the new year may bring, mixed in with the feelings of the year gone by. It’s a great time to have some fun, celebrate with loved ones and look forward to whatever the future may hold.
Here in Scotland, New Year’s Eve, or Hogmanay as it’s known, is a really big deal. It seems like the world descends on Edinburgh to take in the fantastic atmosphere of the world-famous festivities and street party. The fun starts on New Year’s Eve with a torchlight procession through the middle of the city, before rounding the evening off with an amazing fireworks display. At Hogmanay, the city centre comes alive as thousands of people descend on the streets to enjoy live music, mulled wine and the world famous fireworks as the clock strikes 12.
Across Europe, lots of cities have their own traditions that makes New Year’s Eve so special.
Bastille Day on 14 July is one of the most significant dates on the French calendar. You’ll find public celebrations throughout France, with the biggest taking place in Paris, where a spectacular fireworks display lights up the Champs-Élysées and an impressive military parade marches through the streets.
The annual celebrations mark an important piece of French history. On 14 July 1789, a group of French peasants stormed the Bastille – a state prison – intending to seize the arms and ammunition held there, prompting the start of the French Revolution and symbolising the end of the monarchy.Details