Tag Archives: La Marseillaise

Remembrance Day 2: the Ceremony at Parisot

I don’t know if this is unusual in France but Parisot celebrates Remembrance Day (11th November) on the Sunday following the actual date. The ceremony at the Monument des Morts takes place after Sunday mass. By virtue of belonging to … Continue reading

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Anniversary of La Marseillaise – or should that be La Strasbourgeoise?

  Today (and possibly tomorrow – I’ll come back to that) is the anniversary of the composition of La Marseillaise, the national anthem of France. (Thanks to a Tweeting friend for reminding me.) The song was composed by a French … Continue reading

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