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Old 07-04-2016, 07:55 AM
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:01 AM
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Funny enough, it's also our independence day from the US. It's just that we celebrate our illusory independence from Spain in June 12 instead.
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:21 AM
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Are you talking about the United States of America, or the United States Mexican?
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:21 AM
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Funny enough, it's also our independence day from the US. It's just that we celebrate our illusory independence from Spain in June 12 instead.
How much education do I need to know how much tax money I owe you for that oppression?
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:25 AM
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How much education do I need to know how much tax money I owe you for that oppression?
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:35 AM
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Are you talking about the United States of America, or the United States Mexican?
I'll give you a hint: I'm referring to the ones also called estadunidenses.
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Old 07-04-2016, 09:23 AM
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I'll give you a hint: I'm referring to the ones also called estadunidenses.
Well that's Spanish, so I guess the Spanish-speaking one. Estados Unidos Mexicanos.

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Old 07-04-2016, 12:33 PM
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:13 AM
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The National Anthem, performed in 2015 in Buenos Aires


The National Anthem, performed last night with traditional instruments of the aboriginal peoples of the Northern regions:

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Old 07-14-2016, 12:58 AM
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And... happy Bastille Day.
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:50 AM
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And... happy Bastille Day.
We simply call it 14 Juillet*. But thanks !

*Also, contrary to what is usually believed, even by most of French, it isn't the 14th July of 1789 which was the origin of this event, but the FĂȘte de la FĂ©dĂ©ration of 1790.
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:56 AM
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Why do Independence Days keep happening in July?
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Old 07-14-2016, 06:14 AM
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Happy Bastille Day to the baguettes.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:22 AM
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Why do Independence Days keep happening in July?
I don't know for sure, but something tells me it's got to do with the fact that fighting wars of independence (or, of course, wars in general) in the middle of the winter not exactly being favourable scenarios, for either side of the confict (unless you're Russia).

It's also a perfect month to get hammered.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:28 AM
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Why do Independence Days keep happening in July?
For what it's worth, Canada Day isn't a celebration of independence.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:33 AM
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For what it's worth, Canada Day isn't a celebration of independence.
Worth and Canada don't belong in the same sentence.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:37 AM
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We simply call it 14 Juillet*. But thanks !

*Also, contrary to what is usually believed, even by most of French, it isn't the 14th July of 1789 which was the origin of this event, but the FĂȘte de la FĂ©dĂ©ration of 1790.
The internet says it's both, but I had no idea about this other, more common meaning to the celebration!


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For what it's worth, Canada Day isn't a celebration of independence.
Canada Day is awesome because it's a celebration of the day in 1867 when Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were consolidated into Canada. (The part that used to be "Canada" immediately before is on the map below as Quebec and Ontario.)

I like it because:
1) It's not when Canada became independent.
2) It's not when the colony or name "Canada" was created.
3) It's not when all of the British North American colonies joined together.

And I love this lottle map from wikipedia.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terr...ion_of_Canada#

The territorial evolution of Canada looks a lot like America's Westward Expansion! Only instead of stealing or buying land like the Yanks, they just got new parts of British North America tacked on.



EDIT: Ohh, check it out. You totally get to see the U.S. acquire Alaska at the beginning.

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Old 07-14-2016, 09:56 AM
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The internet says it's both, but I had no idea about this other, more common meaning to the celebration!
Well, it's a common trope in France : big dates are remembered but we don't really give them great names. So, the Great Depression is "La crise de 29" or "la crise des années 30" (The crisis of 1929/The crisis of the thirties). Even the 13 of November is called just that, le 13 Novembre when it could have had a moniker like "Murderous Friday" or "Bloody Friday". We aren't really lyric when it comes to naming events.

Edit : and in the case of Bastille Day/14 juillet... well it is mostly just a day without work for (almost) everyone, with fireworks during the evening if the weather is fine. It isn't at all the great patriotic party Independence Day is for Americans. yeah, it's definitely more a sanctified week-end day than a true display of patriotism.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:40 AM
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Well, it's a common trope in France : big dates are remembered but we don't really give them great names. So, the Great Depression is "La crise de 29" or "la crise des années 30" (The crisis of 1929/The crisis of the thirties). Even the 13 of November is called just that, le 13 Novembre when it could have had a moniker like "Murderous Friday" or "Bloody Friday". We aren't really lyric when it comes to naming events.

Edit : and in the case of Bastille Day/14 juillet... well it is mostly just a day without work for (almost) everyone, with fireworks during the evening if the weather is fine. It isn't at all the great patriotic party Independence Day is for Americans. yeah, it's definitely more a sanctified week-end day than a true display of patriotism.
That's sad, for a country with one of the catchier anthems.
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Old 07-14-2016, 03:12 PM
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That's sad, for a country with one of the catchier anthems.
La Marseillaise is different. But Bastille Day is more Firework Day. It's often the sole day of the year when you'll have fireworks in French towns, so that's still big. Today, Toulouse's fireworks were probably the better I've ever seen, so far.
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