Hurricane Barry rained on our parade (sort of), but no worries, there’s nothing a little rescheduling can’t handle. Saturday, the Faubourg St. John celebrated Bastille Day in the neighborhood of French Creole aristocracy! The celebration is a revelry in the city’s French heritage, and celebrates the Storming of the Bastille, a turning point in the French Revolution.
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People walk down Ponce de Leon Street for the 13th Annual Faubourg St. John Bastille Day Block Party in New Orleans, La. Saturday, July 27, 2019. Originally scheduled for Bastille Day, July 14, 2019, the event was moved because of the approach of Hurricane Barry. The event is put on by local merchants including Pal's Lounge, Cafe Degas, 1000 Figs, Catty Shack, the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, the French American Chamber of Commerce Gulf Coast Chapter, Liuzzas by the Track, Nonna Mia, Lolas, Santa Fe, Swirl Wines and Toast Cafe. Bastille Day celebrates the French National Day and the storming of the Bastille fortress and political prison on July 14, 1789. Photo by Matthew Hinton