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La Retraite aux Flambeaux, or the Night Watch, is a half-holiday in France that is celebrated on the eve of Bastille Day. The lights in Paris are darkened in remembrance of the day in 1789 when the Bastille fell. Colorful processions of soldiers, patriotic bands, and people bearing torches and Chinese lanterns march through the streets, followed by crowds of spectators. The procession usually ends at the home of a prominent citizen, who offers the torch- and lantern-bearers something to drink. More...
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Night Watch
La Retraite aux Flambeaux, or the Night Watch, is a half-holiday in France that is celebrated on the eve of Bastille Day. The lights in Paris are darkened in remembrance of the day in 1789 when the Bastille fell. Colorful processions of soldiers, patriotic bands, and people bearing torches and Chinese lanterns march through the streets, followed by crowds of spectators. The procession usually ends at the home of a prominent citizen, who offers the torch- and lantern-bearers something to drink.
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Night Watch, Rembrandt (1642)
"Rembrandt's masterpiece, the Night Watch, is a group portrait of a company of Amsterdam's militiamen, the city's civic guard... Standing in the foreground are Captain Frans Banninck Cocq and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburch."
(Note: photo of copy by Gerrit Lundens (1622-1686))

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands



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