July 14 is recognised as Bastille Day or French National Day
This day is commemorated in remembrance of the fall of the Bastille.
The Bastille, which was once constructed as a medieval stronghold, later turned into a state prison.
On July 14, 1789, a mob attacked the fortress and released seven prisoners. And hence, this action signalled the beginning of the French Revolution.
The French revolution continued from 1789 to 1799
France adopted the 14th of July as a national holiday in 1880. The official name of the holiday in France is Fête Nationale, which also serves as a symbol of national harmony.
The national holiday of France is known as Bastille Day in English-speaking nations.
The event includes speeches, military parades, pyrotechnics, and general public joy.
France celebrates Bastille Day with a military parade along the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
People celebrate the day with fanfare and excitement as fireworks are seen over the Eiffel Tower.
Aircraft of the Patrouille de France fly during the Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2022.
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