A short course about Bastille Day
Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the national day of France, which is celebrated on 14 July each year.
In French, it is formally called Fête nationale ("National Celebration") and commonly and legally le 14 juillet ("the 14th of July").
The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790.
Celebrations are held throughout France. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on 14 July on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests.
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The Storming of the Bastille (French: Prise de la Bastille) occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789.
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In France, le quatorze juillet (14 July) is the National Day, usually called Bastille Day in English.
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The Fête de la Fédération (Festival of the Federation) was a massive holiday festival held throughout France in 1790 in honour of the French Revolution.
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It is the precursor of the Bastille Day which is celebrated every year in France on 14 July, celebrating the Revolution itself, as well as National Unity.
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