France Bastille Day 2022

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France celebrates 14 July every year as National Day, also known as Bastille Day.

Important facts

  • French National Day is formally called La Fete Nationale in France.

  • It is celebrated on July 14, 1789, the anniversary of the invasion of Bastille, known as a military fort and prison, during the French Revolution.

  • Along with France, it is also celebrated by other countries and especially by French speaking people and communities.

  • Many public events are organised on this occasion but the most famous event is the Bastille Day Military Parade.

  • This parade takes place in Paris on the morning of July 14. The first parade was held in the year 1880.

  • The famous cycling race Tour de France also takes place during Bastille Day.

  • The Bastille was a mediaeval armoury, fort and prison in Paris.

  • For many common people it represented an unfair monarchy and the monarchy was a symbol of abuse of power.

  • On July 14, 1789, soldiers stormed and captured Bastille.

  • This signalled the beginning of the French Revolution, and three years later in 1792 the French Republic was formed.

About France 

  • France is a country located in Western Europe

  • It is the largest country in the continent of Europe in terms of area.

  • Capital- Paris

  • President- Emmanuel Macron

  • currency - euro

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