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Bastille Day Is Celebrated On July 14th
If you ever wondered, the French celebrate their independence day on July 14th (14th Juillet) every year. It is one of my favorite holidays, because I am the only one wishing other a Happy Bastille Day!
In actuality, the day of the storming of the Bastille was a bloody one for the people, as the majority of those that were killed were ordinary citizens and not members of the French military. King Louis XVI had hoped to stave off democracy with the implementation of a constitutional monarchy, but to no avail.
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Bastille Day is actually French National Day, which is celebrated yearly on July 14th to commemorate the bloody storming of the Bastille in 1789. The Bastille was a symbol of oppression and was used as a fortress like prison. The storming of the Bastille culminated in the end of the French Revolution and the move away from monarchy to democracy for France.
Since France was a military and naval power, they had colonies throughout the world, so Bastille Day is truly a global holiday, celebrated on multiple continents each year.