The National Day of France, also known as Bastille Day, is celebrated every year on July 14. This year, again, we celebrate Bastille Day on Sunday, July 14, 2024. In France, the French National Day is called ‘la Fête nationale,’ which translates to ‘The National Celebration,’ or it is also known as ‘le 14 juillet,’ which translates to, ‘the 14th of July.’ This national holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille Prison on July 14, 1789. This event marked the beginning of the French Revolution, which led to the downfall of the monarchy and the establishment of a more democratic government. Bastille Day has been celebrated in France for over a century. The celebrations include a mix of military parades, dancing, singing, performances, and fireworks. As we gear up to celebrate Bastille Day 2024, let’s learn more about the day’s history and significance. Bastille Day Greetings: WhatsApp Messages, Images, Quotes and Wallpapers To Celebrate the Day Commemorating the Beginning of French Revolution.

Bastille Day 2024 Date

Bastille Day 2024, or French National Day 2024, will be celebrated on Sunday, July 14, 2024.

Bastille Day History

The Bastille was originally built as a medieval fortress. Later, it became a state prison. The Bastille often held political prisoners and citizens detained for trial. Some were imprisoned by the king's direct order, without the chance to appeal. By the late 18th century, the Bastille was rarely used and was slated for demolition. However, it had come to symbolise the harsh rule of the Bourbon monarchy. During the unrest of 1789, on July 14, a mob approached the Bastille to demand the arms and ammunition stored there. When the guards resisted, the attackers broke into the prison and freed the seven prisoners held inside. The Bastille was later destroyed. This event marked the start of the French Revolution and the end of the ancien régime (old order). On July 14, 1790, the Fête de la Fédération (Feast of the Federations) was celebrated to ring in a new era and remove absolutism.

Bastille Day Significance

From the start, Bastille Day has been a symbol of the people's victory. It is important because it reminds everyone of France's history and the fight for freedom. It is a time to remember the sacrifices made to achieve the ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity. On Bastille Day, citizens come together as a nation to celebrate French heritage and culture. Bastille Day Images and HD Wallpapers for Free Download Online: Wish Happy National Day of France With Messages and Greetings.

Bastille Day celebrations are grand and take place in many public spaces. French citizens celebrate this day with great joy and enthusiasm. As we gather to celebrate Bastille Day 2024, let's remember the past. Wishing everyone a happy Bastille Day 2024!

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