July 14th Bastille Day

I have always found this holiday to be little odd and that’s not because it is the French revolution for freedom in 1789 but because after helping the American’s win their freedom from King George, apparently the French King learned nothing! The Bastille is a symbol for the revolution since it was a prison in its day where many political enemies of the King were held. In France it is known as Fete de la Federation, of the French Revolution. Bastille Day was actually celebrated a year later in 1790 once that freedom had been won.

How to celebrate – Visit France. Go to the Bastille. Read about the things that led to the French Revolution.


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