Bastille Day

The National Day of France, known as Bastille Day, is celebrated in France on July 14 to mark the fall of Bastille (a military fortress). On July 14, 1789, an angry mob stormed into Bastille, marking the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was initially constructed as a fortress to guard the eastern entrance of Paris during the 1300s.
The day is celebrated with a display of fireworks and parades. In France, this day is recognised as a symbol of unity among its people. Last year, because of the pandemic, the day was observed with minimum participants and spectators. The annual firework display was held without the public.

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