Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, celebrated on the July 14 each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) and commonly Le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. The anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic during the French Revolution. Festivities and official ceremonies are being held all over France. We wish our French allies a wonderful holiday! We'll be celebrating with you in spirit.
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