Once we consider 14 July, we typically consider the storming of the Bastille in 1789, and “Bastille Day” as many international locations name it.
For the French, 14 July is a chance to return collectively and rejoice. This custom was established in 1790 with “Federation Day”, which introduced collectively the French folks in republican banquets to rejoice harmony and restored nationwide unity.
In 1880, 14 July grew to become our “Nationwide Vacation”, with navy parades, fireworks, balls and in style celebrations.
Since then, 14 July has been a chance for the French folks throughout France and the world to satisfy and rejoice the “awakening of freedom”* collectively.