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14 July, a day of unity

After 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 have a good time. This custom was established in 1790 with “Federation Day”, which introduced collectively the French folks in republican banquets to have a good time harmony and restored nationwide unity.

In 1880, 14 July grew to become our “Nationwide Vacation”, with navy parades, fireworks, balls and fashionable celebrations.

Since then, 14 July has been a chance for the French folks throughout France and the world to fulfill and have a good time the “awakening of freedom”* collectively. [1]

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