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What is Bastille Day about?

What is the significance of the July 14th celebrations in France?

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On the 14th of July, France celebrates its national holiday known as Bastille Day. This day commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, a significant event that marked the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was a political prison in Paris, and its capture by revolutionaries symbolized the rejection of absolute monarchy and the fight for freedom and equality.

Bastille Day is celebrated throughout France with various festivities. A military parade takes place in the morning on the Champs-Élysées, and at night, magnificent firework displays illuminate the skies across the country. This day is a bank holiday, meaning most businesses are closed.

Vocabulary:

• Privy: Having knowledge of something private or secret.

• Fuss: A lot of unnecessary excitement or attention.

• Simmering: Gradually developing or building up.

Source: Euronews

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