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Once year on 14 July, the Government France celebrates Bastille Day. It is also called the French National Day. The day honour the storming of Bastille in 1789.
The storming of Bastille is considered as symbol of French Revolution. on 14 July French Government organise Military parades, fireworks, concerts, balls.

History

In background 1789 July 11, Jacques Necker the finance minister of King Louis XVI was dismissed. The minister was sympathetic towards 3rd estate. These 3rd estate people made up 90 per cent of the France’s population. They were peasants and wage labourers.

discharge the Jacques Necker the finance minister, people of Paris rushed (or stormed) to Bastille feared that they might be attacked by the royal army (British Army). People hurry to Bastille to get gunpowder and ammunition. Bastille was the fortress prison in Paris (known as the Bastille Saint Antoine).

14 July is marked in the French history as the beginning of French Revolution.

French Revolution 1789 – 1799

The French Revolution overthrew the monarchy. It then established a republic and finally ended in a dictatorship under Napoleon Bonaparte (Statesman). French Revolution Begins from 5 May 1789 – 9 Nov 1799. 14 July Bastille Day