Top 10 Bastille Day Fact, Storming of the Bastille, Food, Traditions, Information, Images

Bastille Day is the France national day you know well but as you are here in search of fact about the Bastille Day, so here we have Top 10 fact about Bastille Day.

But before going to the Top 10 Bastille Day fact, I guess you would like to get some extra information about the Bastille Day.

The France national day, by some English speaking countries, call it as Bastille Day.
Just like any other national day, Bastille Day is also a national day for France.

In French, it is called as la FĂȘte Nationale ( which is Bastille Day in English).
France Bastille Day is celebrated every year on 14 July. Bastille Day is also considered as a festival in France.

Bastille Day is celebrated as a unity of the France people and it is also marked as an anniversary of Storming of the Bastille which was occurred on 14 July 1789.
If you want to know more about Storming of the Bastille, you can visit this Wikipedia Page.

Top 10 Fact about Bastille Day :


  1. In spite of the fact that it is known as Bastille Day in English-talking nations, in France, it is officially known as La FĂȘte Nationale, and usually le quatorze Juillet.
  2. After the Storming of the Bastille and preceding the arrangement of the French Republic in 1792 numerous privileged people were executed in France in what is alluded to as 'The Rule of Fear'.
  3. The Bastille had enough space in it to hold 50 prisoners, but when it was stormed there were only seven prisoners, including one deviant aristocrat, two lunatics and four forgers.
  4. The Bastille day is celebrated as the national holiday in France only when it was about to be 100 years for the storming of the bastille.
  5. The French celebrate Bastille Day in order to recognize the significance of the Storming of the Bastille as the end of the royal monarchy and the beginning of France modern republic.
  6. The Bastille Day Military Parade ends at the Arc de Triomphe, which is a large monument that honours those who died while fighting for France during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars to show respect to the soldier died on this two war.
  7. Bastille Day is celebrated in Paris with a parade on the Champs Elysees called the Bastille Day Military Parade. The Champs-Elysees is decorated with flags for the annual parade.
  8. France is not the only country to celebrate Bastille Day. In some parts of the United States, such as Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there is a Bastille Day celebration as well. In Milwaukee, the celebration lasts four days and they even have a replica of the Eiffel Tower that is 43 feet in height.
  9. The Bastille Day is a national holiday of France it is also celebrated in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and in the United States.
  10. In addition to the Bastille Day Military Parade in Paris, there are fireworks, dances, music, food and street celebrations in Paris and across the rest of the country.

The storming of Bastille:

The Storming of the Bastille started the France revolution. The storming of Bastille took place in Paris, France on 14 July in the year 1789.

The Bastille was built to protect France during the War. Especially Craftsmen and Store owner took part in the Storming of Bastille. There were around 1000 men who took part in this attack.

The people who took part on Storming of Bastille were called "vainqueurs de la Bastille", meaning "Winners of the Bastille."

The people cut off the Governor de Launay head and put it on a spike. Around 100 people killed during Storm of Bastille. People believed that the Bastille had political prisoners and Gunpowder inside it. So they demanded Governor de Launay to surrender and hand over the gunpowders.

The storming of Bastille, Bastille Day Images and Greetings Pictures:

Happy Bastille Day 14 July
Happy Bastille Day 14 July
Happy Bastille Day 14 July
Happy Bastille Day 14 July

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Happy Bastille Day

Storming of the Bastille
The storming of the Bastille

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Happy Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day
Happy Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day
Happy Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day
Happy Bastille Day

The Storming of Bastille
The Storming of Bastille
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