The present Doodle observes Bastille Day, likewise referred to in France as July 14th or National Day.
On this day in 1789, the Parisian populace toppled a medieval fortress known as the Bastille, changing this stone pinnacle from an symbol of historical injustice into a guide of liberty, equality, and fraternity.
Generally viewed as a significant catalyst of the French Revolution, the storming of the Bastille represents the birth of a modern nation. This earth shattering event induced cross country solidarity, and to commend its first birthday celebration, national officials coordinated a 10,000 man service instituted the “Festival of the Federation.” Another milestone anniversary which is currently honored every Bastille Day, this devoted soirée finished in a revelatory feast, complete with song and dance.
The 230-year tradition of celebrating these authoritative crossroads in history lives on all through the global French people community. Festivities all throughout the world host music and dance performances highlighting regional Francophone culture, close by fireworks, parades, and spreads of staple French dishes!
Vive le 14 Juillet! Long live July 14th!
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