14 July, a day of unity

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After we consider 14 July, we usually 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 turned our “Nationwide Vacation”, with army parades, fireworks, balls and in style celebrations.

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

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