Bastille Day: A Celebration of French Unity – FamilySearch July 13, 2021

I saw this on FamilySearch today – Bastille Day: A Celebration of French Unity: Longer article.

July 13, 2021   – by

Friendships and family relationships are greatly strengthened by celebrating holidays together. This is especially true of Bastille Day, the holiday created to specifically honor and celebrate French unity. It takes its name after the Storming of the Bastille, an event that occurred more than 230 years ago. In 1880, Bastille Day was made an official holiday, and French people have been marking July 14th with concerts, speeches, fireworks, and other fetes ever since.


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