Bastille Day: A Celebration of French Unity – FamilySearch June 28, 2022

I saw this on FamilySearch recently – Bastille Day: A Celebration of French Unity: Longer article. I included the topics below.

By  David Nielsen June 28, 2022

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.  

These days, perhaps the most dramatic show of patriotism comes from the Air Force Patrouille de France acrobatic unit, with the trails of blue, white, and red smoke released by the fighter jets during the iconic Bastille Day military parade. This brief overview of how the holiday came to be should help get you in the Bastille Day spirit!  

What Was the Bastille, and Why Was It Stormed?


Why Is Bastille Day Important?


Save Your Bastille Day Memories to FamilySearch—Then Find Your French Ancestors!



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