|Storming of Bastille on July 14, 1789|
by Jean-Pierre Houë
Bastille Day commemorates modern France and French democracy. Bastille Day is a French holiday. But, you can celebrate it, too.
Bastille Day symbolizes the end of the constitutional monarchy, and the beginning of the democratic republic of France. To Frenchmen, Bastille Day is viewed as their liberation.
Bastille Day is actually called Fete de la Federation. In France, it is a holiday that is celebrated with military parades.