Versailles fireworks


22 June 2022  |  Culture

Bastille Day - July 14th

July 14 has become a national holiday in France as well as a public holiday. It was established to commemorate the storming of the Bastille on July 14th, 1789, symbol of the end of absolute monarchy. It is the popular revolt that has had the greatest impact in the history of France.

National day, 14 July

 © Graveur:Berthault -Inventeur :Prieur — Musée de la Révolution française, CC BY-SA 3.0, 

July 14th gives rise to a military parade on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, at 10 am.


France celebrates this holiday with fireworks in the largest cities of France.

These pyrotechnic "sound and light" shows is a tradition that attracts a large number of people to each event.

Paris fireworks

 © Yann Caradec from Paris, France 

Sometimes on July 13, popular balls are organized in different cities of France, in particular organized by the firefighters; 'Les Pompiers'.

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