What is Bastille Day?

Bastille day is a French national holiday which celebrates the capture of a French fortress, “The Bastille”, on the 14th of July, 1789. The Bastille was regularly used by kings to imprison anyone who opposed to their regime. A group of people known as the Parisians began to protest against the royal tyranny of the French King and stormed the fortress, taking control of the prison (which was also a storehouse for arms and ammunition). This significant event marks the beginning of the French Revolution.


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