Bastille Day 07/14/2015 GFX Definition of the Day Bas·tille Day noun July 14, the date of the storming of the Bastille in 1789, celebrated as a national holiday in France. #LetsGetWordy #dailyGFXdef #BastilleDay
The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789. The Bastille was a medieval fortress, armory, and political prison that contained just seven inmates at the time of its storming, but was a symbol of the abuses by the monarchy. Its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
#BastilleDay fireworks burst around the Eiffel Tower during the annual celebrations in Paris on Monday, July 14. The festivities commemorate the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille in 1789. http://bastille-day.com
La prise de la Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houël, 1789 Why did the French people storm a prison? What caused the French Revolution? What celebrations take place on le 14 juillet? We answer these and other burning questions about Bastille Day. Down with the king! Long live the republic! That’s the general sentiment behind Bastille Day in France. His head was put on a stake and paraded around Paris as a sign of victory. Bastille Day, or the French National Day, is celebrated…