Every year on July 14, the whole of France celebrates the national holiday of the Republic - Bastille Day (La Fête Nationale / Bastille Day) or July 14 Day (fr. Le Quatorze Juillet), established back in 1880.
The historical event that became the basis for the establishment of the holiday occurred during the French Revolution - in 1789, the rebellious Parisians stormed the fortress-prison Bastille, a symbol of royal despotism, and freed seven prisoners. This event is considered the beginning of the French Revolution, as well as a symbol of the overthrow of absolutism.
Although Bastille Day is considered a national holiday in France, it is celebrated not only in this country, but throughout the world. The siege and storming of the Bastille is one of the greatest events in human history. It became a symbol of the political liberation achieved by revolutionary means, and the very word "Bastille" became a household word.