July 14: what do you know?

July 14: what do you know?

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On the 14th of July ... his lanterns, his happy flanks, his parades, his fireworks ... a true French institution! To know if you know a lot about this festival as emblematic as our baguette, do our quiz!

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July 14 is a national holiday.

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July 14 is a French national holiday. It commemorates the taking of the Bastille, July 14, 1789, day of revolutionary first day symbolic, marking the end of the Ancien Régime, the absolute monarchy. It also celebrates the feast of the Federation, July 14, 1790, when King Louis XVI was sworn to the Nation and the law.