Bastille Day

Bastille Day, also known as National Day, is a national holiday in France, and it is observed on July 14 each year.

Bastille Day celebrates the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille. The Bastille was a fortress and prison in Paris representing the royal authority. It was first built in the 14th century and used as a state prison by the King of France. Many political prisoners were held there. The revolutionaries considered the Bastille as a symbol of the monarchy's abuse of power.

Revolutionary sentiment was rising in Paris by July 1789. On July 14, 1789, people stormed into the Bastille prison, and they gathered weapons and freed prisoners. Bastille Day marked the start of the French Revolution.

The following is the list of Bastille Day in France from 2022 to 2026.

HolidayDateWeekday
Bastille DayJul 14, 2022Thursday
Bastille DayJul 14, 2023Friday
Bastille DayJul 14, 2024Sunday
Bastille DayJul 14, 2025Monday
Bastille DayJul 14, 2026Tuesday

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