What happens on Bastille Day?
Mounted Republican Guards escort the command vehicle of the
The Bastille Day Military Parade (or 14 July Military Parade,
translation of the French name Défilé militaire du 14
juillet) is a French military parade held each year in Paris,
in the morning of the 14th of July.
The parade passes down the Champs-Élysées from the Arc
de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde where the
Président de la République, his government and foreign
ambassadors in France stand. This is a popular event in France,
broadcasted on French TV, and is the largest military parade in
Europe to take place regularly. Some years, guest foreign troops
take part in the parade, or foreign statesmen attend it.
Smaller military parades are held in other large French cities
with local troops
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I believe the people of France have a parade; hang flags out and
celebrate by eating and drinking.
Most cities and villages organize some kind of ball, traditionally
called "le bal des pompiers" (the firemen's ball). There is also
frequently a communal meal, and the night ends with the most
important display of fireworks of the year, together with New
Year's Eve's fireworks.