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What is France's national day?

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May 01, 2012 8:25PM

National Day in France

The French national day is held on July 14th to commemorate the storming of the Bastille, a prison and castle which stood in the heart of Paris. It marks the beginning of the French revolution in 1789.

It is often called 'Bastille Day' in English-speaking countries, while the French simply name it by the date: "le quatorze juillet"