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Bastille Day

Bastille Day celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison and the release of many prisoners. It was a symbol of individual freedom during the French Revolution. These sites give you the background of the holiday and also show and tell you how people still celebrate today!

Bastille Day: French Independence Day
Why was the Bastille stormed? What was the Bastille? Who ate cake? Why was that mob so angry? Find out the answers to these questions and more with this fun, illustrated article.

Celebrating Bastille Day
It's still a big party in France and elsewhere around the world. Find out how kids of all ages celebrate the legendary Bastille Day!

The Importance of Bastille Day
The French Revolution was bloody and nasty. People were killed for no reason at all. The storming of the Bastille was a symbol of reaction against oppression. This site expands on that idea.

Bastille Day Fun Recipes
You and your friends and family can test these fun recipes to help you celebrate this distinctly French holiday.

Bastille Day in General
A good overview of the holiday, its importance, and its celebrations, from past to present.

Bastille Day at Web Holidays
These folks know how to make a holiday page! You can read the history, cook up some fun food, and a lot more at this fun site!

Bastille Day Greeting Cards
Send your friends and family electronic greeting cards to help celebrate Bastille Day.

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