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.

Bastille Day Fun Facts
It's still a big party in France and elsewhere around the world. Find out more about this most French of holidays.

The Importance of Bastille Day
From French Moments

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.

The French Revolution
The storming of the Bastille was a main event in the lead-up to the French Revolution.

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