Bastille Day in france
Bastille Day is a well known National Holiday in France, each year it takes place on July 14th. The holiday is most of the time called Fête de la Fédération (Federation Holiday) and sometimes more frequently called le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July). This day is celebrated every year in memory of Frances' independence day. They usually have a parade to Champs Elysées in Paris, along with parties, festivals and fireworks all across the nation. France was once ruled by a venal aristocracy, the country was heading to doom. There was not much food and the middle class workers did not have much power of what was going to happen to their country as time went on. A small group of Parisians (salesmen and craftsmen) came together and fought back against Germany on July 14th in 1789. They stole rifles and gunpowder from Hôtel des Invalides. Hours after the fight Bernard de Launyaeven the Governor of Bastille, surrendered and the seven prisoners that were currently held in the prison were free. Two days after that Marie Antoinette the wife of King Louis XVl seen the revolutionaries before the fled to Versailles for refuge. With that the Bastille was burned to ground on the orders of the National Assembly.