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BASTILLE DAY

When is Bastille Day in 2022?

Bastille Day in 2022 is on the Thursday, 14th of Jul (7/14/2022).

Bastille Day is on the 195th day of 2022. There are 170 days left in the year.

Bastille Day Facts

  • Date: Jul 14, 2022
  • National
  • Also Called: Fete Nationale
  • Celebrations: Fireworks, Parades, Musical performances
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Bastille Day is the National holiday of France celebrated on 14th of July. People celebrate this day as the beginning of the French Revolution.

The Bastille was a prison in France. When France was ruled by kings and queens they used to lock up the people in this prison, who did not obey their decisions. People were much unhappy with the injustice, so on July 14, 1789 a large number of French people stormed the Bastille. This day is considered as the beginning of the French Revolution and end of the old monarchy.

On Bastille Day the President and other political leaders appear at the public events and discuss about the nation's heritage, laws, history, people and about recent events and future projects. The President also holds a garden party at the Palais de l'Elysee.

Bastille Day is considered as a Public Day with outings, picnics and lots of outdoor events like parades, air shows, fireworks and musical concerts. Parades generally occur in the morning and the fireworks occur in the evening.

Bastille Day is celebrated in a grand style at Paris. Military parade occurs in the morning and fireworks lighting up the Eiffel Tower in the evening.

French people proudly fly their Flag, sing songs and enjoy the day with their friends and families.

Bastille Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Tue
  • Jul 14, 2009
  • Bastille Day
  • Wed
  • Jul 14, 2010
  • Bastille Day
  • Thu
  • Jul 14, 2011
  • Bastille Day
  • Sat
  • Jul 14, 2012
  • Bastille Day
  • Sun
  • Jul 14, 2013
  • Mon
  • Jul 14, 2014
  • Tue
  • Jul 14, 2015
  • Thu
  • Jul 14, 2016
  • Fri
  • Jul 14, 2017
  • Sat
  • Jul 14, 2018
  • Sun
  • Jul 14, 2019
  • Tue
  • Jul 14, 2020
  • Wed
  • Jul 14, 2021
  • Thu
  • Jul 14, 2022

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of France in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatApr 02, 2022Apr 02Good Friday
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Easter Monday
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01Labor day
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08Victory in WWII Day
ThursdayThuMay 26, 2022May 26Ascension Day
SundaySunJun 05, 2022Jun 05Whit Sunday
MondayMonJun 06, 2022Jun 06Whit Monday
ThursdayThuJul 14, 2022Jul 14Bastille Day
MondayMonAug 15, 2022Aug 15Assumption Day
TuesdayTueNov 01, 2022Nov 01All Saints Day
FridayFriNov 11, 2022Nov 11Armistice Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26St Stephen's Day