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BASTILLE DAY

When is Bastille Day in 2019?

Bastille Day in 2019 is on the Sunday, 14th of Jul (7/14/2019).

Bastille Day is on the 195th day of 2019. There are 170 days left in the year.

Bastille Day Facts

  • Date: Jul 14, 2019
  • 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

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of France in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Easter Monday
WednesdayWedMay 01, 2019May 01Labor day
WednesdayWedMay 08, 2019May 08Victory in WWII Day
ThursdayThuMay 30, 2019May 30Ascension Day
SundaySunJun 09, 2019Jun 09Whit Sunday
MondayMonJun 10, 2019Jun 10Whit Monday
SundaySunJul 14, 2019Jul 14Bastille Day
ThursdayThuAug 15, 2019Aug 15Assumption Day
FridayFriNov 01, 2019Nov 01All Saints Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2019Nov 11Armistice Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayThuDec 26, 2019Dec 26St Stephen's Day