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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

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of France in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
SundaySunApr 01, 2018Apr 01Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02Easter Monday
TuesdayTueMay 01, 2018May 01Labor day
TuesdayTueMay 08, 2018May 08Victory in WWII Day
ThursdayThuMay 10, 2018May 10Ascension Day
SundaySunMay 20, 2018May 20Whit Sunday
MondayMonMay 21, 2018May 21Whit Monday
SaturdaySatJul 14, 2018Jul 14Bastille Day
WednesdayWedAug 15, 2018Aug 15Assumption Day
ThursdayThuNov 01, 2018Nov 01All Saints Day
SundaySunNov 11, 2018Nov 11Armistice Day
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas Day