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BASTILLE DAY

When is Bastille Day in 2021?

Bastille Day in 2021 is on the Wednesday, 14th of Jul (7/14/2021).

Bastille Day is on the 195th day of 2021. There are 170 days left in the year.

Bastille Day Facts

  • Date: Jul 14, 2021
  • 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

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of France in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 05, 2021Apr 05Easter Monday
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Labor day
SaturdaySatMay 08, 2021May 08Victory in WWII Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Ascension Day
SundaySunMay 23, 2021May 23Whit Sunday
MondayMonMay 24, 2021May 24Whit Monday
WednesdayWedJul 14, 2021Jul 14Bastille Day
SundaySunAug 15, 2021Aug 15Assumption Day
MondayMonNov 01, 2021Nov 01All Saints Day
ThursdayThuNov 11, 2021Nov 11Armistice Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day
SundaySunDec 26, 2021Dec 26St Stephen's Day