from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. July 14, observed in France in commemoration of the storming of the Paris Bastille in 1789, a citizens' victory at the outset of the French Revolution.

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  • proper n. The French national holiday celebrated on 14 July each year. It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the Fête de la Fédération was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern French "nation".

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  • n. a legal holiday in France celebrating the storming of the Paris bastille in 1789


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  • Expressing the sentiments about freedom of young people in much of the world, Marat/Sade takes place on the eve of Bastille Day 1808.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • (The Hoka France had never had a Revolution, merely an annual Bastille Day fête.

    Hokas Pokas


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