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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Today is Bastille Day, when France celebrates the storming of the notorious Parisian jail, which set its revolution in motion.
So now, on the day after Bastille Day, I'm writing this piece to say "Bring it, Pat."
Starting today, Bastille Day, I'm releasing my entire debut novel -- The French Revolution -- on Twitter.
Back then, Bastille Day in Manhattan was a far more muted affair, according to a 2003 story in The New York Times.
National holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July (1789); note - local holiday is Schoalcher Day (Slavery Abolition Day) 12 July (1848)
National holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July (1789); note - local holiday is St. Barthelemy Day, 24 August
Next episode, Bastille Day, is one that I'm really looking forwards to.
Yves Gounin says No. And today, on Bastille Day, France has it's own reply:
Schleck said he'd expected French riders to join the breakaway in the hope of celebrating the stage win on the national holiday of Bastille Day.
With the French national holiday, Bastille Day, the next day, Bubka's big leap was named as something like a "French revolution" in the sport.