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Bastille Day (France)

Bastille-Day-Paris-Fireworks-1The Bastille is a medieval fortress and prison in Paris. Many people in France associated it with the harsh rule of the Bourbon monarchy in the late 1700s.

On July 14, 1789, troops stormed the Bastille. This was a pivotal event at the beginning of the French Revolution.

Fête de la Fédération was held on July 14, 1790. This was a way to celebrate the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in France.


Click on the images below for some interesting newsletter articles and activity ideas to celebrate this special event.



























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