The celebrations are massive, the national pride most evident and the smiles too many to count. Add the ooh and ahh factor of colorful fireworks blazing overhead and the pomp and circumstance of military parades and you have Bastille Day in France. This is one country that knows how to party, so why not indulge?
History of Bastille Day, or as they say in France, Le Fete Nationale is a celebration of freedom. Fed up with the monarchy, on July 14, 1789 residents of Paris stormed the fortress-prison, known as the Bastille. This is where those in power imprisoned others who dared speak out against the reigning monarchy. The idea was to set the prisoners free.