Happy National Day (Bastille Day) of France !

14-07-2016

(WorldKings) Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. Today, let's send messages of congratulations to France !

 

Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called La fête nationale (the National Celebration) and commonly Le quatorze juillet  (the fourteenth of July).

 

 

The French National Day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, an important event in Paris in a violent revolution that had begun two days earlier, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests.

 

 

France, officially the French Republic , is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European, or metropolitan, area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and has a total population of 66.7 million. It is a unitary semi-presidential republic with the capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre.

 

 

France remains a great power in the world, being a founding member of the United Nations, where it serves as one of the fivepermanent members of the UN Security Council, and a founding and leading member state of the European Union (EU). It is also a member of the Group of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and La Francophonie.

 

 

Now let's send messages of congratulations to France  !

 

According to en.wikipedia.org

Soure of photos: internet


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