The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution.
The aim of this celebration, one year after the Storming of the Bastille, was to symbolize peace. The words "liberty, equality and fraternity" can be heard during the celebrations.
In Paris, there is a big military parade called the the Fete de la Federation held along the Champs - Elysee, where personnel march, ride and drive while military aircraft fly over the route.
It's been held every year since to remember those who fought for freedom and justice in society. It is one of the most important dates in the French calendar and is celebrated with parades, parties and plenty of food.
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