Bastille Day 2017

Bastille Day 2017: France’s National Pride And Identity!

Bastille Day 2017: So, first let me explain you – What is Bastille Day 2017. The lorry attack in the French city of Nice, which has killed at least 84 people, took place on Bastille Day.

You can  Joyeux Noël, Joyeuse Saint-Valentin, or Joyeuses Pâques (Happy Bastille Day in French). It’s all about Bastille Day festival, Bastille Day Activities,

It signifies the start of French Revolution, more than 200 years ago, it’s France’s Independence Day and now let me answer of your question – When is Bastille Day 2017. It is celebrated every year on July 14. Bastille day is a day of celebrations of French culture. Many large-scale public events are held, including a military parade in Paris, as well as communal meals, dance parties and fireworks. So in this article we will provide complete Bastille Day History of French Bastille Day (Bastille Day Means).

Bastille Day 2017

Bastille Day 2017
Bastille Day 2017

In France, if you say about “Le Jour De La Bastille” people would be dumb founded. They may not even understand what you mean. In France they never speak of Bastille Day.

The name of France national Day is either “La Fate Nationale”or “Le Quatorze Juillet”. La Bastille was medieval fort and the former jail in Paris. During the French Revolution, it was taken by the the revolutionary troops and became the symbol of the French Revolution.It remains the day France celebrate as the symbol of people’s Revolution.

Background of Bastille Day

Bastille Day, in France, holiday marking the anniversary of of the fall on July 14,1789, of the Bastille,In Paris. Originally built as a medieval fortress, the Bastille eventually came to be used as a station prison. Political prisoners were often held there,as were citizens detained by the authorised for trial. Some prisoners were directly
held by the king, from which there was no appeal. In the late 18th century was witness of being used and was scheduled to be demolished, the Bastille had come to symbolise the harsh rule of Bourbon monarchy.

During the year of 1798,on July 14 a mob approached the Bastille to demand the arms stored there,and when the forces guarding the structure resisted,the attackers captured the prison,releasing the seven prisoners held there.The taking of Bastille designed the beginning of the French Revolution, and thus it became a symbol of the end of the “Ancien Regime”.

Original Bastille Day 2017 Traditions

The first Bastille day was in the year 1790, exactly one year after the storming of the Bastille. The one year anniversary was intended to celebrate the new start that France was making. It wasn’t until the late 1800s though, the annual celebrations on the 14th of July were named the national holiday. From the time forward, all of the Bastille day traditions, such as huge feast and military parade,was the main source of celebration at that time and got spread beyond the borders of France.

Morden Addition to Bastille Day 2017

Nowadays, the Parade and the feast are old ways that are still going strong, but some of things are also added especially for this day like:

Bastille Day Fireworks
Bastille Day Fireworks

– A quick round-up of the cruises on the Seine for the best views of the Bastille day fireworks display.
– Great concert of operatic works below the Eiffel Tower.
– Military Parade on the Avenue Des Champs-Elysees.

France’s Bastille Day 2017 celebrates the beginnings of the modern nation of France, and does so with celebrations enjoyed by young and old like.

Bastille Day 2017 Celebrations Around The World

Here’s the pick up of worldwide celebrations on Bastille Day 2017.

United Kingdom – For the eight years,London’s free festival is a celebration of French food and culture for all ages to enjoy so they celebrate Bastille day at various locations across the weekend.There’s free event at Backside and Borough market, which combines live music street performers,magic acts, classic French games and even a guillotine-for chopping fresh watermelon.

Czech Republic – In the Czech capital of Prague, a traditional market is held at Kampa Square, which is located right next to the famous Charles Bridge. On the occasion of Bastille day people enjoy a wide selection of French produce, among them cheese, wine, meat, breads and pastries. There’s live music throughout, and the
festivities continue,when lanterns light the place up- a terrific atmosphere.

India -Pondicherry, on India’s south east coast, was under French dominance for a period of 300 years, creating a French heritage in the city’ Pondicherry. The French influences are so clear to see from the culture of the city,and fairs and festivals that take place there.On this day retired soldiers take part in a parade and sing Indian and French national Anthems.French and Indian flags fly side by side.

South Africa – Another foodie Bastille celebrations take place in the Western Cape at Franschhoek- south africa’s gourmet capital- which will be making its centuries- they celebrate in a unique way such as old French Huguenot heritage with a food, wine and entertainment aplenty all weekend long.Lucky visitors stay overnight at local hotels may even get a free bottle of Franschhoek wine.

Bastille Day Celebrations
Bastille Day Celebrations

United States – The United States,where annually, more than 50 cities hold Bastille Day Celebrations.Starts with the main highlights is Milwaukee’s 4 day street festival,which starts with a “storming of the Bastille”,complete with a 40 foot Eiffel Tower Replica.New York City turns The Empire State building red, white and blue. San Francisco celebrates in style in the city’s historic French Quarter in Downtown.

Interesting Facts about Bastille Day 2017

– The famous writer and philosopher Voltaire was once a prisoner of the Bastille.
– Bastille day became a national holiday in France in 1880, less than 100 years after the storming of the Bastille.
– From the period between 1420 and 1436 the English had control of the Bastille.
– Bastille originates from the French word for stronghold-bastide.
– The French celebrates Bastille Day as a way to recognise the significance of the storming of the Bastille.

Bastille Day Movie

Bastille Day Movie
Bastille Day Movie

The Take – Bastille Day (2016): A young con artist and an unruly CIA agent embark on an anti-terrorist mission in France. Click Here for More! (IMBD) complete information about the Bastille Day (film). While you can check out the bastille day trailer on the YouTube as well as Bastille Day attack videos, bastille day parade videos in live steams.

Bastille Day Lyrics

“Bastille Day”

There’s no bread, let them eat cake
There’s no end to what they’ll take
Flaunt the fruits of noble birth
Wash the salt into the earth

But they’re marching to Bastille Day
La guillotine will claim her bloody prize
Free the dungeons of the innocent
The king will kneel and let his kingdom rise

Bloodstained velvet, dirty lace
Naked fear on every face
See them bow their heads to die
As we would bow as they rode by

And we’re marching to Bastille Day
La guillotine will claim her bloody prize
Sing, oh choirs of cacophony
The king has kneeled, to let his kingdom rise

Lessons taught but never learned
All around us anger burns
Guide the future by the past
Long ago the mould was cast

For they marched up to Bastille Day
La guillotine claimed her bloody prize
Hear the echoes of the centuries
Power isn’t all that money buys

Bastille Day Food

Bastille Day Food
Bastille Day Food

Here is the list of Top 10 French Recipes For Bastille Day 2017, which you must check out since they are extreamly amazing and tasty.

  1. Jacques Pépin’s Favorite Pound Cake
  2. Double-Chocolate Soufflés
  3. Alsatian Rhubarb Tart
  4. Gâteau Basque
  5. French Onion Cheese Bread
  6. Caramelized Onion and Feta Bread and Butter Pudding
  7. The Essential Cheese Quiche
  8. Deep-Dish Spinach, Leek, and Bacon Quiche
  9. Smoked Salmon Quick Quiche
  10. Heirloom Tomato Caramelized Onion and Feta Galette

French Flag

French Flag
French Flag

French National Anthem in English

Come, children of the Fatherland,The day of glory has arrived!Against us tyranny’sbloodied banner is raised, (repeat) Do you hear in the countrysideThe roar of those ferocious soldiers?They come right here into your midstTo slit the throats of your sons and wives!

To arms, citizens,Form your battalions,Let’s march, let’s march!May a tainted bloodDrench our furrows! What does this horde of slaves,Of traitors and conspiring kings want?For whom are these vile chains,These long-prepared irons? (repeat)Frenchmen, for us, ah! What an insultWhat fury it must arouse!It is we whom they dare planTo return to the old slavery!

To arms, citizens…What! Foreign cohortsWould rule our homes!What! These mercenary phalanxesWould cut down our proud warriors! (repeat)Great God ! By chained handsOur heads would bow under the yokeVile despots would becomeThe masters of our destinies!

To arms, citizens…Tremble, tyrants and traitorsThe shame of all good men,Tremble! Your parricidal schemesWill finally receive their just reward! (repeat)Against you, we are all soldiers,If our young heroes fall,The earth will bear new ones,Ready to join the fight against you!

To arms, citizens…Frenchmen, as magnanimous warriors,Bear or hold back your blows!Spare these sorry victims,Armed against us against their will. (repeat)But not these blood-thirsty despots,These accomplices of Bouillé,All these tigers who mercilesslySlash their mother’s breast!

To arms, citizens…Sacred patriotic love,Lead and support our avenging arms Liberty, cherished liberty,Fight back with your defenders! (repeat)Under our flags, let victoryHurry to your manly tone,So that your dying enemies,See your triumph and our glory!

To arms, citizens…(Children’s Verse)

We shall enter the (military) careerWhen our elders are no longer there,There we shall find their dustAnd the mark of their virtues (repeat)Much less jealous to survive themThan to share their coffins,We shall have the sublime prideOf avenging or following themTo arms, citizens…


French National Anthem in French

Allons enfants de la Patrie,Le jour de gloire est arrivé !Contre nous de la tyrannie  L’étendard sanglant est levé ! (bis) Entendez-vous dans les campagnes, Mugir ces féroces soldats ? Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras Égorger nos fils, nos compagnes !

Aux armes, citoyens !  Formez vos bataillons !  Marchons ! Marchons ! Qu’un sang impur Abreuve nos sillons !

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Que veut cette horde d’esclaves, De traîtres, de rois conjurés ?Pour qui ces ignobles entraves, Ces fers dès longtemps préparés ? (bis) Français ! pour nous, ah ! quel outrage ! Quels transports il doit exciter !C’est nous qu’on ose méditer  De rendre à l’antique esclavage !

Quoi ! ces cohortes étrangères Feraient la loi dans nos foyers ! Quoi ! ces phalanges mercenaires Terrasseraient nos fiers guerriers ! (bis)  Grand Dieu ! par des mains enchaînées Nos fronts sous le joug se ploiraient ! De vils despotes deviendraient Les maîtres de nos destinées !

Tremblez, tyrans ! et vous, perfides, L’opprobre de tous les partis, Tremblez ! vos projets parricides Vont enfin recevoir leur prix ! (bis) Tout est soldat pour vous combattre, S’ils tombent, nos jeunes héros, La France en produit de nouveaux, Contre vous tout prêts à se battre !

Français, en guerriers magnanimes, Portez ou retenez vos coups ! Épargnez ces tristes victimes, A regret s’armant contre nous. (bis) Mais ces despotes sanguinaires, Mais ces complices de Bouillé,  Tous ces tigres qui, sans pitié, Déchirent le sein de leur mère !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Amour sacré de la patrie, Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs !Liberté, Liberté chérie, Combats avec tes défenseurs ! (bis) Sous nos drapeaux, que la victoire Accoure à tes mâles accents ! Que tes ennemis expirants Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire !


Nous entrerons dans la carrière Quand nos aînés n’y seront plus ; Nous y trouverons leur poussière Et la trace de leurs vertus. (bis)Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre Que de partager leur cercueil,  Nous aurons le sublime orgueil  De les venger ou de les suivre !



On the occasion of Bastille Day Wiki the three words you will listen on that day are liberty, equality and fraternity( brotherhood) during the celebrations. They understand the importance of this day.Their core beliefs are Freedom , Fairness and togetherness remain at the heart of the French way of life today- these incidents describe that 14 July is closer to every French people and they celebrate it fully.For them Bastille Day is something which is unforgettable and on that special day they eat, dance, drink together. Happy Bastille Day 2017!

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