Bastille Day

Bastille Day
noun Date: 1900 July 14 observed in France as a national holiday in commemoration of the fall of the Bastille in 1789

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  • Bastille Day — is the French national holiday, celebrated on 14 July each year . In France, it is called Fête Nationale ( National Celebration ) in official parlance, or more commonly quatorze juillet ( 14 July ). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération …   Wikipedia

  • Bastille Day — Bastille′ Day n. why July 14, a French national holiday commemorating the fall of the Bastille in 1789 …   From formal English to slang

  • Bastille Day — July 14, a national holiday of the French republic, commemorating the fall of the Bastille in 1789. * * * ▪ French holiday   in France and its overseas départements and territories, holiday marking the anniversary of the fall on July 14, 1789, of …   Universalium

  • Bastille Day — /bæsˈtil deɪ/ (say bas teel day) noun 14 July, a national holiday of the French republic commemorating the fall of the Bastille …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bastille Day — noun The French national holiday celebrated on 14 July each year. It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the Fête de la Fédération was seen as a symbol of the …   Wiktionary

  • Bastille Day — national French holiday commemorating the fall of the Bastille in 1789 (during the French Revolution) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bastille Day — noun a legal holiday in France celebrating the storming of the Paris bastille in 1789 • Syn: ↑14 July • Hypernyms: ↑legal holiday, ↑national holiday, ↑public holiday • Part Holonyms: ↑July …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bastille Day —  July 14 (1789) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Bastille Day Military Parade — Mounted Republican Guards escort the command vehicle of the President. The Bastille Day Military Parade (or 14 July Military Parade, translation of the French name of Défilé militaire du 14 Juillet) is a French military parade that has been held… …   Wikipedia

  • Bastille Day event — The Bastille Day Flare or Bastille Day Event was a powerful solar flare on July 14, 2000 occurring near the peak of the solar maximum. [cite news |title=NASA Says Solar Flare Caused Radio Blackouts |author=Associated Press |publisher=The New York …   Wikipedia

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