The National Day of France, commonly known as Bastille Day, is celebrated on July 14. The official name of the day in French is Fête Nationale.
This day is a national holiday commemorating the anniversary of the liberation of France, marked by the storming of the Bastille, where political prisoners were held during the French Revolution in Paris in 1789. July 14 became a public holiday in 1880.
traditional parades and events are held across the country to celebrate the day. However, since last year, celebrations have been largely muted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are some quotes and wishes, collected from Next National Day, to share on this day:
1. “Bonne Fete Nationale! We are the proud citizens of France. Let’s make our country known by our name, give it a new identity.”
2. “Le Quatorze Juillet! Joyeux 14 Juillet! We all love you France.”
3. “Our unit can overthrow our greatest enemy. Let’s make our country proud. Bonne Fete Nationale!”
4. “A strong nation is one whose citizens are united and have respect and passion for their country, just like France. Bonne Fete Nationale!”
5. “Freedom has not come easily to us. It has come after many sacrifices. To protect its integrity and sovereignty, you must always be united. Bonne Fete Nationale!”
6. “Anyone can break thin wooden sticks, but it’s hard to break a bundle of the same. This is the power of unity. Happy Independence Day to you all.”
7. “Great actions bring great results. The French Revolution is the result of the same thing. Let us always be united. Bonne Fete Nationale!”
8. “Let’s keep our heads high, like the birds, flying in the open. It’s a happy birthday from France. Bonne Fete Nationale!”
9. “The glory of the French Revolution and the day of the Bastille is unforgettable. Let’s pay tribute to the true leaders. Bonne Fete Nationale!”
10. “If France weren’t in the world, how would the world have known about romance and love. I love you France. Bonne Fete Nationale.”
The Eiffel Tower is lit up during the traditional Bastille Day fireworks display in Paris, July 14, 2014. Photo: Reuters/Benoit Tessier
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