France National holiday

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National holiday: Fete de la Federation, 14 July (1790); note - although often incorrectly referred to as Bastille Day, the celebration actually commemorates the holiday held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille (on 14 July 1789) and the establishment of a constitutional monarchy; other names for the holiday are Fete Nationale (National Holiday) and quatorze juillet (14th of July)

Definition: This entry gives the primary national day of celebration - usually independence day.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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