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Bastille Day: Celebration of Freedom

Celebrated on July 14th every year, the French Revolution celebrates the beginning of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789, when revolutionaries attacked Bastille, medieval arsenals, fortresses and political prisons. française (Bastille Day), or le 14 juillet (July 14), is known in many places as Bastille Day.

The French Revolution has been a cornerstone of human history and has spurred similar revolutionary and evolutionary uprisings around the world in search of greater freedom and equality. The French Revolution also brought the concept of “freedom, equality, friendship” (freedom, equality, friendship) to the world and brought about serious social, economic and political changes in countries around the world. Today, celebrations to commemorate Bastille Day are held throughout France and in countries with a strong French community.

Looking back on the history of France, we can see that the reign of Louis XVI from May 1774 to the execution of the revolutionary in the guillotine was the source of the French Revolution for all reasons.

The first part of his reign was characterized by an attempt to reform the French government according to the Enlightenment. His deregulation of the grain market was a seemingly benign move, with bread prices rising. During poor harvests, this led to food shortages, and the masses rebelled in 1775, especially during poor harvests.

Dissatisfaction between members of the French middle and lower classes increased opposition to French aristocrats and absolute monarchies, with Louis and his wife Queen Marie Antoinette being considered representative. The king then used Bastille as a prison for upper class members of French society who opposed and offended him. By 1789, more than 5,279 prisoners were imprisoned, many of whom were imprisoned on the basis of arbitrary royal prosecutions that could not be appealed.

On May 19, 1789, Louis XVI convened a meeting of “real estates” to find a solution to the government’s financial problems. However, the clergy, aristocrats, and the common people who formed the “three estates of the territory” decided to boycott the proceedings and finally formed the first National Assembly on 9 July.

Parliament acted as a legislature and began drafting a constitution. But two days later, when the King ordered the dismissal of Jacques Necker, the people of Paris attacked Bastille, a symbol of absolute monarchy, for fear of being attacked by the Royal Army. Monarchy. When the crowd proved a fair match with the fort’s garrison, the commander of Bastille surrendered and opened the gate to avoid mutual slaughter.

Immediately after the attack on Bastille, the feudal system was abolished on August 4, and the Declaration of Rights of Humans and Citizens was declared on August 26. The concepts of Liberté, Egalite and Fraternite, the national motto of France today, have promoted free movements around the world for centuries.

France’s Declaration of the Rights of Humans and Citizens in 1789 defined freedom as being able to do anything that does not harm others. Therefore, the exercise of the natural rights of all men or women guarantees that other members of society will enjoy these same rights.

Equality, on the other hand, was defined in terms of judicial equality and merits-based entry into the government. The law “must be the same for all, whether to protect or punish. All citizens are equal in their eyes, according to their abilities, and their virtues and talents. All other high-ranking officials, public offices and employment shall be equally qualified, without any other distinction. “

The fraternity part of the motto, which has little resonance with the Declaration of the Rights of Humans and Citizens, was added later. By weaving and decorating every part of France’s physical and cultural and social elements, the French see, hear and experience freedom, equality and friendship at every moment of their lives. Not only are each building in Paris engraved with a phrase on the front door, but they also contain a revolutionary story told by the inhabitants as a reminder of the importance of democracy, liberalism and secularism. It has been.

Bastille Day celebrations in France include military and civilian parades, music performances, communal dining, dancing and spectacular fireworks displays. The Bastille Day Military Parade is a French military parade that has been held in Paris on the morning of July 14th every year since 1880. The parade passes through Shan’s Elysee from Place Triomphe to Place de la Concorde. The French Republic’s government and foreign ambassadors to France are standing. Thousands of soldiers from the French Army, Navy, Air Force, and fire brigade will participate in the parade.

This is a popular event in France, broadcast on French television and is Europe’s oldest and largest regular military parade. The accordion is a very typical French way to start Bastille Day. The fire station opens in the evening, and Francophon and the Francophilia go out and enjoy the streets, or stop by the fire station to dance and drink. In the evening, many Bastille Day heads to Bastille Day fireworks.


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