Bastille Day

Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Bas·tille Day

July 14, observed in France in commemoration of the storming of the Paris Bastille by the citizens of Paris at the outset of the French Revolution (1789).

Bastille Day

(in France) an annual holiday on July 14, commemorating the fall of the Bastille

Bastille′ Day`

July 14, a French national holiday commemorating the fall of the Bastille in 1789.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bastille Day - a legal holiday in France celebrating the storming of the Paris bastille in 1789Bastille Day - a legal holiday in France celebrating the storming of the Paris bastille in 1789
legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official business
July - the month following June and preceding August
References in periodicals archive ?
CHRIS FROOME stormed into a commanding lead on Bastille Day and assured the cynics he was cleaner than a bishop's joke book.
para]]-- The Bearded Ladies bring the spirit of revolution to Eastern State's Bastille Day celebration --[[/para]]
The fact that in childhood we used to sing the Marseillaise, and knew that July 14 was Bastille Day had its effect, too.
Vincenzo Nibali took advantage N to win at La Planche des Belles Filles and reclaim the yellow jersey on the 10th, Bastille Day, stage.
The action on the Bastille Day stage was expected to ignite on the concluding climb ahead of today's rest day, but the Tour lost another leading protagonist after Mark Cavendish's crash on day one and Froome's exit.
TWO-TIME champion Alberto Contador required medical attention on stage 10 of the Tour de France after falling on Bastille Day.
pride on Monday, July 14, as this popular French bistrot celebrates Bastille Day, commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 which is considered the start of the French Revolution.
Everyone wanted to win on Bastille Day on top of Mont Ventoux.
Everyone wanted to win today on Bastille Day on top of Mont Ventoux.
Mathilde, would you like to go to the Bastille Day Fest?
In a speech marking the Bastille Day, or the National Day of France, he said the French troops play a crucial role in backing the Malian forces in the war against Muslim radicals.
Jul 14, 2013 (BBC) France is preparing to mark Bastille Day as investigations continue into the country's worst rail disaster for 25 years.