Bastille Day

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Bas·tille Day

 (bă-stēl′)
n.
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

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

Bastille′ Day`


n.
July 14, a French national holiday commemorating the fall of the Bastille in 1789.
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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
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Formally called La FAaAaAeA te Nationa (National Celebration) and commonly Le Quatorze Juillet (the Fourteenth of July), Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 and the FAaAaAeA te de la FAaAaAeA@dAaAaAeA@ration which was held on its anniversary in 1780.
Sotheby's sold the gloriously exuberant Matisse, Bouquet de Fleurs pour le Quatorze Juillet (1919; Fig.
The evening's top price was achieved by Henri Matisse's spectacular Bouquet pour le quatorze juillet, the artist's emotional celebration of the first Bastille Day following World War I, which totaled $28,642,500 (est.