Wishing you all a fabulous Bastille Day!
Curious about WHAT this day celebrates? According to this site:
Bastille Day commemorates storming of the Bastille, a Parisian prison, on 14 July, 1789, during the reign of King Louis XVI, and the locking-in of the French Revolution.
For the previous few centuries, France had been under increasing archaic rule through the old monarchy. The revolution only took three years to turn this around and to transform France into a land of equality and democracy. Other changes, like the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and a march on Versailles, all contributed to the new France.
In September 1792, France became a republic. The following year, King Louis the XVI was executed. The French Senate was founded in 1799 and, in 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte became the first Emperor of France.