The French government celebrated the National Day on 14 July

The French government celebrated the National Day on 14 July. The day is also known as Bastille Day. The day marks the anniversary of storming of the Bastille prison took place in Paris on 14 July 1789.
Vamsi Athreya

Updated: Jul 16,2019 06:00:57 pm

The French government celebrated the National Day on 14 July

16 July 2019 Current Affairs:The French government celebrated the National Day on 14 July. The day is also known as Bastille Day. The day marks the anniversary of storming of the Bastille prison  took place in Paris on 14 July 1789. On this day the French people wear blue, white and red, "tricolore" clothes or make-up and sing the French anthem.

New Military Space:
On this Day the French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the nation is to create a new national military space force command that would eventually be part of the country's air force.

French National Day:
Bastille was a prison that symbolizes of the absolute and arbitrary power of Louis the 16th's Ancient Regime. The people captured the symbol and signaled the king that his power was no longer absolute; power should be based on the Nation and be limited by a separation of powers.
The Bastille Day is a turning point of the French Revolution, that happened from 5 May 1789 - 9 Nov 1799. It is celebrated as the creation of the Sovereign Nation First Republic of France in 1792.

France:
President of France: Emmanuel Macron
Prime Minister: Édouard Philippe
Capital: Paris
Currency: Euro, CFP Franc
Official language: French
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