Here are a few of the most interesting Bastille Day statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.
What is Bastille Day?
Bastille Day is a French holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille in Paris on July 14, 1789, which was a key moment in the French Revolution.
When is Bastille Day?
Every year on July 14th
Where is Bastille Day celebrated?
When was Bastille Day first recognized?
The holiday was officially designate by a law passed on July 6, 1880.
French names for Bastille Day:
Fete nationale, Quatorze julliet, le 14 juillet
Year of the first Bastille Day military parade:
Number of prisoners actually freed from the Bastille: