Bastille Day is the French national holiday celebrating the people and the birth of the Republic. On July 14, 1789 there was the storming of the Bastille prison which marked the start of the French Revolution. The storming of the Bastille was a symbol of the end of the monarchy regime.
Last night we started our Bastille Day celebration by going to the fire men’s ball! It was basically a dance party at the fire station. It was interesting to see the whole diverse neighborhood celebrating together! It was a lot of fun dancing with the locals!
After a late night, we had an early morning! We went to the military parade on the Champs-Élysées! There were many planes and military units marching.
And then tonight we went to the Eiffel Tower to see the fireworks show! This year’s theme was “War and Peace” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. It was absolutely amazing and completely worth the crowded metro ride!