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Bastille Day 2022: Google Doodle celebrates Fête de la Fédération

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Bastille Day 2022

Google Doodle celebrates Bastille Day, otherwise called la Fête de la Fédération (Festival of the Federation) and le Quatorze Juillet (14th of July) in France and is represented by Paris-based artist Julia Spiers on July 14, 2022. On this day in 1789, French residents raged against the Bastille, a royal prison fortress and political symbol that marked the first victory and began the French Revolution.

Governed by King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, France was in a state of disarray and agitation through the 1780s. In the wake of acquiring a tremendous obligation from his predecessor, Louis XVI kept on spending extravagantly regardless of the risk of economic disaster.

To exacerbate the situation, unemployment was at an all-time high, and crop deficiencies caused a nationwide famine. It’s supposed that Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake!” because of these issues, demonstrating exactly how distant she was with individuals.

Albeit just seven detainees were detained in the fortress, a mob moved toward the Bastille on the morning of July 14th. By afternoon, French residents attacked the prison with the assistance of a few French guards sympathetic to the revolution. A few of years after the fact in 1793, the French First Republic was born.

In 1790, French residents celebrated the first anniversary of the raging of the Bastille and called it the Festival of the Federation. In 1880, the French government perceived July 14th as a national holiday.

Freedom, Equality, and Brotherhood are the three pillars of the French Republic, addressed by the colors of the flag. Bastille Day encapsulates the French public’s battle against oppression and is celebrated all through the country with celebrations like military processions, free concerts, and airplane flyovers. A brilliant firework show is likewise shown every year close to the Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars.

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