Eiffel tower sets the scene for traditional Bastille Day fireworks (Watch video)

Eiffel tower sets the scene for traditional Bastille Day fireworks (Watch video)

Written by Staff Writer

15 Jul, 2015 | 11:51 am

Every year, the Eiffel Tower sets the scene for the traditional fireworks marking Bastille Day, a symbolic day which in 1789 led to the French Revolution.

On July 14, 1789, the people of Paris converged to the Bastille square where the prison then stood in which prisoners at that time were sent by order of the king.

The Bastille has since been the symbol of popular rebellion against royal arbitrariness.

The French celebrate Bastille Day every year with a military parade. This year round, Mexico was a special guest to the celebrations with Mexican troops marching down the Champs Elysees.

 

The Eiffel tower sets the scene for traditional Bastille Day fireworks

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-Reuters 

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