THE STORMING OF THE BASTILLE, THE FRENCH NATIONAL HOLIDAY
Commemorating the taking of the Bastille on July 14th, 1789, and the Fête de la Fédération of July 14th, 1790, France’s national holiday is an annual opportunity for French people to celebrate France.
Timeless and iconic, France’s bals populaires, organized in cities all across the country, are a beloved tradition within the French community!
How the French community celebrates Bastille Day in Toronto
Toronto Bastille Day is a festival organized by the French community in Toronto and coordinated by the Consulate General of France.
The audience is:
• The 10,000 French people living in Toronto and around
• All francophiles
• And of course all Torontonians.
It is indeed a Festival for everyone!
The Toronto Bastille Day Committee
The Toronto Bastille Day is only possible thanks to the dedication of French associations in Toronto for six months before the event. This unique project engages all the actors of the French community in Toronto. Thank you to all of them!
Photo credits : Photo 2: “The Patrouille de France flying over Paris during Bastille Day 2015.” by XtoF, 3: “Eiffel tower fireworks on July 14th Bastille Day.” by Beivushtang , 4: I, Jean Bart [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ou CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons