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Three National Holidays Research Bastille Day US Independence Day Canada Day Historical Origins: On July 17, 1789, an angry Parisian mob stormed the Bastille. They liberated a handful of prisoners. This marked the beginning of the French Revolution. Traditions: It is celebrated every year as the French national holiday. A military parade takes place every morning on this holiday. Families usually have a feast in the middle of the day. Symbols: Bastille itself was a symbol of the absolute power of Louis XIV and capturing it showed that the king’s power was no longer absolute. Bastille Day symbolizes liberty. The Eiffel Tower and national flag are also symbols. Historical Origins: New England began fighting the British for their independence in 1775. A year later, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed. This marked their independence. Traditions: Every year fireworks are light off.
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