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Assessment 05.06 It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst

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Assessment 05.06 It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
By:Victoria Johnson

Assessment 05.06 It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times!
Bastille Day
U.S. Independence Day
Canada Day
Bastille Day
July 14
Historic Origins-
Bastille was a prison that was a symbol of the kings absolute and arbitrary power. Louis XVI recognized the National Assembly Which then renamed itself the National Constituent Assembly. Bastille Day marks the beginning of the French Revolution and is celebrated today as the French national holiday.
Traditions-
On this day, France has many festivals and parades celebrating military branches. Food is a HUGE part of this celebration. It is customary to have a picnic on this day but many families gather around at home and feast together. A modern addition to the Bastille Day festivities include fireworks!
Symbol-
The French Flag! National anthem of France, La Marseillaise. And the Guillotine.
Conclusion
All of the tree holidays i wrote about in this presentation are similar in many ways. Bastille day, U.S. Independence Day, And Canada Day all represent freedom & Coming together as a nation to support their freedom and there pride for our country. While the three holidays are different because of the cultural backgrounds of each country. They have similarities in the way they celebrate it too, they all celebrate with fireworks, and hanging out with your family, food, and parades!
U.S. Independence Day
July 4th
Historic Origins-
Virginia took the first step toward independence by voting to set up a committee to represent the colonies. On July 2, 1776, The Second Continental Congress presented and debated a second draft of the list of grievances. John Hancock was the first to sign. On July 4th the Continental Congress adopted the final draft of the declaration of independence , this begun the day of Independence Day.
Traditions-
This day is celebrated all over the U.S. Families get together in celebration of our freedom. Firework shows are displayed all over united states. Many people grill out and have picnics or barbeques on this day.
Symbol-
American flag , Red White & Blue. National Anthem, And lots of fireworks!!!
Canada Day
July 1
Historic Origins-
Canada Day occurs on July 1st , Its the anniversary of Canada's confederation. The Constitution Act granted Canada independence from England. Complete independence was not given until 1982 though. The holiday was made official in October 27, 1982.
Traditions-
There is parades to celebrate this day, lots of fireworks, carnivals, and concerts in Canada on this lovely day!
Symbols-
Maple leaf , Great Seal , and Arms of Canada!
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