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Bastille Day vs. Independence Day
Transcript of Bastille Day vs. Independence Day
Traditions of Bastille Day
On Bastille Day, there are many picnics, fireworks shows, and many parades. The biggest attraction is the military parade along the Champs-Elysees. This parade has no floates, dancers, or a marching band; just miles of the French military. Some members ride horses, others ride in military vehicles, but the majority of the troops march on foot. Thousands and thousands line up to see this
Symbols of Bastille Day
History of Independance Day
Traditions of Independence Day
Every year when the 4th of July roles around, you start seeing standson the side of the road selling fire works, Walmarts supply of "grilling" foods depletes quickly, and preperation of parades start to take off. Everbody bands together in a backyard or on a sidewalk to either grill, knock a couple back, and light off some fireworks or stand with family and friends and watch a parade the ends in a massive display of fireworks.
Symbols of Independence Day
History of Bastille Day
On July 14, 1789, the French stormed the Bastille Prison. This played a key role in the French removing their two-person government and replacing it with a representative government.
On July 4, 1776, 13 representatives signed a document written by Thomas Jefferson called the Declaration of Independence. This document declared America free from British rule.