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5.06 It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times

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Transcript of 5.06 It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times

5.06: It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times National Holidays:


*Bastille Day
*U.S. Independence Day
* Canada Independence National Holidays Historic Origins Traditions Symbols Bastille Day U.S. Independence Day Canada Independence Ruled by a corrupt aristocracy in the late 1780's, France was nearing bankruptcy that led to an outrage of Parisians who worked together to fight on July 14,1789.The angry mob noticed Bastille, a hated prison that was known for the king's brutality and power, and fought until the governor of Bastille surrendered. After two days, King Louis XVI and his wife had noticed the revolutionaries and fled the country. The national assembly ordered Bastille to be burned to the ground. Bastille Day, a French National Holiday, is celebrated every year on July 14 in France. It is generally celebrated with a great parade in Paris. It also includes festivals, parties, and fireworks across the nation. The march on the Bastille symbolized hypocrisy and a lot of corruption that held France's political system. It had marked the beginning of the the French Revolution, and the formation of the first French Republic that had started in 1792. The significance of this event was that the power was not held by the king or a God, but the people. The first time people celebrated Independence Day was on July 4,1777. It was marked the official anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was known as America's independence from the british. Thomas Jefferson was elected from the Continental Congress to draft the Declaration of Independence. The federal holiday, Independence Day, is celebrated with parties and games. Americans usually barbecue and about 150 million hot dogs, and 700 million pounds of chicken are eaten on this day. It is also celebrated with fireworks during the night that light up the sky in remeberence of our nation's freedom. Independence day, commonly referred as Fourth of July, is an American holiday that celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It marks the day when the document was approved. Independence Day also symbolizes freedom from the British. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826. Day Known as Dominion Day, Canada Day marks the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867. The joining of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada province into one country was another historical event that made Canada Day special.The constitution act gave Canada a good amount of independence from England. The government first recognized Canada Day in 1958 by holding a trooping of the Color on Parliament Hill located in Ottawa. The event promoted nationalism and Canadian pride. In the 1980's, the government began funding Canada Day activities in the smaller communities. Canada Day was finally official on October 27,1982 Canada Day is usually about parades, fireworks, outdoor concerts, festivals, and fun carnivals. Many Canadians have fun with popular outdoor activities like sports, barbecues, and great trips to the beach. Canada's capital holds the biggest and greatest celebration with fun events such as live music, children activities, and sports games. Bastille Day, Canada Day, and Independence Day all share something in common. They all celebrate their independence from certain countries and freedoms. All of these holidays celebrate with food, festivals, and parties.These three holidays have some differences, too. All of them have a different significance behind the celebration. Bastille's significance was the power that was not held by the king but by the people. The U.S. independence significance was the freedom from the British. And Canada Day's significance was that it celebrated the anniversary of the constitution Act of 1867, and the joining of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada province into one big nation.
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