Entry from US English dictionary
July 14, the date of the storming of the Bastille in 1789, celebrated as a national holiday in France.
- Today the French celebrate July 14, 1789, as Bastille Day!
- And in some cases it's setting off more fireworks than a Bastille Day celebration.
- It's also Independence Day in the USA, and Bastille Day in France.
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Syllabification: Bas·tille Day
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