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Last year, the Bastille Day celebrations were largely muted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(AP)
Last year, the Bastille Day celebrations were largely muted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(AP)

What is Bastille Day and why is it celebrated: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 11:19 PM IST
Here is everything you need to know about Bastille Day and why is it celebrated.
French President Emmanuel Macron is flanked by French Defence Minister Florence Parly and French Junior Minister for Veterans Genevieve Darrieussecq as he gives a speech to the French Military Forces at the Hotel de Brienne in Paris, France, July 13, 2020.(REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool)
French President Emmanuel Macron is flanked by French Defence Minister Florence Parly and French Junior Minister for Veterans Genevieve Darrieussecq as he gives a speech to the French Military Forces at the Hotel de Brienne in Paris, France, July 13, 2020.(REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool)

President Macron to host downsized Bastille Day, outline crisis response amid Covid-19 pandemic

Paris, France | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 11:52 AM IST
For the first time since 1945, authorities have called off the annual military parade along the Champs-Elysees in Paris that marks the July 14, 1789, storming of the Bastille fortress that launched the French Revolution.
Principal Seema Malik congratulated Neha Kohli, HoD French, and her team(HT)
Principal Seema Malik congratulated Neha Kohli, HoD French, and her team(HT)

Salwan Public School Delhi marks French fest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 01:40 PM IST
The objective was to bring students closer to French culture

Session on menstrual hygiene at Vedic girls

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 10:52 AM IST
A session on menstrual hygiene was conducted at Vedic Girls Senior Secondary School.
‘Flying soldier’ and French inventor Frank Zapata enthralled the crowd gathered for Bastille Day celebrations at the Champs Elysees Avenue(Frank Zapata/Twitter)
‘Flying soldier’ and French inventor Frank Zapata enthralled the crowd gathered for Bastille Day celebrations at the Champs Elysees Avenue(Frank Zapata/Twitter)

‘Flying soldier’ Frank Zapata enthrals crowd at Bastille Day celebrations in Paris

Parsi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Zapata, who invented the first functional hoverboard, was given a USD 1.47 million grant by the French military last year for the development of an aeronautical micro-jet engine, according to Russian television network, RT.
Last year, the Election Commission, to save itself from repeated controversies and furore, had put up an open a challenge to anyone who believed that they could hack the EVMs. Surprisingly, even the people who strongly opposed EVMs did not attend it.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)
Last year, the Election Commission, to save itself from repeated controversies and furore, had put up an open a challenge to anyone who believed that they could hack the EVMs. Surprisingly, even the people who strongly opposed EVMs did not attend it.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)

Opinion | Time to set the EVM issue straight

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2019 09:38 AM IST
Our politicians should create a transparent system to eliminate such controversies for good.
A section of the India Republic Day 2018 doodle.(Photo courtesy: Google)
A section of the India Republic Day 2018 doodle.(Photo courtesy: Google)

20 years of Google: What’s the day’s doodle

Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 09:28 AM IST
Billions of people logging into the google search engine every morning also look forward to the day’s doodle.
US President Donald Trump addresses members of his cabinet and the news media as he holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington.(Reuters Photo)
US President Donald Trump addresses members of his cabinet and the news media as he holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump cancels military parade due to $90 million tag, will visit Paris instead

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 11:38 PM IST
Donald Trump had requested a parade to honour US military veterans and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war.
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