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This usage, Bastille Day, should be discouraged
The French names for this day, La Fête nationale and, more commonly, Le Quatorze juillet make no reference to the storming of the Bastille. To call it Bastille Day is to misunderstand the reason why this date was chosen. It is certainly the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille but that is not what is being celebrated. Also, it should be stated that the street parties take place on the 13th July. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 13:58, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the French president organises a garden party every year but what does the 14 July Elysee Palace Garden Party involve? And who will be invited by the French president? His family? His party colleagues? French generals?
The article says, "It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789...." To me, this is very strange indeed. It says that the modern holiday is a remembrance, not of the storming of the Bastille, but of a celebration remembering the storming of the Bastille. In other words, the modern holiday is supposed to be a remembrance of a remembrance? I don't think so. I don't think anybody thinks of it that way. Does it not, in fact, directly commemorate the storming of the Bastille? I think this should be fixed. I'm not taking it upon myself to do so, because there may be arguments the other way that should be heard. Poihths (talk) 15:10, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
Tour de France is usually on the schedule on Bastille Day. It is often said that French riders are extremely motivated to win on this day. I wonder whether this should be mentioned in the article. Just a minor one is enough.BleuDXXXIV (talk) 12:49, 14 July 2012 (UTC)