The French people commemorate Bastille Day in remembrance of the spirit of revolution. Military parades, fireworks, balls, concerts, and other events are all part of the festivities. One of the most significant holidays in France is Bastille Day. It commemorates the day, July 14, 1789, when the Bastille was overthrown. The Bastille was initially constructed as a fortification and then transformed into a state jail where inmates were subjected to cruel treatment. It serves as both the start and culmination of the infamous French Revolution.