HUFFINGTON POST
07/14/2014 11:06 am ET Updated Jul 14, 2014

What You Need To Know About Bastille Day

Just ten days after Americans finish cleaning up their Fourth of July barbecues, the French get started on their own national holiday. Popularly called "Le Quatorze Juillet" (July 14th), Bastille Day marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille -- the event that signaled the start of the 1789 French Revolution.

Here are some facts about Bastille Day you may have never heard of.

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