French National Day : 14 July 2016
Mr. François Gautier, Consul General of France, hosted a reception on the occasion of the French National Day for associates and partners working in close collaboration with France. Indian and foreign dignitaries, alike, came together to celebrate this day. The event was held at hotel Novotel in Bangalore and Mercure in Hyderabad.
14th July, observed as the National Day of France, commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress on this day in 1789, an event heralding the French Revolution. It is celebrated in France each year with major public events, including a military parade in the Champs-Elysées opened by the French President, communal meals, and fireworks.