Bastille Day is Federal holiday celebrated in France."Instead of celebrating the Fourth of July next year, Americans will be celebrating Bastille Day," Bunning said. "The free market for all intents and purposes is dead in America.
It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution.
Last time I looked France is a republic. Now it is true that the French have had some great ideas about, say, the Iraq war, or wine or food they were against it, so matbe that's where Bunning gets his throw in the dirt.