Sacré bleu! It’s been more than 200 years since the French toppled their long-standing monarchy, symbolized by the storming of a fortress and political prison in Paris, and now the event has become an international celebration of freedom from tyranny. Nearly a dozen countries around the world have organized events and parties to commemorate the day — do you know how you’re going to celebrate Bastille Day? In France, it’s commonly known as la Fête nationale, or the National Celebration. However, the English speaking world has taken to calling it Bastille Day to honor the moment when a mob of French revolutionaries charged into Paris’ Bastille, a major point in the French Revolution. The first celebration can be traced back to July 14, 1790, exactly one year after the Bastille fell. Since then, it has continued to grow, and large parties are held all over the world.