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A quoi ça sert ? Ça veut dire quoi ça ? Pourquoi c'est comme ça ?
What's the point? What does that mean? Why is it like this?
C'est ? C'est qui lui ? Un jour, une question !
Where is it? Who is he? One day, one question!
C'est quoi le 14 juillet ?
What is July 14?
Le 14 juillet, en France, on sort pour danser dans les bals ou voir les feux d'artifice : c'est la fête.
On July 14, in France, we go out to dance at balls or see the fireworks: it's party time.
C'est aussi très sérieux.
It is also very serious.
A Paris, des chars et des soldats de toutes les armées défilent devant le Président de la République.
In Paris, tanks and soldiers from all armies parade in front of the President of the Republic.
Et des défilés s'organisent aussi dans plusieurs villes de France.
And parades are also organized in several cities in France.
C'est la fête nationale, le jour l'État invite les Français à célébrer leur pays.
It is the national day, the day when the State invites the French to celebrate their country.
Mais pourquoi avoir choisi le 14 juillet ?
But why did they choose July 14?
Parce que le 14 juillet 1789, les Français se sont battus pour leur liberté et ont gagné.
Because on July 14, 1789, the French fought for their freedom and won.
A l'époque, le roi Louis XVI ne dirige plus la France tout seul : il doit travailler avec des gens élus par le peuple.
At the time, King Louis XVI no longer ruled France alone: he had to work with people elected by the people.
Mais le roi a l'air de préparer une attaque pour reprendre tout le pouvoir.
But the king seemed to be planning an attack to regain all power.
Pour l'en empêcher, les Français créent leur propre armée, qu'ils appellent la Garde nationale.
To prevent this, the French created their own army, which they called the National Guard.
Ils partent chercher des armes puis des balles à la prison de la Bastille, à Paris.
They went to look for weapons and bullets at the Bastille prison in Paris.
Dans cette forteresse, le roi enferme qui il veut, comme il veut.
In this fortress, the king locked up whoever he wanted, as he wanted.
C'est injuste.
It was unfair.
Les Français veulent la fin de la monarchie absolue.
The French wanted the end of absolute monarchy.
A coups de boulets de canon, ils détruisent la Bastille, montrant ainsi au roi que le peuple est le plus fort.
With cannonballs, they destroyed the Bastille, thus showing the king that the people were the strongest.
C'est cette victoire du peuple que l'on fête le 14 juillet.
It is this victory of the people that we celebrate on July 14.
Des drapeaux bleu blanc rouge sont accrochés partout, et on a même le droit de ne pas travailler.
Blue-white-red flags are hung everywhere, and we even have the right not to work.
Le 14 juillet, c'est un jour férié, et la fête de tous les Français !
July 14 is a public holiday, and a celebration of all French people!
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