Independence Day is an annual holiday celebrated in countries around the world commemorating the anniversary of the nation's independence. Each country has it's own reason to celebrate and many are celebrated similarly under other names such as National Day, Foundation Day, Statehood Day or name the day for their country.
Bastille Day celebrates the storming of the Bastille Prison in 1789, which played a huge part in the start of the French Revolution. Bastille Day is celebrated much like Independence Day in other countries with huge public firework displays (the most famous of which takes place at the Eiffel Tower), parades, and performances celebrating freedom, democracy, and most importantly: French culture. Bastille Day is a celebration of all things French, so national pride shines throughout the country on this day.