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Every year the annual parade is held in France at the Champs Elysees in Paris on the national holiday of July 14th, which is also knows as Bastille Day or Quatorze Juillet. Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the national day of France, which is celebrated on July 14 each year. In French, it is formally called Fête Nationale. The French National Day is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, which was a major event of the French Revolution. Also the Fête de la Fédération is celebrated which stands for the unity of the French people on July 14, 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France. One that has been reported as "the oldest and largest military parade in Europe" is held on July 14, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests In 2020, the usual parade of the troops had been replaced by a restricted ceremony on the Place de la Concorde, with a special tribute to the soldiers and caregivers mobilized during the health crisis. The absence of a parade in France on July 14 was a first since the end of World War II. This year, the parade will mobilize some 5,000 participants, including 4,300 soldiers on foot, 71 planes, 25 helicopters, 221 vehicles and 200 horses of the Republican Guard. The helicopters which are shown in this video were this year for the first time located at the small airfield St Cyr on the southwestern side of Paris. The ALAT (Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre) helicopters were placed on the terrain of the military school which is located next to the airfield. St Cyr was used to form the formation of helicopters before they left to Paris for the parade.