Not sure, but here's a photo of Pres. Macron and his wife and a bunch of other people standing at attention during a two-hour-long parade. Did they have to stand that way for the whole two hours? I hope not! Anyway, I'm pretty sure they're actually celebrating this day.
The parade lasts more than two hours and involves over 4,200 soldiers, 220 vehicles and 100 aircraft. Japanese and Singaporean soldiers are also taking part in the parade to represent their respective relationships with France.Bastille Day celebrations are not limited to Paris. Across France, other parades and parties will commemorate the move towards democracy over 200 years ago. Festivities will also take place in countries around the world, including South Africa and India. (from USA Today)And, from The Verge: