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It’s time to celebrate the epic architectural wonder that lies on the skyline of the City of Love. That’s right, this day offers the perfect opportunity to pay heed to the beauty and magnificence that is represented by this enormous iron structure, because it’s Eiffel Tower Day!
History of Eiffel Tower Day
Eiffel Tower Day is a time that is all about celebrating the wonderful monument that stands proudly in Paris, France, which is also known as the city of light. The day marks the completion of the Eiffel Tower on this day in 1889. The construction of the Eiffel Tower was a unique feat of engineering to build, spanning a period of two years, two months and five days in total.
This construction, which is one of the most unique in the world, was constructed for the International Exhibition of Paris during the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The structure was built in connection with the World’s Fair in Paris and was named after the principal engineer, Gustave Eiffel. Since that time, the Eiffel tower on the skyline of the city has become an icon not only for the city of Paris but also a representation of French culture, along with the baguette and the beret.
Eiffel Tower Day offers a wide variety of opportunities to learn about and show appreciation for this interesting feat of engineering as well as for all things French. Francophiles and architectural admirers alike can find a reason to marvel at and show recognition on this day!
How to Celebrate Eiffel Tower Day
For people who are anywhere else in the world, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Eiffel Tower Day. Make some plans and implement some of these ideas to make the most out of the day:
Plan a Trip to the Eiffel Tower
Celebrate this delightful day by planning a trip to the historic landmark and have a bite at the Le 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant. And although the majestic Eiffel Tower is perhaps one of the most recognizable structures in Paris, the city certainly has an abundance of other amazing sites and experiences to offer. Start by eating all of the croissants and soak up some sidewalk café culture.
Spend some time at the Louvre Museum to see some of the world’s most cherished pieces of art, including those featuring women like the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Stop by the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral. And be sure not to miss the amazing views that can be found from the Sacré-Cœur Basilica perched atop a marvelous hill.
Learn Fun Facts About the Eiffel Tower
Share in the fun on Eiffel Tower Day by learning a bit more about it. Here are some bits of trivia on the topic to start with:
Gustave Eiffel is notable for making the metalwork on the Statue of Liberty, gifted from France to the United States four years earlier.
The Eiffel Tower contains 18,000 different metal parts.
More than 250 million people have visited the Eiffel Tower and 7 million people head to the top each year.
Show Some Eiffel Tower Love
Those who are big fans of France and the Eiffel Tower will love this opportunity to show support on this day. Perhaps it would be fun to wear clothes or jewelry that feature the Eiffel Tower. Add a photo of the Eiffel Tower to social media as a profile pic for the day. Decorate that house or car or desk at work with French flags and bring up the Eiffel Tower as a conversation around the water cooler to raise awareness for the day!
Another idea to celebrate the day might be to bake a scrumptious Eiffel Tower cake and invite friends and family to admire and enjoy it. Or throw a picnic party with French flags and treats to get everyone into the spirit of the day.