Eiffel Tower Day - March 31
Sun, Mar 31, 2024

Eiffel Tower Day

Eiffel Tower Day is an annual holiday dedicated to the main attraction of France. It is celebrated on March 31. Every tourist who comes to the country can not miss the opportunity to take a photo in front of the Eiffel Tower. This colossal edifice has been embedded in the culture of the country for centuries.


The history of Eiffel Tower Day dates back to March 31, 1889, when the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. On this day, the flag of France was fixed on the summit. The tower was designed by the talented designer Gustave Eiffel.

Initially, Gustave was asked to design a temporary structure that would serve as a kind of entrance arch to the World’s Fair held in the French capital in 1889. The exhibition itself was timed to coincide with the centennial of the Great French Revolution. A patent for the construction of the tower was obtained on September 18, 1884.

In addition to its practical temporary value, the tower was used as a radio tower. They even wanted to tear it down later, but decided to keep it so as not to worsen the signal. Gradually, the Eiffel Tower has become a local treasure that is loved and appreciated by residents and foreign tourists!

Interesting facts

  • The height of the tower is 324 m. At the same time, experts note a seasonal increase in the height of the structure (about 15 cm), as a result of metal expansion at high temperatures in the summer. The original height was 300 m and 65 cm. The increase in size was due to the installation of a new antenna in 2010.
  • The entire tower consists of more than 10,000 metal elements. It took about 2.5 million rivets to fasten them together.
  • To prevent metal rusting, the tower is repainted every seven years. The authorities are spending about 4 million euros on this upgrade.

How to celebrate

Learn more about the Eiffel Tower. If you have the opportunity, it is worth a visit to France on this day to enjoy the splendor of this construction!

Spread the word on social media. Find out from users, what emotions did their first visit to Paris and their real experience of the tower leave them with?

When is Eiffel Tower Day celebrated in 2024?

Eiffel Tower Day is observed on March 31 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday March 31 2024
Monday March 31 2025

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