French Revolutionary Calendar

French Revolutionary Calendar
also called the French Republican Calendar

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Months
No Season Month Translation Starting date in the Gregorian Calendar
1 Autumn Vendémiaire grape harvest 22, 23 or 24 September
2 Brumaire fog 22, 23 or 24 October
3 Frimaire frost 21, 22 or 23 November
4 Winter Nivôse snowy 21, 22 or 23 December
5 Pluviôse rainy 20, 21 or 22 January
6 Ventôse windy 19, 20 or 21 February
7 Spring Germinal germination 20 or 21 March
8 Floréal flower 20 or 21 April
9 Prairial pasture 20 or 21 May
10 Summer Messidor harvest 19 or 20 June
11 Thermidor summer heat 19 or 20 July
12 Fructidor fruit 18 or 19 August
Days
No Day
1 primidi
2 duodi
3 tridi
4 quartidi
5 quintidi
6 sextidi
7 septidi
8 octidi
9 nonidi
10 décadi
Complementary days – five extra days, six in leap years
No Day Celebration Date in the Gregorian Calendar
1st La Fête de la Vertu Virtue 17 or 18 September
2nd La Fête du Génie Talent 18 or 19 September
3rd La Fête du Travail Labour 19 or 20 September
4th La Fête de l’Opinion Convictions 20 or 21 September
5th La Fête des Récompenses Honors / Awards 21 or 22 September

La Fête de la Révolution Revolution 22 September (or 23 September Leap years)

Created 30 August 2010