Floréal

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For the ship class, see Floréal class frigate

For the region in Mauritius, see Floréal, Mauritius.

Floréal (French pronunciation: ​[flɔʁeal]) was the eighth month in the French Republican Calendar. The month was named after the Latin word flos, which means flower.

Floréal was the second month of the spring quarter (mois de printemps). It started 20 April or 21 April. It ended 19 May or 20 May. It follows the Germinal and precedes the Prairial.

Floreal is also the name of one town on Mauritius and another in Brazil.


3 Floréal III
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 22
1 Monday
20 April 1795
2 Tuesday
21 April 1795
3 Wednesday
22 April 1795
4 Thursday
23 April 1795
5 Friday
24 April 1795
6 Saturday
25 April 1795
7 Sunday
26 April 1795
8 Monday
27 April 1795
9 Tuesday
28 April 1795
10 Wednesday
29 April 1795
décade 23
11 Thursday
30 April 1795
12 Friday
1 May 1795
13 Saturday
2 May 1795
14 Sunday
3 May 1795
15 Monday
4 May 1795
16 Tuesday
5 May 1795
17 Wednesday
6 May 1795
18 Thursday
7 May 1795
19 Friday
8 May 1795
20 Saturday
9 May 1795
décade 24
21 Sunday
10 May 1795
22 Monday
11 May 1795
23 Tuesday
12 May 1795
24 Wednesday
13 May 1795
25 Thursday
14 May 1795
26 Friday
15 May 1795
27 Saturday
16 May 1795
28 Sunday
17 May 1795
29 Monday
18 May 1795
30 Tuesday
19 May 1795
10 h
2:00:55
Floréal
04:48:48
24 h


Day name table[edit]

Like all FRC months Floréal lasted 30 days and was divided into three 10-day weeks called décades (decades). Every day had the name of an agricultural plant, except the 5th (Quintidi) and 10th day (Decadi) of every decade, which had the name of a domestic animal (Quintidi) or an agricultural tool (Decadi).

  1re Décade 2e Décade 3e Décade
Primidi 1. Rose (Rose) 11. Rhubarbe (Rhubarb) 21. Statice (Sea lavender)
Duodi 2. Chêne (Oak) 12. Sain-foin (Sainfoin) 22. Fritillaire (Fritillary)
Tridi 3. Fougère (Fern) 13. Bâton d'or (Wallflower) 23. Bourrache (Borage)
Quartidi 4. Aubépine (Hawthorn) 14. Chamerisier (Dwarf Honeysuckle) 24. Valériane (Valerian)
Quintidi 5. Rossignol (Nightingale) 15. Ver-à-soie (Silkworm) 25. Carpe (Carp)
Sextidi 6. Ancolie (Columbine) 16. Consoude (Comfrey) 26. Fusain (Spindle tree)
Septidi 7. Muguet (Lily of the Valley) 17. Pimprenelle (Burnet) 27. Civette (Chive)
Octidi 8. Champignon (Mushroom) 18. Corbeil d'or (Alison) 28. Buglose (Bugloss)
Nonidi 9. Hyacinthe (Hyacinth) 19. Arroche (Orache) 29. Sénevé (Charlock)
Decadi 10. Rateau (Rake) 20. Sarcloir (Hoe) 30. Houlette (Shepherd's staff)

Conversion table[edit]

Table for conversion between Republican and Gregorian Calendar
for the month "Floréal"
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
April 1793 1794 1795 1796 1797 1798 1799 May
VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
April 1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805 May

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