Vendémiaire

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For the French naval ship, see French ship Vendémiaire.

Vendémiaire (French pronunciation: ​[vɑ̃demjɛʁ]) was the first month in the French Republican Calendar. The month was named after the Occitan word vendemiaire (grape harvester).

Vendémiaire was the first month of the autumn quarter (mois d'automne). It started on the day of the autumnal equinox, which fell between 22 September and 24 September, inclusive. It thus ended between 21 October and 23 October. It follows the Sansculottides of the past year and precedes Brumaire.


3 Vendémiaire III
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Monday
22 September 1794
2 Tuesday
23 September 1794
3 Wednesday
24 September 1794
4 Thursday
25 September 1794
5 Friday
26 September 1794
6 Saturday
27 September 1794
7 Sunday
28 September 1794
8 Monday
29 September 1794
9 Tuesday
30 September 1794
10 Wednesday
1 October 1794
décade 2
11 Thursday
2 October 1794
12 Friday
3 October 1794
13 Saturday
4 October 1794
14 Sunday
5 October 1794
15 Monday
6 October 1794
16 Tuesday
7 October 1794
17 Wednesday
8 October 1794
18 Thursday
9 October 1794
19 Friday
10 October 1794
20 Saturday
11 October 1794
décade 3
21 Sunday
12 October 1794
22 Monday
13 October 1794
23 Tuesday
14 October 1794
24 Wednesday
15 October 1794
25 Thursday
16 October 1794
26 Friday
17 October 1794
27 Saturday
18 October 1794
28 Sunday
19 October 1794
29 Monday
20 October 1794
30 Tuesday
21 October 1794
10 h
4:45:69
Vendémiaire
10:41:48
24 h


Day name table[edit]

Like all FRC months Vendémiaire lasted 30 days and was divided into three 10-day weeks, called décades (decades). Every day had the name of an agricultural or ornamental 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. Raisin (Grape) 11. Pommes de terre (Potatoes) 21. Chanvre (Hemp)
Duodi 2. Safran (Saffron) 12. Immortelle (Strawflower) 22. Pêches (Peaches)
Tridi 3. Châtaignes (Chestnut) 13. Potiron (Giant Pumpkin) 23. Navets (Turnip)
Quartidi 4. Colchique (Autumn Crocus) 14. Réséda (Mignonette) 24. Amarillis (Amaryllis)
Quintidi 5. Cheval (Horse) 15. Âne (Donkey) 25. Bœuf (Cattle)
Sextidi 6. Balsamine (Yellow Balsam) 16. Belle de nuit (Marvel of Peru) 26. Aubergine (Eggplant)
Septidi 7. Carottes (Carrots) 17. Citrouille (Summer Pumpkin) 27. Piment (Chile Pepper)
Octidi 8. Amaranthe (Amaranth) 18. Sarrazin (Buckwheat) 28. Tomate (Tomato)
Nonidi 9. Panais (Parsnip) 19. Tournesol (Sunflower) 29. Orge (Barley)
Decadi 10. Cuve (Tub) 20. Pressoir (Wine-Press) 30. Tonneau (Barrel)

Conversion table[edit]

Table for conversion between Republican and Gregorian Calendar
for the month "Vendémiaire"
I. II. III. 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
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 21
September 1792 1793 1794 1796 1797 1798 October
IV. VIII. IX. X. XI. XIII. XIV.
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
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 21 22
September 1795 1799 1800 1801 1802 1804 1805 October
XII.
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
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 21 22 23
September 1803 October

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