Vendémiaire

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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, and was the season of the vintage in the wine districts of northern France.[1] 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
Paris
4h27m00s
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich


Conversion between Republican and Gregorian calendar for the years I - XIV
1 Vendémiaire I
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Saturday
22 September 1792
2 Sunday
23 September 1792
3 Monday
24 September 1792
4 Tuesday
25 September 1792
5 Wednesday
26 September 1792
6 Thursday
27 September 1792
7 Friday
28 September 1792
8 Saturday
29 September 1792
9 Sunday
30 September 1792
10 Monday
1 October 1792
décade 2
11 Tuesday
2 October 1792
12 Wednesday
3 October 1792
13 Thursday
4 October 1792
14 Friday
5 October 1792
15 Saturday
6 October 1792
16 Sunday
7 October 1792
17 Monday
8 October 1792
18 Tuesday
9 October 1792
19 Wednesday
10 October 1792
20 Thursday
11 October 1792
décade 3
21 Friday
12 October 1792
22 Saturday
13 October 1792
23 Sunday
14 October 1792
24 Monday
15 October 1792
25 Tuesday
16 October 1792
26 Wednesday
17 October 1792
27 Thursday
18 October 1792
28 Friday
19 October 1792
29 Saturday
20 October 1792
30 Sunday
21 October 1792
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
2 Vendémiaire II
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Sunday
22 September 1793
2 Monday
23 September 1793
3 Tuesday
24 September 1793
4 Wednesday
25 September 1793
5 Thursday
26 September 1793
6 Friday
27 September 1793
7 Saturday
28 September 1793
8 Sunday
29 September 1793
9 Monday
30 September 1793
10 Tuesday
1 October 1793
décade 2
11 Wednesday
2 October 1793
12 Thursday
3 October 1793
13 Friday
4 October 1793
14 Saturday
5 October 1793
15 Sunday
6 October 1793
16 Monday
7 October 1793
17 Tuesday
8 October 1793
18 Wednesday
9 October 1793
19 Thursday
10 October 1793
20 Friday
11 October 1793
décade 3
21 Saturday
12 October 1793
22 Sunday
13 October 1793
23 Monday
14 October 1793
24 Tuesday
15 October 1793
25 Wednesday
16 October 1793
26 Thursday
17 October 1793
27 Friday
18 October 1793
28 Saturday
19 October 1793
29 Sunday
20 October 1793
30 Monday
21 October 1793
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
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
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
4 Vendémiaire IV
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Wednesday
23 September 1795
2 Thursday
24 September 1795
3 Friday
25 September 1795
4 Saturday
26 September 1795
5 Sunday
27 September 1795
6 Monday
28 September 1795
7 Tuesday
29 September 1795
8 Wednesday
30 September 1795
9 Thursday
1 October 1795
10 Friday
2 October 1795
décade 2
11 Saturday
3 October 1795
12 Sunday
4 October 1795
13 Monday
5 October 1795
14 Tuesday
6 October 1795
15 Wednesday
7 October 1795
16 Thursday
8 October 1795
17 Friday
9 October 1795
18 Saturday
10 October 1795
19 Sunday
11 October 1795
20 Monday
12 October 1795
décade 3
21 Tuesday
13 October 1795
22 Wednesday
14 October 1795
23 Thursday
15 October 1795
24 Friday
16 October 1795
25 Saturday
17 October 1795
26 Sunday
18 October 1795
27 Monday
19 October 1795
28 Tuesday
20 October 1795
29 Wednesday
21 October 1795
30 Thursday
22 October 1795
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
5 Vendémiaire V
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Thursday
22 September 1796
2 Friday
23 September 1796
3 Saturday
24 September 1796
4 Sunday
25 September 1796
5 Monday
26 September 1796
6 Tuesday
27 September 1796
7 Wednesday
28 September 1796
8 Thursday
29 September 1796
9 Friday
30 September 1796
10 Saturday
1 October 1796
décade 2
11 Sunday
2 October 1796
12 Monday
3 October 1796
13 Tuesday
4 October 1796
14 Wednesday
5 October 1796
15 Thursday
6 October 1796
16 Friday
7 October 1796
17 Saturday
8 October 1796
18 Sunday
9 October 1796
19 Monday
10 October 1796
20 Tuesday
11 October 1796
décade 3
21 Wednesday
12 October 1796
22 Thursday
13 October 1796
23 Friday
14 October 1796
24 Saturday
15 October 1796
25 Sunday
16 October 1796
26 Monday
17 October 1796
27 Tuesday
18 October 1796
28 Wednesday
19 October 1796
29 Thursday
20 October 1796
30 Friday
21 October 1796
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
6 Vendémiaire VI
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Friday
22 September 1797
2 Saturday
23 September 1797
3 Sunday
24 September 1797
4 Monday
25 September 1797
5 Tuesday
26 September 1797
6 Wednesday
27 September 1797
7 Thursday
28 September 1797
8 Friday
29 September 1797
9 Saturday
30 September 1797
10 Sunday
1 October 1797
décade 2
11 Monday
2 October 1797
12 Tuesday
3 October 1797
13 Wednesday
4 October 1797
14 Thursday
5 October 1797
15 Friday
6 October 1797
16 Saturday
7 October 1797
17 Sunday
8 October 1797
18 Monday
9 October 1797
19 Tuesday
10 October 1797
20 Wednesday
11 October 1797
décade 3
21 Thursday
12 October 1797
22 Friday
13 October 1797
23 Saturday
14 October 1797
24 Sunday
15 October 1797
25 Monday
16 October 1797
26 Tuesday
17 October 1797
27 Wednesday
18 October 1797
28 Thursday
19 October 1797
29 Friday
20 October 1797
30 Saturday
21 October 1797
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
7 Vendémiaire VII
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Saturday
22 September 1798
2 Sunday
23 September 1798
3 Monday
24 September 1798
4 Tuesday
25 September 1798
5 Wednesday
26 September 1798
6 Thursday
27 September 1798
7 Friday
28 September 1798
8 Saturday
29 September 1798
9 Sunday
30 September 1798
10 Monday
1 October 1798
décade 2
11 Tuesday
2 October 1798
12 Wednesday
3 October 1798
13 Thursday
4 October 1798
14 Friday
5 October 1798
15 Saturday
6 October 1798
16 Sunday
7 October 1798
17 Monday
8 October 1798
18 Tuesday
9 October 1798
19 Wednesday
10 October 1798
20 Thursday
11 October 1798
décade 3
21 Friday
12 October 1798
22 Saturday
13 October 1798
23 Sunday
14 October 1798
24 Monday
15 October 1798
25 Tuesday
16 October 1798
26 Wednesday
17 October 1798
27 Thursday
18 October 1798
28 Friday
19 October 1798
29 Saturday
20 October 1798
30 Sunday
21 October 1798
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
8 Vendémiaire VIII
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Monday
23 September 1799
2 Tuesday
24 September 1799
3 Wednesday
25 September 1799
4 Thursday
26 September 1799
5 Friday
27 September 1799
6 Saturday
28 September 1799
7 Sunday
29 September 1799
8 Monday
30 September 1799
9 Tuesday
1 October 1799
10 Wednesday
2 October 1799
décade 2
11 Thursday
3 October 1799
12 Friday
4 October 1799
13 Saturday
5 October 1799
14 Sunday
6 October 1799
15 Monday
7 October 1799
16 Tuesday
8 October 1799
17 Wednesday
9 October 1799
18 Thursday
10 October 1799
19 Friday
11 October 1799
20 Saturday
12 October 1799
décade 3
21 Sunday
13 October 1799
22 Monday
14 October 1799
23 Tuesday
15 October 1799
24 Wednesday
16 October 1799
25 Thursday
17 October 1799
26 Friday
18 October 1799
27 Saturday
19 October 1799
28 Sunday
20 October 1799
29 Monday
21 October 1799
30 Tuesday
22 October 1799
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
9 Vendémiaire IX
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Tuesday
23 September 1800
2 Wednesday
24 September 1800
3 Thursday
25 September 1800
4 Friday
26 September 1800
5 Saturday
27 September 1800
6 Sunday
28 September 1800
7 Monday
29 September 1800
8 Tuesday
30 September 1800
9 Wednesday
1 October 1800
10 Thursday
2 October 1800
décade 2
11 Friday
3 October 1800
12 Saturday
4 October 1800
13 Sunday
5 October 1800
14 Monday
6 October 1800
15 Tuesday
7 October 1800
16 Wednesday
8 October 1800
17 Thursday
9 October 1800
18 Friday
10 October 1800
19 Saturday
11 October 1800
20 Sunday
12 October 1800
décade 3
21 Monday
13 October 1800
22 Tuesday
14 October 1800
23 Wednesday
15 October 1800
24 Thursday
16 October 1800
25 Friday
17 October 1800
26 Saturday
18 October 1800
27 Sunday
19 October 1800
28 Monday
20 October 1800
29 Tuesday
21 October 1800
30 Wednesday
22 October 1800
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
10 Vendémiaire X
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Wednesday
23 September 1801
2 Thursday
24 September 1801
3 Friday
25 September 1801
4 Saturday
26 September 1801
5 Sunday
27 September 1801
6 Monday
28 September 1801
7 Tuesday
29 September 1801
8 Wednesday
30 September 1801
9 Thursday
1 October 1801
10 Friday
2 October 1801
décade 2
11 Saturday
3 October 1801
12 Sunday
4 October 1801
13 Monday
5 October 1801
14 Tuesday
6 October 1801
15 Wednesday
7 October 1801
16 Thursday
8 October 1801
17 Friday
9 October 1801
18 Saturday
10 October 1801
19 Sunday
11 October 1801
20 Monday
12 October 1801
décade 3
21 Tuesday
13 October 1801
22 Wednesday
14 October 1801
23 Thursday
15 October 1801
24 Friday
16 October 1801
25 Saturday
17 October 1801
26 Sunday
18 October 1801
27 Monday
19 October 1801
28 Tuesday
20 October 1801
29 Wednesday
21 October 1801
30 Thursday
22 October 1801
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
11 Vendémiaire XI
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Thursday
23 September 1802
2 Friday
24 September 1802
3 Saturday
25 September 1802
4 Sunday
26 September 1802
5 Monday
27 September 1802
6 Tuesday
28 September 1802
7 Wednesday
29 September 1802
8 Thursday
30 September 1802
9 Friday
1 October 1802
10 Saturday
2 October 1802
décade 2
11 Sunday
3 October 1802
12 Monday
4 October 1802
13 Tuesday
5 October 1802
14 Wednesday
6 October 1802
15 Thursday
7 October 1802
16 Friday
8 October 1802
17 Saturday
9 October 1802
18 Sunday
10 October 1802
19 Monday
11 October 1802
20 Tuesday
12 October 1802
décade 3
21 Wednesday
13 October 1802
22 Thursday
14 October 1802
23 Friday
15 October 1802
24 Saturday
16 October 1802
25 Sunday
17 October 1802
26 Monday
18 October 1802
27 Tuesday
19 October 1802
28 Wednesday
20 October 1802
29 Thursday
21 October 1802
30 Friday
22 October 1802
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
12 Vendémiaire XII
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Saturday
24 September 1803
2 Sunday
25 September 1803
3 Monday
26 September 1803
4 Tuesday
27 September 1803
5 Wednesday
28 September 1803
6 Thursday
29 September 1803
7 Friday
30 September 1803
8 Saturday
1 October 1803
9 Sunday
2 October 1803
10 Monday
3 October 1803
décade 2
11 Tuesday
4 October 1803
12 Wednesday
5 October 1803
13 Thursday
6 October 1803
14 Friday
7 October 1803
15 Saturday
8 October 1803
16 Sunday
9 October 1803
17 Monday
10 October 1803
18 Tuesday
11 October 1803
19 Wednesday
12 October 1803
20 Thursday
13 October 1803
décade 3
21 Friday
14 October 1803
22 Saturday
15 October 1803
23 Sunday
16 October 1803
24 Monday
17 October 1803
25 Tuesday
18 October 1803
26 Wednesday
19 October 1803
27 Thursday
20 October 1803
28 Friday
21 October 1803
29 Saturday
22 October 1803
30 Sunday
23 October 1803
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
13 Vendémiaire XIII
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Sunday
23 September 1804
2 Monday
24 September 1804
3 Tuesday
25 September 1804
4 Wednesday
26 September 1804
5 Thursday
27 September 1804
6 Friday
28 September 1804
7 Saturday
29 September 1804
8 Sunday
30 September 1804
9 Monday
1 October 1804
10 Tuesday
2 October 1804
décade 2
11 Wednesday
3 October 1804
12 Thursday
4 October 1804
13 Friday
5 October 1804
14 Saturday
6 October 1804
15 Sunday
7 October 1804
16 Monday
8 October 1804
17 Tuesday
9 October 1804
18 Wednesday
10 October 1804
19 Thursday
11 October 1804
20 Friday
12 October 1804
décade 3
21 Saturday
13 October 1804
22 Sunday
14 October 1804
23 Monday
15 October 1804
24 Tuesday
16 October 1804
25 Wednesday
17 October 1804
26 Thursday
18 October 1804
27 Friday
19 October 1804
28 Saturday
20 October 1804
29 Sunday
21 October 1804
30 Monday
22 October 1804
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich
14 Vendémiaire XIV
 
Primidi
Duodi
Tridi
Quartidi
Quintidi
Sextidi
Septidi
Octidi
Nonidi
Décadi
décade 1
1 Monday
23 September 1805
2 Tuesday
24 September 1805
3 Wednesday
25 September 1805
4 Thursday
26 September 1805
5 Friday
27 September 1805
6 Saturday
28 September 1805
7 Sunday
29 September 1805
8 Monday
30 September 1805
9 Tuesday
1 October 1805
10 Wednesday
2 October 1805
décade 2
11 Thursday
3 October 1805
12 Friday
4 October 1805
13 Saturday
5 October 1805
14 Sunday
6 October 1805
15 Monday
7 October 1805
16 Tuesday
8 October 1805
17 Wednesday
9 October 1805
18 Thursday
10 October 1805
19 Friday
11 October 1805
20 Saturday
12 October 1805
décade 3
21 Sunday
13 October 1805
22 Monday
14 October 1805
23 Tuesday
15 October 1805
24 Wednesday
16 October 1805
25 Thursday
17 October 1805
26 Friday
18 October 1805
27 Saturday
19 October 1805
28 Sunday
20 October 1805
29 Monday
21 October 1805
30 Tuesday
22 October 1805
10 h
Paris
4:20:50
Vendémiaire
10:05:32
24 h
Greenwich

Day name table[edit]

Like all FRC months Vendémiaire lasted 30 days and was divided into three 10-day weeks, called décades (decades). In accordance with the suggestion of Fabre d'Églantine, each of the days of the republican year was consecrated to some useful object.[1] Thus every day in Vendémiaire 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. Pomme de terre (Potato) 21. Chanvre (Hemp)
Duodi 2. Safferan (Saffron) 12. Immortelle (Strawflower) 22. Pênche (Peach)
Tridi 3. Châtaigne (Chestnut) 13. Potiron (Winter Squash) 23. Navet (Turnip)
Quartidi 4. Colchique (Crocus) 14. Réseda (Reseda (plant)) 24. Amarills (Amaryllis)
Quintidi 5. Cheval (horse) 15. Âne (donkey) 25. Bœuf (cow)
Sextidi 6. Balsamine (Impatiens) 16. Belle de nuite (Marvel of Peru) 26. Aubergine (Eggplant)
Septidi 7. Carotte (Carrot) 17. Citrouille (Summer Squash) 27. Piment (Chili pepper)
Octidi 8. Amaranthe (Amaranth) 18. Sarrasin (Oat) 28. Tomate (Tomato)
Nonidi 9. Panais (Parsnip) 19. Tournesol (Sunflower) 29. Orge (Barley)
Decadi 10. Cuve (Vat) 20. Preseroiyr (Winepress) 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Vendémiaire". Encyclopædia Britannica. 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 981.

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