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Star lover
March 5th, 2019, 08:18 AM
After the French Revolution, everything in France started fresh, including the calendar, which began Sept. 22, 1792, the official start of the first French Republic.

Its 12 months had poetic, nature-inspired names such as Brumaire (from the French for fog), Nivose (from the Latin for snowy) and Floreal (from the Latin for flowery). Each was divided into three 10-day weeks with five or six days left over for festivals at the end of the year.

The French Republican calendar officially went into use in October 1793. The Emperor Napoleon abolished it in September 1805 and France reverted to the Gregorian calendar in January 1806.


March 5th, 2019, 07:23 PM
who would have thought it. Amazing how people want to leave their mark on the world and make drastic changes only to be found that different isn't always better. Don't reinvent the wheel...or the calendar.