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Prairial

Prairial (French pronunciation: ​) was the ninth month in the French Republican Calendar. This month was named after the French word prairie, which means meadow. It was the name given to several ships.

Prairial was the third month of the spring quarter (mois de printemps). It started May 20 or May 21. It ended June 18 or June 19. It follows the Floréal and precedes the Messidor.



Day name table

Like all FRC months, Prairial 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. Luserne (Lucerne) 11. Fraise (Strawberry) 21. Barbeau (Cornflower)
Duodi 2. Hémérocalle (Daylily) 12. Bétoine (Betony) 22. Camomille (Chamomile)
Tridi 3. Trèfle (Clover) 13. Pois (Pea) 23. Chèvrefeuille (Honeysuckle)
Quartidi 4. Angélique (Angelica) 14. Acacia (Acacia) 24. Caille lait (Bedstraw)
Quintidi 5. Canard (Duck) 15. Caille (Quail) 25. Tanche (Tench)
Sextidi 6. Mélisse (Melissa) 16. Œillet (Pink) 26. Jasmin (Jasmine)
Septidi 7. Fromental (Oat Grass) 17. Sureau (Elder) 27. Verveine (Vervain)
Octidi 8. Martagon (Martagon Lily) 18. Pavot (Poppy) 28. Thym (Thyme)
Nonidi 9. Serpolet (Wild Thyme) 19. Tilleul (Lime Tree) 29. Pivoine (Peony)
Decadi 10. Faulx (Scythe) 20. Fourche (Pitchfork) 30. Chariot (Cart)

Conversion table

Table for conversion between Republican and Gregorian Calendar
for the month "Prairial"
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 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
May 1793 1794 1795 1796 1797 1798 1799 June
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 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
May 1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805 June

External links

  • Spring Quarter of Year II (facsimile)
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