Like all months of the French Revolutionary Calendar, the Germinal had 30 days, which were divided into 3 decades. The days were named after agricultural crops, with the exception of the 5th and 10th day of each decade. The 5th day (Quintidi) was named after a pet, the 10th day (Decadi) after an agricultural implement.
The 26th germinal was initially dedicated to the anemone, the 27th to the lilac. These days later switched roles.
|Day names for the germinal|
|1 re Decade||2 e decade||3 e decade|
|Primidi||1.||Primevère ( cowslip )||11.||Pervenche ( evergreen )||21st||Gainier ( Judas Tree )|
|Duodi||2.||Plane tree ( plane tree )||12.||Charm ( hornbeam )||22nd||Romaine ( romaine lettuce )|
|Tridi||3.||Asperges ( asparagus )||13.||Morille ( morel )||23.||Marronnier ( horse chestnut )|
|Quartidi||4th||Tulipe ( tulip )||14th||Hêtre ( beech )||24.||Roquette ( Senfrauke )|
|Sextidi||6th||Blette Bette ( Swiss chard )||16.||Laitue ( lettuce )||26th||Anémone / Lilas ( Anemone / Lilac )|
|Septidi||7th||Bouleau ( birch )||17th||Mélèze ( larch )||27.||Lilas / Anémone (Lilac / Anemone)|
|Octidi||8th.||Jonquille ( daffodil )||18th||Ciguë ( dog parsley )||28.||Pensée ( pansy )|
|Nonidi||9.||Aulne ( alder )||19th||Radis ( radishes )||29||Myrtille ( blueberry )|
Greffoir (grafting knife)
|20th||Ruche (beehive)||30th||Greffoir (grafting knife)
|modern French names appear in italics - Fabre d'Églantine proposals that were not accepted appear in lower case|
|Conversion table between the Republican and Gregorian calendar
for the month "Germinal"
The 7th Germinal XI is to be determined .
The year XI is in the table below, including the Gregorian year 1803 . Under the 7th (top line of the day) is the 28th. Since this is before the month transition (31st → 1st), March is meant.