As you’ll already have noticed, the annual cycle of French Republican holidays has begun, those days which don’t belong to the regular months of the Republican Year, but come between the end of Fructidor and the start of VendÃ©miaire, which kicks off the new year. Today, for example, is the Jour de la Vertu.
But it’s more exciting than usual this year. Steve, who once upon a time wrote the code for the excellent French Republican calendar which adorns this blog (and who now has his own blog) has emailed to remind me that this is a French Republican Leap Year, with the result that next Tuesday is the quadrennial (and, in the circumstances, entirely aptly named) Jour de la RÃ©volution!
Be sure to indulge in suitable celebrations.