Revolutionary Calendar Act

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Revolutionary Calendar Act
Jurisdiction Taijitu
Enacted by Ecclesia of Taijitu
Introduced December 11, 2014
Vote December 20, 2014
Full text of the Revolutionary Calendar Act

The Revolutionary Calendar Act is a law establishing details for the revolutionary calendar of Taijitu.

Legislative Record

The Revolutionary Calendar Act was introduced by Gulliver on December 11, 2014 and enacted by the Ecclesia of Taijitu on December 20, 2014.


Years shall be counted as annō Revolūtiōnis, "year of the Revolution", abbreviated AR. The start of the Glorious Revolution shall mark the first day of the first year in this epoch, and every subsequent year shall begin on its anniversay. Years shall consist of twelves months commemorating the principles of yin and yang [1], the trigrams of the Bagua [2], and the elements of the Wu Xing [3].

  1. Ventaire (vahn-TAIR), from French vent, "wind", reprsenting the trigram for wind;
  2. Aquaire (ah-KWAIR), from Latin aqua, "water", representing the trigram and element water;
  3. Boisaire (bwah-SAIR), from French bois, "wood", representing the element of wood;
  4. Orôse (or-ROHZ), from Greek óros, "mountain", representing the trigram for mountain;
  5. Gaïôse (gy-YOHZ), from Greek gaîa, "earth", representing the trigram and element of earth;
  6. Umbrôse (oom-BROHZ), from Latin umbra, "shadow", representing the principle of yin;
  7. Tonnerral (TAWN-nair-RAHL), from French tonnerre, "thunder", representing the trigram for thunder;
  8. Ignal (eeg-NAHL), from Latin ignis, "fire", representing the trigram and element of fire;
  9. Sidéral (SEE-day-RAHL), from Greek sídēros, "iron", representing the element of metal;
  10. Lacidor (LAH-see-DOR), from French lac, "lake", representing the trigram for lake;
  11. Cielidor (see-YEL-lee-DOR), from French ciel, "sky", representing the trigram for heaven; and
  12. Lumidor (LEW-mee-DOR), from Latin lūmen, "light", representing the principle of yang.

Each month shall contain thirty days, divided into three revolutionary weeks of ten days each:

  1. Primidi (PREE-mee-DEE), from Latin prīmus, "first";
  2. Duodi (DOO-woh-DEE), from Latin duo, "two";
  3. Tridi (tree-DEE), from French tri, "three";
  4. Quartidi (KWAH-tree-DEE), from French quatre, "four";
  5. Quintidi (KEEN-tee-DEE), from Latin quīnque, "five";
  6. Sextidi; (SEKS-tee-DEE), from French sex, "six";
  7. Adelphidi; (ah-DELF-fee-DEE), from Greek adelphós, "brother", in honor of the fraternity of our comrades in arms;
  8. Vocidi (VAW-see-DEE), from Latin vōx, "voice", in honor of the Voice of the People;
  9. Milidi (MEE-lee-DEE), from Latin mīles, "soldier", in honor of the Citizens' Militia; and
  10. Ecclésidi (ek-KLAY-see-DEE), from Greek ekklēsía, "gathering", in honor of our assembly of the same name.

The months of Aquaire, Orôse, Umbrôse, Ignal and Lacidor, as well as Lumidor on leap years, shall also contain an additional thirty-first day, Citoyenide (see-TWAH-yen-NEED), from French citoyen, "citizen". Leap years shall be years on which the sum of the year and fourteen is divisible by four-hundred or is divisible by four but not one-hundred. Each day shall be divided into ten hours, each hour into one-hundred minutes, and each minute into one-hundred seconds. Hours shall be numbered from one to ten and minutes and seconds from zero to ninety-nine. The tenth hour shall start at midnight of each day.