Today, on the defunct French Republican Calendar, is New Year's Eve, Year 221. It is the complimentary year-end festival day "La Fete des Recompenses" (Celebration of Honors). Based on classic liberalism, I would assume that would be like "Christmas," with a giving of presents to everyone (though, in capitalism, these would be "rewards"!)
According to the French Republican calendar, I would have been born on 20 Nivose CDXI (161). If the 10-day week had been maintained, that would have been on Decadi (10th day - the day of rest). That day on the calendar is named "Van" (Winnowing basket). I guess I could have been named "Henri Van Martin" in honor of the day.
So, to all those First Republic fans out there: Bonne année!!!
Thanks to Steve Morse for his handy converter at stevemorse.com.