From Prairial to Pop Culture. Day Twenty-six. The odd poetry of renaming the saints’ days

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Today, July 7, goes down in French revolutionary history for the “Kiss of Lamourette.” This sweet-sounding event on July 7, 1792, draws its name from a collective gesture of goodwill led by Bishop Lamourette, a juror priest (and eternal optimist). When the calendar was reformed according to the republican calendar, what revolutionary symbolic object did this date acquire?

  1. a radish
  2. a rutabaga
  3. a wheelbarrow
  4. a cherry

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