For my research paper, I am researching the change of iconography and culture during the French revolution. The thing that interests me most about this topic is how people wanted everything to change as the government changed. For example, the change from the Catholic Gregorian calendar to what was called the Republican calendar. In September of 1793, the Republican calendar was proposed. This new calendar was based on a system of twelve 30-day months with 10-day weeks. This meant that, like the metric system, the calendar could be based on the decimal system. Not only did the math basis of the calendar change, but also the naming of the months, days, and saints’ days. The saints’ days now had names that where either agricultural terms or botanical terms. The goal of the calendar was to help create a new era, not just a new government system. France changed culturally, politically, and religiously. Religiously, the Republican calendar was a contribution to the de-Christianization of France because it got rid of the Catholic Gregorian calendar. The Republican calendar even replaced year one, the beginning of time, with the beginning of the French Republic in 1792 instead of the birth of Christ. The Republic was treated as a new beginning for France and starting the years over from the beginning was one representation of this. The Republican calendar is just one example of the many was that French culture changed to create a completely new era. The French Revolution, more specifically, the democratic ideals and the Republican government, was not just a political change for France, but rather a new era for France.