.getDay()

Published Jun 22, 2021Updated May 24, 2023
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The .getDay() method returns the day of the week.

Syntax

myDate.getDay();

The return value of .getDay() is an integer number between 0 and 6:

  • 0 meaning Sunday
  • 1 meaning Monday
  • 2 meaning Tuesday
  • 3 meaning Wednesday
  • 4 meaning Thursday
  • 5 meaning Friday
  • 6 meaning Saturday

Example

To determine if it is Friday or not:

const today = new Date('June 25, 2021 10:41:30');
if (today.getDay() === 5) {
console.log("It is Friday, let's have a coffee later!");
} else {
console.log('It is not Friday...');
}
// Output: It is Friday, let's have a coffee later!

Codebyte Example

The example below is runnable, and first, it defines today with today’s date, then the result of the .getDay() method is assigned to weekDay. Finally, a console.log call prints the value to the screen:

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