.getDay()

Called from an instance of the Date class, will return the day of the week.

Syntax

myDate.getDay();

The return value of getDay() will only be an integer number between 0 and 6:

  • 0 meaning Sunday
  • 1 meaning Monday
  • 2 meaning Tueseday
  • 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!
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