Day name

JavaScript, Date · Nov 1, 2020

Gets the name of the weekday from a Date object.

  • Use Date.prototype.toLocaleDateString() with the { weekday: 'long' } option to retrieve the weekday.
  • Use the optional second argument to get a language-specific name or omit it to use the default locale.
const dayName = (date, locale) =>
  date.toLocaleDateString(locale, { weekday: 'long' });
dayName(new Date()); // 'Saturday'
dayName(new Date('09/23/2020'), 'de-DE'); // 'Samstag'

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