Add days to date

Isabelle Viktoria Maciohsek · Python, Date · Oct 28, 2020

Calculates the date of n days from the given date.

  • Use datetime.timedelta and the + operator to calculate the new datetime.datetime value after adding n days to d.
  • Omit the second argument, d, to use a default value of datetime.today().
from datetime import datetime, timedelta

def add_days(n, d = datetime.today()):
  return d + timedelta(n)
from datetime import date

add_days(5, date(2020, 10, 25)) # date(2020, 10, 30)
add_days(-5, date(2020, 10, 25)) # date(2020, 10, 20)

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