Date is weekday

Isabelle Viktoria Maciohsek · Python, Date · Nov 2, 2020

Checks if the given date is a weekday.

  • Use datetime.datetime.weekday() to get the day of the week as an integer.
  • Check if the day of the week is less than or equal to 4.
  • Omit the second argument, d, to use a default value of datetime.today().
from datetime import datetime

def is_weekday(d = datetime.today()):
  return d.weekday() <= 4
from datetime import date

is_weekday(date(2020, 10, 25)) # False
is_weekday(date(2020, 10, 28)) # True

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