Date is weekend

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

Checks if the given date is a weekend.

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

def is_weekend(d = datetime.today()):
  return d.weekday() > 4
from datetime import date

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

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