You've got the message that your beloved auntie comes to your place on 5th April. But what's the day of the week of that visit, is that a middle of the workweek or is it a Sunday? Our day of the week calculator is prepared for such questions - just select the date from a calendar and the tool will display the day of the week. Check out what day of the week you were born on, or what day of the week is April 8 2024, which is the day of a total solar eclipse for several states. If you're interested in the origins of the days of the week, you won't be disappointed as we also wrote a short paragraph about names.

What day of the week was I born? What day of the week is April 8 2024?

People often want to know which weekday they were born on. How to find what day it was with this day of the week calculator?

  1. Click on the displayed today's date.
  2. The calendar appears. Choose the year of your birth from a drop-down list.
  3. Using the arrows, select the month of your birthday.
  4. Finally, click on the day of your birthday.

Easy-peasy!

With this day of the week calculator, you can quickly check many other dates, for example you can find out that next total solar eclipse in the US is on Monday.

Days of the week origin

Have you ever wondered what is the etymology of the weekday names? No? We neither. Apart from obvious Sunday, we didn't think about it before.

The Romans named the days after their gods and the celestial bodies such as Moon and Sun. Romance languages still resemble those names, but English names were filtered through ages by Germanic and Norse culture. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday names are influenced by their myths, but Moon, Sun and Saturn are still visible cores in remaining days' names:

Planet Latin Old English English Spanish French Italian
Moon Dies Lunae Mōnandæg (Moon's day) Monday lunes lundi lunedi
Mars Dies Martis Tīwesdæg (Tiw's day) Tuesday martes mardi martedi
Mercury Dies Mercurii Wōdnesdæg (Wōden's day) Wednesday miércoles mercredi mercoledì
Jupiter Dies Jovis Þunresdæg (Þunor's day) Thursday jueves jeudi giovedi
Venus Dies Veneris Frīgedæg (Frigg's / Freya's day) Friday viernes vendredi venerdì
Saturn Dies Saturni Sæternesdæg (Saturn's day) Saturday sábado samedi sabato
Sun Dies Solis Sunnandæg (Sun's day) Sunday domingo dimanche domenica

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Hanna Pamuła, PhD student

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