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Day of the Week Calculator

Created by Hanna Pamuła, PhD
Reviewed by Bogna Szyk and Adena Benn
Last updated: Jan 18, 2024


You've got the message that your beloved auntie is coming to your place on the 5th of April. But what's the day of the week of that visit? Is that a day in the 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 April 8, 2024, will be. This 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 their 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 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 a Monday.

Days of the week origin

Have you ever wondered what the etymology of the weekday names is? No? We didn't either. Apart from the 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 the 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 the 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

Check out our interesting moon phase calculator.

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