This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the WEEKDAY  function in Microsoft Excel.


Returns the day of the week corresponding to a date. The day is given as an integer, ranging from 1 (Sunday) to 7 (Saturday), by default.



The WEEKDAY function syntax has the following arguments:

Return_typeNumber returned
1 or omittedNumbers 1 (Sunday) through 7 (Saturday). Behaves like previous versions of Microsoft Excel.
2Numbers 1 (Monday) through 7 (Sunday).
3Numbers 0 (Monday) through 6 (Sunday).
11Numbers 1 (Monday) through 7 (Sunday).
12Numbers 1 (Tuesday) through 7 (Monday).
13Numbers 1 (Wednesday) through 7 (Tuesday).
14Numbers 1 (Thursday) through 7 (Wednesday).
15Numbers 1 (Friday) through 7 (Thursday).
16Numbers 1 (Saturday) through 7 (Friday).
17Numbers 1 (Sunday) through 7 (Saturday).



Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.

FormulaDescription (Result)Result
=WEEKDAY(A2)Day of the week, with numbers 1 (Sunday) through 7 (Saturday) (5)5
=WEEKDAY(A2, 2)Day of the week, with numbers 1 (Monday) through 7 (Sunday) (4)4
=WEEKDAY(A2, 3)Day of the week, with numbers 0 (Monday) through 6 (Sunday) (3)3

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