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JavaScript getDay() Method

Definition and Usage

The getDay() method returns a number that represents the day of the week.

Syntax

dateObject.getDay()


Tips and Notes

Note: The value returned by getDay() is a number between 0 and 6. Sunday is 0, Monday is 1 and so on.
Note: This method is always used in conjunction with a Date object.

Example

In this example we get the current day (as a number) of the week:

<script type="text/javascript">
var d=new Date();
document.write(d.getDay());
</script>

The output of the code above will be:

6


Example 2

Now we will create an array to get our example to write a weekday, and not just a number:

<script type="text/javascript">
var d=new Date();
var weekday=new Array(7);
weekday[0]="Sunday";
weekday[1]="Monday";
weekday[2]="Tuesday";
weekday[3]="Wednesday";
weekday[4]="Thursday";
weekday[5]="Friday";
weekday[6]="Saturday";
document.write("Today it is " + weekday[d.getDay()]);
</script>

The output of the code above will be:

Today it is Saturday
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