The getDay() method returns the day of the week for the specified date according to local time, where 0 represents Sunday. For the day of the month see getDate().

Syntax

dateObj.getDay()

Return value

An integer number corresponding to the day of the week for the given date, according to local time: 0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, 2 for Tuesday, and so on.

Examples

Using getDay()

The second statement below assigns the value 1 to weekday, based on the value of the Date object Xmas95. December 25, 1995, is a Monday.

var Xmas95 = new Date('December 25, 1995 23:15:30');
var weekday = Xmas95.getDay();

console.log(weekday); // 1

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getDay' in that specification.
Draft  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getDay' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getDay' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.

Browser compatibility

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yesnodejs Full support Yes

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