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





Return value

The value returned by getDay() is an integer corresponding to the day of the week: 0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, 2 for Tuesday, and so on.


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


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

Browser compatibility

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Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
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