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jQuery UI Datepicker dayNames Option

  • Last Updated : 23 Feb, 2021

The jQuery UI consists of GUI widgets, visual effects, and themes implemented using jQuery, CSS, and HTML. jQuery UI is great for building UI interfaces for the webpages. The jQuery UI Datepickers widget allow users to enter dates easily and visually. In this article, we will see how to use dayNames option in jQuery UI Datepicker. The dayNames option is used to set the name of the days in the jQuery UI Datepicker.


   {dayNames: [ "mon", "tue", "wed", "thus", 
                "fri", "sat", "sun" ]}

CDN Link: First, add jQuery UI scripts needed for your project.

<link href = “” rel = “stylesheet”>
<script src = “”></script>
<script src = “”></script>



<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <link href=
    <script src=
    <script src=
    <!-- Javascript -->
      $(function () {
          dateFormat: "yy/DD/dd/mm",
          dayNames: ["mon", "tue", "wed", "thus", 
                     "fri", "sat", "sun"],
  <h3>jQuery UI | datepicker dayNames option</h3>
    <!-- HTML -->
    <p>Enter Date: <input type="text" id="gfg" /></p>



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