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weekday() Function Of Datetime.date Class In Python

  • Last Updated : 31 Aug, 2021

The weekday() of datetime.date class function is used to return the integer value corresponding to the specified day of the week.

Syntax: weekday()

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Parameters: This function does not accept any parameter.



Return values: This function returns the integer mapping corresponding to the specified day of the week. Below table shows the integer values corresponding to the day of the week.

Integer returned by weekday() functionDay of the week
0Monday
1Tuesday
2Wednesday
3Thursday
4Friday
5Saturday
6Sunday

Example 1: Getting the integer values corresponding to the specified days of the week.

Python3




# Python3 code for getting
# integer value corresponding
# to the specified day of the week
 
# Importing datetime module
import datetime
 
# Specifying some date and time values
dateTimeInstance1 = datetime.datetime(2021, 8, 1, 00, 00, 00)
dateTimeInstance2 = datetime.datetime(2021, 8, 2, 00, 00, 00)
dateTimeInstance3 = datetime.datetime(2021, 8, 3, 00, 00, 00)
 
# Calling the weekday() functions over the
# above dateTimeInstances
dayOfTheWeek1 = dateTimeInstance1.weekday()
dayOfTheWeek2 = dateTimeInstance2.weekday()
dayOfTheWeek3 = dateTimeInstance3.weekday()
 
# Getting the integer value corresponding
# to the specified day of the week
print(dayOfTheWeek1)
print(dayOfTheWeek2)
print(dayOfTheWeek3)

Output:

6
0
1

Example 2: Getting the date and time along with the day’s name of the entire week.

Python3




# Python3 code for getting
# integer value corresponding
# to the specified day of the week.
 
# Importing datetime module
import datetime
 
# Mapping of the week day
weekDaysMapping = ("Monday", "Tuesday",
                   "Wednesday", "Thursday",
                   "Friday", "Saturday",
                   "Sunday")
 
# Specifying a date and time value
dateTimeInstance = datetime.datetime(2021, 8, 2,
                                     00, 00, 00)
 
# Calling the weekday() function over the above
# specified weekday and data time value
dayOfTheWeek = weekDaysMapping[dateTimeInstance.weekday()]
 
# Printing the date and time along with the
# corresponding week day name
print("{} is for {}".format(dateTimeInstance, dayOfTheWeek))
 
# Getting on next day
nextDay = dateTimeInstance.replace(day=3)
 
# Calling the weekday() function over the above
# specified weekday and data time value
dayOfTheWeek = weekDaysMapping[nextDay.weekday()]
 
# Printing the date and time along with the
# corresponding week day name
print("{} is for {}".format(nextDay, dayOfTheWeek))
 
# Getting on next day
nextDay = dateTimeInstance.replace(day=4)
 
# Calling the weekday() function over the above
# specified weekday and data time value
dayOfTheWeek = weekDaysMapping[nextDay.weekday()]
 
# Printing the date and time along with the
# corresponding week day name
print("{} is for {}".format(nextDay, dayOfTheWeek))
 
# Getting on next day
nextDay = dateTimeInstance.replace(day=5)
 
# Calling the weekday() function over the above
# specified weekday and data time value
dayOfTheWeek = weekDaysMapping[nextDay.weekday()]
 
# Printing the date and time along with the
# corresponding week day name
print("{} is for {}".format(nextDay, dayOfTheWeek))
 
# Getting on next day
nextDay = dateTimeInstance.replace(day=6)
 
# Calling the weekday() function over the above
# specified weekday and data time value
dayOfTheWeek = weekDaysMapping[nextDay.weekday()]
 
# Printing the date and time along with the
# corresponding week day name
print("{} is for {}".format(nextDay, dayOfTheWeek))
 
# Getting on next day
nextDay = dateTimeInstance.replace(day=7)
 
# Calling the weekday() function over the above
# specified weekday and data time value
dayOfTheWeek = weekDaysMapping[nextDay.weekday()]
 
# Printing the date and time along with the
# corresponding week day name
print("{} is for {}".format(nextDay, dayOfTheWeek))
 
# Getting on next day
nextDay = dateTimeInstance.replace(day=8)
 
# Calling the weekday() function over the above
# specified weekday and data time value
dayOfTheWeek = weekDaysMapping[nextDay.weekday()]
 
# Printing the date and time along with the
# corresponding week day name
print("{} is for {}".format(nextDay, dayOfTheWeek))

Output:

2021-08-02 00:00:00 is for Monday
2021-08-03 00:00:00 is for Tuesday
2021-08-04 00:00:00 is for Wednesday
2021-08-05 00:00:00 is for Thursday
2021-08-06 00:00:00 is for Friday
2021-08-07 00:00:00 is for Saturday
2021-08-08 00:00:00 is for Sunday



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