How to count the number of weekends/weekdays between two dates in Excel?

Sometimes, we need to know how many specific weekdays between two dates. For example, I have two dates: the start date is 1/1/2014 and the end date is 2/15/2014, now I want to know how many times a Sunday or a Monday or a Tuesday etc occurs in this duration. Maybe this is somewhat difficult for us, but here, I can talk about some effective methods for you.


Count the number of specific weekdays/weekends between two dates with formula

Supposing, I have the following two dates, and I need to count how many Sundays between them. Select a blank cell, enter below formula, and press the Enter key. And now you will get the number of Sundays between the two dates. See screenshot:

=INT((WEEKDAY($C$2- 1)-$C$2+$C3)/7)

Notes:

(1) In the above formula, C2 is the start date and C3 indicates the end date.

(2) In above formula, 1 stands for Sunday. And you can replace the number 1 with other numbers between 1 and 7. (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, 4 is Wednesday, 5 is Thursday, 6 is Friday and 7 is Saturday)


Use formula to count the number of specific weekday in month

Sometimes, you may need to count the total number of a certain weekday in the given month, says count the total number of Wednesday in July, 2020. Here, I will introduce a formula to count the total number of a certain weekday in the specified month easily.

Select a blank cell, type below formula, and press the Enter key to get the counting result.

=INT((WEEKDAY(DATE(G2,G3,1)- G4)-DATE(G2,G3,1)+EOMONTH(DATE(G2,G3,1),0))/7)

Notes:

(1) In above formula, G2 is the specified year, G3 is the specified month, and G4 is the specified day of week.

(2) This formula assigns integers to represent day of weeks: 1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, 4 is Wednesday, 5 is Thursday, 6 is Friday, and 7 is Saturday.


Use User Defined Function to count the number of specific weekdays/weekends in a given month

You can also create a User Defined Function to calculate how many specific weekdays in a given year and month besides the above formula.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

Public Function TotalDays(pYear As Integer, pMonth As Integer, pDay As Integer)
'Update 20140210
Dim xindex As Integer
Dim endDate As Integer
endDate = Day(DateSerial(pYear, pMonth + 1, 0))
For xindex = 1 To endDate
    If Weekday(DateSerial(pYear, pMonth, xindex)) = pDay Then
        TotalDays = TotalDays + 1
    End If
Next
End Function

3. Save this code and return to the worksheet, then in a blank cell, enter this formula = TotalDays(year, month, 1) . In this example, I will count how many Sundays there are in June 2020, so I can apply this formula as one of below formulas, then press Enter key, and you will get how many Sundays at once. see screenshots:

=TotalDays(C2,C3,C4)

=TotalDays(2020,6,1)

 

Notes: This formulas use integers to represent day of weeks: 1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, 4 is Wednesday, 5 is Thursday, 6 is Friday and 7 is Saturday.


Count numbers of all weekends/weekdays/specific day of week between two dates with Kutools for Excel

Actually, we can apply Kutools for Excel's Number of non-working days between two dates formula, Number of working days between two dates formula, and Count the number of specific weekday formula to quickly count the numbers of all weekends, weekends, or specific day of week in a date range in Excel.

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1. Select a blank cell you will place the counting result, and click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper to enable this feature

And then go ahead based on your counting types.

A. Count the number of weekends (Saturday and Sunday) between two dates in Excel

In the Formulas Helper dialog, please do as follows:
(1) Select Statistical from the Formula Type drop-down list;
(2) Click to select Number of non-working days between two dates in the Choose a formula list box;
(3) Enter the start date in the Start Date box (you can also refer a date cell);
(4) Enter the end date in the End Date box (you can also refer a date cell);
(5) Click the OK button.

Now it returns the total number of all Saturdays and Sundays in the selected cell.

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B. Count the number of weekdays (excluding Saturday and Sunday) between two dates in Excel

In the Formulas Helper dialog, please do as follows:
(1) Select Statistical from the Formula Type drop-down list;
(2) Click to select Number of working days between two dates in the Choose a formula list box;
(3) Enter the start date in the Start Date box (you can also refer a date cell);
(4) Enter the end date in the End Date box (you can also refer a date cell);
(5) Click the OK button.

And then it returns the total number of weekdays (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) in the selected cell.

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C. Count the number of specific day of week (Monday, Saturday, Sunday, etc) between two dates in Excel

In the Formulas Helper dialog, please do as follows:
(1) Select Statistical from the Formula Type drop-down list;
(2) Click to select Count the number of specific weekday in the Choose a formula list box;
(3) Enter the start date in the Start Date box (you can also refer a date cell);
(4) Enter the end date in the End Date box (you can also refer a date cell);
(5) Specify the specific weekday with a integer (1 indicates Sunday, 2-5 means Monday to Friday, and 7 is Saturday.);
(6) Click the OK button.

And then it returns the total number of the specified weekday in the given date range.

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    Mohamed · 3 years ago
    Let's say you want to calculate the 3rd Thursday of the month and assume the date of the first of the month is in cell A1.

    We need to first work out the date of the Thursday in the week of A1. Because Thursday is the 5th day of the week, we use:

    [b]=[u]A1-WEEKDAY(A1)+5[/u][/b]

    Then if this Thursday falls before A1, we need to add 7 using

    [b](([u]A1-WEEKDAY(A1)+5[/u])
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    Jon · 3 years ago
    What about a formula that returns the actual date of the first Wed of each month, Or the 2nd and 3rd tuesday of each month?
    Or every 3rd tuesday?

    I want to be able to put in my own start and end dates and then get the actual DATES (not the count) returned to me. Any ideas?
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    KAMBLE VIJAY · 4 years ago
    hi sir,
    i want to calculate no. of weeks in excel between two dates, but Dose not see right weeks as per date
    for example: I enterd the date 01/01/2016 ( Friday) and second date 14/01/2016( thursday) no of weeks showing = 2 weeks.
    but i want to show exact 2 weeks completed 15/01/2016 other wise show previse no fo weeks.
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      Mohamed · 4 years ago
      Let the start and end dates be in cells A1 and A2, respectively. This should work:

      =INT((A2-A1)/7)
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    Rob Mormile · 5 years ago
    Is it possible to have the start date set to "=today()" and the end date, for example, the 22nd of the current cycle. As the date returns to the 23rd, refresh the formula to the following 22nd?
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      Mohamed · 4 years ago
      Assuming cycle refers to month, this should work for the end date:

      DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+IF(DAY(TODAY())>22,1,0),22)
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    Mohamed · 6 years ago
    Why are my comments not published completely????
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      Admin_jay · 6 years ago
      [quote name="Mohamed"]Why are my comments not published completely????[/quote]
      Sorry, please try to send me the formula to jaychivo#extendoffice.com. Please replace @ with #.

      And i will help you post it. May be there are some characters which have been blocked. :-)
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    Mohamed · 6 years ago
    Hi Jaco,
    You may achieve this for someone who works Mondays (2), Wednesdays (4) and Fridays (6) as follows:

    (1) Call the year's start and end dates [quote]StartDate[/quote] and [quote]EndDate[/quote], respectively.
    (2) List all the public holidays in South Africa (this could span more than one year) in a range and call it [quote]PublicHolidays[/quote]
    (3) To calculate the total number of days worked enter the following [b]array[/b] formula:
    [quote]=INT((WEEKDAY(StartDate-2)-StartDate+EndDate )/7)+INT((WEEKDAY(StartDate-4)-StartDate+EndDate )/7)+INT((WEEKDAY(StartDate-6)-StartDate+EndDate )/7)-SUM(IF((PublicHolidays>=StartDate)*(PublicHolidays
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      Mohamed · 6 years ago
      Sorry the formula above is not complete: It should be:

      =INT((WEEKDAY(StartDate-[b]2[/b])-StartDate+EndDate)/7)+INT((WEEKDAY(StartDate-[b]4[/b])-StartDate+EndDate)/7)+INT((WEEKDAY(StartDate-[b]6[/b])-StartDate+EndDate)/7)-SUM(IF((PublicHolidays>=StartDate)*(PublicHolidays
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      Mohamed · 6 years ago
      I don't know what happened to my formula and the rest of my message above. The formula should be:

      =INT((WEEKDAY(StartDate-2)-StartDate+EndDate )/7)+INT((WEEKDAY(StartDate-4)-StartDate+EndDate)/7)+INT((WEEKDAY(StartDate-6)-StartDate+EndDate )/7)-SUM(IF((PublicHolidays>=StartDate)*(PublicHolidays
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    Jaco · 6 years ago
    Hi, I am from South Africa and I need advice.
    I have two workers at work who works different days. Now I want to type in a formula in excel to count how many days a year she work (that I can do), but the trick comes in when I want to type in a formula which allows me to deduct if one of her working days is a public holiday for example she works Monday, Wednesday and Friday. That means she works 156 days per year, but I want excel to deduct the holidays if it is on one of her working days. Can someone please assist me?
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    Laura Tigers · 6 years ago
    Does not work properly. You need to consider what day you're starting from and ending with!
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      Mohamed · 6 years ago
      Hi Laura,
      Could you please elaborate?
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    PhilT · 6 years ago
    Thank you for this.
    Question, how do I add another day like "Wednesday or 4" to the Monday? Basically I want it to calculate both the total of Mondays and Wednesdays between the two dates. How do I write this formula?
    Thanks again
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      JamesB · 5 years ago
      To help future seekers.
      Use this formula for calculating days between two dates:
      =NETWORKDAYS.INTL( start_date, end_date, [weekend], [holidays] )
      =NETWORKDAYS.INTL(A3,A4,"00000011",C3:C8) - 0=include day 1=exclude day
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      Mohamed · 6 years ago
      Try
      =INT((WEEKDAY($B$1-2)-$B$1+$B2)/7)+INT((WEEKDAY($B$1-4)-$B$1+$B2)/7)
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        Saravanan · 4 years ago
        Thank You. This is so useful.