## How to find first or last Friday of every month in Excel?

Normally Friday is the last work day in a month. How can you find the first or last Friday based on a given date in Excel? In this article, we will guide you through how to use two formulas for finding the first or last Friday of every month.

Find the first Friday of a month
Find the last Friday of a month

#### Find the first Friday of a month

For example, there is a given date 1/1/2015 locates in cell A2 as below screenshot shown. If you want to find the first Friday of the month based on the given date, please do as follows.

1. Select a cell to display the result. Here we select the cell C2.

2. Copy and paste the below formula into it, then press the Enter key.

=CEILING(EOMONTH(A2,-1)-5,7)+6

Then the date is displayed in cell C2, it means that the first Friday of January 2015 is the date 1/2/2015.

Notes:

1. If you want to find the first Friday of other months, please enter the specified date of that month into cell A2, and then use the formula.

2. In the formula, A2 is the reference cell which the given date locates. You can change it to meet your needs.

#### Find the last Friday of a month

The given date 1/1/2015 locates in cell A2, for finding the last Friday of this month in Excel, please do as follows.

1. Select a cell, copy the below formula into it, and then press the Enter key to get the result.

=DATE(YEAR(A2),MONTH(A2)+1,0)+MOD(-WEEKDAY(DATE(YEAR(A2),MONTH(A2)+1,0),2)-2,-7)

Then the last Friday of January 2015 is displaying the cell B2.

Note: You can change A2 in the formula to the reference cell of your given date.

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