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How to tell/return day of week from date in Excel?

For instance, you have a list of dates, and now you need to tell the days of week from these dates, are there any quick methods to handle it? Here in this tutorial, I introduce the simple tricks to quickly and easily return the weekday from date list in Excel.
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Get day of week from date by formula

Get day of week from date by Format Cells

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Here are some formulas can help you quickly return the day of week from the given date.

Select a blank cell which you will place the day of week at, and type one of the below formulas into it, then press Enter key to get the weekday.

Formula Result
=TEXT(A1,"dddd") Saturday
=TEXT(A1,"ddd") Sat
=WEEKDAY(A1,1) 7


1. In the formula =WEEKDAY(A1,1), 1 indicates start a week from Sunday, and if you want to start a week from Monday, change 1 to 2.

2. In above formulas, A1 is the cell you want to use.

arrow blue right bubble Get day of week from date by Format Cells

In Excel, you also can use the Format Cells to change dates to weekday format.

1. Select the date cells you want to change, and right click to select Format Cells from the context menu. See screenshot:
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2. In the popping dialog, under the Number tab, click Custom form the Category list, and then enter dddd into the Type textbox. See screenshot:
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3. Click OK, and the selected dates have been converted to weekdays.
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arrow blue right bubble Get day of week from date by Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel installed, you can switch between multiple date formats as possible as you can.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select the dates you want to convert and click Kutools > Format > Apply Date Formatting. See screenshot:
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2. In the Apply Date Formatting dialog, you can select any date formats from the Date formatting list as you need, and at the same time, you can preview the converted results in the Preview pane. See screenshot:
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3. Click Ok or Apply, and the selected dates have been converted to the date formatting you need.

Click here to know more about Apply Date Formatting.

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