## How to find and get the first Monday of a specific year in Excel?

In a worksheet, how could you calculate and get the first Monday of a year from a given date? This article, I will introduce some useful formulas for solving this task in Excel.

Calculate and get the first Monday of a given year with formulas

#### Calculate and get the first Monday of a given year with formulas

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Please apply the following formulas to calculate the first Monday of the given year:

Enter this formula: =DATE(YEAR(A2),1,8)-WEEKDAY(DATE(YEAR(A2),1,6)) into a blank cell where you want to locate the result, and then drag the fill handle down to the cells you want to apply this formula, and the date of the first Monday from the given date has been displayed at once, see screenshot:

Notes:

1. If you have a list of year number cells which not in date format, please apply this formula:

=DATE(A2,1,1)+CHOOSE(WEEKDAY(DATE(A2,1,1),2),0,6,5,4,3,2,1) to get the first Monday date based on the specific year, see screenshot:

2. In the above formulas, A2 is the cell contains the date or year that you want to get the first Monday from.

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Description:
You can find the (n)th (x)day of a given M and Y where x is a number representing the day of the week (from 1 = Sunday through to 7 = Saturday) with this formula:

=DATE(Y,M,(n*7)+1)-WEEKDAY(DATE(Y,M,8-x))

When applied to the example:
n = 1 (1st occurrence in month)
x = 2 (of a Monday)
M = 1 (in January)
Y = A2 (of year in cell A2)

Thus:
=DATE(YEAR(A2),1,1*7+1)-WEEKDAY(DATE(YEAR(A2),1,8-2))

When simplified, you arrive at the same formula as the article:
=DATE(YEAR(A2),1,8)-WEEKDAY(DATE(YEAR(A2),1,6))

Hope this helps the next guy!
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Description:
You can find the (n)th (x)day of a given M and Y where x is a number representing the day of the week (from 1 = Sunday through to 7 = Saturday) with this formula:

=DATE(Y,M,(n*7)+1)-WEEKDAY(DATE(Y,M,8-x))

When applied to the example:
n = 1
(1st occurrence in month)
x = 2
(of a Monday)
M = 1
(in January)
Y = A2
(of year in cell A2)

=DATE(YEAR(A2),1,1*7+1)-WEEKDAY(DATE(YEAR(A2),1,8-2))

When simplified, you arrive at the same formula as the article:
=DATE(YEAR(A2),1,8)-WEEKDAY(DATE(YEAR(A2),1,6))

Hope this helps the next guy!
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Really bummed and disappointed you didn't take the time to explain the formula so we can adapt to other needs.
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I can't login, and my previous response to stormtrance was incorrect. The formula DOES work. I do wish, though, that there was an explanation so I could figure out how to get each Monday and Friday date of every month.
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Completely agree; also, the formula does not work. Here's the formula in action.8/5/2014 Thursday, January 2, 2014
8/5/2015 Friday, January 2, 2015
8/5/2016 Saturday, January 2, 2016
8/5/2017 Monday, January 2, 2017
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