Today’s date – the date of today

What is today’s date?

Find out the current day, date of today and local time.

Today's date

Today’s date in numbers and slashes

  • Sometimes the date is written in numerical form (month/date/year).
  • The date can also be written in this order (date/month/year).

    Calendar for current month with present weekday and today’s date

    Current local time is:

    The correct way of writing today’s date?

    There are two ways to write a date:

    1. using entirely numbers and
    2. using a combination of words and numbers.

    Then there are also two standards for writing today’s date:

    • the American English standard
    • the British English standard

    Writing the date including weekday

    The weekday always comes first and is separated from the rest by a comma:

    • Weekday, Month Date (date in digits), 2019 (American)
    • Weekday, Date (date in digits) Month 2019 (British)
      ( Please note there is no comma between the date and the year. )

    Different standards can cause confusion

    If you write the date with only digits it can easily lead to misunderstanding.
    For example the date 10/03/2020 can be either:

    1. October 3, 2020 (American interpretation)
    2. March 10 2020 (British interpretation)

    This is a reason why it can be better to write the name of the month.

    Abbrevations for day of the Week

    1. Sunday – Sun.
    2. Monday – Mon.
    3. Tuesday – Teu. or Tues.
    4. Wednesday – Wed.
    5. Thursday – Thu.
    6. Friday – Fri.
    7. Saturday – Sat.

    Abbrevations for Months

    1. January – Jan.
    2. February – Feb.
    3. March – Mar.
    4. April – Apr.
    5. May – May
    6. June – Jun.
    7. July – Jul.
    8. August – Aug.
    9. September – Sep.
    10. October – Oct.
    11. November – Nov.
    12. December – Dec.

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