You can use the following formulas to convert a date to the day of the week in Excel:

**Formula 1: Convert Date to Abbreviated Day of Week (e.g. “Thu”)**

**=TEXT(A2, "ddd")
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**Formula 2: Convert Date to Full Name of Day of Week (e.g. “Thursday”)**

**=TEXT(A2, "dddd") **

Each formula assumes that the date of interest is located in cell **A2**.

The following examples show how to use each formula in practice with the following list of dates in Excel:

**Example 1: Convert Date to Abbreviated Day of Week**

To convert the date in cell **A2** to the abbreviated day of the week, we can type the following formula into cell **B2**:

**=TEXT(A2, "ddd")**

We can then click and drag this formula down to each remaining cell in column B:

Column B displays the abbreviated day of the week for each date in column A.

We can verify that the days of the week are correct by manually checking a calendar for one of the dates.

For example, we can check a calendar to see that the day of the week for the first date of **12/4/2022** is indeed a **Sunday**:

**Example 2: Convert Date to Full Name of Day of Week**

To convert the date in cell **A2** to the full name of the day of the week, we can type the following formula into cell **B2**:

**=TEXT(A2, "dddd")**

We can then click and drag this formula down to each remaining cell in column B:

Column B displays the full name of the day of the week for each date in column A.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in Excel:

How to Convert Date of Birth to Age in Excel

How to Calculate the Number of Months Between Dates in Excel

How to Convert Date to Month and Year Format in Excel