How to get Weekday Full Version using Python datetime?

Python datetime – Get Weekday Full Version

To get Weekday Full Version using Python datetime, call strftime() with %A passed as argument.

Example 1: Get Weekday Full Version of Current Date

In the following example, we will take the current date, and get the full version of the weekday.

#import datetime package
import datetime

#get current time
d = datetime.datetime.now()

#print date
print(d)

#get the weekday full version
print(d.strftime("%A"))
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Output

2019-06-26 08:09:03.092652
Wednesday

Example 2: Get Weekday Full Version of a Specific Date

In the following example, we will take a date 2019-08-12 and get the full version of the weekday.

#import datetime package
import datetime

#set a date
d = datetime.datetime(2019, 8, 12)

#print date
print(d)

#get the weekday full version
print(d.strftime("%A"))
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Output

2019-08-12 00:00:00
Monday

Summary

In this tutorial, we extracted the full version of weekday from date using datatime package.