On Apr 3, 2012, at 08:31 AM, Steve wrote: > What is the best/preferred/non-deprecated method for determining the current day of the week? Slight aside here but in the same venue. If you really want to amaze your friends sometimes by remembering what days of the week certain dates fall on here is a simple little trick you can use. Take the next three months for example and note the day that the 7th falls on. April = Saturday May = Monday June = Thursday Whatever day the 7 falls on so does the 14th, 21st and 28th. Ok, now suppose someone asks you which day the 5th of June is you simple say Tuesday because you know that the 7th falls of Thursday. How about the 24th of May. That's Thursday also. How about April 15th. Simple, Monday. At my old job I would sometimes pick up a calendar and someone would ask me what I'm doing (it was a ploy). I'd say I'm memorizing what day of the week that every day falls on for the next three months. Naturally they would say, "Ya right". So I'd say here, hand them the calendar, and say test me. Naturally they would start picking dates and I'd give them the day. They would just stand there totally stunned and amazed. Never did tell them how I did it and no one every figured it out. But, now you all know the dirty little secret. If your memory is good you can easily do an entire year. My contribution for todays date. Max P.S. The first is always on the day after the day the 7th falls on.