How to get the name of the days of the week in Dart| Flutter by Example

DateTime.weekday returns integer number from 1 to 7 , Monday represents 1 and Sunday represents 7.

void main() {
  DateTime date = DateTime.now();
  print(date); //2022-04-10 20:48:56.354 and sunday

  print(date.weekday); // 7

How to print the weekname such as Monday in Dart.

How to get the name of days of a week for a date in Dart?

There is no direct way to get with the In-built DateTime class and methods to get the name of the week.

  • use intl dependency

    First, Add the intl dependency to pubspec.yaml

    intl: any

Next, Import the intl package in the dart code file

import 'package:intl/intl.dart';

Create DateFormat object with format EEEE Call DateFormat format method with a given date. Here is an example program

import 'package:intl/intl.dart';

void main() {
  var date = DateTime.now();
  print(DateFormat('EEEE').format(date)); // Sunday

  • use jiffy dependency

    jiffy is a date and time utility library, First, Add the jiffy dependency to pubspec.yaml

  jiffy: ^5.0.0

Next, Import jiffy package in the dart code file

import 'package:jiffy/jiffy.dart';

Create Jiffy object that returns the current date and time Call Jiffy.EEEE property that gives week name. Here is an example program

import 'package:jiffy/jiffy.dart';

void main() {
  var now = Jiffy();
  print(now.EEEE);// Sunday


To summarize, Shows you multiple ways to get the week name for a given DateTime object in dart and flutter.

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