w3resource
php Programming Exercies

PHP Date Exercises : Check if a date is a weekend or not

PHP date: Exercise-15 with Solution

Write a PHP script to check if a date is a weekend or not.

Sample Solution:

PHP Code:

<?php
$dt='2011-01-04';
        $dt1 = strtotime($dt);
        $dt2 = date("l", $dt1);
        $dt3 = strtolower($dt2);
    if(($dt3 == "saturday" )|| ($dt3 == "sunday"))
		{
            echo $dt3.' is weekend'."\n";
        } 
    else
		{
            echo $dt3.' is not weekend'."\n";
        }
?>

Sample Output:

tuesday is not weekend

Flowchart :

Flowchart: Check if a date is a weekend or not

PHP Code Editor:

Have another way to solve this solution? Contribute your code (and comments) through Disqus.

Previous: Write a PHP script to get the current date/time of 'Australia/Melbourne'.
Next: Write a PHP script to add/subtract the number of days from a particular date.

What is the difficulty level of this exercise?



New Content: Composer: Dependency manager for PHP, R Programming