weekday_zeller, a MATLAB code which uses Zeller's congruence to determine the day of the week corresponding to a given date, such as 13 July 1989, Gregorian calendar, ... which was a Thursday.


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.


weekday_zeller is available in a MATLAB version and a Python version.

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  1. Nick Berry,
    Zeller's Congruence,
  2. J R Stockton,
    The Calendrical Works of Rektor Chr. Zeller: The Day-of-Week and Easter Formulae.

Source Code:

Last revised on 05 November 2019.