Calculate Thanksgiving Date

This post will guide you how to calculate the thanksgiving data based on a specific year date in excel. How do I get the thanksgiving date based on a specific years in excel.

Calculate the US Thanksgiving Date


You can use a simple arithmetic to calculate the possible date range for the US Thanksgiving, it falls on the fourth Thursday in November. And you can create a formula based on the DATE function and the WEEKDAY function.

To Calculate the US Thanksgiving date, you can write down the following formula:

=DATE(B2,11,29)-WEEKDAY(DATE(B2,11,3))

Or

=DATE(C2,11,29)-WEEKDAY(DATE(C2,11,24))

You just need to type this formula in the formula box of cell C2, and press Enter in your keyboard. Then drag the AutoFill Handler over other cell to apply this formula.

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Related Functions


  • Excel DATE function
    The Excel DATE function returns the serial number for a date.The syntax of the DATE function is as below:= DATE (year, month, day)…
  • Excel WEEKDAY function
    The Excel WEEKDAY function returns a integer value representing the day fo the week for a given Excel date and the value is range from 1 to 7.The syntax of the WEEKDAY function is as below:=WEEKDAY (serial_number,[return_type])…
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