# Excel DAY Function

The Excel DAY function returns the day of the month as a number between 1 to 31 from a given date. You can use the DAY function to extract a day number from a date into a cell. You can also use the DAY function to extract and feed a day value into another function, like the DATE function.

**date**- A valid Excel date.

The DAY function returns the day value in a given date as a number between 1 to 31 from a given date. For example, with the date Janunary 15, 2019 in cell A1:

=DAY(A1) // returns 15

You can use the DAY function to extract a day number from a date into a cell. You can also use the DAY function to extract and feed a day value into another function, like the DATE function. For example, to change the year of a date in cell A1 to 2020, but leave the month and day as-is, you can use a formula like this:

See below for more examples of formulas that use the DAY function.

*Note: in Excel's date system, dates are serial numbers. January 1, 1900 is number 1 and later dates are larger numbers. To display date values in a human-readable date format, apply a the number format of your choice.*

### Notes

- The date argument must be a valid Excel date.

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