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Get the formatted date according to the string of tokens passed in.

To escape characters, wrap them in square brackets (e.g. [MM]).

// current date in ISO8601, without fraction seconds e.g. '2020-04-02T08:02:17-05:00'

dayjs('2019-01-25').format('[YYYYescape] YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ssZ[Z]') 
// 'YYYYescape 2019-01-25T00:00:00-02:00Z'

dayjs('2019-01-25').format('DD/MM/YYYY') // '25/01/2019'

List of all available formats

Format Output Description
YY 18 Two-digit year
YYYY 2018 Four-digit year
M 1-12 The month, beginning at 1
MM 01-12 The month, 2-digits
MMM Jan-Dec The abbreviated month name
MMMM January-December The full month name
D 1-31 The day of the month
DD 01-31 The day of the month, 2-digits
d 0-6 The day of the week, with Sunday as 0
dd Su-Sa The min name of the day of the week
ddd Sun-Sat The short name of the day of the week
dddd Sunday-Saturday The name of the day of the week
H 0-23 The hour
HH 00-23 The hour, 2-digits
h 1-12 The hour, 12-hour clock
hh 01-12 The hour, 12-hour clock, 2-digits
m 0-59 The minute
mm 00-59 The minute, 2-digits
s 0-59 The second
ss 00-59 The second, 2-digits
SSS 000-999 The millisecond, 3-digits
Z +05:00 The offset from UTC, ±HH:mm
ZZ +0500 The offset from UTC, ±HHmm
a am pm
... ... Other formats @>>AdvancedFormat

Localized formats

Because preferred formatting differs based on locale, there are a few localized format tokens that can be used based on its locale.


dayjs().format('L LT')

List of localized formats

Format English Locale Sample Output
LT h:mm A 8:02 PM
LTS h:mm:ss A 8:02:18 PM
L MM/DD/YYYY 08/16/2018
LL MMMM D, YYYY August 16, 2018
LLL MMMM D, YYYY h:mm A August 16, 2018 8:02 PM
LLLL dddd, MMMM D, YYYY h:mm A Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:02 PM
l M/D/YYYY 8/16/2018
ll MMM D, YYYY Aug 16, 2018
lll MMM D, YYYY h:mm A Aug 16, 2018 8:02 PM
llll ddd, MMM D, YYYY h:mm A Thu, Aug 16, 2018 8:02 PM