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What are some ways to find out what day a specific date falls on?

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The two most easily available ways to calculate what day a specific date falls on are to either construct a perpetual calendar online or mentally calculate the day. The mental calculation method is called The Marais Formula. Online calculators are numerous, free and come in a number of different formats.

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The Marais Formula is relatively complex and difficult to learn, but may be used to impress friends. Online date calendars are much easier to use and can give a straight answer to what day a specific date falls on by inputting the year and the month. Other online calendars allow users to print a blank perpetual calendar, using a distinct starting point for that year. It is also possible to construct a movable paper perpetual calendar. By far the easiest way is to use one of the online calculators noted, particularly the Penn State calculator or the Word templates calendar.

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