January 1, 2012 is a Sunday.
It is the 1st day of the year, and in the 52nd week of the year (assuming each week starts on a Sunday), or the 1st quarter of the year.
There are 31 days in this month. 2012 is a leap year, so there are 366 days in this year.
The short form for this date used in the United States is 01/01/2012, and almost everywhere else in the world it's 01/01/2012.
What if you only counted weekdays?
In some cases, you might want to skip weekends and count only the weekdays. This could be useful if you know you have a deadline based on a certain number of business days. If you are trying to see what day falls on the exact date difference of 2 weekdays before Jan 3, 2012, you can count up each day skipping Saturdays and Sundays.
Start your calculation with Jan 3, 2012, which falls on a Tuesday. Counting forward, the next day would be a Wednesday.
To get exactly two weekdays before Jan 3, 2012, you actually need to count 4 total days (including weekend days). That means that 2 weekdays before Jan 3, 2012 would be December 30, 2011.
If you're counting business days, don't forget to adjust this date for any holidays.
December 30, 2011 is a Friday.
It is the 364th day of the year, and in the 364th week of the year (assuming each week starts on a Sunday), or the 4th quarter of the year.
There are 31 days in this month. 2011 is not a leap year, so there are 365 days in this year.
The short form for this date used in the United States is 12/30/2011, and almost everywhere else in the world it's 30/12/2011.
Enter the number of days and the exact date
Type in the number of days and the exact date to calculate from. If you want to find a previous date, you can enter a negative number to figure out the number of days before the specified date.
Days before date calculator
This site provides an online Days Before Date Calculator to help you find the date that occurs exactly X days from a specific date. You can also enter a negative number to find out when X days before that date happened to fall. You can use this tool to figure out a deadline if you have a certain number of days remaining. Or read the full page to learn more about the due date if you're counting business days or weekdays only, skipping Saturday and Sunday. If you're trying to measure the number of days between two dates, you can switch to the Date Difference Calculator instead.