**Do you know what ***day of the week* you were born on? If not, you could…

*day of the week*you were born on? If not, you could…

- Ask your parent(s)/guardian(s) if they remember the day of the week.
- You could “Google”: What day of the week was May 16, 1975 (that’s my birthday)

## OR

#### You can do this ridiculously long way…which is more fun IMO!

**Step 1:** Take the last 2 digits of the year in which you were born.

**Step 2:** Divide that number by 4 and ignore any remainder.

**Step 3:** Add the day of the month.

**Step 4:** Add the month’s key value.

*January and October**:*Key Value = 1*February, March, and November*: Key Value = 4*April and July*: Key Value = 0*May*: Key Value = 2*June*: Key Value = 5*August*: Key Value = 3*September and December*: Key Value = 6

**Step 5:** Subtract 1 for January or February of a leap year.

**Step 6:**

- Add 0 if the date is in the 1900s
- Add 6 if the date is in the 2000s
- Add 4 for the 1700s
- Add 2 for the 1800s

**Step 7: ** Add the last 2 digits of the year.

**Step 8:** Divide by 7 and take the remainder.

- Remainder 1 is Sunday
- Remainder 2 is Monday
- Remainder 3 is Tuesday
- Remainder 4 is Wednesday
- Remainder 5 is Thursday
- Remainder 6 is Friday