Excel MONTH Function

Excel MONTH Function


Get the month as a number (1-12) from a date

Return value 

A number between 1 and 12.


=MONTH (date)


  • date – A valid date in a format Excel recognizes.

Usage notes 

Date must be a valid Excel date. Excel stores dates as serial numbers. For example, the date Jan 1, 2000 is equal to the serial number 32526 in Excel. To check that Excel is correctly recognizing a date, you can temporarily format the date as a number.

Excel only recognizes dates after 1/1/1900.

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