In the United States, the long/expanded/full form of a date with day of the week is:

Monday, February 24, 2014

I understand in other countries the long date form is often:

24 February 2014

So where does the day of week go with this format and is there a comma between the month day and day of week?

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    Could you make clearer how this is an English language and usage question and why a general reference does not address this?
    – virmaior
    Feb 24, 2014 at 5:08
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    @virmaior: point me to the general reference that covers this and I will be on my way. Searching I have come across countless examples of day month year vs month day, year but not discussing day of week.
    – User
    Feb 24, 2014 at 5:15
  • @virmaior: I fail to see how my question is qualitatively different from: What is the best format to use when writing out dates?
    – User
    Feb 24, 2014 at 6:17
  • It looks like day of week is not generally included in British format. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    – virmaior
    Feb 24, 2014 at 17:02
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    @virmaior: hence my question as surely they must use it sometimes
    – User
    Feb 26, 2014 at 23:58

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It would also be at the beginning: Monday, 24 February 2014. I don't have a reference for you, but if you read enough BBC news articles, you'll come across it eventually.


The 7th bullet here:


"Sunday, 8 November 2003"

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