What was the date 3 days ago?


Saturday May 25, 2024


3 days ago from today is 25 May 2024, a Saturday. Calculating a short time span like 3 days in the past is typically straightforward. For periods under a week, it's a matter of simple backward counting, often doable with just the days of the week. Since today is Tuesday and still part of the beginning of the week we won't need to add additional days into next week. – I generally backtrack using the days of the week for quick reference. Additionally, we’ll need to consider that with 28 days until the end of May, being in the end of of the month means that 3 days ago will keep us in May and we don’t need to worry about adjusting months or years.

How we calculated 3 days before today

All of our day calculators are measured and QA'd by our engineer. Read more about the Git process here. But here's how 3 days ago gets calculated on each visit:

  1. We started with date inputs: used current day of 28 May, then set the calculation - 3 days, and factored in the year 2024
  2. Noted your current time of year: 3 days in May will keep us in May and we don’t need to worry about adjusting months or years.
  3. Counted backwards days from current day: date - 28 May, factoring in the 28 days left in May to calculate Saturday May 25, 2024
  4. Did NOT factor in workdays: In this calculation, we kept weekend. See below for just workdays or the fiscal calendar

Tips when solving for May 25

  • Current date: 28 May
  • Day of the week: Saturday
  • New Date: Saturday May 25, 2024
  • New Date Day of the week: Saturday
  • Counting backward from May could put you back in Q1 or even the previous year.
  • Your date will be a weekend. Consider if you only want workdays in your calculation.

Ways to calculate 3 days ago

  1. Calculate it: Start with a time ago calculator. 3 days is easiest solved on a calculator. For ours, we've already factored in the 28 days in May + all number of days in each month and the number of days in . Simply add your days and choose the length of time, then click "calculate". This calculation does not factor in workdays or holidays (see below!).
  2. Use May's calendar: Begin by identifying 28 May on a calendar, note that it’s Saturday, and the total days in April (trust me, you’ll need this for smaller calculations) and days until last year (double trust me, you'll need this for larger calculations). From there, count backwards 3 times days by days, subtracting days from until your remainder of days is 0.
  3. Use excel: For more complex days calculations or if you h8 our site (kidding), I use Excel functions like =TODAY()-3 to get or =WORKDAY(TODAY()), -3, cell:cell) for working days.

Working days in 3 calendar days

3 days is Saturday May 25, 2024 or could be if you only want workdays. This calculation takes 3 days and only subtracts by the number of workdays in a week. Remember, removing the weekend from our calculation will drastically change our original Saturday May 25, 2024 date.

Work days Solution

Date 3 work days ago
Saturday May 25, 2024

Week of Saturday May 25, 2024






3 days back


May 25


The past 3 days is equivalent to:

Counting back from today is Saturday May 25, 2024 using a full calendar, and is also 72 hours ago and 40.0% of the year.

3 days = 72 hours

3 days = 0.097 months

3 days = 0.429 weeks

3 days = 0.008 years

3 days = 4320 minutes

3 days = 259200 seconds

Did you know?

Saturday Saturday May 25, 2024 was the 146 day of the year. At that time, it was 40.0% through 2024.

In 3 days, the average person Spent...

  • 644.4 hours Sleeping
  • 85.68 hours Eating and drinking
  • 140.4 hours Household activities
  • 41.76 hours Housework
  • 46.08 hours Food preparation and cleanup
  • 14.4 hours Lawn and garden care
  • 252.0 hours Working and work-related activities
  • 231.84 hours Working
  • 379.44 hours Leisure and sports
  • 205.92 hours Watching television

What happened on May 25 (3 days ago) over the years?

On May 25:

  • 1901 Anton Chekhov (41), Russian physician, dramatist and author marries actress Olga Knipper (31)