How to Check If a Date Is Today in JavaScript

In this short tip post, we will learn how to find out if a Date object represents a today DateTime.


To determine if a JavaScript Date object instance is a representation of a date/time that is “today”.


By using a JavaScript Date instance, we can use the
getDate(), getMonth() and getFullYear() methods, which return the day, month and year of a date, and compare them to today’s date, which we can fetch using new Date().


Here is the code:

function isToday(dateParameter) {
        var today = new Date();
        return dateParameter.getDate() === today.getDate() && dateParameter.getMonth() === today.getMonth() && dateParameter.getFullYear() === today.getFullYear();

console.log("Is today ? ", isToday(new Date())); // true
console.log("Is today ? ", isToday(new Date('10-11-2014'))); // false

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