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format Modifier

Given a date string, or anything that sort of looks like a date string, format will convert it to a Carbon instance and allow you to format it with PHP's datetime format variables.

event_date: April 15 2016
{{ event_date | format('Y-m-d') }}
2016-04-15

Parameters

Day

Character Description Example
d Day of the month, 2 digits with leading zeros 01 to 31
D A textual representation of a day, three letters Mon to Sun
j Day of the month without leading zeros 1 to 31
l A full textual representation of the day of the week Sunday to Saturday
N ISO 8601 numeric representation of the day of the week 1 (for Monday) to 7 (for Sunday)
S English ordinal suffix for the day of the month, 2 characters st, nd, rd or th. Works well with j
w Numeric representation of the day of the week 0 (for Sunday) to 6 (for Saturday)
z The day of the year (starting from 0) 0 to 365

Week

Character Description Example
W ISO 8601 week number of year, weeks starting on Monday 42 (the 42nd week in the year)

Month

Value Description Example
F A full textual representation of a month, such as January or March January to December
m Numeric representation of a month, with leading zeros 01 to 12
M A short textual representation of a month, three letters Jan to Dec
n Numeric representation of a month, without leading zeros 1 to 12
t Number of days in the given month 28 to 31

Year

Value Description Example
L Whether it's a leap year 1 if it is a leap year, 0 otherwise.
o ISO 8601 week-numbering year. 1999 or 2003
Y A full numeric representation of a year, at least 4 digits, with - for years BCE. -0055, 0787, 1999, 2003
y A two digit representation of a year 99 or 03

Time

Value Description Example
a Lowercase Ante meridiem and Post meridiem am or pm
A Uppercase Ante meridiem and Post meridiem AM or PM
B Swatch Internet time (it's coming back, just you wait) 000 to 999
g 12-hour format of an hour without leading zeros 1 to 12
G 24-hour format of an hour without leading zeros 0 to 23
h 12-hour format of an hour with leading zeros 01 to 12
H 24-hour format of an hour with leading zeros 00 to 23
i Minutes with leading zeros 00 to 59
s Seconds with leading zeros 00 to 59
u Microseconds. 654321
v Milliseconds. Same note applies as for u. 654

Timezone

Value Description Example
e Timezone identifier UTC, GMT, Atlantic/Azores
I  Whether or not the date is in daylight saving time 1 if Daylight Saving Time, 0 otherwise.
O Difference to Greenwich time (GMT) without colon between hours and minutes +0200
P Difference to Greenwich time (GMT) with colon between hours and minutes +02:00
p The same as P, but returns Z instead of +00:00 (available as of PHP 8.0.0) +02:00
T Timezone abbreviation, if known; otherwise the GMT offset. EST, MDT, +05
Z Timezone offset in seconds. The offset for timezones west of UTC is always negative, and for those east of UTC is always positive. -43200 to 50400

Full Date/Time

Value Description Example
c ISO 8601 date 2004-02-12T15:19:21+00:00
r RFC 2822 or RFC 5322 formatted date Thu, 21 Dec 2000 16:01:07 +0200
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