Formula to count the number of holidays between 2 dates in excel

By | February 12, 2018

Lets say I have a named range of dates that are holidays. This range is called ‘holidays’. Is there a formula in Excel I could use to count the number of holidays that fall between 2 dates?

e.g. holidays = 7/3/2011, date 1 = 7/1/2011, date 2 = 7/7/2011: this formula calculates 1.

Edit: it seems the function =NETWORKDAYS gets me part of the way there, but as Excellll points out it only works if the holidays fall on weekdays.


Assuming you also have ranges named “date1” and “date2” this will work. It’s inclusive, e.g., it will count New Years Day if date1 = 1/1/11. Remove the “=”s if you don’t want that.



With the following formula you can get it.
NETWORKDAYS.INTL(start_date, end_date, [weekend], [holidays])
Use “0000000” including semicolons, to define weekend is none, then if desired any special weekend not on the options can be defined by specifying the desired weekend days as holidays.

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