Golang : Calculate how many weeks left to go in a given year

Here is a simple tutorial on how to calculate the number of weeks in a given year and figure out how many more weeks left to go. A year can have either 52 or 53 weeks and care must be taken to properly get the last day of the last week in a year to get the correct number of weeks.

Here you go!

 package main

 import (


 func main() {
  tn := time.Now() // change this to calculate different year

  fmt.Println("Now : ", tn.Format(time.ANSIC))

  // this week is which number in the current calender year
  _, currentWeekNumber := tn.ISOWeek()
  fmt.Println("Current week number : ", currentWeekNumber)

  // calculate the last week number for the current year
  last := now.EndOfYear()

  lastWeekOfTheYear := now.New(last).BeginningOfWeek()

  fmt.Println("The day of the final week : ", lastWeekOfTheYear.Format(time.ANSIC))
  _, lastWeekNumber := lastWeekOfTheYear.ISOWeek()

 // verify at https://www.epochconverter.com/weeks/2019 
  fmt.Println("For the year", tn.Year(), ". It has", lastWeekNumber, "weeks.")

  weeksLeft := lastWeekNumber - currentWeekNumber

  fmt.Println("Hence, there are", weeksLeft, "weeks left to go.")


Now : Thu Jun 13 18:14:04 2019

Current week number : 24

The day of the final week : Sun Dec 29 00:00:00 2019

For the year 2019 . It has 52 weeks.

Hence, there are 28 weeks left to go.

Happy coding!

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  See also : Golang : Loop each day of the current month example

By Adam Ng(黃武俊)

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