European commission Official EU documents still tend to use DD. MM. YYYY but one document specifies the use of ISO 8601: Dates should be formatted by the following format: YYYY-MM-DD.
How do you write the date internationally?
The international standard recommends writing the date as year, then month, then the day: YYYY-MM-DD.
How do other countries write dates?
And in fact it is, ISO 8601 sets the international standard for writing dates as YYYY-MM-DD. However, as the map above shows, that format is not commonly used outside of East Asia. Instead you have all sorts of different formats being used. The most common is the exact opposite of ISO 8601 and goes Day-Month-Year.
Why does Europe write the date differently?
American colonists favoured the monthly format, while the British Empire drifted towards the European style of dd-mm-yyyy. The American format did not cause as much confusion as the date was usually written out in full. America stuck with mm-dd-yyyy while the rest of the world moved to a more logical format.
What is international date format?
The international format defined by ISO (ISO 8601) tries to address all these problems by defining a numerical date system as follows: YYYY - MM - DD where. YYYY is the year [all the digits, i.e. 2012] MM is the month [01 (January) to 12 (December)] DD is the day [01 to 31]
What is YYYY format for date of birth?
dd/mm/yyyy The correct format of your date of birth should be in dd/mm/yyyy. For example, if your date of birth is 9th October 1984, then it will be mentioned as 09/10/1984.
How do you enter your birthday in mm dd yyyy?
The correct format of your date of birth should be in dd/mm/yyyy. For example, if your date of birth is 9th October 1984, then it will be mentioned as 09/10/1984.
What is mm/dd/yyyy called?
MM/DD/YYYYAcronymDefinitionMM/DD/YYYYTwo-Digit Month/Two-Digit Day/Four-Digit Year (e.g. 01/01/2000)
What is a mm dd yyyy?
Acronym. Definition. MM/DD/YYYY. Two-Digit Month/Two-Digit Day/Four-Digit Year (e.g. 01/01/2000)
Why does the US use mm dd yyyy?
One of the hypotheses is that the United States borrowed the way it was written from the United Kingdom who used it before the 20th century and then later changed it to match Europe (dd-mm-yyyy). American colonists liked their original format and its been that way ever since.