Day, month, year in English

Is this correct that the English write the date in the following way?

day, month, year

and the American write:

month, day, year

I get mails from both countries and sometimes I don’t know how to handle it.


Hi Attila

American date format:
When Americans write the date, the format is month / day / year. For example, today is August 10, 2006. Written as only numbers it would be: 8/10/06

If there is a deviation from the standard American format, an American will usually mention the deviation specifically.

Maybe Alan will give you information about the British format.

I usually advise people to always write the month as a word (Aug. or August, for example) in order to avoid possible confusion.