Working with dates in php is easy but working with bank holidays is a little more involved thankfully there is an awesome Carbon class that makes it super easy!
Getting setup requires composer:
composer require citco/carbon
Then to use it import it:
Then you can initialise it and use it like this:
// Creates a new instance of the class $c = new Carbon(); // Today's date
Get an array of bank holidays:
// Returns array of holidays for the given year $c->getBankHolidays(2017);
To check if a date falls on a bank holiday it’s as simple as:
$boolean = $c->isBankHoliday('2017-03-28');
Returns the event when it’s a bank holiday and null for any other day.
Get the library from https://github.com/citco/carbon
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