In this article, you will learn how to use Amazon Alexa’s voice commands to get information about calendar days and public holidays. There is also the possibility to get solar eclipses dates, sunrises or sunsets time. Additionally, Alexa can provide you with the moon information. She can even do time calculations since or prior to an event.
If you are looking for the voice commands to ask for the time, visit our How to get the time with Alexa article.
Information about the date
As a very simple command, ask Alexa what is today.
Alexa, what is the date?You
Alexa, what is today?
It’s Tuesday 7th of January.Alexa
If you want to know just one element of the date, you can ask what is the day
Alexa, what [month | year] is it?You
The current year is 2020.Alexa
To get the date of a holiday in the calendar by specifying its name.
Alexa, when is [holiday name]?You
Here is an example to get the information for Christmas.
Alexa, when is [Christmas]?You
Christmas is on Wednesday, December 25th, 2019. The next occurrence is on Friday, December 25th 2020.Alexa
Everybody knows what day Christmas is, right? But it’s very handy to know the date for another holiday that can vary in date.
Alexa, when is [Easter]?You
Easter is on Sunday, April 12, 2020.Alexa
To find out about all the national holidays in the year. Here is an example asked from Canada.
Alexa, when are the holidays this year?You
There are seven 2020 holidays. They are :
New Year’s Day which occurred on Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Good Friday which will occur on Friday, April 10, 2020,
Victoria Day which will occur on Monday, May 18, 2020,
Canada Day which will occur on Wednesday, July 1, 2020,
Labour Day which will occur on Monday, September 7, 2020, Christmas Day which will occur on Friday, December 25, 2020,
and Christmas which will occur on Friday, December 25, 2020.
In Canada, the next national holiday is Good Friday on Friday, April 10, 2020
Find when is the next holiday
Alexa, when are the next holiday?You
In Canada, the next national holiday is Good Friday on Friday, April 10, 2020Alexa
Chinese new year
Alexa, when is [Chinese New Year]?You
Chinese New Year is on Saturday, January 25, 2020.Alexa
Father’s and Mother’s Day
Alexa, when is Father’s Day?You
Alexa, when is Mother’s Day in [country]?
Let’s see when to celebrate Mother’s Day in Switzerland.
Alexa, when is mother’s day in [Switzerland]?You
May 10th 2020.Alexa
Do you want to know when a special celebration or event takes place?
Alexa, when is [celebration name]?You
Alexa, when is [St-Patrick’s day]?You
Alexa, when is [Valentine’s day]?
Alexa, when is [event name]?You
Alexa, when is the [oscars ceremony]?You
Alexa, when is [Oktoberfest]?
Alexa, when is the [olympic games]?
Would you like to go to the next Consumer Electronics Show to see what’s new with Amazon Alexa? Let’s find out when it will take place.
Alexa, when is the [C.E.S]?You
The 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada will start on Wednesday, January 5 and end on Saturday, January 8.Alexa
Prior to an event
Calculate how much time is left before Christmas, holidays or any event Alexa knows.
Alexa, in how many [second | hour | day | week | month] is [event]?You
Alexa, how long before [event]?
For example, let find how much time you’ve got left before you transform yourself into a werewolf.
Alexa, how long before [full moon] ?You
Full Moon will start in 4 weeks, 1 day, and 6 hours, on February 9, 2020 at 2:33am.Alexa
Since a date
Calculate how much time has passed since a date.
Alexa, how long has passed since [event]?You
Alexa, how long has passed since [event]?You
219 ans, 7 mois et 4 jours.Alexa
Since a historic event
Alexa, how long has passed since the [French revolution]?You
The French Revolution ended 220 years ago, on November 9th 1799.Alexa
Alexa can find you information about the different seasons.
Alexa, what is the first day of [season]?You
Alexa, when is [season]?
For spring, you can ask her:
Alexa, what is the first day of [spring]?You
In Canada, spring begins on Friday, March 20, 2020.Alexa
Alexa, when is [spring equinox] ?You
In the Northern Hemisphere, the next vernal equinox is on Friday, March 20, 2020.Alexa
Getting the age of something
Obtain the age of everything that has a date: known people, monuments, cities, a country, an event, the moon. In short, there is no limit, you can have fun looking for the age of anything and everything.
For one person
Alexa can give you the age of famous people. If they died, you’ll get the date of death and their age.
Alexa, how old is [Steve Jobs] ?You
Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56.Alexa
If you ask the age of living people, you will get their current age and date of birth.
Alexa, how old is [Bill Gates] ?You
Bill Gates is 64 years old. He was born on October 28, 1955.Alexa
For a city
You can even learn about a city.
Alexa, how old is [New York] ?You
New York City is about 170 years old. Its establishment happened in 1850.Alexa
For a monument
Alexa can give you the age of a monument.
Alexa, how old is the [Statue of Liberty] ?You
Statue of Liberty in New York, New York was completed in 1886. It is 134 years old.Alexa
Famous People dates
Alexa knows the birth and death dates of famous people. You might be surprised with see who shares your birthday.
Find who was born on a day
You can have fun asking which famous people were born on today’s date or at another specific date.
Alexa, who was born [on this day | today]?You
Alexa, who was born on [month + day]?
Find who died on a day
You can also ask Alexa which famous people died on today’s date or at another specific date.
Alexa, who died [on this day | today]?You
Alexa, who died [month + day]?
Alexa can give you dates and times related to the sun or the moon.
You can ask Alexa to give you the sunrise and sunset for a specific day and even in another location on earth. She can also give you the solar eclipse information.
Alexa, when is the sunrise?You
Alexa, when will the sun rise [date] in [city] ?
Alexa, when is the sunset?You
Alexa, when is the sunset [date] in [city] ?
Alexa, when is the next solar eclipe?
Alexa, when is the next total solar eclipe?You
The next total solar eclipse will be December 14, 2020 at 11:14am. It will be totally viewable from Argentina, Chile, and Kiribati, and will be partially viewable from Africa and South America.Alexa
This could be a useful feature for gardeners. Obtain the moon information for a specific day and even in another location. Alexa can give you the moon eclipse date if you need it too.
For general information on the moon.
Alexa, what is the moon phase?You
The next full moon is on February 9th. Currently, the moon is waning. The moon was full on Friday January 10th at 2:20 p.m., and new moon will occur on January 24th.Alexa
Alexa, when does the moon rise?You
Alexa, when is the moonrise [date] in [city]?
Alexa, when does the moon set?You
Alexa, when is the moonset [date] in [city]?
Alexa, when is the next moon eclipse?You
Alexa, when is the next total moon eclipse?
The next total lunar eclipse will be on May 26, 2021 at 6:19am.Alexa