I would like to say a day which meet the following criteria for each month:
- First whole week
- First business day

For example, the day in Dec 2016 is 5, in Jan 2017 is 3 (assume 2 Jan 2017 is holiday).

Currently I only can think of "First business day of first week in each month", but it's sound little bit clumsy and cannot point out the first whole week.

Is there have any better to present this "day"?


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    This seems more like a user interface question, not about learning English. I would say "The first Monday of the month (unless that is a holiday)"
    – James K
    Dec 30, 2016 at 8:34

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You're asking for a very specific date calculation.

First business day of the first whole week of the month

is the best you can do, I think.

You haven't specified week boundaries, however. If the 1st of the month is a Monday, does that count? Or do weeks start on Sundays?

  • Yes, I'm trying to "translate" the date calculation in "description", which used in documentation. About the week boundaries, it will affect the calculation, but seems not related to the "description" :D
    – Prisoner
    Dec 30, 2016 at 2:29
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    When in doubt, provide examples.
    – John Feltz
    Dec 30, 2016 at 2:31

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