workday binary sensor indicates whether the current day is a workday or not. It allows specifying which days of the week will count as workdays and also
uses the Python module holidays to incorporate information about region-specific public holidays.
This can be used to make automations that act differently on weekdays vs weekends. For example, you could make your bedroom lights turn on (gently) at 7 in the morning if it is a weekday, but wait until 11 if it is a weekend day.
Check the country list for available provinces (and other subdivisions, like states and territories) for each country.
Adding Workday to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:
If the above My button doesn’t work, you can also perform the following steps manually:
Browse to your Home Assistant instance.
In the sidebar, select Settings.
From the configuration menu, select Devices & Services.
In the bottom right, select the Add Integration button.
From the list, search and select Workday.
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the setup.
Days are specified as follows:
holiday is used for public holidays identified by the holidays module.
Watch how the
holiday keyword is used. Your first instinct might be adding it to the
exclude configuration, thinking it means skipping the holidays. It means to exclude the days in the holiday list from the workdays. So, when you exclude
holiday and a workday falls on that day, that workday is excluded, and the sensor will be off. If you want every workday flagged with no regard to holidays, ensure that there is something in your
Excludes configuration other than
Specific field information
Country code must be given according to holidays notation.
Subdivision code must be given according to holidays notation.
Add holidays will only take dates formatted with
Remove holidays will take dates formatted with
YYYY-MM-DD or partial of name, for example,
christmas will exclude
The offset can be used to see if future days are workdays. For example, put
1 to see if tomorrow is a workday.
Example usage for automation:
automation: alias: "Turn on heater on workdays" trigger: platform: time at: "08:00:00" condition: condition: state entity_id: binary_sensor.workday_sensor state: "on" action: service: switch.turn_on target: entity_id: switch.heater