How do i set the first day of week so that startofweek() returns Monday instead of Sunday?

Server and Local computer both have same correct locale and have Monday as first day of week.

Using JIRA 5.2.1

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Australia locale appears set as Sunday first day.

To override, need to set JVM parameters on Jira service to language and country that is set for Monday e.g. Germany


Make sure there are no spaces after the parameters.

Renjith Pillai Community Champion Dec 26, 2012

Stress on that last line "Make sure there are no spaces after the parameters." ;)

David Currie Atlassian Team Feb 19, 2016

To add to this, it depends on the Java locale that is configured - by default Java picks up the locale of the operating system, and subsequently JIRA picks that up. If we take a look at, it shows us:

  • ISO-8601 starts on Monday.
  • Everything else starts on Sunday.

I haven't been able to find a definitive list of which locales are ISO-8601 - it appears Germany is one. smile

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Mizan Community Champion Dec 12, 2012

Try endOfWeek(-5d) or endOfWeek(-6d)

Please go through this ticket, this includes steps to change the start day of the week to Monday.

NOTE: Please test this activity on our test environment and make sure you backup the files before make any changes

My files are a bit different to what is referenced in JRA-9048, so perhaps i need to remove the '-1' ???

the macros.vm has $firstDay = $currentCalendar.firstDayOfWeek - 1

the datepicker2.jsp has firstDay : <%= Calendar.getInstance(locale).getFirstDayOfWeek()-1 %

All you need to do is -

    • Go to <install-jira>/atlassian-jira/webapps/includes/lib/calendar.
    • Open the Calendar.js file.
    • Look for the line -
      this.firstDayOfWeek = typeof firstDayOfWeek == "number" ? firstDayOfWeek : Calendar._FD; // 0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, etc.
    • Remoe the above line and add the below line instead -
this.firstDayOfWeek = 1; 

Restart your JIRA and check whether you can see the start date ofy of the week set to Monday. This worked for me!

This has changed the issue due date picker so it now shows Mon-Sun correctly, but the startofweek() function is still set to Sunday

hmm query for Due = StartOfWeek() still returns issue with due date on Sunday

I agree with Mizan.  If you want the current week to be Mon-Sun, use "startOfWeek(1d), endOfWeek(1d)".  If you want the previous week to be Mon-Sun, use "(startOfWeek(-6d), endOfWeek(-6d))", and so on.  smile  Easy!

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