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The purpose of this template is to allow bots to recognise that the 'dd mmm yyyy' (aka 'International') date format has been applied to an article so tagged. It is visible only in edit mode. The template also categorises the article.

Wikipedia articles that use dd mmm yyyy date formats, whether by application of the first main contributor rule or by virtue of close national ties are being systematically tagged with {{Use dmy dates}} to add an article to Category:Use dmy dates. See Wikipedia:MOSNUM.

This system of tagging/categorisation is used as a status monitor of all articles that use dd mmm yyyy date formats, and not as a cleanup per se.

After being tagged, and bearing in mind article evolution, a WP:bot can clean up formats periodically, correcting any new introductions since its last visit, and updating the visit date on the {{Use dmy dates}} template.


{{Use dmy dates|date=<Month and year this template is added>}}


{{Use dmy dates|date=September 2021}}


  • {{Dmy}}

See also

  • {{Use mdy dates}}
  • {{Use ymd dates}}