Ser vs Estar in Spanish: times, dates, seasons
When we want to express data about days, dates, seasons and hours we use the verb ser (not estar).
Have a look and listen to these examples:
Hoy es lunes.Today is Monday.
Hoy es 25 de septiembre.Today is the 25th of September.
Ahora es primavera.It is spring now.
Son las tres de la tarde.It's three o'clock in the afternoon.
Note that we drop the article "el" before the date when we say "today's date" with "Hoy es..."
See also Conjugate ser in the present tense in Spanish (El Presente).
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