An accessible, easily internationalizable, mobile-friendly datepicker library for the web
By Maja Wichrowska

React-dates is a datepicker library for React. It was developed at Airbnb and later transferred to an independent organization.

Live Playground

For examples of the datepicker in action, go to

To run that demo on your own computer:


We have a handful of different components and utilities available for all of your date picking needs!


This fully-controlled component is designed to allow a user to select both a start date and an end date. It is best suited for a selecting a relatively short date range some time in the next year.


Dates: Moment objects representing the currently selected start and end dates. To indicate that a date has not yet been selected, these are set to null.

  startDate: momentPropTypes.momentObj
  endDate: momentPropTypes.momentObj

onDatesChange is the callback necessary to update the date state being held in the parent component and pass that back down to the DateRangePicker as props. onDatesChange receives an object of the form { startDate: momentPropTypes.momentObj, endDate: momentPropTypes.momentObj } as an argument.

  onDatesChange: PropTypes.func

Focus: The focusedInput prop indicates which of the two inputs is currently focused, if either. You can import the START_DATE and END_DATE constants from react-dates/constants.

  focusedInput: PropTypes.oneOf([START_DATE, END_DATE])

onFocusChange is the callback necessary to update the focus state being held in the parent component and pass that back down to the DateRangePicker as a prop. onFocusChange receives either START_DATE, END_DATE, or null as an argument.

  onFocusChange: PropTypes.func

Date selection rules:

The value of minimumNights indicates the minimum number of days between the start date and the end date.

  minimumNights: PropTypes.number

To indicate which days are blocked from selection, you may provide a function to the isDayBlocked prop. As of v1.0.0, we allow blocked dates inside of ranges.

  isDayBlocked: PropTypes.func

isOutsideRange indicates which days are out of selectable range. Past dates out of range by default. If you would like to allow the user to select days in the past, you may set isOutsideRange to () => true.

  isOutsideRange: PropTypes.func

Calendar presentation:

numberOfMonths indicates the number of visible months at a time.

  numberOfMonths: PropTypes.number

By default, we do not show days from the previous month and the next month in the same table as the currently visible month. However, sometimes, and especially if the numberOfMonths prop is set to 1, it might make sense to allow users to see these days as well. To do, you may set enabledOutsideDays to true. These days can still be styled by selecting on the CalendarMonth__day--outside class.

  enableOutsideDays: PropTypes.bool

DayPicker presentation: The orientation prop indicates whether months are stacked on top of each other or displayed side-by-side. You can import the HORIZONTAL_ORIENTATION and VERTICAL_ORIENTATION constants from react-dates/constants.


withPortal was designed for use on mobile devices. Namely, if this prop is set to true, the DayPicker will be rendered centrally on the screen, above the current plane, with a transparent black background behind it. Clicking on the background will hide the DayPicker. This option is currently only available for a DateRangePicker with a horizontal orientation.

  withPortal: PropTypes.bool

withFullScreenPortal is a full-screen takeover version of the withPortal prop. Similarly to withPortal, the DayPicker is rendered centrally on the screen, above the current plane. However, instead of a clickable transparent black background, the background is solid and white. To close the datepicker, the user must either select a date or click the close button located at the top right of the screen.

  withFullScreenPortal: PropTypes.bool

Input presentation: The startDateId and endDateId props are assigned to the actual <input> DOM elements for accessibility reasons. They default to the values of the START_DATE and END_DATE constants.

  startDateId: PropTypes.string
  endDateId: PropTypes.string

The startDatePlaceholderText and endDatePlaceholderText props are the placeholders for the two inputs.

  startDatePlaceholderText: PropTypes.string,
  endDatePlaceholderText: PropTypes.string,

If the showClearDates prop is set to true, an x shows up in the input box that allows you to clear out both dates and reset the input.

  showClearDates: PropTypes.bool,

If the disabled prop is set to true, onFocusChange is not called when onStartDateFocus or onEndDateFocus are invoked and disabled is assigned to the actual <input> DOM elements.

  disabled: PropTypes.bool,

Some useful callbacks: If you need to do something when the user navigates between months (for instance, check the availability of a listing), you can do so using the onPrevMonthClick and onNextMonthClick props.

  onPrevMonthClick: PropTypes.func,
  onNextMonthClick: PropTypes.func,

Internationalization: While we have reasonable defaults for english, we understand that that's not the only language in the world! :) At Airbnb, more than 50% of users visit our site in a language other than english. Thus, in addition to supporting moment locales, the DateRangePicker accepts a number of props to allow for this.

The monthFormat prop abides by moment's date formatting rules and indicates the format in which to display dates at the top of each calendar. It defaults to MMMM YYYY.

  monthFormat: PropTypes.string,

The phrases prop is an object that contains all the English language phrases currently part of the class. As of now, we only have two such phrases and neither are visible but they are used for screen-reader navigation of the datepicker.

  phrases: PropTypes.shape({
    closeDatePicker: PropTypes.node,
    clearDates: PropTypes.node,


react-dates comes with a set of SCSS variables that can be overridden to add your own project-specific theming. Override any variables found in css/variables.scss with your own and then import ~react-dates/css/styles.scss (and ~react-dates/css/variables.scss if you're only overriding a few).