The DATE_FORMAT function is a powerful function that allows you to return a specified date in a number of different ways. For example, those who use American time (MM-DD-YYYY, as you can see at the beginning of this article) instead of the standard International time, this function provides a painless way to convert. Below is a list of format specifiers:
%aAbbreviation of the day (from Sun-Sat)
%bAbbreviation of the month...