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How to get date, month, year values from the current date?

What date, month, year, day-of-week, day-of-month, day-of-year is it today? If we want to answer these question we can use java.util.Calendar and java.util.GregorianCalendar which is the implementation of Calendar abstract class.

These classes can help us to get integer value such as date, month, year from a Date object. Let's see the example code.

import java.util.Calendar;

public class CalendarExample
    public static void main(String[] args)
        // Get various information from the Date object.         
        Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
        int day = cal.get(Calendar.DATE);
        int month = cal.get(Calendar.MONTH) + 1;
        int year = cal.get(Calendar.YEAR);
        int dow = cal.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK);
        int dom = cal.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH);
        int doy = cal.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR);

        System.out.println("Current Date: " + cal.getTime());
        System.out.println("Day: " + day);
        System.out.println("Month: " + month);
        System.out.println("Year: " + year);
        System.out.println("Day of Week: " + dow);
        System.out.println("Day of Month: " + dom);
        System.out.println("Day of Year: " + doy);

Here is the result of this example:

Current Date: Thu Dec 29 13:41:09 ICT 2005
Day: 29
Month: 12
Year: 2005
Day of Week: 5
Day of Month: 29
Day of Year: 363