Java.util.Calendar.getInstance() Method



The java.util.Calendar.getInstance() method gets a calendar using the specified time zone and specified locale.


Following is the declaration for java.util.Calendar.getInstance() method

public static Calendar getInstance(TimeZone zone,Locale locale)


  • zone -- the time zone for the calendar data

  • locale -- the locale for the calendar data

Return Value

The method returns a Calendar.


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The following example shows the usage of java.util.calendar.getInstance() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.*;

public class CalendarDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

   // create a calendar
   Locale locale1 = Locale.CANADA;
   TimeZone tz1 = TimeZone.getTimeZone("GMT");
   Calendar cal1 = Calendar.getInstance(tz1, locale1);

   // create a second calendar with different timezone and locale
   Locale locale2 = Locale.GERMANY;
   TimeZone tz2 = TimeZone.getTimeZone("EST");
   Calendar cal2 = Calendar.getInstance(tz2, locale2);

   // display time zone for both calendars
   String tzname1 = tz1.getDisplayName();
   String tzname2 = tz2.getDisplayName();
   String name1 = locale1.getDisplayName();
   String name2 = locale2.getDisplayName();
   System.out.println("GMT and Canada: " + tzname1 + " " + name1);
   System.out.println("EST and Germany: " + tzname2 + " " + name2);

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

GMT and Canada: Greenwich Mean Time English (Canada)
EST and Germany: Eastern Standard Time German (Germany)