# GregorianCalendar Class in Java

Java Programming Java8Object Oriented Programming

GregorianCalendar is a concrete implementation of a Calendar class that implements the normal Gregorian calendar with which you are familiar. We did not discuss Calendar class in this tutorial, you can look up standard Java documentation for this.

The getInstance( ) method of Calendar returns a GregorianCalendar initialized with the current date and time in the default locale and time zone. GregorianCalendar defines two fields: AD and BC. These represent the two eras defined by the Gregorian calendar.

There are also several constructors for GregorianCalendar objects −

Sr.No.
Constructor & Description
1
GregorianCalendar()
Constructs a default GregorianCalendar using the current time in the default time zone with the default locale.

2
GregorianCalendar(int year, int month, int date)
Constructs a GregorianCalendar with the given date set in the default time zone with the default locale.

3
GregorianCalendar(int year, int month, int date, int hour, int minute)
Constructs a GregorianCalendar with the given date and time set for the default time zone with the default locale.

4
GregorianCalendar(int year, int month, int date, int hour, int minute, int second)
Constructs a GregorianCalendar with the given date and time set for the default time zone with the default locale.

5
GregorianCalendar(Locale aLocale)
Constructs a GregorianCalendar based on the current time in the default time zone with the given locale.

6
GregorianCalendar(TimeZone zone)
Constructs a GregorianCalendar based on the current time in the given time zone with the default locale.

7
GregorianCalendar(TimeZone zone, Locale aLocale)
Constructs a GregorianCalendar based on the current time in the given time zone with the given locale.

Here is the list of few useful support methods provided by GregorianCalendar class −

Sr.No.
Method & Description
1
Adds the specified (signed) amount of time to the given time field, based on the calendar's rules.

2
protected void computeFields()
Converts UTC as milliseconds to time field values.

3
protected void computeTime()
Overrides Calendar Converts time field values to UTC as milliseconds.

4
boolean equals(Object obj)
Compares this GregorianCalendar to an object reference.

5
int get(int field)
Gets the value for a given time field.

6
int getActualMaximum(int field)
Returns the maximum value that this field could have, given the current date.

7
int getActualMinimum(int field)
Returns the minimum value that this field could have, given the current date.

8
int getGreatestMinimum(int field)
Returns the highest minimum value for the given field if varies.

9
Date getGregorianChange()
Gets the Gregorian Calendar change date.

10
int getLeastMaximum(int field)
Returns the lowest maximum value for the given field if varies.

11
int getMaximum(int field)
Returns maximum value for the given field.

12
Date getTime()
Gets this Calendar's current time.

13
long getTimeInMillis()
Gets this Calendar's current time as a long.

14
TimeZone getTimeZone()
Gets the time zone.

15
int getMinimum(int field)
Returns minimum value for the given field.

16
int hashCode()
Overrides hashCode.

17
boolean isLeapYear(int year)
Determines if the given year is a leap year.

18
void roll(int field, boolean up)
Adds or subtracts (up/down) a single unit of time on the given time field without changing larger fields.

19
void set(int field, int value)
Sets the time field with the given value.

20
void set(int year, int month, int date)
Sets the values for the fields year, month, and date.

21
void set(int year, int month, int date, int hour, int minute)
Sets the values for the fields year, month, date, hour, and minute.

22
void set(int year, int month, int date, int hour, int minute, int second)
Sets the values for the fields year, month, date, hour, minute, and second.

23
void setGregorianChange(Date date)
Sets the GregorianCalendar change date.

24
void setTime(Date date)
Sets this Calendar's current time with the given Date.

25
void setTimeInMillis(long millis)
Sets this Calendar's current time from the given long value.

26
void setTimeZone(TimeZone value)
Sets the time zone with the given time zone value.

27
String toString()
Returns a string representation of this calendar.

## Example

Live Demo

import java.util.*;
public class GregorianCalendarDemo {

public static void main(String args[]) {
String months[] = {"Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec"};

int year;
// Create a Gregorian calendar initialized
// with the current date and time in the
// default locale and timezone.

GregorianCalendar gcalendar = new GregorianCalendar();

// Display current time and date information.
System.out.print("Date: ");
System.out.print(months[gcalendar.get(Calendar.MONTH)]);
System.out.print(" " + gcalendar.get(Calendar.DATE) + " ");
System.out.println(year = gcalendar.get(Calendar.YEAR));
System.out.print("Time: ");
System.out.print(gcalendar.get(Calendar.HOUR) + ":");
System.out.print(gcalendar.get(Calendar.MINUTE) + ":");
System.out.println(gcalendar.get(Calendar.SECOND));

// Test if the current year is a leap year
if(gcalendar.isLeapYear(year)) {
System.out.println("The current year is a leap year");
}else {
System.out.println("The current year is not a leap year");
}
}
}

This will produce the following result −

## Output

Date: Apr 22 2009
Time: 11:25:27
The current year is not a leap year
Updated on 19-Jun-2020 12:40:18