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.




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)