# LocalDate getMonthValue() method in Java

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The month of the year is obtained using getMonthValue() method in the LocalDate class in Java. This method requires no parameter and it returns the month of the year which may be in the range of 1 to 12.

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows −

## Example

Live Demo

import java.time.*;
public class Main {
public static void main(String[] args) {
LocalDate ld = LocalDate.parse("2019-02-14");
System.out.println("The LocalDate is: " + ld);
System.out.println("The month is: " + ld.getMonthValue());
}
}

## Output

The LocalDate is: 2019-02-14
The month is: 2

Now let us understand the above program.

First the LocalDate is displayed. Then the month of the year is obtained using getMonthValue() method and this is displayed. A code snippet that demonstrates this is as follows −

LocalDate ld = LocalDate.parse("2019-02-14");
System.out.println("The LocalDate is: " + ld);
System.out.println("The month is: " + ld.getMonthValue());
Published on 26-Mar-2019 06:09:52