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Get week of month and year

With this example we are going to demonstrate how to get the week of month and year from a Calendar object. The Calendar class is an abstract class that provides methods for converting between a specific instant in time and a set of calendar fields such as YEAR, MONTH, DAY_OF_MONTH, HOUR. It also provides methods for manipulating the calendar fields, such as getting the date of the next week. In short, to get the week of month and year from a Calendar object you should:

  • Create a new Calendar object, using getInstance() API method of Calendar, that gets a calendar using the default time zone and locale.
  • Use get(int field) API method of Calendar, setting the field to Calendar.WEEK_OF_MONTH, to get the week of month.
  • Use get(int field) API method of Calendar again, setting the field to Calendar.WEEK_OF_YEAR this time, to get the week of year.

Let’s take a look at the code snippet that follows:

package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.core;

import java.util.Calendar;
public class GetWeekOfMonthAndYear {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    //Create calendar instance
    Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
    System.out.println("Current week of this month = " + calendar.get(Calendar.WEEK_OF_MONTH));

    System.out.println("Current week of this year = " + calendar.get(Calendar.WEEK_OF_YEAR));


Current week of this month = 3
Current week of this year = 29

This was an example of how to get the week of month and year from a Calendar object in Java.

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