The day of the week can be easily extracted from the date given to us.

The logic behind this program is to create a calendar object and set the calendar entries as per your requirements.
After that we use getWeekdays() method and pass the integer value of days of the week to get the actual day.

The program is as follows.

package com.wordpress.milindjagre;


import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;

import java.text.ParseException;

import java.util.Calendar;

import java.util.Date;

import java.util.GregorianCalendar;


public class ExtractingDayFromDate {


public static final void main(String[] args) throws ParseException {


Calendar cal = GregorianCalendar.getInstance();

cal.set(2014, Calendar.JANUARY, 01);


String dayName = new DateFormatSymbols().getWeekdays()[cal


System.out.println(“date : ” + cal.getTime());

System.out.println(“day  : ” + dayName);











Try is our guys and let me know if something is wrong or if we can improve this logic.

Hope you had a great read. Thank you.

Published by milindjagre

I founded my blog www.milindjagre.co four years ago and am currently working as a Data Scientist Analyst at the Ford Motor Company. I graduated from the University of Connecticut pursuing Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management. I am working hard and learning a lot of new things in the field of Data Science. I am a strong believer of constant and directional efforts keeping the teamwork at the highest priority. Please reach out to me at milindjagre@gmail.com for further information. Cheers!

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