How to convert given Date to Calendar in Java?

Problem Description :

Write a program in Java that converts given Date to Calendar.

Concept :

By default Calendar represent current date, for converting given date to Calendar we have to use setTime(Date date) method of Calendar class that is present in java.util.* package.

Recommended :

Java Program :

package com.javamultiplex.datetime;

import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Scanner;

 * @author Rohit Agarwal
 * @category Date and Time
 * @problem How to convert Date to Calendar?
public class ConvertDateToCalendar {

  * For converting Date to Calendar we have to use setTime() method of
  * Calendar class.
 public static void main(String[] args) {

  Scanner input = null;
  try {
   input = new Scanner(;
   System.out.println("Enter date in dd/MM/yyyy format :");
   String date =;
   // If Date is valid, converting String to date.
   Date mydate = getValidDate(date);
   if (mydate != null) {
    System.out.println("My date : " + mydate);
     * Creating Calendar class instance By default it returns
     * current date.
    Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
    // Converting Date to Calendar.
    // Converting Calendar to Date.
    Date calendarDate = calendar.getTime();
    System.out.println("Calendar date : " + calendarDate);
   } else {
    System.out.println("Date is invalid.");
  } finally {
   if (input != null) {


 private static Date getValidDate(String date) {

  Date mydate = null;
  if (isValidDateFormat(date)) {
    * d -> Day of month 
    * M -> Month of year 
    * y -> Year
   DateFormat dateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy");
    * By default setLenient() is true. We should make it false for
    * strict date validations.
    * If setLenient() is true - It accepts all dates. If setLenient()
    * is false - It accepts only valid dates.
   try {
    mydate = dateFormat.parse(date);
   } catch (ParseException e) {
    mydate = null;
  return mydate;

 private static boolean isValidDateFormat(String date) {

   * Regular Expression that matches String with format dd/MM/yyyy. 
   * dd -> 01-31 
   * MM -> 01-12 
   * yyyy -> 4 digit number
  String pattern = "(0?[1-9]|[12][0-9]|3[01])\\/(0?[1-9]|1[0-2])\\/([0-9]{4})";
  boolean result = false;
  if (date.matches(pattern)) {
   result = true;
  return result;


Output :

Output of Java program that converts given Date to Calendar.
Output - How to convert given Date to Calendar in Java?

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Tags : Date and Time problems, Conversion problems, Date to Calendar in Java, String, Solution in Java, DateFormat, SimpleDateFormat, Regular expressions, if else statement.

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