Calendar getFirstDayOfWeek() Method in Java with Examples

The getFirstDayOfWeek() method in Calendar class is used to return the first day of the week of this Calendar.

Syntax:

public int getFirstDayOfWeek()

Parameters: The method does not take any parameters.



Return Value: The method returns the first day of the week.

Below programs illustrate the working of getFirstDayOfWeek() Method of Calendar class:
Example 1:

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// Java code to illustrate
// getFirstDayOfWeek() method
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class Calendar_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Creating calendar object
        Calendar calndr = Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // Displaying the first
        // day of the week
        System.out.println("The First day"
                           + " is: " + calndr.getFirstDayOfWeek());
  
        int the_day = calndr.getFirstDayOfWeek();
        switch (the_day) {
        case 1:
            System.out.println("Sunday");
            break;
        case 2:
            System.out.println("Monday");
            break;
        case 3:
            System.out.println("Tuesday");
            break;
        case 4:
            System.out.println("Wednesday");
            break;
        case 5:
            System.out.println("Thrusday");
            break;
        case 6:
            System.out.println("Friday");
            break;
        case 7:
            System.out.println("Saturday");
            break;
        }
    }
}

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Output:

The First day is: 1
Sunday

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/util/Calendar.html#getFirstDayOfWeek()



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