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jQuery UI Datepicker defaultDate Option

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  • Last Updated : 23 Feb, 2021
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The jQuery UI consists of GUI widgets, visual effects, and themes implemented using jQuery, CSS, and HTML. jQuery UI is great for building UI interfaces for the webpages. jQuery UI Datepickers widget allows users to enter dates easily and visually. In this article, we will see how to use defaultDate option in jQuery UI Datepicker. The defaultDate option is used to set the number of days from today in the jQuery UI Datepicker.



Approach: First, add jQuery UI scripts needed for your project.

<link href = “” rel = “stylesheet”>
<script src = “”></script>
<script src = “”></script>



<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <link href=
    <script src=
    <script src=
    <!-- Javascript -->
      $(function () {
        $("#gfg").datepicker({ dateFormat: "yy/DD/dd/mm", defaultDate: +4 });
  <h3>jQuery UI | datepicker defaultDate option</h3>
    <!-- HTML -->
    <p>Enter Date: <input type="text" id="gfg" /></p>



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