Month firstMonthOfQuarter() method in Java

The firstMonthOfQuarter() is a built-in method of the Month ENUM which is used to get the first month corresponding to this quarter. The quarter is defined by dividing the year into 4 groups as:

  • Group 1: JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH
  • Group 2: APRIL, MAY, JUNE
  • Group 3: JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER
  • Group 4: OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

Syntax:

public int firstMonthOfQuarter()

Parameters: This method does not accepts any parameters.



Return Value: This method returns the month corresponding to the first month of this quarter.

Below programs illustrate the above method:

Program 1:

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import java.time.*;
import java.time.Month;
import java.time.temporal.Temporal;
  
class DayOfWeekExample {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Set the month to february, 1st Quarter
        Month month = Month.of(2);
  
        // Get the first month of this quarter
        System.out.println(month.firstMonthOfQuarter());
    }
}

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Output:

JANUARY

Program 2:

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import java.time.*;
import java.time.Month;
import java.time.temporal.Temporal;
  
class DayOfWeekExample {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Set the month to JUNE, 2nd Quarter
        Month month = Month.of(6);
  
        // Get the first month of this quarter
        System.out.println(month.firstMonthOfQuarter());
    }
}

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Output:

APRIL

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/time/Month.html#firstMonthOfQuarter–



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