Get the Current Date using LocalDate in Java

You can get the current date using LocalDate in Java by using the static now() method of the LocalDate class.

Let's see a few examples:

import java.time.LocalDate;

public class DateExample {

    public static void main(String... args) {

        LocalDate currentDate =;
        System.out.println("The Current Date Is: " + currentDate);


The Current Date Is: 2023-04-21

We have made use of the LocalDate class from the java.time package, which was introduced in Java 8 as a part of the new Date Time API.

Note: The now() method returns the current date as a LocalDate object based on the system clock in the default time zone.

If you want to know the date of a specific city, you will need to make use of the ZoneId class.


    import java.time.LocalDate;
    import java.time.ZoneId;
    LocalDate currentDateInNewYork ="America/New_York"));
    LocalDate currentDateInLondon ="Europe/London"));
    System.out.println("Current Date in New York: " + currentDateInNewYork);
    System.out.println("Current Date in London: " + currentDateInNewYork);

    Current Date in New York: 2023-04-20
    Current Date in New York: 2023-04-21

    Get Current Date using LocalDate Class

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