PHP | cal_from_jd() Function

PHP cal_from_jd() Function

Hello dear readers! welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about PHP cal_from_jd() Function.

The built-in cal_from_jd() function converts the Julian day given in jd into a date of the specified calendar.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

cal_from_jd ( $jd, $calendar );

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


Julian day as integer.



Calendar to convert to supported calendar. Supported calendar values are −


Return Value

This built-in function returns an array that contains the calendar information such as month, day, year, day of the week, shortened and full names of weekday and month and the date in the string form "month/day/year".


Try out the below example -

   $input = unixtojd(mktime(0, 0, 0, 11, 05, 2020));
   print_r(cal_from_jd($input, CAL_GREGORIAN));


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Array (
   [date] > 11/05/2020
   [month] > 11
   [day] > 05
   [year] > 2020
   [dow] > 2
   [abbrevdayname] > THU
   [dayname] > Thursday
   [abbrevmonth] > Nov
   [monthname] > November

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP cal_to_jd() Function.

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