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PHP | cal_from_jd() Function

PHP cal_from_jd() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP cal_from_jd() Function.

The PHP 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

It returns an array containing the calendar information such as month, day, year, day of the week, shortened and full names of weekday and month and the date in 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 going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP cal_to_jd() Function.

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