How do I format date using a locale based format?

The code below demonstrate how to format date information for a specific locale. In the example utilize the java.text.SimpleDateFormat class.

package org.kodejava.text;

import java.util.Locale;
import java.util.Date;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;

public class FormatDateLocale {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Defines an array of Locale we are going to use for
        // formatting date information.
        Locale[] locales = new Locale[] {

        // Get an instance of current date time
        Date today = new Date();

        // Iterates the entire Locale defined above and create a long
        // formatted date using the SimpleDateFormat.getDateInstance()
        // with the format, the Locale and the date information.
        for (Locale locale : locales) {
            System.out.printf("Date format in %s = %s%n",
                locale.getDisplayName(), SimpleDateFormat.getDateInstance(
                    SimpleDateFormat.LONG, locale).format(today));

The result of our code are:

Date format in Japanese (Japan) = 2021年10月6日
Date format in Chinese (China) = 2021年10月6日
Date format in Korean (South Korea) = 2021년 10월 6일
Date format in Chinese (Taiwan) = 2021年10月6日
Date format in Italian (Italy) = 6 ottobre 2021
Date format in French (France) = 6 octobre 2021
Date format in German = 6. Oktober 2021

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