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How to add/substract days to Date in Java 8?

This page shows examples on how to add/substract days, hours, weeks, months or years to date object using Java8 new date and time APIs. Java 8 introduced plus and minus related methods to make it easier.

package com.java2novice.datetime;

import java.time.LocalDateTime;

public class AddDaysToDateEx {

        public static void main(String[] args) {

                LocalDateTime ldTime =;
                System.out.println("Current date time: "+ldTime);

                // add 10 days to current time
                LocalDateTime advLdTime = ldTime.plusDays(10);
                System.out.println("Date time after 10 days: "+advLdTime);

                // add 5 hours to crrent time
                LocalDateTime advLdTime1 = ldTime.plusHours(5);
                System.out.println("Date time after adding 5 hours: "+advLdTime1);

                // date one month before
                LocalDateTime prevLdTime = ldTime.minusMonths(1);
                System.out.println("Date one month before: "+prevLdTime);

                // date two week before
                LocalDateTime prevLdTime1 = ldTime.minusWeeks(2);
                System.out.println("Date two weeks before: "+prevLdTime1);

Current date time: 2015-12-16T09:38:15.975
Date time after 10 days: 2015-12-26T09:38:15.975
Date time after adding 5 hours: 2015-12-16T14:38:15.975
Date one month before: 2015-11-16T09:38:15.975
Date two weeks before: 2015-12-02T09:38:15.975
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