jQuery Plugin for World Calendars - calendars

jQuery Plugin for World Calendars - calendars
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calendars is a powerful jQuery plugin which provides implementations of various world calendars and additional functionality such as conversion between calendars, parsing and formatting dates, and a datepicker.


  • Calendars: Gregorian, Julian, Taiwanese, Thai, Persian, Islamic, Hebrew, Ethiopian, Coptic, Mayan.
  • Parse and format dates in all these calendars.
  • Style the datepicker using one of five themes, or use any of the standard Themeroller themes.
  • Over 70 localisations for Gregorian/Julian calendars.

Basic Usage:

1. Include jQuery library and calendars.js in your header

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.calendars.js"></script>

2. Include jQuery Calendars modules in your header

<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.calendars.plus.js"></script>

3. Obtain a calendar implementation and start using it.

var gc = $.calendars.instance(); 
var d = gc.newDate(2009, 1, 26);

4. Default plugin options.

// The calendar for this datepicker.
calendar: $.calendars.instance(),

// CSS class to add to this instance of the datepicker.
pickerClass: '',

// true for popup on focus, false for not.
showOnFocus: true,

// Element to be cloned for a trigger
showTrigger: null,

// Name of jQuery animation for popup
showAnim: 'show',

// Options for enhanced animations.
showOptions: {},

// Duration of display/closure.
showSpeed: 'normal',

// The element to which a popup calendar is added
popupContainer: null,

// Alignment of popup
// 'top' or 'bottom' aligns depending on language direction,
// 'topLeft', 'topRight', 'bottomLeft', 'bottomRight'.
alignment: 'bottom',

// true to always show 6 weeks
// false to only show as many as are needed.
fixedWeeks: false,

// First day of the week, 0 = Sunday, 1 = Monday, etc.
firstDay: null,

// Calculate week of the year from a date,
calculateWeek: null,

// true to localise numbers (if available),
// false to use normal Arabic numerals.
localNumbers: false,

// How many months to show, cols or [rows, cols].
monthsToShow: 1,

// How many months to offset the primary month by;
// may be a function that takes the date and returns the offset.
monthsOffset: 0,

// How many months to move when prev/next clicked.
monthsToStep: 1,

// How many months to move when large prev/next clicked.
monthsToJump: 12,

// true to use mousewheel if available
useMouseWheel: true,

// true to change month/year via drop-down
// false for navigation only
changeMonth: true,

// Range of years to show in drop-down: 'any' for direct text entry
// or 'start:end', where start/end are '+-nn' for relative to today
// or 'c+-nn' for relative to the currently selected date
// or 'nnnn' for an absolute year.
yearRange: 'c-10:c+10',

// trueto show dates from other months
showOtherMonths: false,

// true to allow selection of dates from other months too.
selectOtherMonths: false,

// Date to show if no other selected.
defaultDate: null,

// true to pre-select the default date if no other is chosen.
selectDefaultDate: false,

// The minimum selectable date.
minDate: null,

// The maximum selectable date.
maxDate: null,

// Format for dates.
dateFormat: null,

// true to size the input field according to the date format.
autoSize: false,

// Allows for selecting a date range on one date picker.
rangeSelect: false,

// Text between two dates in a range.
rangeSeparator: ' - ',

// Maximum number of selectable dates, zero for single select.
multiSelect: 0,

// Text between multiple dates.
multiSeparator: ',',

// Callback as a date is added to the datepicker.
onDate: null,

// Callback just before a datepicker is shown.
onShow: null,

// Callback when a new month/year is selected.
onChangeMonthYear: null,

// Callback when a date is selected.
onSelect: null,

// Callback when a datepicker is closed.
onClose: null,

// Alternate field to update in synch with the datepicker.
altField: null,

//  Date format for alternate field
altFormat: null,

// true to constrain typed input to dateFormat allowed characters.
constrainInput: true,

// true to apply formatDate to the command texts.
commandsAsDateFormat: false,

// Command actions that may be added to a layout by name.
commands: {} 

5. Default plugin options.

var gc = $.calendars.instance(); 
var d = gc.newDate(2009, 1, 26);

More Examples:

Change Log:

  • Updated to v2.1.0 (2017-02-05)

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by kbwood. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.