How to set time zone of a java. util. Date? - Stack Overflow
Be aware that java. util. Date objects do not contain any timezone information by themselves - you cannot set the timezone on a Date object. The only thing that a Date object contains is a number of milliseconds since the "epoch" - 1 January 1970, 00:00:00 UTC. . As ZZ Coder shows, you set the timezone on the DateFormat object, to tell it in which timezone you want to display the date and time.