# Golang : Loop each day of the current month example

Problem:

You need to get the current month, find out the number of days in the month programmatically and loop through each day to perform certain tasks such as restoring archived data from backups or interpolate data base on historical trend. How to do that?

Solution:

Find out the current month and the number of days in the month with `time.Now()` and `time.Date()` functions. Once you have determined the number of days in a the current calendar month, use a for loop to loop from day 1 to the end day of the month.

For example:

`````` package main

import (
"fmt"
"time"
)

func main() {

// get the current month
year, month, _ := time.Now().Date()

fmt.Printf("Current month: [%v]\n", month)

// get the number of days of the current month
t := time.Date(year, month+1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, time.UTC)
fmt.Printf("Total number of days in [%v], [%v] is [%v]\n", year, month, t.Day())

// loop each day of the month
for day := 1; day <= t.Day(); day++ {
// do whatever you want here ...
fmt.Println(day, month, year)
}
}
``````

Sample output:

Current month: [February]

Total number of days in [2016], [February] is [29]

1 February 2016

2 February 2016

3 February 2016

4 February 2016

5 February 2016

6 February 2016

7 February 2016

8 February 2016

9 February 2016

10 February 2016

11 February 2016

12 February 2016

13 February 2016

14 February 2016

15 February 2016

16 February 2016

17 February 2016

18 February 2016

19 February 2016

20 February 2016

21 February 2016

22 February 2016

23 February 2016

24 February 2016

25 February 2016

26 February 2016

27 February 2016

28 February 2016

29 February 2016

Happy Coding!

References:

https://socketloop.com/tutorials/golang-how-to-get-year-month-and-day

#### See also : Golang : Calculate elapsed years or months since a date

##### By Adam Ng

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