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Twig Components / Methods / format_date

format_date(dateFormat = "medium", pattern = "", timezone = null, calendar = "gregorian", locale = null) is a Twig filter to format a date. It behaves in the exact same way as the format_datetime filter, but without the time.


The format_date filter is part of the IntlExtension which is not installed by default. Install it first:

$ composer require twig/intl-extra

Then, on Symfony projects, install the twig/extra-bundle:

$ composer require twig/extra-bundle

Otherwise, add the extension explicitly on the Twig environment:

use Twig\Extra\Intl\IntlExtension;

$twig = new \Twig\Environment(...);
$twig->addExtension(new IntlExtension());


  • locale: The locale
  • dateFormat: The date format
  • pattern: A date time pattern
  • timezone: The date timezone
  • calendar: The calendar (Gregorian by default)

Source: Twig

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