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I have a concern with the Calendar class, specifically with the MONTH field. Each month is assigned a value beginning with 0. This presents a problem when trying to display a date using a normal date format. Since JANUARY = 0, FEBRUARY = 1, etc. If I want the current date (which should give me "9/14/2004" using the following code: I get "8/14/2004". I know I can just add 1 to the resulting month and I know counting in Java always starts at zero, but it seems like there should have been a better way so that every code that uses MONTH doesn't need to have " + 1" in it. Is there something that I'm not understanding and maybe a better way to do this?