Examples of pytz in Python

pytz allows accurate and cross platform timezone calculations using Python 2.4 or higher.

Install

pip install pytz

Create localized time

import pytz
import datetime

kiev_tz = pytz.timezone('Europe/Kiev')
kiev_tz.zone

dt = kiev_tz.localize(datetime.datetime(2014, 11, 2, 15, 25, 0))

Format time

fmt = '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S %Z%z'
dt.strftime(fmt)

The preferred way of dealing with times is to always work in UTC, converting to localtime only when generating output to be read by humans.

utc_dt = datetime.datetime(2014, 11, 2, 15, 25, 0, tzinfo=pytz.utc)
dt = utc_dt.astimezone(kiev_tz)
dt.strftime(fmt)

Get now in locale time

now = datetime.datetime.utcnow().replace(tzinfo = pytz.utc)
now.astimezone(kiev_tz)

Also look at arrow.

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