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Parse a date and time from a string

Given the string "2008-05-06 13:29", parse it as a date representing 6th March, 2008 1:29:00pm in the local time zone.
import Data.Time

main = print (parseTimeOrError True defaultTimeLocale "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M" "2008-05-06 13:29" :: UTCTime)

Display information about a date

Display the day of month, day of year, month name and day name of the day 8 days from now.

Display a date in different locales

Display a language/locale friendly version of New Year's Day for 2009 for several languages/locales. E.g. for languages English, French, German, Italian, Dutch the output might be something like:

Thursday, January 1, 2009
jeudi 1 janvier 2009
giovedì 1 gennaio 2009
Donnerstag, 1. Januar 2009
donderdag 1 januari 2009

(Indicate in comments where possible if any language specific or operating system configuration needs to be in place.)

Display the current date and time

Create a Date object representing the current date and time. Print it out.
If you can also do this without creating a Date object you can show that too.
import System.Time

main = do ct <- getClockTime
print ct
import Data.Time

main = do zt <- getZonedTime
print zt
import System.Time

main = print =<< getClockTime