On my MacBook Pro the date is shown like this:

Menu Bar

I'd like to remove the word 'Chaitra' from the menu bar (Chaitra is a month of the Hindu calendar). How can I do that?


To change the format of the date, you want to go to your "Language and Text" settings. Click on the "Region" tab at the top, then go to the section under "Dates":

Dates section in Language and Texts settings

Click on the "Customize..." button, then you should see a whole drag and drop section where you can change how the date is displayed:

Customize Date


Go to System PreferencesDate & TimeClock and uncheck Show Date.


To change the language used, go to System PreferencesLanguage & RegionAdvanced and set Format Language to the language you want to use.

  • brother i want date and time what i don't want is the word written over there that is chaitra thats change acoording to month.
    – user75758
    Apr 15 '14 at 17:38
  • but why its written like this in hindi or i don't know what language is this i want it in english that all.
    – user75758
    Apr 15 '14 at 18:01
  • @user75758 I've edited my answer
    – grg
    Apr 15 '14 at 18:03

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