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How you add US holidays to the calendar?

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How you add US holidays to the calendar? relee727 4/2/09 8:26 AM

Re: How you add US holidays to the calendar? lfs4lfs 4/2/09 11:16 AM
relee727

Try this. Click on the “Setting” at the top right. Then choose “Calendar” from the top menu. Finally, click on “Browse public calendars” towards the bottom right. add the ones that you want

HTH.

lfs4lfs

 


Re: How you add US holidays to the calendar? tgi007 9/9/10 5:37 PM
Well, after banging my head on this low-clearance problem (no US Holidays for 2011 and later), I looked at the work-around solutions proposed in this and several other related threads, and then began scratching my head in earnest.

I asked myself the Obvious Question: why did Google originally provide only a handful (2002-2010) of "hard-coded" dates for holidays?

Answer: I have no idea.

The solutions using Mozilla.org's calendars suffer from the same problem -- they're using a limited list of hard-coded dates, and fail to take advantage of modern calendar "repeat" capabilities.

The whole point of computers is that they can often do all (or most) of the heavy lifting for you. Since most US holidays are well-mannered enough to follow an easily-described "repeat" formula, why not use that feature?

So, here's:

http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/9p1ilqt3hbg8941c920rmkkfjg%40group.calendar.google.com/public

You can subscribe to this calendar by pasting this address into the "Add > Add by URL" in the "Other calendars" sidebar to the left of the calendar view.

This calendar contains major US Holidays for all years beginning with 1985.

It includes older and new-rule Daylight Saving begin and end dates.

It includes Easter for 1980-2050.

All dates (other than Easter) are "repeat" formulas, so they work for any years in the future.
Re: How you add US holidays to the calendar? tgi007 9/14/10 2:26 AM
Update: After a bit of research, here's an easier way to subscribe to my US Holidays (1985-2100) calendar.

No need to navigate to the "Add by URL" menu.

Just click on (well, copy-and-paste, since the forum won't allow links):

http://tinyurl.com/USHolidays-1985-2100

it's shorthand for the (longer) address:

http://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fcalendar%2Ffeeds%2F9p1ilqt3hbg8941c920rmkkfjg%2540group.calendar.google.com%2Fpublic%2Fbasic

Enjoy!
Re: How you add US holidays to the calendar? asap105245 10/27/10 8:35 AM
THANK YOU!!  Damn, why was that so mind-numbingly hard???