Adding Holidays to Your iCal Calendar


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Holidays on your calendar  <br>Click to see a larger image
Holidays on your calendar
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In iCal you can subscribe to other peoples' calendars and they will appear on your calendar. Apple publishes several calendars that you can subscribe to, including the holidays for many countries around the world.

To add holidays to your calendar:
  1. On iCal's menu bar, choose Calendar / Find Subscriptions...
  2. You will be taken to a page on Apple's website that lists shared calendars.
  3. For US Holidays, click here. For other countries you will have to browse around some in the Alphabetical tab.
  4. When you have found the calendar you want to add to iCal, click the Download button.
  5. You will be taken back to iCal. Click Subscribe.
The next dialog shows options for the calendar. Two of them are important:
  • If you have MobileMe and share your calendar with iDevices and/or other Macs, change Location from On My Mac to Calendars. (If this doesn't work, make sure that Calendar sharing is checked on the MobileMe preference pane.)
  • Change Auto-refresh to Every week. This will make sure that you have holidays on your calendar for the years ahead.
Click OK. The holidays will be added to iCal.

In addition to holiday calendars, you can also subscribe to US sports team schedules, US movie releases, moon phases and several other types of calendar.

Also check out the iCalShare.com website that claims over 3500 shared calendars in 40 categories

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Add Holidays to Your iCal Calendar
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, February 29 2008

Very useful! Thanks.

Adding Holidays to Your iCal Calendar
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, October 11 2010

Exellent! Suprising that this basic iCal info. is not on the apple support site.Thanks for your help.

Adding Holidays to Your iCal Calendar
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, March 27 2012

Phenomenal! Thanks for your help!

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Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 30 2012

Thank you!

Adding Holidays to Your iCal Calendar
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, November 20 2012

Simple, easy and it works! Thank you!

Adding Holidays to Your iCal Calendar
Authored by: Guest on Tuesday, February 12 2013

Did not work, no holidays displayed

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