Outlook Mac 2011: Adding Holidays to your Calendar

   Posted June 17, 2011 by David Kirk in Microsoft Outlook

Outlook allows the user to add holidays from multiple countries into the calendar.

Outlook has always driven me crazy that holidays are not included by default in your calendar. Luckily, adding these events are pretty easy.

1. Open Outlook
2. Click the File menu
3. Select Import
4. Select Holidays

click import and then select holidays

5. Click the right arrow
6. Select your country or region
7. Right click the arrow again.
8. After the import occurs, click the Finish button.


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  • Sgtlip

    Thanks but I have tried it twice now and still no holidays listed in my calendar.

    • Anonymous

      Working here… I just tried it again. ┬áDid you change to monthly view and scan your whole calendar? Did you ever see the import process occurring?

      • Sgtlip

        Yes, I have my calendar always on monthly view. Yes, the little box popped up saying Importing. Did I see the holidays actually import, no. I can only tell you after scanning every month in 2010, 2011 and 2012 there are no US holidays there. I have even accomplished it once more (as I’m typing this, I stopped, ran it and looked and still nothing. But afterwards I even shut he Mac off and started it again just in case. I have even uploaded the new Microsoft Update (afterwards) and still no holidays. Thanks for asking though.

  • Jordan

    Same problem. Did it several times, definitely no holidays in there. Progress bar even said the calendar was downloading #/288 items to the calendar and the number kept progressing as if it was doing something, then nothing was there when it was finished.

  • Roeland

    Trying to do this, I only get a message: The import could not be completed. An unknown error has occurred in Outlook.
    How to avoid this error?