How to Add Holidays to a Google Calendar

by Chris Hoffman

Google Calendar doesn't show any holidays by default. You don't have to add each holiday to your personal calendar, though. Google provides a list of interesting calendars which you can add to your Google calendar account, including holiday calendars for over 35 different countries. Google will automatically keep these calendars updated with the correct holiday dates each year. The holiday calendar will appear in your "Other Calendars" list after you subscribe to it.

Navigate to the Google Calendar page on Google's website.

Sign in by typing your Google account email and password into the "Email" and "Password" boxes and clicking "Sign In," if you're not already signed in.

Click the "Add" link under "Other Calendars" at the lower-left side of the Google Calendar page.

Click "Browse Interesting Calendars."

Click the "Subscribe" link to the right of the country holiday calendar you want to add. For example, if you want to add the U.S. Holidays calendar, scroll down to the bottom of the list of holiday calendars and click "Subscribe" to the right of "US Holidays."

Click the "Back to Calendar" link at the top of the page.

Tip

  • check You can add other special events to your Google Calendar from the "Browse Interesting Calendars" window. Available calendars include sport events, your Google contacts' birthdays and anniversaries, and phases of the moon.

About the Author

Chris Hoffman is a technology writer and all-around tech geek who writes for PC World, MakeUseOf, and How-To Geek. He's been using Windows since Windows 3.1 was released in 1992.