Foreign national and religious holidays incorrectly added in US English Outlook calendar G - M

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Symptoms

When you add the foreign national and religious holidays (for countries whose first letter begins with G - M) to the Outlook calendar, the following errors are noted, as described in the following table.
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CountryHoliday NameCorrection
GermanyReformation DayInadvertently omitted; should be October 31st
GermanyNew Year's EveInadvertently omitted; should be December 31st
GermanyWhitmondayTitle should be Whit Monday
GermanyWhitsundayTitle should be Whit Sunday
GreeceAsh MondayTitle should be Clean Monday
GreeceNational HolidayTitle should be Ochi Day
Hong KongHK Returning to ChinaDate should be July 1, 2001
Hong KongChing MingInadvertently omitted; date should be April 5, 2001, April 5, 2002, April 5, 2003, April 4, 2004
Hong KongChinese Winter Solstice FestivalInadvertently omitted; date should be December 22nd.
HungarySt. Stephen's DayTitle should be Republic Day
HungaryConstitution DayInadvertently omitted; should be August 20.
HungaryWhitmondayTitle should be Whit Monday
HungaryWhitsundayTitle should be Whit Sunday
IcelandFirst Day of SummerNot a recognized national holiday.
IcelandMaundy ThursdayTitle should be Holy Thursday
IcelandCommerce DayInadvertently omitted; should be on the 1st Monday of August
IcelandWhitmondayTitle should be Whit Monday
IcelandWhitsundayTitle should be Whit Sunday
IndonesiaNyepi DayDate should be March 25, 2001.
IndonesiaWaisak DayDate should be May 9, 2001.
IrelandAugust Bank HolidayTitle should be Summer Bank Holiday, and date should be the 1st Monday in August.
IrelandBank HolidayThe March dates are not recognized national holidays.
IrelandJune HolidayNot a recognized national holiday.
IrelandOctober HolidayTitle should be Halloween Weekend
IrelandSt. Stephen's DayTitle should be Boxing Day
ItalyLabor DayTitle should be May Day.
ItalyWWI Victory Anniversary DayInadvertently omitted; date should be the Sunday nearest November 4th.
JapanHealth Sport's DayTitle should be Health and Sports Day
JapanBank HolidayInadvertently omitted; date should be December 31st, January 2nd & 3rd.
JapanConstitution DayTitle should be Constitution Memorial Day
JapanNational DayTitle should be Holiday for a Nation
JapanCulture DayTitle should be National Culture Day
KoreaBuddha's BirthdayDate should be 2001/4/30
KoreaNational Founding DayTitle should be National Foundation Day
KoreaLabor DayInadvertently omitted; should be May 1st of each year.
LibyaRevolution DayDate should be July 23rd of each year.
LibyaIndependence DayNot a recognized National holiday.
LibyaDeclaration of Authority's PowerInadvertently omitted; date should be March 3rd of each year.
LibyaEvacuation Day (British)Inadvertently omitted; date should be March 28th of each year.
LibyaEvacuation DayInadvertently omitted; date should be June 11th of each year.
LibyaNational DayInadvertently omitted; date should be September 1st of each year.
LibyaEvacuation Day (Italian)Inadvertently omitted; date should be October 7th.
LuxembourgAssumption DayTitle should be Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
LuxembourgBoxing Day - St Stephen's DayTitle should be St. Stephen's Day.
LuxembourgDay of the French speaking communityNot a nationally recognized holiday.
LuxembourgGrand Duc's BirthdayTitle should be National Day (Sovereign's Birthday), and is duplicated in the list.
LuxembourgWhit SundayInadvertently omitted; date should be the Sunday before Whit Monday.
LuxembourgWhitmondayTitle should be Whit Monday.
MalaysiaLabor Day - May DayTitle should be Labour Day
MexicoAll Saints DayNot a recognized national holiday.
MexicoAnniversary of the RevolutionTitle should be Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution
MexicoConstitution DayTitle should be Anniversary of the Constitution
MexicoColumbus DayTitle should be Dia del la Raza/Columbus Day
MexicoOur Lady of GuadalupeTitle should be Virgin of Guadalupe
Note The Worldwide Holiday & Festival Site (www.holidayfestival.com) was used as a source for these corrections.

For other Christian and non-sectarian countries, click the article number to view the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
280975 Foreign national and religious holidays are incorrectly added in US English Outlook calendar A - F
280977 Foreign national and religious holidays incorrectly added in US English Outlook calendar N - Z
For Islamic religious and national holidays, click the article number to view the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
281001 Islamic religious and national holidays are incorrectly added to the US English calendar in Outlook

Resolution

Use one of the following three methods to resolve errors in calendar holidays:
  • To correct erroneous holidays in existing the calendar, double click and manually edit each event to change the date or spelling error.
  • Use the following steps to remove all the existing holiday events:
    1. Open the Calendar.
    2. On the View menu, point to Current View, and then click Annual Events.
    3. On the View menu, point to Current View, and then click Customize Current View.
    4. Click the Filters button, and then click the Clear All button to remove the filters that hide some events.
    5. In the right column of the Annual Events view, you should see the Categories column with "Holiday (without quotation marks) as an entry.
    6. Click to select the first entry in that column, and scroll down to the last entry. While holding the SHIFT key, click the last entry to highlight all of them, and then press the DELETE key.
    7. Follow step 3 to correct the holiday entries.
    8. On Tools menu, click Options, click Calendar Options, and the Add Holidays button. Click to select the holiday selection that you want to add, and then click OK.
  • Use the following steps to edit the text file that is used as a source document for creating the events:
    1. Close Microsoft Outlook.
    2. Click Start, point to Find or Search, click Files or Folders, and type outlook.hol in the Named box.
    3. In the Look in box, change the location to your local disk, and then click Find Next.
    4. Hold down the CTRL key, right-click the file name, click the Open With menu, and then locate the Notepad.exe file.
    5. Scroll to the country that you want to add or modify entries.
    6. Make changes as needed, keeping with the following syntax:
      Holiday Name,YYYY/MM/DD (note there are no spaces between the name and the date.)

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 280976 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
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