OL2002: Foreign National and Religious Holidays Are Incorrectly Added in US English Outlook Calendar A - F

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SYMPTOMS

When you add the foreign national and religious holidays (for countries whose first letter begins with A - F) to the Outlook Calendar, the following errors are noted. The Worldwide Holiday & Festival Site (www.holidayfestival.com) was used as a source for these corrections. For other Christian and non-sectarian countries, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
280976 OL2002: Foreign National and Religious Holidays Incorrectly Added in US English Outlook Calendar G - M
280977 OL2002: Foreign National and Religious Holidays Incorrectly Added in US English Outlook Calendar N - Z
For Islamic Religious and National Holidays, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
281001 Islamic Religious/National Holidays Incorrectly added into US English Calendar
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CountryHoliday NameCorrection
ArgentinaFlag DayDate should be Monday closest to the 20th.
ArgentinaMalvinas DayDate should be Apr 2nd.
ArgentinaNational DayTitle should be Anniversary of the May Revolution.
AustriaSt. Stephen's DayTitle should be Boxing Day.
AustriaWhitmondayTitle should be Whit Monday.
AustriaWhitsundayTitle should be Whit Sunday.
BelgiumBoxing Day - St. Stephen's DayNot a recognized holiday.
BelgiumLabor DayTitle should be Labor Day - May Day.
BelgiumDay of the Dutch speaking communityTitle should be Flemish Community Holiday.
BelgiumDay of the French speaking communityTitle should be French Community Holiday.
BelgiumKing's BirthdayNot a recognized national holiday.
BelgiumAssumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryShould be listed on Aug 15.
BelgiumWhitmondayTitle should be Whit Monday.
BelgiumWhitsundayTitle should be Whit Sunday.
BoliviaAll Saints DayInadvertently omitted; Date should be Nov 1.
BoliviaGood FridayInadvertently omitted; Date should be Apr 13, 2001, Mar 29, 2002, Apr 18, 2003, Apr 9, 2004.
BoliviaLabor Day - May DayTitle should be Labor Day.
BrazilCarnivalTitle should be Carnaval and is 5 days long, starting Mar 23, 2001, Feb 8, 2002, Feb 20, 2003 and Mar 4, 2004.
BrazilFinadosTitle should be All Souls Day.
BrazilNossa Senhora de AparecidaTitle should be Our Lady Aparecida.
BrazilRepublic DayTitle should be Proclamation of the Republic.
BrazilRio de Janeiro AnniversaryNot a recognized national holiday.
BrazilSao Paulo AnniversaryNot a recognized national holiday.
CanadaBritish Columbia DayNot a recognized national holiday, but is common day for the local provincial holiday.
CanadaDiscovery Day (Yukon)Not a recognized national holiday.
CanadaFamily Day - Provincial AlbertaNot a recognized national holiday.
CanadaHalloweenNot a recognized national holiday.
CanadaMemorial Day - NewfoundlandNot a recognized national holiday.
CanadaNew Brunswick DayNot a recognized national holiday.
CanadaQuebec National DayNot a recognized national holiday.
CanadaSaint Jean BaptisteNot a recognized national holiday.
CanadaSaskatchewan DayNot a recognized national holiday.
ChileBattle of IquiqueNot included; date should be May 21st.
ChileSt Peter's and St Paul's DayShould be June 28th.
ChileAssumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryNot included; date should be August 15th.
ChileColumbus DayTitle should be Dia de la Raza.
ChileReconciliation DayNot included; date should be the first Monday in September.
ChileNational Unity DayNot included; date should be September 6th.
ChileImmaculate ConceptionNot included; date should be December 8th.
ChileChristmas EveNot a recognized national holiday.
ChileBank HolidayNot included; date should be December 31st.
Christian Religious HolidaysEaster MondayNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysFirst Sunday of AdventNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysFourth Sunday of AdventNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysImmaculate ConceptionNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysMary - Mother of GodNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysMaundy ThursdayNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysPalm SundayNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysQuinquagesima SundayNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysSecond Sunday of AdventNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysSt JosephNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysSt Peter's and St Paul's DayNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysThird Sunday of AdventNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysTrinity SundayNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysWhitmondayNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysWhitsundayTitle should be Whit Sunday.
Christian Religious HolidaysEaster MondayNot a recognized religious holiday.
Christian Religious HolidaysAll Souls DayInadvertently omitted; should be November 2nd.
Christian Religious HolidaysBoxing Day Inadvertently omitted; should be December 26th.
Christian Religious HolidaysSt Stephen's DayInadvertently omitted; should be December 26th.
ColumbiaCartagena's Independence DayShould be November 11th.
ColumbiaColumbus DayTitle should be Dia de la Raza.
ColumbiaEpiphanyInadvertently omitted; should be January 6th.
ColumbiaSan JoseInadvertently omitted; should be March 19th.
ColumbiaSt Peter's and St Paul's DayInadvertently omitted; should be June 29th.
ColumbiaImmaculate ConceptionInadvertently omitted; should be December 8th
Costa RicaJuan SantmariaTitle should be Anniversary of the Battle of Rivas
Costa RicaTraspaso de PoderesNot a recognized national holiday
Costa RicaSt Peter's and St Paul's DayInadvertently omitted; should be June 29th
Costa RicaCorpus ChristiInadvertantly omitted; should be June 14th, 2001, May 30th, 2002, June 19th, 2003, June 10th, 2004
CroatiaLabor DayTitle should be May Day
CroatiaEasterInadvertantly omitted; should be April 15, 2001, March 31, 2002, April 20, 2003, April 11, 2004
Czech RepublicConstantin and MethodiusTitle should be St Cyril and St Methodius
Czech RepublicCzech Statehood DayDate should be October 28th
Czech RepublicDay of Freedom and DemocracyTitle should be Velvet Revolution Day
Czech RepublicLabor DayTitle should be May Day
DenmarkMaundy ThursdayTitle should be Holy Thursday
DenmarkWhitmondayTitle should be Whit Monday
DenmarkWhitsundayTitle should be Whit Sunday
EcuadorColumbus DayTitle should be Dia de la Raza
EcuadorIndependence of Cuenca DayTitle should be Foundation of Ceunca
EcuadorIndependence of GuayaquilTitle should be Foundation of Guayaquil
EcuadorFoundation of QuitoInadvertantly omitted; should be December 6th
EcuadorBank HolidayInadvertantly omitted; should be the last Friday in June.
EgyptIndependence DayNot a recognized national holiday
EgyptNew Year's DayNot a recognized national holiday
EgyptUnion DayNot a recognized national holiday
EgyptEvacuation DayInadvertently omitted; should be June 18th
EstoniaMay DayTitle should be Spring Day
EstoniaMidsummer DayTitle should be St John's Day
EstoniaWhitsundayTitle should be Whit Sunday
FinlandAll Saint's DayDate should be November 1st
FinlandLabor DayTitle should be May Day
FinlandVappuInadvertantly omitted; date should be April 30th
FinlandWhitsundayTitle should be Whit Sunday
FranceNational DayTitle should be Bastille Day
FranceVictory DayTitle should be WWII Victory Day
FranceWhitmondayTitle should be Whit Monday
FranceWhitsundayTitle should be Whit Sunday

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. -or-

  • 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.
    -or-

  • 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 at the beginning of this article.

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Article ID: 280975 - Last Review: May 26, 2001 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
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