How to add and delete holidays in the Calendar in Outlook

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SUMMARY
In the Calendar, you can add and delete country-specific holidays.
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Add Holidays to the Calendar

To add holidays to the Calendar, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. On the Preferences tab, click Calendar Options and then click Add Holidays.
  3. Click to select the appropriate country, and click OK.
If you have already added a country's holidays, you will see a check next to the country name. If you try to add the same country again, you receive the following error message:
Holidays for <country> are already installed.
Do you want to install them again?
If you click Yes, the holidays will install a second time and you will see duplicate holiday entries.

Remove Holidays from the Calendar

To remove holidays from the Calendar, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Calendar. On the View menu, point to Current View, and then click Events.

    In Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, this step is slightly different. Open your Calendar. On the View menu, point to Arrange By, click Current View, and then click Events.
  2. Click the Location column heading to sort the list of holidays by country.
  3. Click to select the first holiday you want to delete.
  4. Hold down SHIFT and click the last holiday you want to delete.
  5. Press DELETE to remove all the selected holidays from your Calendar.

REFERENCES
For more information about adding or deleting Holidays, click Microsoft Outlook Help on the Help menu, type "Holidays" in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
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