Add holidays to your calendar in Outlook for Windows

When you first use Outlook, there aren't any holidays on the Calendar. But you can add holidays for one or more countries.

  1. Click File > Options > Calendar.

  2. Under Calendar options, click Add Holidays.

    Calendar options in the Outlook Backstage view

  3. Check the box for each country whose holidays you want to add to your calendar, and then click OK.

    Country/region holiday selection dialog box

    If a country's or region's holidays are already added to your calendar, the box for the country is checked in the Add Holidays to Calendar dialog box. If you click OK, the holidays are added and duplicates are created.


  • The holiday information provided in Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2019, and Outlook 2016 includes Gregorian calendar years 2016-2026. If you're using a non-Gregorian calendar, holidays that occur during the same time period are included. 

  • If you have installed one of these Outlook versions but aren't seeing holiday dates through the year 2026, you may need to delete any existing holiday information from your calendar using the steps below, then ensure you've installed the latest updates for Outlook and re-add the holidays to your calendar. 

Delete holidays

  • From your Calendar, choose View > Change View > List.

  • In the Arrangement group, choose Categories. This will sort all of your events by category.

  • Scroll through the list of events until you see the Holidays category.

  • Select one or more holidays. Holidays are sorted by location, which arranges all holidays by country. Once you've selected the holidays you want to delete, choose Home > Delete.

  • To return to your normal Calendar view, choose View > Change View > Calendar.

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