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Baroque Bloke
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Now it’s something called “holi”, March 8. Just calendar noise IMO. I’d rather not see anything but bank holidays.



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Now it’s something called “holi”, March 8. Just calendar noise IMO. I’d rather not see anything but bank holidays.


Huh. I was wondering about that one, thought it was something I somehow added by mistake. What I don’t under, is why we don’t have the option to ‘delete’ the reoccurring Holidays we don’t care about and just keep the ones we want.


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Ditto. If you figure out how to get rid of all that extraneous stuff, please post the solution. Not really concerned about botswana’s high holy day or whatever the latest is!
 
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Now it’s something called “holi”
A Hindu holiday that, among other things, signifies the triumph of good over evil. What's not to like? Plus, it's the day after the birthday of the wife of a SIGforum member. Whoo-hoo! Roll Eyes



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Ditto. If you figure out how to get rid of all that extraneous stuff, please post the solution.
Calendar -> Calendars -> US Holidays: Un-check.

Then enter the holidays you want, manually. Set to "all day," Un-check "Busy" (probably), etc., as you like.

Why they classify some of these things as "US Holidays" when clearly they are not is another issue.




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Ditto. If you figure out how to get rid of all that extraneous stuff, please post the solution.
Calendar -> Calendars -> US Holidays: Un-check.

Then enter the holidays you want, manually. Set to "all day," Un-check "Busy" (probably), etc., as you like.

Why they classify some of these things as "US Holidays" when clearly they are not is another issue.

The problem is that “repeat yearly “ won’t always work. E.g., Christmas is on a weekend, and Christmas observed is the following Monday, in that case.

Maybe there’s an app…



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I have never used the iphone calendar ever. Have an appointment book. Entering into a phone calendar is cumbersome and time consuming for me. Have used a paper appointment book for over 40 years. It does have obscure holidays in light ink which are easily ignored. I use my phone for calls and text messages.
 
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Go here, https://www.calendarlabs.com/ical-calendar
And subscribe to their US Holidays calendar.

Once you have subscribed to it, take the check mark out of the calendar Apple gives you.
 
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Ditto. If you figure out how to get rid of all that extraneous stuff, please post the solution.
Calendar -> Calendars -> US Holidays: Un-check.

Then enter the holidays you want, manually. Set to "all day," Un-check "Busy" (probably), etc., as you like.

Why they classify some of these things as "US Holidays" when clearly they are not is another issue.

After more thought, I believe your solution is best after all, ensigmatic. Thank you.



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After more thought, I believe your solution is best after all, ensigmatic. Thank you.
I don't know if it's "the best," but, it's probably the cleanest & easiest Smile

You're welcome.




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This is something our woke friends at Apple did a few OS-updates ago.

If you want to see the major holidays, you must also see the holidays for other religions. Unless, as stated above, you enter what you want manually.



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This is something our woke friends at Apple did a few OS-updates ago.
Just because you don't like it, you don't agree with it, it ain't "traditionally American," ain't Biblical, or whatever, doesn't necessarily make it "woke."

There are Americans of many races, creeds, religions, etc. Do I care about Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, etc. holidays? No, I do not. But, I wager, there are many Americans who do.

Apple wants their business, too.




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If you don’t like Apple’s holidays, there’s an easy fix.

You can have the standard holidays, and they automatically reload in January every year.
 
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^^^^^^^^^
I don’t understand Muddflap. What are “standard holidays”, and how do I get them onto my iPhone Calendar?

By “standard holidays” perhaps you mean “US Holidays”? I don’t like that set.



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I don’t understand Muddflap. What are “standard holidays”, and how do I get them onto my iPhone Calendar?

By “standard holidays” perhaps you mean “US Holidays”? I don’t like that set.


What I’m considering standard holidays, are just the ones recognized in the US. There are about 15 of them. New Years, Memorial Day, Labor Day Valentines Day, 4th of July, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and so on.

If you go to this web site,

https://www.calendarlabs.com/i...s/76/US_Holidays.ics

The first column, on the left, has US Holidays as the first entry. Tap on that, and tap the subscribe button. Follow the instructions. After it’s loaded, go into your calendar, tap calendars, and remove the checkmark from the US Holidays that Apple supplied. Calendar will then use the one you just subscribed to. Just make sure there’s a check mark next to it.
 
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Seems to be working but it's still downloading the calendar data after a couple of minutes.


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