How to add country’s holiday to Outlook Calendar

Microsoft Outlook 2010 has a feature that lets users to add a country’s holidays to Outlook calendar. This is quite useful feature when you are interacting with colleagues or customers from different countries. So you can plan and schedule your work based on their availability. Listed below are the steps to add another countries calendar to Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007

Add countries holidays to calendar in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010

In Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010, this can be done by clicking on the File menu –> options –> Navigate to Calendar section.

Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010 Calendar

Click on the Add Holidays button available on the Calendar options with label as Add holidays to the Calendar. This would display the following Add Holidays to Calendar window.

Add Holidays to Calendar in Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010

Now select the location whose holidays needs to be added to the Outlook Calendar and click OK button add the details.

Add countries holidays to calendar in Outlook 2007

Outlook 2007 calendar has the option for displaying specific countries holidays as part of the Calendar. This can be done using the Calendar Options available as part of Tools -> Options menu

Outlook 2007 Calendar Options

In the Calendar Options window click on the Add Holidays button available under Calendar options section.

Outlook 2007 Add Holidays

Using Add Holidays to Calendar dialog select the specific countries whose holidays needs to be copied as part of Outlook Calendar.

Add countries holiday to Outlook 2007

After installing the holidays you would get the following confirmation message.


Also See: Collaborating with Calendars in Outlook 2013

In Category: Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013

Ravi Shankar

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  • Andy December 9, 2009, 7:59 pm

    What a great feature! Thanks for sharing this little known but useful aspect of Outlook. We’d love to hear about some of your other favorite features at

    MSFT Office Outreach Team

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