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Error message for US Holiday Calendar Subscription

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Matt_925 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 18, 2012 7:12 PM

I'm trying to load this into my Mac so it will display the US holidays:  webcal://ical.mac.com/ical/US32Holidays.ics

 

But every time I  try I get this error message:  There was an error subscribing to the calendar.  There was an unexpected error with the request on subscribed calendars (error -1).

 

I've tried several times, and re-booted too, and still erroring out!!!

 

Help!

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.4), Lion
  • aehaas Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to Matt_925)

    Same issue here.

     

    aehaas

  • moabite Calculating status...
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    Aug 19, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to Matt_925)

    Same here - US, Canadian and Jewish all went out.  Tried deleting and readding and no luck.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 2:58 PM (in response to moabite)

    If you look at the URL in the first post you will notice that it's hosted on the MobileMe server - which as we all know, closed on 1 July.

     

    You would think Apple would know, wouldn't you.

     

    Many of the third-party calendars were also hosted on MobileMe and have consequently disappeared. There isn't anything you can do about it until they wake up and find a new hosting service.

  • M Corey Head Calculating status...
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    Aug 19, 2012 3:27 PM (in response to Matt_925)

    I've found these two subscriptions to replace the ones that no longer work:

     

    Jewish Holidays:

    webcal://www.hebcal.com/ical/jewish-holidays-all.ics

     

    US Holidays:

    webcal://www.calendarlabs.com/templates/ical/US-Holidays.ics

     

    If anyone can find a calendar for Islamic holidays that would be grand.

     

    Hope this helps!

  • CGPhotos Calculating status...

    I found a calendar with Islamic holidays!  My US Holiday calendar started showing Islamic holidays!! Thats every kind of WRONG!!

  • M Corey Head Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    No CG---you're just every kind of racist.

  • CGPhotos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This has NOTHING to do with race, religion or any other discriminatory assumption about my post.  I have searched the calendar subscriptions, there are calendars for countries and religions all over the world.  That's a pretty awesome piece of how the world can use the same technology to adapt to their needs.  Key words are "their needs". I was looking for a calendar that only filled up my busy calendar with the holidays I needed.  Which I had and was working fine until out of the blue someone filled it with holiday I have never heard of nor do I have a need to be updated on at this time.  When you seek "US Holidays" it's expected to be just that.  What you may have mistaken for racism was the tone in which I expressed frustration for two things: 1. I have enough to keep up with, I choose what to put in my calendar & 2. This country has become so politically correct in every aspect it's made it politically incorrect to be an American.  I am not a racist in any shape or form.  And your accusation proves my point.

  • M Corey Head Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 11:10 PM (in response to CGPhotos)

    Gosh! You got me! I forgot there aren't any Muslim people in America. (Yes...sarcasm.) How could I have taken your tone to be racist? Perhaps not racist...just plain ignorant. I'd love the webcal link to your US holiday calendar. Mine doesn't show the Islamic holidays. But perhaps sharing something like that would be considered unamerican.

  • CGPhotos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I dont want the UCLA Basketball schedule calendar or the Finnish Name Days, and that does not make me a racist.  Stop the hate, I just want US Holidays.

     

    Here's the link for you, because I believe in sharing, its in my heart, not my nationality.  i wish you a blessed day.  http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/calendars/usholidaycalendar.html

  • M Corey Head Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Thanks for the link! In addressing the original issue of this thread, it appears Apple may have moved its former mac.com addresses over and that many of the calendars we were previously using with mac.com addresses may be available again by going to the Help menu in iCal and choosing the "Find Calendar Subscriptions..." to take you to the Apple site.  This is good news.

     

    The link you provided is very much appreciated.  I only found some very basic Islamic holidays, such as the end of Ramadan and the Islamic New Year.  I will continue my search for a more detailed calendar since I have students that may be celebrating such holidays and I'd like to know when/if they may need time off.

     

    Also--last I checked, Islam is a religion--not a nationality. Finland is a country. Islam is not.  People in America practice Islam and it's not "politically correct" to say so. It's simply a fact. I would hope you would like to learn more and not just dismiss it as political correctness, but as an awareness of something other than your point of view.  Here's a good place to start.  Note # 1 in the article. 

     

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-muslims-in-america/2011/ 03/30/AFePWOIC_story.html

     

    I wish you a blessed day as well.

  • katskee Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to CGPhotos)

    I agree!! Since when is Dawali and the Islamic New Year and US holiday????

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