14 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2014 10:59 AM by Piewacket
Subbu44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi! My Mac Calendar is displaying US holidays. Not sure where it is getting it from, considering my location under Date/Time does show the Canadian city where I live. How do I get my Calendar to display Canadian holidays instead?

 

I am using OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 on a Macbook Pro.

 

Thanks.

 

Subbu


Macbook Pro and Mac Pro quad, Two 23" monitors
  • 1. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Barry Wilbraham1 Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)

    Silly question but does your Mac know that its being used in Canada?  It could be that it's configured for the USA.  I'm only guessing as I'm in the UK.  

  • 2. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Subbu44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not a silly question, but one that made me think. Well, the Mac should know where it is located. The time and location it displays are local. Moreover, the network IP number should also inform it as to which country I am in. Mac is too global a company to be assuming everybody using its products are in the US. So, I am guessing there's some setting somewhere I need to change to Canada.

     

    Subbu

  • 3. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Barry Wilbraham1 Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)

    A Gipsy's Glass Ball is always good! 

  • 4. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Barry Wilbraham1 Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)

    Found it.  The glass ball - that is.....

     

      Calendar > Advanced >  Turn on Tiime Zone Support - Calendar opens and top right shows your regional area.  Underneath is the word OTHER click on that and enter your country. 

  • 5. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Subbu44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Barry! Thanks for trying to help. I did what you said. I set the city to Calgary, yet it defaults back to Cupertino, CA the next time I check! Does this half a dozen times, but it switches back to Cupertino!!! Calendar continues to show only US holidays. I specified Canada under Language & Region in System Preferences, but that didn't do anything to the calendar holidays. This is frustrating!

     

    Subbu

  • 6. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Barry Wilbraham1 Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)

    Just a thought, I've looked at my own settings > System Preferences > Language > Region >

     

    Mine shows Region as USA  Interesting?   Maybe this is your problem solved.......

     

    Particularly when I'm a resident of the UK  

  • 7. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7 (24,940 points)

    The first thing to do if a simple setting does not "take" is to reset PRAM. Have you tried that? Do it after you have entered the correct settings.

     

    (see http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1379)

     

    1. Shut down your Mac.
    2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
    3. Turn on the computer.
    4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.
    5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
    6. Release the keys.

    Calendar has no problems on my computer in Toronto. Here's Family day in February:

    Screen Shot 2014-01-06 at 3.00.03 PM.png

    My settings in System Preferences / Langague and Region:

    Screen Shot 2014-01-06 at 3.00.48 PM.png

  • 8. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (16,210 points)

    If you can't sort it out, you can go to the link below, page 7 at the bottom and subscribe to to the Canadian Holidays Calendar by hitting the download button.

     

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/calendars/index6.html

  • 9. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Subbu44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Barry! Did that. Changing the country to Canada and setting the city to Calgary was accepted. However, each time I opened Calendar, it had dafaulted back to Cupertino, CA. Looks like Calendar suffers from narcissism!

     

    Anyhow, I solved the problem in another way. See below.

     

    Subbu

  • 10. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Subbu44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Eustace! Thanks for trying to help. Resetting PRAM did not reset my calendar for some reason. Looks like setting region is only for the time and not for holidays. Anyway, solved my problem. See my posting below.

     

    Subbu

  • 11. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Subbu44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Eric! Thanks for the idea. I solved the problem in a slightly different way (see posting below).

     

    Subbu

  • 12. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Subbu44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi guys! I solved my problem. Thanks to all those that tried to help. Here's what I did to get Canadian holidays insead of US:

     

    First, I realized there was a check against "US holidays) when I clicked Calendars on the top left. I unchecked it (see screenshot). That removed all US holidays (I didn't need to know what the US tax  deadline is!).

     

    Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 8.56.48 AM.png

    Then I clicked on the wifi-like symbol that appears next to US holidays. That brought up a link for US holidays (https://p20-calendars.icloud.com/holiday/US_en.ics):

     

    Screen Shot 2014-01-11 at 8.56.09 AM.png

    However, Googling did not bring up the equivalent for Canadian ones. I took my chance by replacing the US_en with CA_en in the URL, installed the file  it prompted me, and voila, it worked! Now, Canadian holidays show up.

     

    Hope this helps. Maybe there's a shorter way to do it, but this is one that worked for me. Setting region to Canada in System Preferences or Calendar seems to work only for the time zone, not for holidays. Calendar Help says choosing the city in Calenadar will update holidays (which I find it doesn't) and says that the previous holidays will be displayed unless deleted (without clear instructions on how to delete). My Calendar location still defaults to Cupertino, CA, but who cares! Looks like only Apple does! :-)

     

    Subbu

  • 13. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    ennio99 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I have discovered the way to have 'UK Holidays' calendar and events displayed in the OS X Calendar app when the 'Show Holidays calendar' preference is ticked. I suspect a similar solution may satisfy your wish to have the Canadian Holidays calendar and events displayed in the Calendar app. I appreciate you already have been provided with a solution.

    I presume you have these settings:
    System Preferences -> Language & Region -> Region = 'United Kingdom'

    System Preferences -> Language & Region -> Preferred Language (Primary) = 'English'

    I needed to change Preferred Language (Primary) = 'British English', then reboot as prompted. (You can keep Preferred Language = 'English' as a secondary language, or delete this).

    I know: it is crap, and must be a bug with either the OS X installer or with the Calendar app; Apple to decide which. Out on the internet there are many people reporting this issue: what they appear to have in common is they use the English language but are not in the USA.

  • 14. Re: Canadian holidays in Mac Calendar?
    Piewacket Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Perfect!!!   This worked wonderfully for me:  https://p20-calendars.icloud.com/holiday/CA_en.ics

     

    Thank you.