Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2014 6:31 AM (in response to Barry Wilbraham1)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2014 6:40 AM (in response to Barry Wilbraham1)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2014 10:31 AM (in response to Barry Wilbraham1)
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!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2014 11:18 AM (in response to Subbu44)
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
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2014 12:05 PM (in response to Subbu44)
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.
- Shut down your Mac.
- Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
- Turn on the computer.
- Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.
- Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
- Release the keys.
Calendar has no problems on my computer in Toronto. Here's Family day in February:
My settings in System Preferences / Langague and Region:
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2014 1:31 PM (in response to Subbu44)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2014 6:51 AM (in response to Barry Wilbraham1)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2014 6:52 AM (in response to Eustace Mendis)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2014 7:06 AM (in response to Subbu44)
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!).
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):
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! :-)