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Question: Strange holiday in US Holidays Calendar

Anyone else have the new holiday "Holi" in their US Holidays Calendar for Friday March 2? Sadly it can't be deleted.


Here's the contents of the vcard for that special day:


BEGIN:VCALENDAR

CALSCALE:GREGORIAN

VERSION:2.0

X-WR-CALNAME:Holi

METHOD:PUBLISH

PRODID:-//Apple Inc.//Mac OS X 10.13.3//EN

BEGIN:VEVENT

TRANSP:TRANSPARENT

DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20180303

UID:faacda22-08f6-3d52-90fa-987f9f43c252

DTSTAMP:20180220T075910Z

SEQUENCE:0

CLASS:PUBLIC

X-APPLE-UNIVERSAL-ID:fc0ee209-a97f-e471-570a-252b76fa52e0

CATEGORIES:Holidays

X-APPLE-TRAVEL-ADVISORY-BEHAVIOR:AUTOMATIC

SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-US:Holi

DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20180302

CREATED:20180222T224100Z

BEGIN:VALARM

X-WR-ALARMUID:5399506E-5E28-4332-8F9A-58E5BF00FF48

UID:5399506E-5E28-4332-8F9A-58E5BF00FF48

TRIGGER:-PT15H

ATTACH;VALUE=URI:Basso

X-APPLE-LOCAL-DEFAULT-ALARM:TRUE

ACTION:AUDIO

X-APPLE-DEFAULT-ALARM:TRUE

END:VALARM

END:VEVENT

END:VCALENDAR

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Mar 13, 2018 9:06 AM in response to Terence Devlin In response to Terence Devlin

About holiday calendars on iOS and macOS - https://support.apple.com/HT208541 - "Learn how to display holiday calendars in the Calendar app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac."


Use iCloud calendar subscriptions - Apple Support - https://support.apple.com/HT202361


iCloud: Delete or hide an event in iCloud Calendar - https://support.apple.com/kb/PH2684?locale=en_US


How to add calendar events to your Calendar application for OS X/Mac OS and iOS - https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-12741

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Feb 27, 2018 7:54 AM in response to wa1oui In response to wa1oui

Oh no! An event from another culture in there! Heavens, what to do?


Feedback - Calendar - Apple


Explain to Apple how terribly terribly distressing it is, and ask them to make it removable. I hope you recover soon.

Feb 27, 2018 7:54 AM

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Feb 27, 2018 11:15 AM in response to Terence Devlin In response to Terence Devlin

No one is "distressed" because a Hindu holiday is in the calendar.


I would like the option of getting rid of the holidays that are not either Christian or National holidays, mostly because it affects me personally or any business I would need to (or not) do on that date. This is a new item that just popped up in the last week, so people are just asking how to rid it from the calendar, keeping the holidays we'd like. The feedback link? Helpful. The rest of the post? No.

Feb 27, 2018 11:15 AM

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Mar 13, 2018 9:06 AM in response to Terence Devlin In response to Terence Devlin

About holiday calendars on iOS and macOS - https://support.apple.com/HT208541 - "Learn how to display holiday calendars in the Calendar app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac."


Use iCloud calendar subscriptions - Apple Support - https://support.apple.com/HT202361


iCloud: Delete or hide an event in iCloud Calendar - https://support.apple.com/kb/PH2684?locale=en_US


How to add calendar events to your Calendar application for OS X/Mac OS and iOS - https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-12741

Mar 13, 2018 9:06 AM

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Feb 27, 2018 11:19 AM in response to Pixiegirlie In response to Pixiegirlie

Then, as suggested in your initial thread, subscribe to a calendar that shows what you want to see. For that matter, you can subscribe to no calendars at all, which would give you ultimate flexibility to add what you wish.

Feb 27, 2018 11:19 AM

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Mar 2, 2018 1:59 PM in response to stedman1 In response to stedman1

Unfortunately there are no calendars available for just 'US Holidays', they are including all holidays under this option. So for now only option is to not use any holidays calendar from Apple. This is too bad as the previous holidays they included under "US Holidays' was a useful calendar for that purpose. Too bad that these additional holidays are not part of a different calendar that could be optionally added for those that want it, instead of forcing them on everyone as in the current setup.

Mar 2, 2018 1:59 PM

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Mar 3, 2018 8:34 AM in response to iphone_user987654321 In response to iphone_user987654321

iphone_user987654321 wrote:


So for now only option is to not use any holidays calendar from Apple.


You don't have to use Apple provided holiday calendars. There are lots of them out there. You can't edit any of them but, perhaps you can find one that has only the exact holidays you want:


How to Find and Subscribe to Calendars for Just About Anything with iCalShare

Mar 3, 2018 8:34 AM

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Mar 5, 2018 7:24 AM in response to wa1oui In response to wa1oui

That's great that Apple is being inclusive with the various holidays and it's fine that they get pushed out as a default, but there are certain religious holidays or who cares days (April Fools) that I would like to delete or just remove the notifications for without losing all the other ones.

Mar 5, 2018 7:24 AM

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Mar 5, 2018 7:26 AM in response to aekemmerer In response to aekemmerer

aekemmerer wrote:


That's great that Apple is being inclusive with the various holidays and it's fine that they get pushed out as a default, but there are certain religious holidays or who cares days (April Fools) that I would like to delete or just remove the notifications for without losing all the other ones.

Editing the included calendar is not an option. You'll need to either create your own holiday calendar or find one that better meets your needs.

Mar 5, 2018 7:26 AM

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Mar 8, 2018 8:09 AM in response to dennisfrombellmore In response to dennisfrombellmore

dennisfrombellmore wrote:


Same problem on my macBook Pro and all iOS devices. Wish Apple would find a way to get this off the calendar since the user has no apparent control over it.

Apple put Holi there intentionally. If you don't like the holidays included on Apple's holiday calendar, you can turn it off. You can then, if you wish, download one of the many, many holiday calendars available. Note that you can't edit them, either.

Mar 8, 2018 8:09 AM

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Mar 8, 2018 8:47 AM in response to IdrisSeabright In response to IdrisSeabright

Since it has no meaning to any users why even put it there? You say Apple put it there intentionally. What would they do that for? With no meaning to end users why not just take it off the calendar at their end? Please correct me if I am wrong; does Holi mean something that I am not aware of?

Mar 8, 2018 8:47 AM

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Mar 8, 2018 8:53 AM in response to dennisfrombellmore In response to dennisfrombellmore

dennisfrombellmore wrote:


Since it has no meaning to any users why even put it there?

I'm sure it has meaning to the 3 million or so Hindu citizens of the U.S.


It's always a good idea to read a thread from the beginning before posting. It prevents the posting of potentially embarrassing posts.

Mar 8, 2018 8:53 AM

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