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Holi is showing up in the "US Holidays" on my calendar. I know Apple wants to be accurate so please remove this or advise how I can remove this. I don't need Non-American holidays filling my calendar.

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That isn't a good reason. US Holidays refer to an official list put out by the federal government and indicate when business and government entities will be closed. See this What are Federal holidays? - OPM.gov


Holi showing up on the US Holidays calendar does not make sense - it is the holiday of another country and thus negates the title of the calendar "US Holidays". I will say this isn't only Holi showing up, Cinco de Mayo is on it now as well as Ramadan. These are recent changes too, so seems to be some PC BS. If people want to subscribe to a calendar that has Holi on it more power to them but it doesn't have a place on US Holidays until the federal government adds it.


The purpose of subscribing to certain calendars is to get specific dates pertaining to those calendars. The US Holidays calendar is changing to be a Global Holidays calendar and should have its title changed if it insists on going in this direction.

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Mar 2, 2018 6:10 PM in response to IdrisSeabright In response to IdrisSeabright

You don't understand the concept behind the US Holidays calendar. It was created to have just the federal government holidays. Now the author is changing the calendar without changing the title and that is annoying. Holi is no way as American as Easter - most Americans have no idea what Holi is. In 50 or 100 years Holi may be as American as Easter or even more popular, I have no idea and don't care.

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Mar 1, 2018 9:03 PM in response to Csound1 In response to Csound1

Maybe but it's not a US holiday. US holidays are not determined by population. Respectfully, Hindu or any holiday other than a US holiday have no importance to me. I would say Most Americans don't want to have them cluttering our calendars.

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Mar 2, 2018 3:19 AM in response to Csound1 In response to Csound1

That isn't a good reason. US Holidays refer to an official list put out by the federal government and indicate when business and government entities will be closed. See this What are Federal holidays? - OPM.gov


Holi showing up on the US Holidays calendar does not make sense - it is the holiday of another country and thus negates the title of the calendar "US Holidays". I will say this isn't only Holi showing up, Cinco de Mayo is on it now as well as Ramadan. These are recent changes too, so seems to be some PC BS. If people want to subscribe to a calendar that has Holi on it more power to them but it doesn't have a place on US Holidays until the federal government adds it.


The purpose of subscribing to certain calendars is to get specific dates pertaining to those calendars. The US Holidays calendar is changing to be a Global Holidays calendar and should have its title changed if it insists on going in this direction.

Mar 2, 2018 3:19 AM

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Mar 2, 2018 6:09 AM in response to Csound1 In response to Csound1

Csound1, you need to read more carefully, I said "it really has NOTHING to do with my opinion". Sorry you're taking this personally and using the prejudice card but it's a simple request to correct the calendar so it reflects the actual US holidays. Nothing to do with denying someone their beliefs. Facts are facts and this isn't a US holiday no matter how much you may or may not believe in offending or appeasing people.

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Mar 2, 2018 6:13 AM in response to canine2 In response to canine2

You are giving your opinion of what constitutes an official US holiday, which if you had read this thread you will see that there are no official US holidays at all. Yet you insist on having the ones you want, and only the ones you want on my calendar. That like it or not is correctly called prejudice.

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Mar 2, 2018 6:29 AM in response to canine2 In response to canine2

canine2 wrote:


Maybe but it's not a US holiday. US holidays are not determined by population. Respectfully, Hindu or any holiday other than a US holiday have no importance to me. I would say Most Americans don't want to have them cluttering our calendars.

So what happened was slightly over a week ago Apple changed the calendar so it was strictly secular. Then this web site was full of Christians complaining about the removal of the "American holiday" Easter from their calendar. Go figure, Easter isn't any kind of official holiday. Anyway, a week later Easter reappeared but so did a bunch of other days, this time representing the entire diversity of the USA instead of the traditional mention of only Christian events. It isn't that Apple's calendar is changing to to be a "global calendar" as davidfrommobile writes, it's the US that is changing to be more diverse and has been ever since its inception.


Your real solution:

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


https://www.apple.com/feedback/calendar.html


I think this series of discussions provides a different perspective on federal holidays: Feb 2018 post by Michael Black - https://discussions.apple.com/message/33068171#message33068171 - "technically the US Federal Government Holidays are not national holidays since Congress only has powers to create holidays for federal institutions. So strictly speaking, the USA has no legally recognized national holidays." If you're interested in more along those lines https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8293916?start=90&tstart=0 and https://discussions.apple.com/message/33080568#message33080568 and https://discussions.apple.com/message/33081933#message33081933


I'll add a note that although Washington's birthday federal holiday was last week, this is not widely observed and in my city services such as garbage pickup continued on a normal schedule.

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Mar 2, 2018 6:42 AM in response to canine2 In response to canine2

canine2 wrote:


Csound1, you need to read more carefully, I said "it really has NOTHING to do with my opinion". Sorry you're taking this personally and using the prejudice card but it's a simple request to correct the calendar so it reflects the actual US holidays. Nothing to do with denying someone their beliefs. Facts are facts and this isn't a US holiday no matter how much you may or may not believe in offending or appeasing people.

What you're not understanding is that those Federal Government Employee holidays you referenced are just that, holidays for Federal Employees. They are not any kind of definitive list of "U.S. holidays'. There is no such list. All calendars are simple the opinion of the publisher. Holi, Eid and Yom Kippur are just as American as Easter.

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Mar 2, 2018 7:12 AM in response to IdrisSeabright In response to IdrisSeabright

I came on here to simply fix my calendar, not get into a back and forth about Easter or Holi. I simply want the old format back and if that's too much to ask, maybe provide a US Federal Government Holiday calendar. Obviously Apple is censoring my replies and any rational thoughts about it. talk about 1st amendment infringement

Mar 2, 2018 7:12 AM

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