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Importing Bank Holidays into the Outlook Calendar
A quick guide to adding public holidays to the Calendar in Outlook 2010.

Posted by Michael Allsop on 03 January 2012

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Importing Bank Holidays into the Outlook Calendar

It seems appropriate that on the first day back at work in 2012, we should be looking at when our next holidays are!

If you are using Outlook 2010 then you'll be able to follow the steps below - if you're using an earlier version you'll need to find the equivalent settings (they are there!).

Outlook Options

To import the UK bank holidays, or any other country's public holidays, go to the File menu as shown below and click Options:

File menu

Go to the File tab and then choose Options.

Once the Options dialog box has opened, select the Calendar settings shown below and click on the Add Holidays... button:

Options dialog box

Choose the Calendar settings - then click Add Holidays...

Which holidays would you like?

Then it's just a case of picking your region:

Add Holidays to Calendar

This owl spends his working time in the UK, so doesn't need to include Venezuela's Battle of Carabobo Day on 24th June.

After clicking OK on the dialog box above, you should then see the following message:

Holidays added to Calendar

Outlook should confirm the successful addition of the holidays to your calendar.

Click OK once more and you're done!

Enjoy your days off!

You can now go back into your Calendar view and plot your next long weekend away...

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