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Adding holidays to Outlook (Microsoft365)

I want to add a secondary holiday calendar to my Outlook calendar, as I have to work closely with people of another origin. I have my UK holidays installed by default and I want to install the Hong Kong holidays.

On Outlook, I went to Options > Calendar, then I clicked "Add Holidays...". A dialog "Add Holidays to Calendar" appeared. I saw that I have my UK holidays checked. I then checked the checkbox for Hong Kong holidays. Outlook started to download and import the data. After importing, I clicked OK to close the dialogs.

I couldn't see the new calendar on my Outlook, so I went back to Options > Calendar and I clicked "Add Holidays...". I saw that the checkbox for Hong Kong holidays was unchecked. When I tried to check that checkbox again and clicked "OK", a prompt popped up saying, "Holidays for Hong Kong S.A.R. are already installed. Do you want to install them again?"

I searched on the web and researched a bit. People said that this prompt appearing is due to calendar being outdated.... what? but, I have just installed/imported the calendar a few minutes ago, what are the chances that it got outdated so quickly? I also saw on the web that if I click "Yes" for this prompt, the holidays would probably be duplicated and messed up the calendar.... This doesn't look good to me, so I clicked "No". Then another prompt appeared, "Holidays for United Kingdom are already installed. Do you want to install them again?" I was surprised to see that after importing one calendar, another calendar also became outdated. I clicked "No" again and the dialog closed. With the dialog closed, I couldn't check the checkbox for Hong Kong holidays calendar.

Have I done something wrong in the process or is this a bug in the software?

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Hi @SC-6171 ,

Welcome to our forum!

Based on my test in Outlook 365, i found that the added Hong Kong holiday calendar are not displayed in the calendar view as a separate calendar, but is imported into "My Calendar". To see the holidays more intuitively, please follow the following steps:
1.View>Change View>Click List.
2.Click "Categories" in the List view to see all holidays.
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3.If you still don't see or find Hong Kong, please click "Location".

Hope the above help!


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Hi @SC-6171 ,

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The list view is not very intuitive to me, but I guess at least it works this way.

It is strange how different calendars work differently on Outlook.

Nevertheless, thank you very much!

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