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iPad Calendar .... Add Holidays

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:41 am
by riverkeeper
My new iPad 3 does not have holidays on Calendar nor does it have an easy way to do so internally. The link below from MacRumors does it nicely. Touch the button on the page then from the following page select what you want to show on your Calendar .... I chose .. All

http://homepage.mac.com/ical/.calendars ... lidays.ics

Re: iPad Calendar .... Add Holidays

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:32 pm
by Stephen Hart
Something's wrong with the URL you posted. Here's what I see:

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
METHOD:PUBLISH
VERSION:2.0
X-WR-CALNAME:US Holidays
PRODID:-//Apple Inc.//iCal 5.0.2//EN
X-APPLE-CALENDAR-COLOR:#0252D4
X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/Los_Angeles
CALSCALE:GREGORIAN
BEGIN:VEVENT
CREATED:20090721T214326Z
UID:57A98619-B009-46AE-B213-D0AF4FB4E78A
DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20101225
TRANSP:TRANSPARENT...

I used to have two copies of US Holidays on my iPhone, now I have none, though I'm subscribed to US Holidays on my iMac. I'll research this a bit.

Re: iPad Calendar .... Add Holidays

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:40 pm
by Stephen Hart
I found this page in a google search.
This procedure worked for me to add back US Holidays.

Note that this refers to Mobile Me, so it may not work after June 30.

http://www.knowyourcell.com/apple/apple ... endar.html

Still researching.

Re: iPad Calendar .... Add Holidays

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:55 am
by Richard Serkes
Open iCal on your iMac and select add holidays. Using iCloud your iThingie calendar will mirror everything in your iCal. Easy peasy!

Re: iPad Calendar .... Add Holidays

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 5:48 am
by Stephen Hart
Richard Serkes wrote:Open iCal on your iMac and select add holidays. Using iCloud your iThingie calendar will mirror everything in your iCal. Easy peasy!
I haven't made the switch from Mobile Me yet. It's puzzling that I had to resubscribe on my iPhone. US Holidays has always been on my iCal calendar.

Re: iPad Calendar .... Add Holidays

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:03 pm
by Richard Serkes
Stephen Hart wrote:
Richard Serkes wrote:Open iCal on your iMac and select add holidays. Using iCloud your iThingie calendar will mirror everything in your iCal. Easy peasy!
I haven't made the switch from Mobile Me yet. It's puzzling that I had to resubscribe on my iPhone. US Holidays has always been on my iCal calendar.
I'm not near my iMac right now so I can't check but as I remember it, US Holidays is an option in iCal. You have to check a box in Preferences to get the holidays.

Re: iPad Calendar .... Add Holidays

Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 2:51 pm
by Richard Serkes
OK, when I'm wrong, I'm wrong. The US Holidays as a Preferences option is in BusyCal not iCal. I just checked iCal and don't find it. I guess you could open iCal and go to Calendar/Find Subscriptions and then subscribe to the US Holidays calendar. I haven't subscribed to a calendar in quite some time but I remember doing so to keep up with the Seahawks back when they actually won a few games.