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How To Remove Holidays From iPhone Calendar

Holidays On Iphone Calendar

The iPhone calendar is a great asset to have when you do not want to forget holidays that are important to you. An excellent array of holidays relevant to your location is stored on the iPhone calendar, and regular notifications are sent to you on the holidays. However, despite its usefulness, getting constant reminders of holidays that mean little to you can be frustrating.

Quick Answer

Only the calendar provider can modify the Holidays calendar on iPhone. You can’t edit to add or remove holidays within them, but you can turn them off or delete them from your calendar. Launch the Calendar app, and tap the calendar icon at the bottom of the screen. Then, tap to uncheck the circular button beside the holiday you want to remove.

Do you want to learn how to turn off the holidays displayed on your iPhone calendar? Or do you want to delete holidays to remove them entirely from your iPhone calendar? Keep reading to find out how to do these things.

Turning Off Holidays on Your iPhone Calendar

Every user wants the Calendar app on their iPhone customized to be notified of events that interest them. When you keep getting notifications of events or holidays of little importance to you, you will miss the important ones. Therefore, users often ask how they can turn off holidays on their iPhone calendar.

In this situation, you can turn off holidays on your iPhone calendar by following the steps below.

  1. Launch the Calendar App on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the calendar button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Locate the holiday you want to remove from your calendar.
  4. Tap to uncheck the circular button beside the holiday you want to remove. 
  5. When you have finished, tap “Done”.

Once the holiday is unchecked, you will stop receiving notifications on it. However, we have seen a case where an iPhone user kept receiving notifications despite having unchecked the holiday from their iPhone Calendar app. During the troubleshooting process, we realized that the user synced his calendar across their iPhone and iPad. 

They kept getting notifications on their iPhone because unchecking the holiday from one device wouldn’t solve the problem since they synced the calendar across multiple devices. The solution is to uncheck the holiday across the calendar of the two devices. 

How To Delete Holidays From Your iPhone Calendar

When you turn off holidays from your calendar, you will stop getting notifications about that holiday. However, for reasons best known to you, you might want to delete the holiday to remove it from your calendar

You can delete holidays from your iPhone calendar by following the steps below.

  1. Launch the Calendar app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the calendar button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Locate the holiday you want to delete from your calendar.
  4. Select the info (i) icon beside the holiday.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap “Delete Calendar”.

How To Edit Holidays on iPhone Calendar

iPhone users often complain that they always get notifications about holidays that they don’t care about despite only subscribing to a particular national holiday. Most users want the option to edit the calendar and remove the holidays they don’t care about, leaving the ones vital to them. Unfortunately, this is currently not possible

For example, the US holidays contain a list of diverse holidays. If you subscribe to the US holidays, you will get notifications of Christian holidays, Muslim holidays, Jewish holidays, etc., along with the national holidays that affect everyone in the United States. 

You can’t remove or edit it to remove particular holidays, leaving the rest. However, you can uncheck US holidays to stop receiving notifications on all of them, or you can delete US holidays.

How To Add National Holiday for Your Region

If you relocated to another country or are just trying to set up your calendar, you can change your settings to show the national holidays for your country or region.

Follow the steps below to add a national holiday for your region.

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Go to “General”.
  3. Tap to open “Language and Region”.
  4. Tap “Region”.
  5. Launch the Calendar app on your iPhone.
  6. Tap the calendar button at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Tap to uncheck the circular button beside the Holidays calendar. 
  8. Recheck the circular button. The calendar automatically adds the holiday of your region or country.
  9. When you have finished, tap “Done”.

Conclusion

The National Holidays calendar is lovely to have when you want to be aware of all the upcoming holidays in your region so that you can organize your schedule accordingly. However, because it is a subscription-based calendar, you are unable to modify the calendar to only get alerts that you’re interested in.

You’re often left with two options: to remove the entire holiday or cope with the unnecessary alerts that come with the total package.

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