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How to remove duplicate public holiday entries in Outlook?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2014-05-27

If duplicate public holidays take place in your calendar folder in Microsoft Outlook, it will be time-consuming and tedious to delete the duplicate holiday entries one by one. In this article, we will introduce an easy way to remove duplicate public holiday entries in Microsoft Outlook.

Part 1: Remove all holiday entries from a calendar

Part 2: Import holiday entries into a calendar

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arrow blue right bubblePart 1: Remove all holiday entries from a calendar

The first part will guide you to remove all holiday entries from a calendar in Microsoft Outlook. Please do as following:

Step 1: In the Calendar view, open a calendar folder that you will remove holiday entries from.

Step 2: Change the displaying view of opening calendar:

  1. In Outlook 2007, please click the View > Current View > Events.
  2. In Outlook 2010 and 2013, please click the Change View > List on the View tab.

Step 3: Arrange all appointments by Categories with clicking the Categories in the Arrangement box on the View tab in Outlook 2010 and 2013.

In Outlook 2007, please click the View > Arrange By > Categories.

Note: You can also sort appointments by categories with clicking the Categories at the Column Header.

Step 4: Select all appointments marked as the category of Holiday, and then press the Delete key.

Note: Holding the Shift key, you can select all adjacent appointments with clicking the first one and the last one.


arrow blue right bubblePart 2: Import holiday entries into a calendar

This part will guide you to import public holiday entries of a specified country or region into your calendar in Microsoft Outlook.

Import holiday entries into a calendar in Outlook 2010 and 2013

Step 1: Click the File > Options.

Step 2: In the Outlook Options dialog box, please click the Calendar in the left bar.

Step 3: Go to the Calendar options section, and click the Add Holidays button.

Step 4: In the Add Holiday to Calendar dialog box, check a location whose holidays you will import to your calendar, and click the OK button.

It will take a minute to import the holidays of specified location into your calendar. Be patient to wait.

Step 5: Then a dialog box comes out and tells you the holidays have been added to your calendar. Just click OK button.

Step 6: Click the OK button to exit the Outlook Options dialog box.

Note: the public holidays will be added into the default calendar folder of default data file. If the duplicate holiday entries do not stay in the default calendar folder, this method is unable to solve your problem.

Import holiday entries into a calendar in Outlook 2007

Step 1: Click the Tools > Options.

Step 2: In the Options dialog box, please click the Calendar Options button on the Preferences tab.

Step 3: In the Calendar Options dialog box, please click the Add Holidays button in the Calendar options section.

Then you can follow the same steps we talked about in Outlook 2013 to finish importing holidays.


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Thank you very much! This duplicate holidays thing was annoying. You're helping the world by making it less annoying.
Jesus made my life less annoying by forgiving my sins when I told Him that I was truly sorry, especially for hurting others.
Now I'm free! ...and even my Outlook Calendar is free! Thank you!
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Awesome even though some of the menu doesn't line-up with Outlook 2016!
Thanks.
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