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Excel Formula: List Holidays Between Two Dates

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-01-26

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There is a table of holidays and the corresponding dates, how can you list all holidays between a given date range in Excel? Here introduces an array formula to achieve this goal.

If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.
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Generic formula

{TEXTJOIN(", ",TRUE,IF(dates>=start_date,IF(dates<=end_date,holidays,""),""))}

Syntaxt and arguments

Start_date, End_date: the two dates that you want to list holidays between.
Date: a range refers to the dates of holidays.
Holidays: a range refers to the holidays.

Return value

The formula returns to blank if there is no holiday found in the given date range, or it returns corresponding holidays.


The TEXTJOIN function is only available in Office 365, Excel 2019 and later versions.

How this formula works

Data list as this:
B3:B6, listing holidays;
C3:C6, listing dates of holidays;
F2: placing the start date;
F3: placing the end date;
E4: listing holidays between start date and end date.

Please use the formula as this:

=TEXTJOIN(", ",TRUE,IF(C3:C6>=F2,IF(C3:C6<=F3,$B$3:$B$6,""),""))

Hold Shift and Ctrl keys to get the correct result.
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IF function: to test a condition and return TRUE or FALSE, or you can specify specific texts to display instead of TRUE and FALSE.

TEXTJOIN function: join two or more values together with delimiters.

The formula can be analyzed by three parts:

{IF(C3:C6<=F3,$B$3:$B$6,""): finds which dates of holidays are earlier or equal to the end date, In this array, you can see the result is {"New Year";"Independence Day";"Tanksgiving";""}.

{IF(C3:C6>=F2,IF(C3:C6<=F3,$B$3:$B$6,""),"")}, according to above formula, this part can be seen as this:

{IF(C3:C6>=F2,{"New Year";"Independence Day";"Tanksgiving";""},"")}: finds which dates of holidays are later or equal to the start date. In this array, you can see the result is {"";"Independence Day";"Tanksgiving";""}.

{TEXTJOIN(", ",TRUE,IF(C3:C6>=F2,IF(C3:C6<=F3,$B$3:$B$6,""),""))}, now the whole formula can be seen as this:

{TEXTJOIN(", ",TRUE, {"";"Independence Day";"Tanksgiving";""}), it joins the values together with commas, and ignore the empty values.

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