New, unwanted holidays showing up in Cal

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  1. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

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    Has this happened to anyone else?

    As of just yesterday, I have all of these new islamic, jewish, muslim and other holidays showing up in my calendar under the US Holidays. Things like Eid-Al-Fitr, Ramadan, Holi, etc. I haven't changed anything and I've looked in my files, extensions, settings, etc. to make sure that nothing has gotten installed without my permission.

    Is anyone else seeing these currently? Any idea on how to get rid of them if possible? I don't want or need these other nationality holidays on my US calendar. Thanks;
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

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    open the app, click on calendars upper left, and remove the ones you don't want.
     
  3. WannaApple? thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't the problem, I know how to remove calendars. There are none in my left panel that I don't want. These new holidays are showing up when I select US Holidays. This US Holidays calendar has always been selected and it's only since about yesterday that these new holidays have been added.
     
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  5. fisherking, Feb 22, 2018
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    funny, i just noticed this too; and am also only subscribed to the US holidays. so... something's up with apple. i removed the US holidays, re-added it, and the other calendars are there as well.

    EDIT: ok, remove the holiday calendar, then go to File>new calendar subscription. add the apple url:
    webcal://ical.mac.com/ical/US32Holidays.ics

    then you can name it, and choose to save it on your mac or icloud. gets rid of the 'other' calendars.
     
  6. neliason macrumors regular

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    I had originally read Apple had gotten rid of Good Friday and Easter holidays. While that wouldn't surprise me it turns out not to be true on my calendar. But I do have all these extra days that I've never heard of. It would be better if Apple created a few different calendars like US Government Holidays, and then different calendars for different religions. I am going to drop this calendar as it is now since it has way too many dates I simply don't care about.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yeah... looks like Apple is monkeying around with the US Holiday calendar on their end. The other day there was a thread that Easter had disappeared, now they have added it back with a bunch of other holidays. I now see a bunch of Jewish and Muslim holidays listed also.
     
  8. fisherking macrumors 603

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    if u try what i suggested above, it fixed this (for me, anyway)...
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That works... thanks. Who is hosting that? It does not look like an official Apple calendar.
     
  10. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    The site ical.mac.com used to be a calendar aggregation site. I didn't think it was still out there.

    Apple has their un-deletable US Holidays calendar on macOS and iOS now.
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    The title of the calendar is "US Holidays". So why shouldn't it have Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc holidays in it, as well as secular holidays?
     
  11. neliason, Feb 24, 2018
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    If I and most people from the US have never heard of the holiday then it isn’t what I’d consider a US holiday. There are plenty of holidays I have heard of that aren’t on the list. What are the criteria of US holidays?
     
  12. Ledsteplin macrumors 6502a

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    These are the official US holidays.
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  13. fisherking, Feb 24, 2018
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  14. SoCalReviews, Feb 24, 2018
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    I agree that it should list traditional American holidays only or federal holidays if we select "American". Most users want to know traditionally recognized holidays for vacation time, bank closings, holiday reminders for planning, gifts, etc.. They could have personal selection options for non-traditional American holidays if they want... or international options or an "all holidays option" but these recent default calendar changes by Apple are confusing for most users in the U.S.. Otherwise it kind of defeats the point of having default American holidays listed on the calendar at all.
     
  15. Ledsteplin, Feb 24, 2018
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    If I'm not mistaken, these are the holidays added by Apple to the iCloud Calendar.
    Lunar new year
    Groundhog Day
    St. Patrick's Day
    Palm Sunday
    Good Friday
    Easter
    Passover
    Orthodox Easter
    Holi
    Cinco de Mayo
    Juneteenth
    First day of Ramadan
    Eid al-Fitr
    Eid al-Adha
    Rosh Hashanah
    Yom Kippur
    Ashura
    Indigenous People's Day
    Columbus Day
    Diwali
    Hanukkah
    Kwanzaa
     
  16. Ledsteplin macrumors 6502a

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    You don't have to receive notifications or alerts for them. I simply went through and checked alerts for those I want.
     
  17. Ledsteplin macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but the link Calendar leaves off too much I want. It doesn't bother me all those unwanted are there. I don't look there much anyway. I set up an event maybe twice a month. So I just set alerts for those holidays I care about and leave all those others to sit there. Not a big deal.
     
  18. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are not nationalities, they're religions practiced by many citizens of the US. However, if you feel that Jews and Muslims are "other nationalities..."

    If you want to have a calendar with just your chosen holidays, find one to subscribe to. They're out there. And if not, make your own, and de-select Apple's.

    Don't expect Apple to behave as if Christianity (which isn't even a single religion with a unified calendar) is the only religion in the US or any other country. Don't care about when your Jewish or Muslim friends/customers will be celebrating a holiday? Maybe they don't care about your holidays, either, but they're constantly reminded that, in the US, Christians are in the majority. They may actually like to see that their holidays matter, too. Being a member of a majority shouldn't be a "winner take all" proposition.
     
  19. Ledsteplin macrumors 6502a

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    You're right. That's why it doesn't bother me. I don't have to set alerts for all of them. Holi looks kind of interesting.
     
  20. neliason macrumors regular

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    The point of the calendar shouldn’t be to make people in extremely small minority religions feel like their holidays matter. The point should be to tell us when significant US holidays are. Significant can be somewhat arbitrary but certainly isn’t a day celebrated by less than two percent of the population. If that is the case then all sorts of days have been left off the calendar.

    By including religious days for extremely minority religions the calendar has been turned into promoting some religions when it wasn’t before.
     
  21. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    Are Eastern Orthodox, Judaism, or Islam, Native Americans or African Americans "extremely minority"? Add all those "extreme" minorities up, and you're talking a very substantial population. But of course, some people wish the "melting pot" was more of a solid block of white marble. And the notion of "promoting" is ludicrous. How many people convert to any religion, major or minor, because its holidays appear on a calendar?
     
  22. Ledsteplin macrumors 6502a

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    Even if a religion in the US is less than 2%, their holiday should be included. But if Apple is going to include so many that way, then there should be an option to delete those we don't want. Just like we can delete our own events we make. It really doesn't bother me with all the holidays they added. I simply checked those I care about for alerts. The rest can just sit there.
     
  23. K4LK macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it's happening to me also.
     
  24. neliason macrumors regular

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    I think so, but what is your standard? Judaism is 2%. Islam is 1%. Is that ‘substantial’? Do you think holidays celebrated by 2% of the population should be in the calendar? Because if so the calendar will be full of days you’ve never heard of. Where are the pagan holiday, or is that the Lunar New Year?

    It absolutely is promoting since the criteria has no rational basis. And it is missing plenty of days from other religions. For instance Catholics have many more holidays than are on the calendar. Catholics represent at least ten times the population of adherents for other religions represented on the calendar. I don’t think Catholic holidays need to be on the calendar anymore than the other holidays of far less common religions.

    Your insuations of racism are disgusting.
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    Why? That seems crazy. If so the calendar will be full of days most people have never heard of. The calendar isn’t ‘Every religious holiday known to man’. It is ‘US holidays’. I think the calendar should have federal holidays and days celebrated by a significant majority of the population. That justifies Halloween, which is not a day off of work but widely celebrated in US culture.
     

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