Take a look at July 4th on your Outlook Calendar – is it marked as a (USA) Holiday already? If not, look at a couple of other obvious dates such as Memorial Day, May 26th or February 18th , President's Day in the USA. If you're elsewhere in the world, see if 2 or 3 of your big holidays are on your outlook calendar. If not, there is an easy way to populate your Outlook calendar with all the holidays. This will help you set yourself up for a good year with no date surprises.
To get your holidays to appear automatically on your calendar…
- Open the Calendar
- Click on Tools
- Click on Options
- Click on Calendar Options on the Preference Tab
- Click on Holidays (it appear ½ down the block, on the right side in Outlook 2007)
- Check the box adjacent to the name of your country
- Click OK
There you go. Your calendar is up-to-date and you won't miss a beat.