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How to Remove Specific Holidays from Google Calendar (2024)

In this article, we will show you how to remove specific holidays from Google Calendar on a desktop and mobile phone. Simply follow the process below

How to Remove Specific Holidays from Google Calendar on a Desktop

Follow the steps below to easily remove specific holidays from Google Calendar using your desktop.

1. Click on the Holiday Event You Want to Remove  

On your Google Calendar, browse to the date with the holiday you wish to remove. Click on the holiday event directly. This action opens a small window or sidebar showing more details about the holiday.

2. Use the 'Delete' Option in the Event Details Window

In the event details window or sidebar that appears after clicking the holiday, look for the 'Delete' button. This is often represented by a trash can icon or a button labeled 'Delete.' Click on this to initiate the removal of the holiday event from your calendar.

3. Confirm the Deletion of the Holiday Event

After clicking 'Delete,' a confirmation pop-up might appear with an 'Undo' option. This is to ensure you want to remove the holiday from your calendar.

4. Check Your Calendar to Ensure the Holiday Is Removed

Once you have confirmed the deletion, go back to your main calendar view. The date from which you removed the holiday should now be empty of that event. If it is a recurring holiday, ensure that it has been removed from all future dates as well.

How to Remove Specific Holidays from Google Calendar on a Smartphone

Unlike its web version, the Google Calendar app does not allow removing specific holiday events. Instead, follow the steps below to manage entire holiday calendars on your smartphone, thereby customizing your schedule.

1. Open the Google Calendar App and Go to Menu

Launch the Google Calendar app on your smartphone. Tap on the three lines in the top left corner to open the menu.

2. Find the 'Holidays' Calendar in the List

Scroll down in the menu until you find the list of calendars. Look for the ‘Holidays’ calendar.

3. Hide or Show the Holiday Calendar

To hide all holidays in this calendar, turn off the visibility toggle or uncheck the box next to it. To show the holidays, ensure the toggle or checkbox is on.

4. Verify Changes in Your Calendar View

Return to your calendar's main view to confirm the changes. The holiday events should no longer be visible.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to remove specific holidays from Google Calendar. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on what is focus time in Google Calendar or our article on how to hide holidays in Google Calendar.  

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