Add a holiday or birthday calendar in Outlook.com

You can add holiday and birthday calendars in Outlook.com.

Add or remove holiday calendars 

  1. At the bottom of the page, select Calendar to go to Calendar.

  2. In the left pane, select Discover calendars > Holidays.

  3. Select the holiday calendar you want and then select X in the upper right corner to save your choice and close Discover calendars.

  1. At the bottom of the page, select Calendar to go to Calendar.

  2. In the left pane, right-click the calendar you want to remove and select Remove > Delete.

Add or remove birthday calendars 

Before you can add a birthday event, you'll need to turn on the birthday calendar.

  1. At the bottom of the page, select Calendar to go to Calendar.

  2. In the left pane, select Calendars > Birthdays.

  1. At the bottom of the page, select Calendar to go to Calendar.

  2. In the left pane, right-click Birthdays and select New birthday.

  3. Enter the person's name and birth date, and select Create.

Notes: Calendar is connected to your contact list in People, so:

  • When you add a birthday in Calendar, you’re adding a new contact to People.

  • If you add a birthday to a contact in People, the birthday will be added to your calendar.

  1. At the bottom of the page, select  Calendar to go to Calendar.

  2. In the Birthdays calendar, select the birthday you want to be reminded about, and select  View event icon .

  3. Next to Remind me, choose a reminder time. Outlook.com automatically saves your changes.

  1. At the bottom of the page, select  Calendar to go to Calendar.

  2. In the Birthdays calendar, select the birthday you want to edit, and then select Edit.

  1. At the bottom of the page, select Calendar to go to Calendar.

  2. In the Birthdays calendar, select the birthday you want to remove, and then select Delete.

    Note: Deleting the birthday will remove the event from your calendar but it will not delete the contact.

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