If your Outlook schedule is not displaying holidays on your Windows PC, this article will assist you in resolving the problem. Under normal circumstances, the Outlook schedule exhibits local and worldwide holidays to aid users in managing their agendas. This can be aggravating if you rely on these updates to plan your workdays and vacations.
After logging in to your Outlook application for the first time, the holidays are not automatically updated, and you must manually activate them for the desired countries. However, if you have already activated holidays and are unable to see them, then there is an issue. The problem can arise suddenly or after an application or system update.
Why is Outlook’s schedule not displaying holidays?
There are several potential causes for holidays not appearing on your Outlook schedule. The following are some of the reasons for this problem:
- Microsoft may have removed holidays in Outlook for specific regions by default, so they will not be visible to you.
- If you are using outdated versions of Outlook or current versions without the latest updates.
Incorrect dates and times, or synchronization issues from one device to another,
- A user might have disabled the holidays option in Outlook’s customization settings.
- There might be a bug, application changes, or other temporary technical problems with the Outlook schedule.
There may be other possible causes for the problem, but whatever it is, we need to resolve it quickly.
Resolve Outlook schedule not displaying holidays
When the Microsoft Outlook schedule does not display holidays in your region, shows incorrect dates, or experiences other issues related to holidays, we recommend resolving the problem using the following solutions.
- Delete and then manually add holidays to the Outlook schedule
- Update Office and Windows
- Repair Microsoft 365
- Clear Outlook’s cache
- Reinstall Microsoft 365
Let us examine these solutions one by one.
1] Delete and then manually add holidays to the Outlook schedule
We advise deleting the schedule information in Outlook, manually adding it back, and ensuring that you update the application. Sometimes, your holidays may be disabled, and the most effective way to resolve the issue is by manually adding them to your Outlook schedule.
To delete schedule information in Outlook, open the Schedule and go to View > Change > List > Arrangement > Categories. Scroll down and locate the Holidays category, select the holidays you wish to delete, and then choose Home > Delete.
Next, manually add the holidays to the Outlook schedule. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open Microsoft Outlook and navigate to File > Options. On the left side, locate and click on Schedule.
- On the right side of the window, go to Schedule Options and select Add Holidays.
- A small wizard will appear; select your country and click OK. Wait for the application to add the holidays.
NOTE: You can select multiple countries or regions to add holidays from.
2] Update Office and Windows
Windows PCs automatically install updates unless the feature is disabled. An updated version of Office or Windows ensures that all issues in the previous versions are resolved. To update Office, follow the steps below:
- Open Outlook and click on File.
- Next, select Office account and then click Office updates.
- Select Update Options, which is an option next to Microsoft 365 and Office Updates.
- You will see a drop-down menu; select Update Now.
- Finally, restart your computer and launch Outlook to see if you have resolved the error.
Follow this post to update Windows.
3] Repair Microsoft 365
Repairing Microsoft 365 or Office ensures that technical glitches in the application are resolved. To repair Microsoft 365 or Office using the Control Panel, follow these steps:
- Search for Control Panel in the Windows search bar and select Open.
- Go to the Programs option and click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Microsoft Office, click on it, and select Change.
- Select either Quick repair or Online repair, and click Repair to start the process.
- Finally, wait for the process to complete and restart your computer.
4] Clear Outlook’s cache
Clearing Outlook’s cache deletes app data that may be corrupted or outdated. These files can cause issues in the Outlook schedule.
To clear Outlook’s cache, open the Run dialog box, copy and paste the path %LOCALAPPDATA%MicrosoftOutlook, and press Enter on your computer keyboard. Next, locate and double-click on the RoamCache folder to open it and delete everything in that folder. Alternatively, you can copy the folder, paste it into a different location on your computer, and then delete it.
Windows will create new files when you restart your PC, hopefully resolving the issue of Outlook schedule not displaying holidays.
5] Reinstall Microsoft 365
Reinstalling Microsoft 365 or Office should be the last resort if nothing else works. Usually, schedule issues can be resolved with the above solutions, but in rare cases, you may need to reinstall Office or Microsoft 365.
First, you need to uninstall the application from the Control Panel in the Programs section. After that, go to the official Microsoft 365 website, download, and install the application.
That’s all for now. We hope one of the solutions works for you.
Read: How to add National Holidays to Schedule application
How can I fix schedule problems in Outlook?
If you encounter schedule issues in Outlook, ensure that synchronization is functioning correctly, repair the application, or clear the application data in the system files. If those solutions do not work, you can manually add the schedule or reinstall Microsoft Office or Microsoft 365.
Read: How to display two Time Zones in Outlook Schedule
Where can I find the Outlook holiday file?
The Outlook holiday file can be found at drive:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice xxLCIDoutlook.hol for example, C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice141033). XX represents your Office version number like Office 19, etc. Holiday event dates are saved in HOL files and shown in the Outlook schedule.