Birthdays, holidays, and other calendars

Birthdays and holidays are automatically added to your calendar so you'll never miss an opportunity to celebrate. You can also add other calendars, including Phases of the moon, or sports team schedules.

Important: Starting in March 2019, you won't be able to find birthdays of people in your Google+ Circles on your calendar due to the upcoming sunset of Google+. You'll still be able to find birthdays of people in your contacts. Learn more.

Birthdays

Turn off or hide birthdays from your calendar

Hide all birthdays

  1. Open Google Calendar on a computer. If you need directions for a mobile device, choose your device at the top of the page.
  2. Under "My calendars," uncheck Contacts. Calendars with an empty box next to them are hidden.

Hide birthdays from your calendar list

You can hide the Contacts calendar so that it doesn't show up under "My calendars."

  1. Open Google Calendar on a computer. If you need directions for a mobile device, choose your device at the top of the page.
  2. On the left, find "My calendars". You may need to click to expand it.
  3. Point your mouse at "Contacts" and click Options More and then Hide from the list.
Edit or remove individual birthdays

Birthdays come from details in your Google Contacts.

If the person is in your Google Contacts, you can edit or remove the person's birthday at google.com/contacts.

Add birthdays to my calendar

Add the person to Google Contacts and include their birthday. Your calendar will update birthdays from Google Contacts every time it runs a sync. 

Right now, you can't add birthdays from Facebook to Google Calendar on your computer.

Tip: If you want notifications about a birthday, create a recurring event.

Change the color of birthday events
  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left, find "My calendars". You may need to click to expand it.
  3. Next to "Contacts," click Options More.
  4. Choose a new color.

Holidays & other calendars

Add or remove national or religious holidays & other calendars
  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left, next to "Other calendars," click the Add and then Browse calendars of interest.
  3. Find a calendar and check or uncheck the box next to it to remove.
Hide all holidays
  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left under "Other calendars," uncheck Holidays. Calendars with an empty box next to them are hidden.
Change the color of holiday events
  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left, next to "Other calendars", find the holiday calendar.
  3. Click Options More .
  4. Choose a new color.

Sports and other calendars

If you're using Google Calendar on your computer, you can also add other calendars, like sports. Once you add them on your computer, they'll also show up in the Google Calendar app.

 

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