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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 weather or sports team schedules.

Birthdays

Hide birthdays from your calendar

Turn off birthdays from one of your accounts

If you have multiple accounts, you can also choose to hide birthdays associated with one of your accounts.

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Google Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap the section for the account you want to hide.
  4. Choose Do not include birthdays.

Hide all birthdays

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Google Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Birthdays.

You can tell if birthdays are hidden if the square next to Birthdays is an outline, for example Hidden calendar Birthdays.

Edit or remove individual birthdays

Birthdays come from details in your Google Contacts, and from the profiles of people in your Google+ circles.

If the person is in your Google Contacts, you can edit or remove the person's birthday from the People or Contacts app on your phone, or from google.com/contacts.

If the person is in your Google+ circles, the birthday is controlled by the other person in Google+. If you need to, you can hide all birthdays from Google+ (see section above). Then, you can add specific people's birthdays to your Google Contacts to see them in Calendar.

Change the color of birthday events
  1. Open the Google Calendar app Google Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. In the top right, tap Settings Settings.
  4. Tap Birthdays > Color.
  5. Choose a new color.
Add birthdays to my calendar

Birthdays from Facebook

It isn't currently possible to add birthdays from Facebook to the Google Calendar app on Android. Instead, choose one of the options below to create a new birthday.

Create a new birthday

There are two ways to add new birthdays:

Holidays

Add or change country holidays
  1. Open the Google Calendar app Google Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. In the top right, tap Settings Settings.
  4. Tap Holidays > Add country holidays.
  5. Tap the name of the current country.
  6. Tap a new country to add it, or tap the currently selected country to remove it.
Add religious holidays
  1. Open the Google Calendar app Google Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. In the top right, tap Settings Settings.
  4. Tap Holidays > Add religious holidays.
Hide holidays from your calendar
  1. Open the Google Calendar app Google Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Holidays.
  4. You can tell if holidays are hidden if the square next to Holidays is an outline Hidden calendar .
Change the color of holiday events
  1. Open the Google Calendar app Google Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Select Holidays > Color.
  4. Choose a new color.

Weather, sports, and other calendars

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

Alternate calendars

Other kinds of calendars, like the Lunar calendar or Hebrew calendar, can be turned on from the Calendar app.

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Google Calendar.
  2. From the top left, tap the Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Settings and then General and then Alternate Calendars.
  4. Choose a calendar.

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