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

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 Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap Birthdays.
  4. Tap the section for the account you want to hide.
  5. Choose Do not include birthdays.

Hide all birthdays

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Birthdays. Calendars with an empty box next to them are hidden.
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 from the People or Contacts app on your phone, or from google.com/contacts.

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

Add the person to Google Contacts and include their birthday.
Note: Right now, you can't add birthdays from Facebook to the Google Calendar app.

Holidays

Add or change country holidays
  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap Holidays.
  4. Tap the name of the current country.
  5. 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 Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap Holidays and then Add religious holidays.
Hide holidays from your calendar
  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Holidays. Calendars with an empty box next to them are hidden.
Change the color of holiday events
  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Select Holidays.
  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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