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How can I add a localised holiday calendar to iCal? I would like to add all public holidays to iCal/iCloud, how to best do this?

(Personally I'm after the Norwegian and Australian Holidays, but I'm after a general answer.)

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Apple has many calendars you can add: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/calendars/

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Looks like they haven't been updated in 3 years. –  duci9y Feb 24 '13 at 9:45
    
The list may not be updated, but the calendars are fine. I have two country holiday calendars and they're always correct. –  Kirk McElhearn Feb 25 '13 at 5:59
    
May be because they follow the Gregorian calendar. Holidays for my country aren't updated. –  duci9y Feb 25 '13 at 6:35
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update of the calendar files are not easy to find, however as indicated here, microsoft released a new holiday patch in july2012 for holidays up to 2022 (here).

Given a minimal editing it could be converted to ical and then imported.

For instance for Norway one would need to write following for the first 2 instances of Ascension (for more dtails on the syntax:RFC5545)

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:2.0
PRODID:pyICSParser
BEGIN:VEVENT
UID:Ascension2012
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20120517
SUMMARY:Ascension
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
UID:Ascension2013
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20120509
SUMMARY:Ascension
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR
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Can you describe the required editing for other users? –  patrix Feb 24 '13 at 20:45
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just done so with example ical file –  oberron Feb 24 '13 at 20:59
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