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Re: How to get the UK holidays displaying in the agenda?


From: Will Parsons
Subject: Re: How to get the UK holidays displaying in the agenda?
Date: 9 Aug 2014 21:00:26 GMT
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Robert Thorpe wrote:
> Memnon Anon <address@hidden> writes:
> ...
>> (setq holiday-general-holidays
>>       '((holiday-fixed 1 1 "New Year's Day")
>>         (holiday-fixed 3 17 "St. Patrick's Day")
>>         (holiday-float 5 1 1 "May Day Bank Holiday")
>>         (holiday-fixed 7 12 "Battle of the Boyne")
>>         (holiday-float 8 1 -1 "May Day Bank Holiday")
>>         (holiday-fixed 12 26 "Boxing Day")))
>
> This looks like a Northern Ireland list.  St. Patrick's day and Battle
> of the Boyne day aren't holidays in the rest of the UK.  (Battle of the
> Boyne day isn't a holiday in the sense of "something you look forward to".)

That depends on one's point of view, I think.  Anyway, the default
list of holidays contain things like "Groundhog Day" and "April Fools'
Day" that aren't by any stretch of the imagination real holidays.

-- 
Will


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