Last few weeks have been really hectic for me at work. Weekdays are crazy and the weekends are never enough.
Early this week, I was going through our annual holiday calendar to check for the next holiday, and plan a vacation if possible. And that gave me the idea for this blog post.
In this blog post, I will show you how to calculate the date of a given holiday (say Labor day). And you also get an awesome Excel holiday template (free download) at the end of this blog.
Formula to Calculate Holidays in Excel
Here is the formula to get the date for Labor Day in 2015 (which is the 1st Monday in September)
It returns 01 September 2014, which is the date of labor day in 2014.
This formula can easily be tweaked to get the date of holidays that fall on a given day of the month (such as President’s Day or Memorial Day).
How this Formula Works (Infographic)
BONUS EXCEL HOLIDAY CALENDAR TEMPLATE
Here is a FREE Excel Holiday Calendar template that gives you:
- The list of holidays (in the selected year).
- The number of days to go for the next holiday (number in the yellow box).
- The number of days to go for the next holiday (number in the blue box).
I have created this for the holidays in the US, as it occurs on fixed dates or days in a month. In India (where I live), many holidays depend on the position of the moon (and many other factors), and hence it’s difficult to come up with such a holiday template.
Note: Easter is one holiday that is difficult to calculate. I Googled and found a formula that seems to be working. However, I have no idea how it works 🙂
- Vacation Itinerary & Packing List Template.
- Employee Leave/Vacation Tracker Template.
- Calendar Integrated with a To Do List Template.