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Public holidays

absentify is a powerful tool that can help you manage public holidays for your team, even if some members of your team work in different regions!

With absentify, you can set up public holidays in advance, and assign them to specific users. This allows you to make sure that everyone gets the time off they need, and that your team is always up-to-date on the latest holiday schedule.

Add a public holiday

Navigate to Public holidays

Start by going to "Settings" > "Public holidays" > " Add public holiday".

Select the country

Name the holiday and choose your desired country from the dropdown menu.

Select the region of said country

After choosing the country, you'll be prompted to select the region.

Click "Save" to save your changes

Your new public holiday will now appear in the main holiday list.

Edit a public holiday

If you need to make any changes to a certain holiday, you can do so by navigating to the "**Settings**" > "**Public Holidays**" page. Click on the pencil icon for "Edit" next to the public holiday that you'd like to update.

From the pop-up window, you can add the next year to the public holiday if need be before the end of the year. However, you don't have to do this at the end of the year for the new year as absentify will update this for you automatically.

You can also delete any of the holidays by clicking the trash can icon next to the date, or you can add new ones by scrolling to the bottom and clicking "Add date".

You'll need to fill out both the name of the holiday and on which date it is to take place.

Click "Save" to add the new holiday.

Delete a public holiday

If you need to delete a public holiday, you can do so by navigating to the "Settings" > "Public Holidays" page and clicking on the trash can icon next to the holiday you wish to delete.

Keep in mind that public holidays that are already added to a user's calendar will first need to be removed from their info before it can be deleted.

To do this, simply go to Settings > Users > click the pencil icon for Edit and then select a new holiday for their calendar from the dropdown menu.

If absences were already taken in this period, and they were calculated with the holiday, they will not be recalculated retroactively. Also, if new absences are added, they will not be calculated with the deleted holiday.

Assigning holidays to users

Once you've set up your public holidays, you can assign them to specific users by going to "Settings" > "Users".

From there, select a user from the list and click on the holidays you would like to assign to them from the "Public holidays" drop-down list.

Once you've saved your changes, the selected user will now be able to see the assigned holidays in their absentify calendar.


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Updated on: 22/09/2023

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