Make a Calendar with Every Interfaith Holiday Listed On It
Those of you who know me well know that I’m fascinated by religion, science, and InDesign. So when I saw this blog post listing all the various dates of religious holidays this year, I realized I had to combine my interests and get them all into one calendar.
Fortunately, I use CalendarWizard, and awesome script by Scott Sellberg. You can learn more about this script, download it, and send Scott a donation at his sourceforge page. A long time ago I convinced Scott to allow users to insert arbitrary holidays into their calendars. The way you do that is by creating a text file with the dates you want included. It’s really easy:
Then, when you run CalendarWizard from the Scripts panel, you can tell it to use a custom calendar:
Point it to the calendar file you just created and it adds all those holidays to your calendar:
Of course, CalendarWizard creates everything based on styles (table styles, paragraph styles, etc.), so you can quickly customize it and make it prettier.
So, back to the topic at hand… I took all those dates from the article and formatted them in a text file, which you can download here. Enjoy!
By the way:
- you can watch my training video on CalendarWizard in my lynda.com title called “10 Free Must-Have Scripts.” (It’s on a slightly older and simpler version of the script, but it’s certainly still relevant.)
- as long as 2012 isn’t really the end of the world, I’m going to need to do a new version for 2013 because all these holidays are “hard coded” to the year.
I’m sure I’m missing some holidays; but that’s what’s great about this: it’s easy to fill in your own!