Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year, Selamat Tahun Baru, Xin Nian Kuai Le!

My best Happy New Year Wishes to you all! Let this New Year 2006 (11111010110) be prosperous for us all. But that’s not the end yet.

For the New Year eve I’ve prepared a small and special geek style gift for all of you. My gift is a calendar of public holidays that you can import to your Microsoft Outlook or other electronic organizer. I hope this will help you to remember about holidays and you will always remember to wish everything the best to all your friends in various countries around :-) I hope four hours of my work to put all this together was useful and you will find this little gift useful.

I prepared lists of Public Holidays in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and combined it together into one calendar of Public Holidays. The calendar is available in a VCS files format (see end of this post for download).

To import it into Microsoft Outlook, simply open Microsoft Outlook Calendar and click: File -> Import and Export. Select Import an iCalendar or vCalendar file (.vcs) from the list and click Next. Now change the "Files of type" to "vCalendar Format (*.vcs)" and locate the downloaded .VCS file, click OK to import. The events will successfully import into the Outlook as events 7am-8am or 7am-6pm (depending on the version you downloaded). If you wish to import it to your mobile phone, simply synchronise your phone with Outlook after importing events from .VCS file.

Good luck and once again Happy New Year 2006!

PS: If you like my calendar, please send link to this Happy New Year site to your friends.

Following is the list of Public Holidays in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia that are included in my VCS file, plus one special event.

INDONESIA

10.01.2006 - Idul Adha 1426H - PH in ID
29.01.2006 - Chinese New Year 2557 - PH in ID
31.01.2006 - Islamic New Year 1427H - PH in ID
30.03.2006 - Hari Raya Nyepi 1928 - Balinese Hindu New Year - PH in ID
11.04.2006 - Prophet Muhammad's Birthday - PH in ID
14.04.2006 - Good Friday - PH in ID
13.05.2006 - Hari Raya Waisak - PH in ID
25.05.2006 - Ascension Day - PH in ID
17.08.2006 - Indonesian Independence Day - PH in ID
21.08.2006 - Isra Mi'raj Prophet Mohammad SAW - PH in ID
23.10.2006 - Cuti Bersama - PH in ID
24.10.2006 - Idul Fitri 1427 H - PH in ID
25.10.2006 - Idul Fitri 1427 H - PH in ID
26.10.2006 - Cuti Bersama - PH in ID
27.10.2006 - Cuti Bersama - PH in ID
25.12.2006 - Christmas Day - PH in ID
31.12.2006 - Idul Adha 1427H - PH in ID

Total: 17 days

MALAYSIA

10.01.2006 - Hari Raya Qurban - PH in MY
29.01.2006 - Chinese New Year - PH in MY
30.01.2006 - Chinese New Year - PH in MY
31.01.2006 - Awal Muharam (Maal Hijrah) - PH in MY
11.04.2006 - Prophet's Muhammad's Birthday - PH in MY
01.05.2006 - Labour Day - PH in MY
12.05.2006 - Wesak Day - PH in MY
03.06.2006 - Birthday of SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong - PH in MY
31.08.2006 - Malaysia National Day - PH in MY
21.10.2006 - Deepvali - PH in MY
24.10.2006 - Hari Raya Puasa - PH in MY
25.10.2006 - Hari Raya Puasa - PH in MY
25.12.2006 - Christmas Day - PH in MY
31.12.2006 - Hari Raya Qurban - PH in MY

Total: 14 days

SINGAPORE

10.01.2006 - Hari Raya Haji - PH in SG
29.01.2006 - Chinese New Year - PH in SG
30.01.2006 - Chinese New Year - PH in SG
31.01.2006 - Islamic New Year 1427H - PH in SG
14.04.2006 - Good Friday - PH in SG
01.05.2006 - Labour Day - PH in SG
12.05.2006 - Vasak Day - PH in SG
09.08.2006 - Singapore National Day - PH in SG
21.10.2006 - Deepavali - PH in SG
24.10.2006 - Hari Raya Puasa
25.12.2006 - Christmas Day - PH in SG
31.12.2006 - Hari Raya Haji - PH in SG

Total: 12 days

AUSTRALIA(nation-wide only)

26.01.2006 - Australia Day - PH in AU
14.04.2006 - Good Friday - PH in AU
17.04.2006 - Ester Monday - PH in AU
18.04.2006 - Ester Tuesday - PH in AU
25.04.2006 - Anzac Day - PH in AU
12.06.2006 - Queen's Birthday - PH in AU (except WA)
25.12.2006 - Christmas Day - PH in AU
26.12.2006 - Boxing Day / Proclamation Day - PH in AU

Total: ~8 days

Combined (Indonesia/Malaysia/Singapore/Australia) – as in VCS file.

10.01.2006 - Hari Raya Haji - PH in ID/MY/SG
26.01.2006 - Australia Day - PH in AU
29.01.2006 - Chinese New Year 2557 - PH in ID/MY/SG
30.01.2006 - Chinese New Year - PH in MY/SG
31.01.2006 - Islamic New Year 1427H - PH in ID/MY/SG
30.03.2006 - Hari Raya Nyepi 1928 - Balinese Hindu New Year - PH in ID
11.04.2006 - Prophet Muhammad's Birthday - PH in ID/MY
14.04.2006 - Good Friday - PH in ID/SG/AU
17.04.2006 - Ester Monday - PH in AU
18.04.2006 - Ester Tuesday - PH in AU
25.04.2006 - Anzac Day - PH in AU
01.05.2006 - Labour Day - PH in MY/SG
12.05.2006 - Vasak (Wesak) Day - PH in MY/SG
13.05.2006 - Hari Raya Waisak - PH in ID
25.05.2006 - Ascension Day - PH in ID
03.06.2006 - Birthday of SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong - PH in MY
12.06.2006 - Queen's Birthday - PH in AU (except WA)
28.07.2006 - SysAdmin Day
09.08.2006 - Singapore National Day - PH in SG
17.08.2006 - Indonesian Independence Day - PH in ID
21.08.2006 - Isra Mi'raj Prophet Mohammad SAW - PH in ID
31.08.2006 - Malaysia National Day - PH in MY
21.10.2006 - Deepavali - PH in SG/MY
23.10.2006 - Cuti Bersama - PH in ID
24.10.2006 - Hari Raya Puasa / Idul Fitri 1427 H - PH in ID/MY/SG
25.10.2006 - Hari Raya Puasa / Idul Fitri 1427 H - PH in ID/MY
26.10.2006 - Cuti Bersama - PH in ID
27.10.2006 - Cuti Bersama - PH in ID
25.12.2006 - Christmas Day - PH in ID/MY/SG/AU
26.12.2006 - Boxing Day / Proclamation Day - PH in AU
31.12.2006 - Hari Raya Haji (Qurban), Idul Adha 1427H - PH in ID/MY/SG

Total: 30 days + 1

Download combined calendar in VCS format ready for Outlook import. There are two options available for download. The first version with every Public Holiday noted as an event between 7am and 8am, the second version with public holidays noted as event from 7am to 6pm. Download the version that suits you best.

The version of VCS file (single file with all day event) previously published here is no longer available due to problems in support of all day events on some types of handphones.

Oh, and please don't forget about SysAdmin Day (July 28th 2006).

PS: Let me know if you find any mistakes in here.

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Thanks! It's very useful.

azhar ariff said...

Thank you very much! It was a timesaver!

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