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HolidayListByYear ( yearNumber )

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Jonathan Mickelson, Thought Development Corp.

Creates a list of holiday names and dates for a given year.

Sample Input:
HolidayListByYear ( 2004 )
Sample Output:
"New Year's Day = 1/1/2004¶
Martin Luther King Day = 1/19/2004¶

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This function returns a list of US (can be modified for other countries) Holiday Names for the supplied 4 digit Year, followwed by a "=" and its actual date that year. The list of Holidays can be found/modified/expanded in the Variable declarations within the calculation.

NOTE: This function requires the use of another custom function called: "DateByDayOccur" which performs date calculations for holidays which occur on certain occurances of a day within a month, as in the example of Thanksgiving which falls on the "Fourth Thursday of November".

Output: Text value List of Holiday Names followed by "=" and the date

HolidayListByYear ( 2004 ) = "New Year's Day = 1/1/2004¶
Martin Luther King Day = 1/19/2004¶

Parameters: yearNumber - any valid 4 digit Year

Special thanks: To Dan Kaplan, of for distilling
many holiday/calendaring sources on the net.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


The Thanksgiving Day subroutine is inconsistent with the other ones and is missing a space. Should be
"Thanksgiving Day = " &
DateByDayOccur ( Y ; 11 ; 5 ; 4 ) & "¶"

Sterling Ledet, Atlanta, GA
August 14, 2016 2:53pm

Thanks for the note Sterling, this has now been fixed in the source on this site.

Jonathan, Los Angeles
March 06, 2017 1:31pm

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