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The qppstudio Worldwide Public Holidays Database

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The qppstudio worldwide public holidays database contains the worldwide bank and public holidays for all 197 countries and 48 semi-autonomous territories of the world.




The Q++Studio diary and calendar publishing software includes the qppstudio worldwide public holidays data in the Q++Samples folder of the holidays manager, and this data and the daily updates to these rules may be used within the Q++Studio software.


If you wish to use the qppstudio data outside of the Q++Studio software, then it is also possible to license qppstudio worldwide public holidays separately, as yearly Excel files, which may be used outside of the Q++Studio software. For more details, see the qppstudio licensing page.


Recurrence Rules


This database of worldwide public holidays is made up of recurrence rules (such as: Good Friday = 2 days before Easter) so that, based on today's national public holidays legislation and traditional rules, you could use the current database of recurrence rule of Q++Studio, to immediately calculate world holidays for the next 50 or even 100 years.


Deepavali in Singapore

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Changes to Rules and Legislation


However, the rules determining the observed dates of public holidays do change; some are added, some are removed, some are renamed, ...


To ensure that the  Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database always remains up-to-date, we constantly monitor worldwide news sources, and government sources, to ensure that the rules that are contained in the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database always remain up to date.


For a glimpse at recent changes in worldwide public holidays, you can see the news and updates page of our website or the News tab of our Android or iPhone and iPad apps which are 100% ad-free and whose data feed is updated nightly.


You can use the Q++Studio worldwide public holidays database updater to ensure that your Q++Studio system has all the most up to date rules of the worldwide public holidays.


To update the rules of international public holidays, used in your own recurring holidays sets, use the holidays synchronization.


Linking your holidays to the Worldwide Public Holidays Database


You can link any of your holidays sets as well as link any individual recurring holiday to the Worldwide Public Holidays Database.


Mobile Phone Access


The qppstudio worldwide public holidays database can also be accessed using our free apps for Android or iPhone and iPad.


Topic 177895, last updated on 20-Mar-2024