Add a public holiday manually

How to add a public holiday (bank holiday) manually to show on the Sage HR calendar.

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Written by Oliver Cook
Updated over a week ago

If there is a public holiday that you need to show on your calendar you can add this manually.

This is useful if you need to add a bank holiday.

📎NOTE: Public holidays aren't added to Sage HR automatically. You must add these to your relevant public holiday groups each year. We recommend you do this before the calendar year begins.

  1. Click your name in the top right, then click Settings.

  2. On the settings menu click Calendar, then click Public holidays.

  3. Click Add public holiday.

  4. Select a date.

  5. If required, select whether you want to repeat it every year.

  6. Give the public holiday a name.

  7. Select how you want an employee's time off allowance to be affected by this public holiday.

    📎NOTE: If you select Count against employee allowance, an employee's balance will only be affected when a submitted request is approved over this public holiday.

  8. Select which holiday groups you want this public holiday to show for.

  9. Click Save.

📌TIP: Instead of adding public holidays manually, you can import them instead. This is useful for adding multiple amounts.

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