iOS and OS X Calendar Glitch Pulls Holiday Data From Wrong Countries

A growing number of iOS and OS X owners are reporting a glitch that displays the holidays from the wrong country in the default system calendar app. As noted by one MacRumors reader in Ireland, holidays like the pro-UK Battle of the Boyne are now showing on his iPhone calendar.

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This glitch also was documented by Edgardas Balsevičius, who shows in the video below that his iPad is set to Lithuania for its region, but the default holiday calendar is set to other countries, including Mexico, Hong Kong, and Canada. This mismatch between location and calendar is not observed when the region is set to the USA, UK or Russia.


This glitch was reported over the weekend and is present on iOS devices, including an iPhone 5s and an iPad Air, running iOS 7.1.x. Apple support has allegedly confirmed to Balsevičius that this is a known software issue that will be addressed in the next update.

While most reports involve iOS 7.1, a few OS X owners have reported a similar problem with OS 10.9.x that also started in the past week. These users also state that the default holiday calendar now displays events from the incorrect region, with one user on Apple Support forums noting that switching the default currency back to the local designation seems to fix the issue.

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23 weeks ago
If Apple says it's a holiday, I stay at home.
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23 weeks ago

Apple: we only do a few things, and we do them well. :rolleyes:


These days it's more like "Apple: Well, it's kinda better than what Google has, so ship it"
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23 weeks ago
Apple: we only do a few things, and we do them well. :rolleyes:
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23 weeks ago
Every time I set up a new device (iPad / Mac) with iCloud, it sets the language to be some European language (Danish? Dutch? Not sure..). I wonder if it's related.. the nationality field for some users has been corrupted somehow.
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