The Holiday integration allows you to create a calendar of holidays in Home Assistant for powering automations.

It uses the Python module holidays to incorporate information about region-specific public holidays.

A calendar entity has a state and attributes that represent the next upcoming event (only). A calendar trigger is a much more flexible way to power automations with fewer limitations than using the entity state.


To add the Holiday integration to your Home Assistant instance, use this My button:

Holiday calendar automations

Individual holiday Events are what powers automations such as:

  • Turn on the Christmas lights at the start of Christmas Day.
  • Prevent your covers from being opened on public holidays.

For an overview, refer to calendar automations. You can use calendar trigger variables in a condition or action such as the event summary, description, location and in other places.