Google offers Hijri Calendar option

Reflects the company's focus on locally relevant products and services

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  December 23, 2008

Google has expanded its local offerings by launching the Hijri Google Calendar in both English and Arabic.

Google Calendar is a free tool that allows you to keep track of events, special occasions and appointments.

Additionally, it lists public and national holidays automatically and is integrated with Gmail so events mentioned in email messages can be added to the calendar and shared with friends.

"Launching the Google Hijri Calendar showcases our effort to focus on the needs of users locally. Calendar is a great tool for organizing your life," said Wael Ghonim, marketing manager.

To add the Hijri Calendar you need to sign in to your Google Account and go to your calendar. Click on Settings and under the General tab, choose Alternate Calendars and select the Hijri calendar of your choice.

3709 days ago

What about the Bikram Sambat (used in Hindu Calender)? When is Google going to incorporate it? It helps us getting track of the event back in homecountry.

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