Set up or view a holiday calendar

Set up a holiday group and add paid holidays for your organization. Or, see if the federal holidays we've provided works for your organization.

View federal holidays provided by Xero

  1. In the Settings menu, select General Settings.
  2. Under Features, click Payroll Settings.
  3. Click the Holidays tab.
  4. Click Federal from the holiday group list and make sure the holidays fit your organization.

Image showing holiday groups.

If you choose to use the federal holiday group provided by Xero, assign the holiday group to an employee now. Otherwise, add a new holiday group.

Set up a holiday group and add holidays

  1. In the Settings menu, select General Settings.
  2. Under Features, click Payroll Settings.
  3. Click the Holidays tab.
  4. Click Add Group.
  5. Name the holiday group.
  6. Choose whether to add existing holidays from another holiday group.
  7. Click Add.

Once you add a new holiday group, you can add holidays.

Add a new holiday to your holiday group

  1. Click Add Holiday.
  2. Name the holiday.
  3. Select a date for the holiday.
  4. Select the holiday group.
  5. Click Add.

Once you've added holidays to a holiday group, assign the group to any employee.

You can delete individual holidays from within the holiday group list.