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This article was published on January 27, 2014


Google Calendar can now show Persian calendar dates alongside Gregorian equivalents

Google Calendar can now show Persian calendar dates alongside Gregorian equivalents
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Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Google today announced it has added support for the Persian calendar, Solar Hejri. As a result, you can now display Persian dates alongside Gregorian ones:

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To enable the Persian calendar, go into Settings, click on the General tab, and select it as an Alternate calendar. The Persian calendar begins each year on the vernal equinox as determined by astronomical calculations and observations.

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