In NetPoint, the term is used to represent national holidays as well as any user-defined non-working days and non-working periods. The latter can be useful for projects that require a non-working day more specific than weekends or weather days. When creating a holiday, you can choose between an annual, fixed-date, floating-date, or easter-relative. Instructions for adding, modifying, and deleting are provided below.
NOTE: If a holiday falls on a weekend (e.g. Christmas is on a Saturday), the following Monday will NOT be marked a holiday.
|Fixed-Date||A fixed-date holiday occurs on a fixed date and/or time and can be either repeating or non-repeating. A fixed-date holiday is also known as a non-working period, as the duration may be less than a day. If a fixed-date holiday is repeating, it must repeat every year. Other time options will be disabled. To make a holiday non-repeating, leave the Repeat Every field blank or set it to zero. Fixed-date holidays, if repeating, will not take place over the entire duration of the schedule’s calendar dates, but from the start date and on. NOTE: If the duration is set to less than a day but the time unit for the schedule is larger, the entire time unit will be considered a holiday. For example, if a holiday is created on December 20th with a duration of 1 hour but the time unit for the schedule is set to days, all of December 20th will be considered a holiday, even though the holiday line and shading will depict 1 hour.|
|Annual||An annual holiday is a type a fixed-date holiday but which must repeat every year (though not necessarily on the same day of the week) and must last for at least a day or more. Many national holidays, like New Years Eve and Independence Day in the USA are annual holidays. Annual holidays will take place over the entire duration of the schedule’s calendar dates. Annual holidays have the additional feature where, if they fall on a day that is already a non-working day, they can be moved or not moved, according to the option selected.|
|Floating-Date||A floating-date holiday occurs on a fixed day of the week, though not necessarily on the same date, and must repeat every year. Many national holidays, like Thanksgiving and Labor Day in the USA are floating-date holidays. Floating-date holidays will take place over the entire duration of the schedule’s calendar dates.|
|Easter-Relative||An Easter-relative holiday occurs a certain number of days before or after Easter. It must repeat every year and it must last for at least one day or more. Good Friday, for example, occurs on the Friday before Easter every year. Easter-relative holidays will take place over the entire range of the schedule’s calendar dates.|