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About holiday APIs
Get the dates of observed holidays from around the world with holiday APIs.
What is a holiday API?
A holiday application programming interface (API) is a web service that allows developers to add holiday date retrieval functionality to their client applications or on their website.
How does an API for public holidays work?
Before developers make API calls, they must sign up for an access key. An API for public holidays utilizes the HTTPS GET request method to connect to the service provider’s resources. The format for responses is JSON.
Who is a public holiday API for?
APIs for public holidays are for developers that create websites or applications for businesses that require knowledge of when holidays are observed in a given year.
Businesses in the logistics, shipping, sales, marketing, and software support industries will find applications and websites with public holiday APIs helpful.
Why is an API for holidays important?
Using an API, developers can easily add holiday retrieval capability to their client applications. Simply by embedding the endpoint into their project, they will save time coding.
Businesses in all industries are affected by publicly observed holidays. Primarily, federal government organizations and financial institutions are closed during specific holidays. And while some businesses remain open, others may have reduced hours. This is important for communicating with team members located globally and within national geographical areas.
Holidays may affect logistics too. For example, during holiday closings, often there are shipping and delivery delays. Coordinating delivery dates for customers in different countries is essential to improving customer service and obtaining repeat business. An application or website with an API for public holidays is the fastest and most accurate way to determine when products will arrive and when businesses will resume regular working hours.
What can you expect from a public holiday API?
Using public holiday APIs, developers can expect to forgo the learning curve of coding multiple holiday calendars data every year into their applications.
Businesses can look forward to using reliable data resources provided by the API service. In addition, they can expect to plan their shipping and even employee payroll administration around the holiday schedules with confidence and proficiency.
Are there examples of free holiday APIs?
RapidAPI’s Marketplace lists several free APIs that retrieve the dates of observed holidays. Public Holiday by The API Guy is a free holiday API. Another one on the Marketplace is HolidayAPI by Szymon Dukla. It’s a freemium API. Its Basic plan is free and includes a quota of 100 requests. Overages are extra.
Best Holiday APIs
Bank Holiday API SDKs
All Bank Holiday APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
- Java (Android)
- C# (.NET)
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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