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Find a date for the holidays

Betsy Aoki's note: I am using this opportunity to horn in on a blog post with an intriguing subject line and announce my presence on the MSN Search blog. While it seems hard to fill  Brady Forrest's shoes (because I think he's at least a men's size 11 and I'm a women's size 8) , the search powers that be over here have asked me to take on the running of this  blog.

This team blog stuff is different than working my own blog.  The folks I will be featuring here are the ones in the search  trenches and doing the really cool stuff. 

And now back to your regularly scheduled Jamie Buckley. :)


On internet search engines, finding the calendar date for a holiday usually takes a few clicks. 

With instant answers, we try to save you time by putting desired information right on the results page.  If you're planning a vacation or looking to stay out of the doghouse with gift buying foresight, type a holiday in MSN Search.  We’ll show current dates along with a short description at the top of the page. 

 Some examples:

Mother’s Day
Martin Luther King day
 We'll be adding some more of these over time.  Please try them out and tell us what you think.

Happy holidays,

Jamie Buckley, PM

Instant Answers Team



  • This is helpful - and such common sense - it is so surprising that it was not implemented sooner.

    One small point ----- out of respect for the Virtue of those holidays, please consider putting that info <b>ABOVE</b> the Sponsor Links?

    Wish you much success with this fine blog. :-)
  • It's great!.... But...  Are us UK-ers going to see these features too, and are we going to see these moved into Windows Live Search (which is now my main search engine thanks to the new features there).
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