Most of us rely on our Calendars to tell us where we need to be and what we need to do. Few calendars, however, take into account public and religious holidays, so we often end up scheduling meetings on these off days or putting deadlines right after them. Google Calendar has long been able to show public holidays from many countries around the world, but it's now adding 54 more for a total of 143. Lebanon, for example, is among the new additions. Yay! These holiday calendars can be enabled from Settings > Holidays and then choosing one or several countries to display.
The second feature coming to Calendar is even more useful and universal. Instead of typing a title when adding a new event, then scrolling and tapping to choose other participants, tapping again to pick the date and location, the process can be streamlined from the text box. Calendar now recognizes smart operators in 30 languages like at (location), with (invited participants), on (date, time, and duration — only works in English), and for (uninvited participants, think surprise parties).
The changelog also mentions improved RTL language support and a faster delete option.
• Smart suggestions for event titles, places and people, now in more than 30 new languages
• 54 additional country holiday calendars to easily keep track of your special occasions
• More accessible delete option in the overflow menu
• Improved support for right-to-left languages
All of these features should be live in Google Calendar's 5.3.3 update which is rolling out rather quickly on the Play Store. You can also grab it on APK Mirror if you're impatient.