Events are a powerful feature in your calendar, where you can have things happen on the days of your calendar. You can add an event by going to the events tab in the input column to the left, or by hovering over a day and clicking the large green "Add Event" button (or tapping on a day, for mobile users).
After creating an event, it automatically opens the dialogue for you to start adjusting its settings.
This is the name that is displayed in the calendar. Keep it short and sweet, as long names tend to make the calendar look strange.
When you or another user clicks on the event in the calendar, this is what is shown.
The conditions is quite a deep system, the article for event conditions goes over these in greater detail.
If you're not sure if your event's conditions are correct and want to test if the event will happen in the next years, clicking these buttons will test the event for the coming future, and display which dates it is on. The more years you test and the more complex the conditions are, the longer it will take - but there is a cancel button if you do happen to grow bored of waiting.
This is useful if your conditions are inaccurate and happen to encompass multiple days in a row. By checking this, the setting to Limit for x days will be editable.
When you enter a number into this field, the event system will ensure that this event only appears once in the specified amount of days. If you find your event happening too often in a short amount of time, experiment with this setting.
Keep in mind that this setting does increase calendar loading time, because your calendar has to calculate the previous year to make sure that we don't miss that years' events.
Enabling this setting will allow you to change Lasts for x days, which will make the event last a certain amount of days in a row after the first instance of that event.
If your event appears more than once in the span of its duration, the event will not appear multiple times, but instead extend the duration of the event to the new length. Combined with Limit repetitions, you can ensure this doesn't happen.
Keep in mind that this setting does exponentially increase calendar loading time, as it has to calculate the previous year AND the next year to make sure no events are out of order.
Show only first and last event
If you have set a duration, this will denote the start and the end of an event with (Start) and (End) at the start and end of the event, instead of showing the event on every day of its duration. Note, the system does not currently support adding "Start" and "End" to events based entirely on conditions, only with the duration setting.
This will change the settings described below to the event category's settings.
This will hide the event not only from your players, but from you as well. This might be useful if this event will be used by other events via event-based-event conditions.
Hide from players
This will hide the event from anyone viewing your calendar, but not you. It will be displayed with a cross-checked look in your calendar.
Show when printing
If you go to the print view, this will make this event show up. We don't want to waste your ink, after all.
Color and Display
This changes how this event is displayed in the calendar. The various color and display combinations will allow you to easily differentiate between the events.