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SLA: Handle holidays like weekends?

I want to create a calendar with the following properties:

monday - friday: 8am - 8pm

saturday, sunday: 10am - 6pm

and holidays should be handled like saturday and sunday (so 10am-6pm).

My understanding is that holidays are excluded from the SLAs but that's not what I need.

Can I configure that somehown in JIRA or is there a plug-in that can do this?

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I am not sure here but I think you can configure special times for special days per Service Desk somewhere in the Service Desk administration... 


I wonder the same thing as Niels, could someone please help regarding some possible solution for this?

Many thanks in advance!



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Jack Community Leader Sep 11, 2017

This is available. A quick search in Atlassian's documentation would yield the result -

Hi Jack,

Thanks for answering!

Unfortunately I can't find anything there regarding my specific case, as Niels described above.

I need holidays to be handled like Saturday and Sunday. My understanding is that holidays are excluded from the SLAs but that's not what I need.

Any advice? Thanks in advance!


Update: I thought about this and I don't think the situation below will work for you, since you said you want holidays treated differently. 


You may be able to set certain JQL for your issues created on specifc days (like 12/25) to use a certain calendar, so you could filter that in the goals. 



When you set up your SLAs and work in Calendars, you can set up a 24/7 calendar. In fact, I'm pretty sure there is a default 24/7 calendar (at least in Server) for JSD when you set up your SLAs. 


Go to SLAs>Calendars and then add the weekends. calendar.png

I also have a need for my non-business hours SLA calendar to include Holiday days excluded from my business hours SLA calendar.  We have one department that provides support 24 x 7 but has different SLA requirements based on when the ticket is opened.

This is a standard need for anyone running a 24x7 support operation.

Thanks in advance


Hi Pattie,

So you can have multiple Calendars in a single Service Desk.  The SLA can then be set up by JQL to detect which issues should go the business hours calendar and which to the non-business hours.


Hi Susan, can you please provide an example of JQL statement that matches the Christmas day so that the "weekend" calendar and SLA can be used for the issues opened on that day?

I'm trying something like: createdDate="2020/12/25" (except for the fact that I'm using the today date for testing) but it doesn't work and the SLA always matches the business day calendar I defined in another rule...

Many thanks. 

created = "2020-12-25"

But you would need to update that rule every year. 

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