Calculated Fields in Tableau for US Public Holidays
For instance: if you are analyzing sales or order figures, incoming calls in a call center, internet usage, web statistics or the like, you will probably see significant differences in the data between working days, weekends and public holidays.
Your views and dashboards should enable the reader to immediately distinguish between the three types, e.g. by color coding. This is pretty easy to do for the weekends, but it takes some additional efforts to include the public holidays, too.
Today’s post explains why color coding daily data by the type of the day can be important for analysis and visualization. The article provides and describes Calculated Fields in Tableau for all US public holidays and put them to use in a Tableau Public dashboard showing an interactive calendar with all public holidays in the US between 1900 and 2099.