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Is there a way to add a field like "Anniversary" to a Google contact without specifying the year? If I try to save while leaving the year blank, I get an error message:

"Please enter a month, day and year for dates."

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Not sure how you're coming up with this problem. Been testing and works fine without the year. – Eight Days of Malaise Feb 21 '11 at 5:16
I just tried it and it works for me too. – Geo Feb 21 '11 at 5:55
I encounter the problem mentioned in the standalone contacts manager at google.com/contacts. If I try typing a date without the year in the integrated contact manager (with gmail), I get a little warning icon saying "We don't recognize this date". – Soumya Feb 21 '11 at 6:21
To clarify, I want it to be added as a "date", like birthday, so that it shows up under Google Calendar as well. Not as a custom field. – Soumya Feb 21 '11 at 6:25
This occurs to me with Chrome (aah! the irony), but not with Firefox. – user21737 Jul 2 '12 at 20:18
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It looks like it's not possible in the newer version of Google Contacts, while in the old one you could, but without be able to changing the type of the event:

data without year in google contacts

In the newer version you're getting this error no matter how hard you try all the different formats of a date without a year: Sorry, we don't recognize this date.

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