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. Feb 21, 2011 at 5:16
  • I just tried it and it works for me too.
    – Geo
    Feb 21, 2011 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, 2011 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, 2011 at 6:25
  • This occurs to me with Chrome (aah! the irony), but not with Firefox.
    – user21737
    Jul 2, 2012 at 20:18

2 Answers 2


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.


Just write month date for example you can see on image below. I open that date to my Google Calendar, it's worked so well.

add birthday to Google Calendar

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