I need to create a Google Calendar event that repeats every 3 days, but NOT counting weekends. For example: Mon, Thu, Tue, Fri, Wed, Mon, Thu, etc.

I know how to do a "repeat every X days" but it includes weekends.

Is there a way to exclude weekends?


There's no way to do that natively with Google Calendar. There might be a way to do it with ICAL, but you'd need a client that could create the events with the right setup or to build it manually by hand.

Since every three workdays is a repeating cycle...

  1. Monday, Thursday
  2. Tuesday, Friday
  3. Wednesday
  4. Monday, Thursday
  5. ...

In week 4 the pattern starts again.

One not-too-painful workaround would be to create three separate events, each with the same information.

Here's how you can do that:

  1. In week 1, create the event on Monday. Set it to repeat Weekly, every 3 weeks, on Monday and Thursday
  2. In week 2, create the event on Tuesday. Copy the information from the event in week 1. Set it to repeat Weekly, every 3 weeks, on Tuesday and Friday
  3. In week 3, create the event on Wednesday. Copy the information from the event in week 1. Set it to repeat Weekly, every 3 weeks, on Wednesday

It's not as simple as a single event, but at least it's only three to manage.


I found a way:

  1. Click on the event that you want to reoccur every work day.
  2. Click on the "Does not repeat" button then click on custom.
  3. Set the quanity to repeat every 1 the go to the other box and click week.
  4. Click on monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday as the repeating days. (OR which ever days you would like this event to be scheduled).
  5. Click Save.
  • That's not the solution. That will set the event to repeat every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, which is not what is desired.
    – ale
    Aug 21 '18 at 13:13
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    This doesn't answer the question that was asked, however it does answer the question that I asked Google.. Please, take my upvote. Jul 9 '19 at 14:39
  • Upvoted just because this helped me figure out how to do a recurring event on MTWTF, and it was totally unintuitive to try to set it up in the Google Calendars UI after I had initially tried "repeat every 1 day". Oct 26 '20 at 16:58

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