Holiday/Leave/Block off time - either as PTO, Holiday, or all day task

Hi! Are there any updates to this topic yet? Perhaps with the rollout of the new time estimation tools? Thanks!


This is super necessary! Please add, coming from someone evaluating the tool for their organization.


When establishing deadlines, it would be helpful to have weekend days and/or national holidays marked somehow on the calendar to be able to see how many working days one will have for a particular task. It would be especially helpful for holidays that change dates every year, e.g., MLK Day, Thanksgiving, etc.


Currently, we’re able to add in dates we will be away on Asana.

It would be suuuper helpful to get these features in:

  • Task assigner does not allow task to be assigned to someone who is unavailable during the time frame of task
  • Task assigner alerts task assigner when someone will no longer be available during time frame of task
  • Asana allows for the entering of “black out” dates where no task should be due or assigned because the team will not be available those days. Task assigner notifies when a task falls during this date and prompts a different date.

Asana’s scheduling limitations do not allow project personnel to account for “non-working” days. Non-working days can be weekends, holidays, PTO, or other days on which the project team and client have agreed that work will not be performed or due.

This feature is needed because many projects measure deliverable timelines in business days, not calendar days. For example: If a final product is due March 31st, 2023 and the client wants a draft product 30 days early, does this mean they expect a product on March 1st, or February 17th? The difference is quite significant.

Asana’s current feature set is disappointing that it doesn’t account for the basic function of allowing a project master calendar to be applied, something which many other project scheduling platforms do out-of-the-box. Thank you for looking int this.

Welcome to the Community Forum @Adam_Caruso! I agree this would be very helpful. Since there is an existing feedback request thread I have merged your post into that one. Don‘t forget to upvote at the top.