React Native General Calendars

This module includes various customizable react native calendar components.

The package is both Android and iOS compatible.


$ yarn add react-native-general-calendars


$ npm install react-native-general-calendars --save

The solution is implemented in JavaScript so no native module linking is required.


import { Calendar, CalendarList, Agenda } from 'react-native-general-calendars';

All parameters for components are optional. By default the month of current local date will be displayed.

Event handler callbacks are called with calendar objects like this:

  day: 1,     // day of month (1-31)
  month: 1,   // month of year (1-12)
  year: 2017, // year
  timestamp,   // UTC timestamp representing 00:00 AM of this date
  dateString: '2016-05-13' // date formatted as 'YYYY-MM-DD' string

Parameters that require date types accept YYYY-MM-DD formated datestrings (in gregorian), JavaScript date objects, calendar objects and UTC timestamps.

Calendars can be localized by adding custom locales using Moment's i18n functions:

import Moment from 'moment';

Moment.locales('fr', {
  months : 'janvier_février_mars_avril_mai_juin_juillet_août_septembre_octobre_novembre_décembre'.split('_'),
    monthsShort : 'janv._févr._mars_avr._mai_juin_juil._août_sept._oct._nov._déc.'.split('_'),
    monthsParseExact : true,
    weekdays : 'dimanche_lundi_mardi_mercredi_jeudi_vendredi_samedi'.split('_'),
    weekdaysShort : 'dim._lun._mar._mer._jeu._ven._sam.'.split('_'),
    weekdaysMin : 'Di_Lu_Ma_Me_Je_Ve_Sa'.split('_'),
    weekdaysParseExact : true,


Basic parameters

  // Calendar type (gregorian, jalaali). Default = gregorian
  // Initially visible month. Default = Date()
  // Minimum date that can be selected, dates before minDate will be grayed out. Default = undefined
  // Maximum date that can be selected, dates after maxDate will be grayed out. Default = undefined
  // Handler which gets executed on day press. Default = undefined
  onDayPress={(day, localDay) => {console.log('selected day', day, localDay)}}
  // Handler which gets executed on day long press. Default = undefined
  onDayLongPress={(day) => {console.log('selected day', day)}}
  // Month format in calendar title. Formatting values:
  monthFormat={'YYYY MM'}
  // Handler which gets executed when visible month changes in calendar. Default = undefined
  onMonthChange={(month) => {console.log('month changed', month)}}
  // Hide month navigation arrows. Default = false
  // Replace default arrows with custom ones (direction can be 'left' or 'right')
  renderArrow={(direction) => (<Arrow />)}
  // Do not show days of other months in month page. Default = false
  // If hideArrows=false and hideExtraDays=false do not switch month when tapping on greyed out
  // day from another month that is visible in calendar page. Default = false
  // If firstDay=1 week starts from Monday. Note that dayNames and dayNamesShort should still start from Sunday.
  // Hide day names. Default = false
  // Show week numbers to the left. Default = false
  // Handler which gets executed when press arrow icon left. It receive a callback can go back month
  onPressArrowLeft={substractMonth => substractMonth()}
  // Handler which gets executed when press arrow icon left. It receive a callback can go next month
  onPressArrowRight={addMonth => addMonth()}

Date marking

!Disclaimer! Make sure that markedDates param is immutable. If you change markedDates object content but the reference to it does not change calendar update will not be triggered.

Dot marking

  // Collection of dates that have to be marked. Default = {}
    '2012-05-16': {selected: true, marked: true, selectedColor: 'blue'},
    '2012-05-17': {marked: true},
    '2012-05-18': {marked: true, dotColor: 'red', activeOpacity: 0},
    '2012-05-19': {disabled: true, disableTouchEvent: true}

You can customise a dot color for each day independently.

Multi-Dot marking

Use markingType = 'multi-dot' if you want to display more than one dot. Both the Calendar and CalendarList control support multiple dots by using 'dots' array in markedDates. The property 'color' is mandatory while 'key' and 'selectedColor' are optional. If key is omitted then the array index is used as key. If selectedColor is omitted then 'color' will be used for selected dates.

const vacation = {key:'vacation', color: 'red', selectedDotColor: 'blue'};
const massage = {key:'massage', color: 'blue', selectedDotColor: 'blue'};
const workout = {key:'workout', color: 'green'};

    '2017-10-25': {dots: [vacation, massage, workout], selected: true, selectedColor: 'red'},
    '2017-10-26': {dots: [massage, workout], disabled: true},

Period marking

  // Collection of dates that have to be colored in a special way. Default = {}
    {'2012-05-20': {textColor: 'green'},
     '2012-05-22': {startingDay: true, color: 'green'},
     '2012-05-23': {selected: true, endingDay: true, color: 'green', textColor: 'gray'},
     '2012-05-04': {disabled: true, startingDay: true, color: 'green', endingDay: true}
  // Date marking style [simple/period/multi-dot/custom]. Default = 'simple'

Multi-period marking

CAUTION: This marking is only fully supported by the <Calendar /> component because it expands its height. Usage with <CalendarList /> might lead to overflow issues.

    '2017-12-14': {  
      periods: [  
        { startingDay: false, endingDay: true, color: '#5f9ea0' },
        { startingDay: false, endingDay: true, color: '#ffa500' },
        { startingDay: true, endingDay: false, color: '#f0e68c' },
    '2017-12-15': {  
      periods: [  
        { startingDay: true, endingDay: false, color: '#ffa500' },
        { color: 'transparent' },
        { startingDay: false, endingDay: false, color: '#f0e68c' },
  // Date marking style [simple/period/multi-dot/custom]. Default = 'simple'

Custom marking allows you to customize each marker with custom styles.

  // Date marking style [simple/period/multi-dot/single]. Default = 'simple'
    '2018-03-28': {
      customStyles: {
        container: {
          backgroundColor: 'green',
        text: {
          color: 'black',
          fontWeight: 'bold'
    '2018-03-29': {
      customStyles: {
        container: {
          backgroundColor: 'white',
          elevation: 2
        text: {
          color: 'blue',

Keep in mind that different marking types are not compatible. You can use just one marking style for calendar.

Displaying data loading indicator

The loading indicator next to month name will be displayed if <Calendar /> has displayLoadingIndicator property and markedDays collection does not have a value for every day of the month in question. When you load data for days, just set [] or special marking value to all days in markedDates collection.

Customizing look & feel

  // Specify style for calendar container element. Default = {}
    borderWidth: 1,
    borderColor: 'gray',
    height: 350
  // Specify theme properties to override specific styles for calendar parts. Default = {}
    backgroundColor: '#ffffff',
    calendarBackground: '#ffffff',
    textSectionTitleColor: '#b6c1cd',
    selectedDayBackgroundColor: '#00adf5',
    selectedDayTextColor: '#ffffff',
    todayTextColor: '#00adf5',
    dayTextColor: '#2d4150',
    textDisabledColor: '#d9e1e8',
    dotColor: '#00adf5',
    selectedDotColor: '#ffffff',
    arrowColor: 'orange',
    monthTextColor: 'blue',
    textDayFontFamily: 'monospace',
    textMonthFontFamily: 'monospace',
    textDayHeaderFontFamily: 'monospace',
    textMonthFontWeight: 'bold',
    textDayFontSize: 16,
    textMonthFontSize: 16,
    textDayHeaderFontSize: 16

Advanced styling

If you want to have complete control over calendar styles you can do it by overriding default style.js files. For example, if you want to override calendar header style first you have to find stylesheet id for this file:

In this case it is 'stylesheet.calendar.header'. Next you can add overriding stylesheet to your theme with this id.

  arrowColor: 'white',
  'stylesheet.calendar.header': {
    week: {
      marginTop: 5,
      flexDirection: 'row',
      justifyContent: 'space-between'

Disclaimer: issues that arise because something breaks after using stylesheet override will not be supported. Use this option at your own risk.

Overriding day component

If you need custom functionality not supported by current day component implementations you can pass your own custom day
component to the calendar.

  style={[styles.calendar, {height: 300}]}
  dayComponent={({date, state}) => {
    return (<View style={{flex: 1}}><Text style={{textAlign: 'center', color: state === 'disabled' ? 'gray' : 'black'}}>{}</Text></View>);

The dayComponent prop has to receive a RN component or function that receive props. The day component will receive such props:

  • state - disabled if the day should be disabled (this is decided by base calendar component)
  • marking - markedDates value for this day
  • date - the date object representing this day

Tip: Don't forget to implement shouldComponentUpdate for your custom day component to make calendar perform better

If you implement an awesome day component please make a PR so that other people could use it :)


<CalendarList /> is scrollable semi-infinite calendar composed of <Calendar /> components. Currently it is possible to scroll 4 years back and 4 years to the future. All paramters that are available for <Calendar /> are also available for this component. There are also some additional params that can be used:

  // Callback which gets executed when visible months change in scroll view. Default = undefined
  onVisibleMonthsChange={(months) => {console.log('now these months are visible', months);}}
  // Max amount of months allowed to scroll to the past. Default = 50
  // Max amount of months allowed to scroll to the future. Default = 50
  // Enable or disable scrolling of calendar list
  // Enable or disable vertical scroll indicator. Default = false

Horizontal CalendarList

You can also make the CalendarList scroll horizontally. To do that you need to pass specific props to the CalendarList:

  // Enable horizontal scrolling, default = false
  // Enable paging on horizontal, default = false
  // Set custom calendarWidth.