Google has added three new features to google calendars- a free application that integrates into Gmail .
These three features can be activated using the labs section in google calender.
1. Event Flare
Calendar application now gets event icon sets like birthday party,traveling,playing etc You can set icons for personalized look.
get the event notifications through browser alert boxes, It shows the blinking box if a new event is notified..It will work on chrome browser,ther browsers show the alert box alone
3. Automatically declining events
Going out for holiday trip ? then the calendar events invitations are automatically declined.You can define periods in time when all event invitations will automatically be declined.
Source : Gmail Blog