Several badges have a requirement on the location. For example: Golden Week is a Japanese holiday and to be awared those badges you must change the country to Japan, Thanksgiving is a holiday in United States and therefore you must change the country to United States.
You change the setting in your Garmin account (not in Garmin Connect). Click this link or the link in the top menu.
Yes! If you did the required activity on the correct date but forgot to change the country before the activity you can get the badge afterwards. Change the country to the required one. Go to your activity and do a slight change. For example edit the name and save.
This trick can also be used for new badges that are added. If you have old activities that fulfill the requirements you can just do an edit and be awarded.
Check the country setting and then do a slight edit of our activity and see if that fixes it.
If that doesn't work you can go to Garmin Forums and discuss it.
The last resort is to contact Garmin support and ask them.
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First of all: This web page and I are not related to Garmin in any other way than that I use Garmin Devices to log my training at Garmin Connect
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One of my primary drives for training is competitions and awards. I started to take the badges at Garmin Connect. After a while I saw a badge that I hadn't seen before in another users account and started to wonder how that worked. Since I'm also a programmer I began to investigate the code and found lots of badges that was hidden of different reasons. I then created this web page to keep track of them all. I usually do everything in public to force me to do better implementations and that is why I let you be a part of this and I get a lot of help from you by sending me emails with new info.
Send me an email with the username and email address you used when you added your badges.
All your data will also be deleted automatically after 12 months if you don't update your badges.