Set calendar to show specific month

Once in a while, people ask us if there's a way to have the calendar show a specific month or date range, instead of defaulting to the current view. This can be useful for calendars that showcase a yearly festival or otherwise want to highlight a specific time.

Adding the snippet below to your functions.php file will change the default date for the calendar to January 1, 2015. You can change the date in the snippet to make it the date you want. Keep in mind that this will impact all views.