Social Media Calendar

A listing of quirky and fun holidays, along with the more traditional and religious holidays and ideas for how you can incorporate these events in your social media.
Sep
30
Wed
2020
International Podcast Day
Sep 30 all-day

#InternationalPodcastDay

Oct
1
Thu
2020
International Coffee Day
Oct 1 all-day

#InternationalCoffeeDay

Oct
4
Sun
2020
Taco Day
Oct 4 all-day

#NationalTacoDay

Oct
9
Fri
2020
Hat Day (Australia)
Oct 9 all-day

A woman wearing a hat

The second Friday in October each year is Hat Day, the national fundraising and awareness day where you wear a hat and make a donation to help shine a light on mental illness in Australia.

Oct
14
Wed
2020
National Train Your Brain Day
Oct 14 all-day

#TrainYourBrainDay

Oct
25
Sun
2020
Greasy Foods Day
Oct 25 all-day

#GreasyFoodsDay

Oct
29
Thu
2020
International Internet Day
Oct 29 all-day

#InternetDay

Oct
30
Fri
2020
Checklist Day
Oct 30 all-day

#ChecklistDay

Oct
31
Sat
2020
Halloween
Oct 31 all-day

Children in Halloween costumes

Halloween or Hallowe’en, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in several countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day.

You could use this day to post photos of you or your family dressed up for Halloween and invite your social media followers to do the same.

Nov
1
Sun
2020
National Author’s Day
Nov 1 all-day

A selection of books

#NationalAuthorsDay

Nov
2
Mon
2020
Day of the Dead (Mexico)
Nov 2 all-day

Day of the Dead photo

The Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican descent elsewhere on the 2nd of November every year. The multi-day holiday (November 1st is usually for deceased infants and children specifically) involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and helping support their spiritual journey.

You could take this opportunity to post photos of those you were close to that have died, and share a memory, and invite your social media following to do the same.

Nov
3
Tue
2020
National Sandwich Day
Nov 3 all-day

A delicious ham, tomato and lettuce sandwich

#NationalSandwichDay

Nov
4
Wed
2020
National Candy Day
Nov 4 all-day

Candy

#NationalCandyDay

Nov
5
Thu
2020
Guy Fawkes Night
Nov 5 all-day

Guy Fawkes mask

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is celebrated on 5 November, mainly in the United Kingdom. Its commemorates the events of 5 November 1605 when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives that had been placed beneath the House of Lords.

You could share or invite social media followers to share photos of their bonfires that night.

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot.
We see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Nov
13
Fri
2020
World Kindness Day
Nov 13 all-day

The word kindness highlighted in pink on a page

#WorldKindnessDay

Nov
14
Sat
2020
Diwali 2020
Nov 14 all-day
Nov
17
Tue
2020
Entrepreneurs Day (2020)
Nov 17 all-day

#NationalEntrepreneursDay

Celebrated on the third Tuesday in November.

Nov
26
Thu
2020
National Cake Day
Nov 26 all-day

Chocolate cake with strawberries

#NationalCakeDay

Dec
4
Fri
2020
National Cookie Day
Dec 4 all-day

Choc chip cookies

#NationalCookieDay

Dec
10
Thu
2020
Hanukkah (2020)
Dec 10 – Dec 18 all-day

Hanukkah candelabra

Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which can occur any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. The festival is observed by lighting the candles of a candelabrum with nine branches, called a menorah (or hanukkiah).

You could share photos of food, crafts or lighting of the candles or invite your social media following to do the same. Here are some great ideas.

Dec
11
Fri
2020
International Mountain Day
Dec 11 all-day

Mountains

#InternationalMountainDay

Dec
15
Tue
2020
National Cupcake Day
Dec 15 all-day

A plate of cupcakes

#NationalCupcakeDay

National Cupcake Day is a fun holiday that is held annually on December 15th.

Treating yourself or your office to some cupcakes and posting the photos online is likely to go down well with your social media audience. You could also encourage your followers to post photos of their own Cupcake Day photos in the comments section using the hashtag #NationalCupcakeDay.

Dec
21
Mon
2020
Crossword Puzzle Day
Dec 21 all-day

A man about to do a crossword puzzle

#CrosswordPuzzleDay

Crossword Puzzle Day is held annually on December 21st.

You could take this opportunity to involve your social media following by posting a crossword and asking for input for answers or by posting a photo of a completed crossword that you have done, using the hashtag #CrosswordPuzzleDay.

Dec
25
Fri
2020
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day

Santa Claus

Christmas Day is a Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ held annually on December the 25th (and usually on or around January 7th for many Christian Orthodox).

The lead-up to Christmas is a busy time for most, and posting gift guides, favourite recipes or your family’s Christmas traditions are all possible social media post suggestions. You can also ask your social media following to post their pictures with Santa or share Christmas recipes or traditions they follow.

Dec
26
Sat
2020
Boxing Day
Dec 26 all-day

Boxing Day is the day after Christmas Day.

Boxing Day is celebrated the day after Christmas, December 26th,  and is a public holiday in Australia, the U.K, Canada and New Zealand. Boxing Day Sales are extremely popular in Australia, as many stores have bargains, and customers are returning broken or unwanted gifts or spending gift vouchers or cash that they received for Christmas.

This could be a great time to post any offers you have, or you could share how your Christmas Day went. You could invite your social media followers to post about their Christmas Day experiences, or if they found any great bargains in the Boxing Day sales.

Dec
30
Wed
2020
Bacon Day
Dec 30 all-day

Bacon

#BaconDay

Bacon Day is a fun holiday that is celebrated every December 30th.

You could post photos of your bacon dishes, or recipes and invite your social media followers to do the same using the hashtag #BaconDay.

Dec
31
Thu
2020
New Year’s Eve
Dec 31 all-day

Clock just about to strike midnight

New Year’s Eve is a celebration of the last day of the year and the ringing in of a new year. New Year’s Eve is one of the big party nights of the year and the day after is a public holiday in many countries.

You could post about your New Year’s Eve plans or ask your social media followers about their plans to celebrate the night. If you have new products or services that will be available this could be a great time to showcase them. People are eager to start a new year off on the right foot and if you have products or services that will help them achieve their goals, this is a great time to tap into that.

Jan
1
Fri
2021
New Year’s Day
Jan 1 all-day

Happy New Year image

New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, and a public holiday in many countries.

You could use this day to outline what you have planned for the following year to your social media following. Alternatively, you could share your New Year’s resolutions with them and ask them about their New Year’s resolutions.

See also January 17th – Ditch Your Resolutions Day.

Jan
4
Mon
2021
Trivia Day
Jan 4 all-day

Blackboard with the word trivia on it

#NationalTriviaDay

National Trivia Day is a fun holiday held annually on January 4th and is a great opportunity to engage with your social media following.

You could post general knowledge or topic-specific trivia questions or invite your followers to post fun or interesting trivia using the hashtag #NationalTriviaDay.

Jan
7
Thu
2021
Christmas Day (Orthodox)
Jan 7 all-day

 

St Nicholas

Many Orthodox Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ annually on or about January 7th (the Orthodox in Armenia celebrate on January 6th). The switching of different countries from the Julian to Gregorian calendar meant that days were dropped. Most Orthodox churches decided to keep the original Julian calendar date for their religious celebrations. 

The lead-up to Christmas is a busy time for most, and posting gift guides, favourite recipes or your family’s Christmas traditions are all possible social media post suggestions. You can also ask your social media following to post their pictures with Santa or share Christmas recipes or traditions they follow.