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.
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.

Jan
15
Fri
2021
National Hat Day (U.S.)
Jan 15 all-day

Woman wearing a hat

#NationalHatDay

National Hat Day is celebrated in the United States every January 15th and is a fun excuse to wear a hat. You could post a photo of yourself wearing a hat, perhaps relating a funny story to go along with it. You could also invite your social media followers to post their hat photos using the hashtag #NationalHatDay.

In Australia, Hat Day is on the 2nd Friday in October, in support of and to raise awareness for mental illness.

In the U.K., Wear a Hat Day, in support of brain tumour research seems to be late March (27th March for 2020)

Jan
17
Sun
2021
Ditch Your Resolution Day
Jan 17 all-day

Post It notes with New Year's resolutions written on them

#DitchYourResolutionDay

Ditch Your Resolution Day is a fun holiday, held annually on the 17th of January. The holiday is tongue in cheek and makes light of people having all sorts of New Year’s resolutions that soon fall by the wayside.

You could share which resolutions of yours never got off the ground, and ask if they have any they have ditched using the hashtag #DitchYourResolutionDay.

Jan
20
Wed
2021
Cheese Lovers Day
Jan 20 all-day

Cheese board with cheeses

#NationalCheeseLoversDay

National Cheese Lovers Day is celebrated on the 20th of January every year and is a great opportunity to engage with your social media following.

You could post a list of your favourite cheeses, including photos and recipes. You could ask your followers to share the cheeses they love using the hashtag #NationalCheeseLoversDay.

Jan
21
Thu
2021
National Hugging Day
Jan 21 all-day

Two women hugging

#NationalHuggingDay

National Hugging Day is held annually on January 21st and encourages people to hug others, whether they be a friend, family or stranger.

You could post a photo or a story about someone you hugged and ask your social media following to do the same using the hashtag #NationalHuggingDay.

 

Jan
25
Mon
2021
Opposite Day
Jan 25 all-day

A hammer about to hit a screw and a screw about to have a wrench used on it

#OppositeDay

Opposite Day which is held annually on January 25th is a fun way to mix things up on social media.

Posting photos and stories about how your brand did something in an opposite fashion that day are likely to make for some fun social media posts and you can invite your followers to post their photos and comments about what they did opposite that day using the hashtag #OppositeDay. This could be a great opportunity to showcase how different your brand is from your competitors, and that you are opposite them not just on Opposite Day but every day.

Jan
26
Tue
2021
Australia Day
Jan 26 all-day

Australia Day is celebrated annually on January 26th and commemorates the landing of the first fleet.

You could involve your social media followers by posting photos of and about Australian animals, music, or culture and asking your followers to do the same.

Feb
7
Sun
2021
Send a Card to a Friend Day
Feb 7 all-day

#SendACardToAFriendDay

Two women looking at a greeting card

National Send a Friend a Card Day is celebrated annually on the 7th of February. This is a great day to send a card (physical or e-card) to a good friend to let them know that you appreciate them.

On the day you could post a photo or meme depicting friendship on your social media or share a story about your friends and tag them in the post. Invite your social media following to share photos of them with their good friends and share their stories using the hashtag #SendACardToAFriendDay.

Feb
9
Tue
2021
National Pizza Day
Feb 9 all-day

A large pizza with hands reaching out for it

#NationalPizzaDay

National Pizza Day is celebrated annually on the 9th of February and is a fun and delicious holiday.

You could thank some of your most valued clients by sending them a pizza or pizzas. You could also post on social media about your favourite pizza and ask your followers to tell you their pizza of choice using the hashtag #NationalPizzaDay.

Feb
11
Thu
2021
National Inventors’ Day
Feb 11 all-day

A an holding a lightbulb

#NationalInventorsDay

National Inventors’ Day is held annually on the 11th of February, the birthday of Thomas Edison, and recognizes how inventors have changed the world and how we live.

You could post about your favorite invention, or what invention you believe is the “best thing since sliced bread”. Ask your social media followers to share what inventions they believe have changed the world or made an impact on their life using the hashtag #NationalInventorsDay.

Feb
14
Sun
2021
Valentine’s Day
Feb 14 all-day

A girl and a boy on st valentine's day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on the 14th of February. Valentine’s Day is a day to give a card or gifts to someone that you love.

You could share on social media about your plans for that night, or tag those that you love. You could invite your social media followers to tag their loved ones, and perhaps offer a gift or incentive for them to do so.

 

Feb
15
Mon
2021
Singles Awareness Day
Feb 15 all-day
Singles Awareness Day

#SinglesAwarenessDay

Single Awareness Day is celebrated annually every February 15th.

Give a shout out to all those that are doing more than okay living their life on their terms. You could make a social media post asking people to nominate the best thing about being single using the hashtag #SinglesAwarenessDay

 

 

Feb
17
Wed
2021
Random Acts of Kindness Day
Feb 17 all-day
Random Acts of Kindness Day

#RandomActsOfKindnessDay

Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated every February 17th and encourages us to be kinder to each other.

You may wish to post about your own random act of kindness and ask others to share what they did to celebrate the day using the hashtag #RandomActsOfKindnessDay

Feb
20
Sat
2021
Love Your Pet Day
Feb 20 all-day
Love Your Pet Day

#LoveYourPetDay

Love Your Pet Day is celebrated on the 20th of February every year and celebrates the pets that make our lives a little brighter.

This is a great opportunity to engage your social media following by posting a pic of your pet/s and asking them to post a pic of theirs using the hashtag #LoveYourPetDay

 

Feb
22
Mon
2021
Margarita Day
Feb 22 all-day
Margarita Day

#NationalMargaritaDay

National Margarita Day is celebrated every February 22nd.

You could share photos and recipes of Margaritas on your social media, and ask your followers what their favorite types of margaritas are.

 

 

Mar
1
Mon
2021
National Peanut Butter Lovers Day
Mar 1 all-day

#NationalPeanutButterLoversDay

Mar
14
Sun
2021
Potato Chip Day
Mar 14 all-day

#NationalPotatoChipDay

Mothering Sunday 2021 (UK)
Mar 14 all-day
Mar
17
Wed
2021
St Patrick’s Day
Mar 17 all-day