A List of Weird ‘Holidays’ to Celebrate on Social Media

National holidays, campaign launches, important events - your social media content calendar should be filled with key dates and milestones for your business, and the corresponding content you’re planning to post across all your networks.

Of course, some months are busier than others. January might be a notoriously chaotic month for your business, full of product launches or big sales, but you’re then left desperate for social content during the quiet February that follows.

How is a social media manager supposed to survive these perilous periods of feast and famine? A fun option is to celebrate “micro holidays” that have universal appeal on the internet and loads of potential for creative social media campaigns.

Here’s a list of potential micro holidays you can celebrate on social media - just remember that any content you produce should still be relevant to your business and a good fit for your brand.

January 4
Trivia Day: #NationalTriviaDay

January 15
Hat Day: #NationalHatDay

January 17
Ditch Your Resolution Day: #DitchYourResolutionDay

January 20
Cheese Lovers Day: #NationalCheeseLoversDay

January 23
Community Manager Appreciation Day: #CMAD

January 25
Opposite Day: #OppositeDay

February 7
Send a Card to a Friend Day: #SendACardToAFriendDay

February 11
Inventors Day: #NationalInventorsDay

February 15
Singles Awareness Day: #SinglesAwarenessDay

February 17
Random Acts of Kindness Day: #RandomActsOfKindnessDay

February 22
Margarita Day: #NationalMargaritaDay

March 3
Day of Unplugging: #NationalDayOfUnplugging

March 14
Potato Chip Day: #NationalPotatoChipDay

March 18
Awkward Moments Day: #AwkwardMomentsDay

March 23
Puppy Day: #NationalPuppyDay

March 30
Doctors Day: #NationalDoctorsDay

April 7
Beer Day: #NationalBeerDay

April 10
Siblings Day: #NationalSiblingsDay

April 11
Pet Day: #NationalPetDay

April 20
Look-alike Day: #NationalLookAlikeDay

April 22
Earth Day: #EarthDay

April 30
Honesty Day: #NationalHonestyDay

May 2
Thank a Teacher Day: #ThankATeacher

May 4
Star Wars Day: #StarWarsDay (or #MayThe4thBeWithYou)

May 6
Nurses Day: #NursesDay

May 10
Receptionists Day: #NationalReceptionistDay

May 24
Scavenger Hunt Day: #NationalScavengerHuntDay

June 2
Donut Day: #NationalDonutDay

June 8
Best Friends Day: #NationalBestFriendsDay

June 21
Selfie Day: #NationalSelfieDay

June 30
Social Media Day: #SMDay

July 1
Joke Day: #InternationalJokeDay

July 10
Pina Colada Day: #NationalPinaColadaDay

July 13
French Fry Day: #NationalFrenchFryDay

July 20
Moon Day: #NationalMoonDay

July 24
Cousins Day: #NationalCousinsDay

August 9
Book Lovers Day: #NationalBookLoversDay

August 12
Middle Child Day: #MiddleChildDay

August 15
Relaxation Day: #NationalRelaxationDay

August 27
Just Because Day: #JustBecauseDay

September 3
Beard Day: #WorldBeardDay

September 12
Video Games Day: #NationalVideoGamesDay

September 19
Talk Like A Pirate Day: #TalkLikeAPirateDay (or #TLAPD)

September 21
Day of Peace: #InternationalDayOfPeace

September 30
Podcast Day: #InternationalPodcastDay

October 1
Coffee Day: #InternationalCoffeeDay

October 4
Taco Day: #NationalTacoDay

October 15
Maths Day: #WorldMathsDay

October 29
Internet Day: #InternetDay

November 1
Authors Day: #NationalAuthorsDay

November 4
Candy Day: #NationalCandyDay

November 13
Kindness Day: #WorldKindnessDay

November 21
Entrepreneurs Day: #NationalEntrepreneursDay

December 4
Cookie Day: #NationalCookieDay

December 11
Mountain Day: #InternationalMountainDay

December 15
Cupcake Day: #NationalCupcakeDay

December 21
Crossword Puzzle Day: #CrosswordPuzzleDay

December 30
Bacon Day: #BaconDay

Bursting with ideas for an offbeat holiday campaign yet?

By Sarah Dawley