Organic reach on social media has been steadily declining for some time now, making it more difficult for brands to reach their target audience. Fortunately, dedicated social media holidays present a great opportunity for businesses to get more exposure and publicize their message to users who share the same values and interests.
These holidays provide a platform for brands to interact with customers without being overbearing or pushy, instead allowing them to build meaningful relationships through shared experiences.
Your Complete Social Media Holiday Calendar for 2023
It’s important, however, for businesses to carefully choose the holidays to participate in; rather than celebrating every available social media holiday, it’s best to stick with those that fit the company’s overarching niche and align with its core beliefs so as not to come off as disingenuous or gimmicky.
Here are some of the most notable holidays each month of the year that you can showcase on social media.
January 2023 Social Media Holidays
January is exciting, full of promise and potential for the year ahead. As each year passes, many people set new resolutions for themselves for January 1st – to kickstart a healthier lifestyle, focus on relationships, or invest more in their current job.
It’s no surprise that January has become synonymous with New Year’s resolutions and other positive intentions. For those wanting to take action and make big changes, it’s the perfect time to do so.
Whether it’s creating weekly habits or tackling monthly projects, taking advantage of this fresh start can mean achieving all kinds of amazing successes throughout the year.
A detailed list of January holidays for social media content creation might look something like this:
- January 1: New Year’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world.
- January 4: World Braille Day is celebrated by those who advocate for the use of Braille.
- January 5: National Bird Day is celebrated by bird enthusiasts and those who care about bird conservation.
- January 11: Human Trafficking Awareness is observed by those working to end human trafficking and raise awareness of this global issue.
- January 15: National Hat Day – World Snow Day is observed by hat lovers and those who enjoy winter activities.
- January 16: Blue Monday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated by those honoring the legacy of Dr. King.
- January 19: National Popcorn Day is enjoyed by popcorn lovers and movie fans alike.
- January 20: Cheese Lover’s Day is a day for cheese enthusiasts to enjoy their favorite food.
- January 21: National Hugging Day is a day for people to express affection through hugging.
- January 22: Chinese New Year is celebrated by Chinese communities around the world.
- January 23: National Pie Day is enjoyed by pie lovers and baking enthusiasts.
- January 31: National Hot Chocolate Day is a day for hot chocolate lovers to enjoy their favorite winter drink.
February 2023 Social Media Holidays
February is a unique month of the year, full of days to celebrate. Most notably, February is Black History Month, an incredibly important month of the year for recognition and remembrance.
With only 28 days, it may feel like February passes quickly; however, there are still plenty of ways to make the most of this short month.
- February 4: World Cancer Day is an international day to raise awareness and educate the public about cancer prevention, detection, treatment support, and research.
- February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science is the United Nations initiative to recognize the critical role that women and girls play in science and technology fields.
- February 12: The Super Bowl occurs on this day, making it the day for the annual championship game for the National Football League, played between two teams from American football’s NFC and AFC conferences.
- February 13: World Radio Day is an observance adopted by UNESCO to celebrate radio as a medium for information, entertainment, education, and cultural contributions. This day is also Galentine’s Day, a day for ladies celebrating female friendship.
- February 14: Valentine’s Day is an annual holiday commemorating love, romance and friendship, making it a great day to post pictures in celebration!
- February 15: International Childhood Cancer Day is dedicated to raising awareness of childhood cancer around the world. On the other hand, this day is also Singles Awareness Day, an alternative holiday celebrated on February 14th as an opportunity for single people to celebrate their status or “non-relationship” with others who are like-minded.
- February 20: National Love Your Pet Day celebrates pet parents everywhere!
- February 21: Pancake day, also known as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, marks the last day before Lent begins where traditionally, pancakes were consumed as a way to use up sugary foods before fasting commenced.
- February 27: World NGO Day was established by civil society organizations to create greater awareness about non-governmental organizations worldwide, reinforce public support for them, share knowledge among them, recognize their contribution towards humanity at large, encourage collaboration between NGOs across region/country borders etc.
- February 28: World Rare Disease Day was launched jointly by EURORDIS (the European Organisation for Rare Diseases) and the US National Organisation for Rare Disorders, this is an annual observance held on the last day of February with events around the world focused on rare diseases.
March 2023 Social Media Holidays
Spring is one of the most beautiful and exciting times of year! With it comes a feeling of renewal and energy as flowers bloom, birds chirp, and days become warmer. The scents of new growth fill the air and the sunshine brings joy to our hearts.
The third month of the year marks a turning point in the weather as days get longer and temperatures become milder. It’s also a time for rebirth; new plants emerge from the soil and animals come out of hibernation. With all these changes, it’s no wonder why spring is so beloved by many!
- March 1: Zero Discrimination Day is a United Nations-sponsored day to promote inclusion and respect for people of all backgrounds and reminds us to challenge attitudes that prevent equality and justice in our communities.
- March 3: World Wildlife Day was created in order to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants, as well as the many challenges they face. It is a reminder that we all share responsibility for their conservation.
- March 8: International Women’s Day honors the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. Events are held worldwide to celebrate women’s rights and achievements, which have often been overlooked throughout history.
- March 17: St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday celebrated in honor of Saint Patrick, who is believed to be Ireland’s patron saint. The festivities involve wearing green clothing or accessories, drinking green beer and eating traditional Irish foods such as corned beef and cabbage.
- March 20): The start of spring allows people around the world to come together to celebrate happiness and encourage one another to focus on positive values such as kindness, generosity, compassion, gratitude, respect and tolerance.
- March 21: World Down Syndrome Day is an international day to recognize people with Down syndrome by raising public awareness about their abilities while promoting their right to lead a dignified life with access to healthcare, education and employment opportunities.
- March 23: National Puppy Day is a celebration dedicated to promoting puppy adoption from rescue shelters or humane societies rather than buying from pet stores or puppy mills. The goal is to remind everyone of the joy puppies bring into our lives – even those that are not owned by humans!
- March 25th: Earth Hour is an annual event organized by World Wide Fund for Nature where individuals turn off their lights for one hour during local times between 8:30 pm–9:30 pm in order to demonstrate commitment towards fighting climate change by reducing energy consumption. It provides an opportunity for families, schools and businesses around the world to come together in a symbolic show of solidarity against global warming.
April 2023 Social Media Holidays
The sun’s glorious rays have been steadily increasing in strength as we enter into April, bringing with it a warmth and cheerfulness that had been missing during the cold winter months.
Let’s use this time to connect with each other again and share our joy on social media – here’s hoping for lots of likes for every post!
- April 1: April Fools’ Day is an international day of good-natured pranks and jokes celebrated annually.
- April 2: World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated to spread understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder.
- April 7: World Health Day is a global health awareness day supported by the World Health Organization, held each year on April 7th.
- April 9: Easter Sunday marks the end of Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and prayer for Christians leading up to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- April 15: World Art Day celebrates the creative spirit in all forms and brings attention to the importance of art in our lives.
- April 18: On International Monuments and Sites Day, we recognize our invaluable cultural heritage sites around the world and their importance for humanity as a whole.
- April 21: Celebrated on April 21st each year, World Creativity and Innovation Day promotes creativity as an essential life skill for economic growth and social change.
- April 22: Earth Day is a global event inspiring citizens around the world to come together to protect our environment through activities such as tree planting, beach cleanups, habitat restoration projects, among others.
May 2023 Social Media Holidays
As the temperature begins to rise, we can’t help but notice those who remain bundled up in their winter coats. Despite the unbearable heat, they continue to face the day dressed for cooler temperatures bravely.
It is almost a reminder that although summer may have arrived, winter is still not too far behind and it pays to be prepared. Until May has officially come to an end, it is best to keep your coats handy and never forget social media holidays!
- May 2: On May 2, educators around the world are honored for their dedication to their students with National Teacher Day.
- May 4: On May 4th, Star Wars fans celebrate the iconic franchise by showing their appreciation with special events and themed activities.
- May 6: Every year on May 6th, nurses all over the world are celebrated for their tireless efforts in providing essential healthcare services with National Nurses Day.
- May 7: World Laughter Day is an annual event on May 7 that encourages people everywhere to come together and share a good laugh to boost mental health and promote peace and happiness.
- May 14: Mother’s Day celebrates mothers and motherhood on the second Sunday of May each year, honoring mothers for their unconditional love and hard work with cards, flowers, gifts, and other heartfelt gestures.
- May 15: The International Day of Families is observed each year on May 15th to highlight the importance of family values, celebrating family life in all its forms from nuclear families to single-parent households.
- May 17: Every year on May 17th people around the world come together to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex rights during International Anti-Homophobia & Transphobia day.
- May 25: Geek Pride day is an annual event that takes place on May 25th which encourages tech enthusiasts everywhere to proudly celebrate their passions and interests with fun events like costume contests or gaming competitions.
- May 28: On National Burger day celebrated every year on May 28th food lovers across America honor one of America’s favorite fast food meals – burgers!
- May 29: Memorial day is held annually in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives while serving in the armed forces; it is observed every year in America on the last Monday of May with parades and ceremonies paying tribute to those who gave their lives in service.
June 2023 Social Media Holidays
The longest day of the year, known as the summer solstice, will arrive on June 21st, so it’s time to start celebrating! And, with June in full swing, Pride is celebrated all month!
This is also a great time for travel, whether you plan on taking a road trip or exploring your local area. With more hours of daylight and an array of experiences just waiting to be had, make sure you take full advantage of this season with family and friends!
- June 8: On June 8th each year, the world celebrates World Ocean Day, an opportunity to raise global awareness of the importance of oceans in our lives and to protect our shared marine environment.
- June 14: World Blood Donor Day on June 14th is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates individuals who have selflessly donated their blood to help save lives.
- June 18: Father’s Day on June 18th is a special occasion to express gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work, support, and love provided by fathers around the world throughout their lives.
- June 19: On June 19th, Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas were finally informed of their freedom from slavery; it has since become a celebration of African-American culture and resilience.
- June 21: Celebrated together on June 21st, National Selfie Day encourages people to take a selfie and share it with friends and family, while International Day of Yoga honors the ancient practice by encouraging wellness through yoga asanas and meditation.
- June 28: LGBTQIA+ Pride is an annual celebration recognizing the diversity, visibility, history, courage, unity, strength, love, and resilience of queer people around the world.
- June 30: World Social Media Day honors how social media has revolutionized communication by connecting people all around the globe through online platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more.
July 2023 Social Media Holidays
July is the perfect time to enjoy the best of both worlds. Whether you’re enjoying the sunny summer days at the beach, or cozying up with a hot cup of cocoa in front of a roaring fire, July has something for everyone.
From spectacular fireworks shows lighting up the night sky to picnics in the park and festivals on every corner, there’s no shortage of activities to take part in this month. And if you’re looking for something to keep your mind busy while you bask in the warmth of summer, why not pick up one of your favorite magazines or catch up on all the must-read articles from throughout the year?
With summer officially here, now is the time to make memories that will last a lifetime.
- July 4: Independence Day is a day to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in the United States and commemorate the nation’s hard-fought freedom from colonial rule.
- July 6: International Kissing Day is celebrated every year as a reminder to express love and affection for those around us through an act of simple kindness.
- June 17: World Emoji Day is an annual celebration which recognizes the popular online text faces and symbols that are used by millions of people every day.
- June 18: Nelson Mandela International Day is a day dedicated to honoring Nelson Mandela’s life, legacy, and commitment to justice, equality, peace and human rights.
- June 24: Parents’ Day is a special holiday that celebrates all parents who have devoted their time and energy into raising their children with love and care.
- June 30: International Friendship Day is an opportunity to appreciate friends around the world and recognize how important our friends are in our lives.
August 2023 Social Media Holidays
As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, it’s time to make the most of what remains of summer. Enjoy these moments of sunshine and warmth while they last, whether you’re spending an afternoon at the beach or an evening by a campfire.
Now is a great time to take that long-overdue vacation or weekend trip you’ve been thinking about. With just a few weeks left before fall arrives, now is your chance to soak up every last bit of summertime bliss.
- August 5: On August 5th, people around the world celebrate International Beer Day to appreciate and recognize this popular beverage.
- August 8: August 8 is International Cat Day – a special day dedicated to recognizing the unique characteristics of cats everywhere and their significant impact on our lives.
- August 19: Every year on August 19, World Photography Day celebrates the art of capturing moments in time through photographs.
- August 23: August 23 marks Hashtag Day, a day to recognize the power of social media hashtags and their ability to spread messages to millions of people across the globe.
- August 26: World Dog Day on August 26 honors all dog breeds and recognizes the incredible bond between them and humans.
September 2023 Social Media Holidays
In the month of September, the transition to autumn brings its own charm. From visiting a local farmers market for seasonal produce or finding the nearest pick-your-own apple farm to indulging in hot cider donuts and warm soup recipes, there are plenty of ways to get into the fall spirit.
- September 5: On September 5, people around the world come together to recognize and celebrate charitable giving in honor of International Day of Charity.
- September 10: On September 10, families use this special day to show appreciation and gratitude to their senior family members with grandparents day.
- September 17: Batman Day allows fans to honor the classic comic book character on Batman Day with a celebration of his legacy.
- September 21: On September 21, individuals from all walks of life pause to observe the International Day of Peace as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace within and among all nations and peoples.
- September 22: The start of fall officially begins as the entire planet experiences equal day and night for the Autumnal Equinox.
- September 23: On international day of sign languages we recognize International Day of Sign Languages by celebrating sign languages used by Deaf communities around the world.
- September 27: World Tourism Day – On September 27, World Tourism Day encourages us to appreciate different cultures and traditions while traveling responsibly in an effort to promote global unity.
- September 29: National Coffee Day is for coffee lovers to celebrate National Coffee Day by enjoying their favorite cup o’ joe.
- September 30: On September 30, listeners tune in around the globe for International Podcast Day; an opportunity to discover new podcasts or re-engage with old favorites!
October 2023 Social Media Holidays
On October 1st, coffee enthusiasts celebrate worldwide with free deals and promotions to enjoy some of their favorite brews. It’s also a great excuse for those who need an extra push to get through the last quarter of 2020!
Not to mention, it’s a great way to kick off the Halloween season! From pumpkin spice lattes and caramel macchiatos to cold brews on ice and hot espresso shots, there’s something for everyone to sip on while enjoying all the spooky activities that await this October.
So remember your favorite costume, grab a cup of joe, and get ready for an unforgettable Halloween season!
- September 15 to October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the culture and contributions of Hispanic people in the United States.
- October 1: International Coffee Day celebrates the drink that fuels so many of us and its history and cultural relevance.
- October 2: World Day of Non-Violence marks a day for people around the world to come together in solidarity against violence.
- October 4: World Animal Day recognizes the importance of animals in our lives and encourages people to take action to protect them from harm.
- October 6: Instagram Anniversary celebrates the platform that has changed how we share moments with friends and family across the world.
- World Smile Day on October 6 encourages us to spread smiles, kind words, and positivity throughout our communities.
- October 10: World Mental Health Day raises awareness on mental health issues and promotes strategies to improve mental health outcomes worldwide.
- October 19: International Day against Breast Cancer is an important reminder to get regular checkups and screenings and fight stigmas associated with breast cancer.
- October 20: International Chefs Day honors the culinary talents behind our favorite meals around the world by celebrating chefs everywhere.
- October 21: World Energy Saving Day puts emphasis on conserving energy for a better tomorrow by educating people about energy-efficient habits.
- October 28: World Animation Day commends animators for their creativity, skill, and hard work in bringing stories to life through animation. National Chocolate Day celebrates everyone’s favorite indulgence–chocolate!
- October 31: Halloween is a time to dress up in costumes, have fun with family & friends, and enjoy spooky activities like carving pumpkins!
November 2023 Social Media Holidays
The Holiday Season is an incredibly exciting time of year. As the snow starts to fall and holiday decorations adorn our homes, we start gathering ideas for the perfect gifts for our friends and family.
You can plan delicious meals, connect with relatives near and far via video calls, and look forward to all the delightful treats accompanying this festive time.
- November 1: All Saints Day is a Catholic holy day for celebrating and remembering all known and unknown saints.
- November 1-2: Day of the Dead is a two-day celebration of the Day of the Dead honors those who have passed away, with activities such as building altars and offering food, drinks, and flowers to deceased relatives.
- November 11: On November 11th, Veterans Day is an annual holiday honoring all veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
- November 13: World Kindness Day is a global event celebrated on November 13th that focuses on performing acts of kindness to people around us and creating a more compassionate world.
- November 23: Thanksgiving is when Americans come together to celebrate Thanksgiving by giving thanks for their blessings over a traditional dinner with family and friends.
- November 24: Black Friday is an annual shopping day held on November 24th following Thanksgiving, where major retailers offer huge discounts for shoppers.
- November 25: Small Business Saturday is an event held on November 25th that encourages people to shop at small businesses in their communities.
- November 27: Cyber Monday falls on November 27th each year, allowing online shoppers to take advantage of incredible deals from various websites.
December 2023 Social Media Holidays
This year, the holiday season has been like no other. With more time spent at home due to the pandemic, families have had to find new ways to keep spirits high and enjoy the festive season. Despite the limitations, many people have found joy in the season with activities such as DIY holiday decorations and virtual festivities.
Let’s use this holiday season as an opportunity to show our gratitude for everyone who makes our lives better every day.
- December 18: Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins on this day and continues for 8 days.
- December 1: World AIDS Day is a global observance to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to honor those who have lost their lives to the disease.
- December 5: World Volunteer Day celebrates volunteers worldwide who work selflessly to help improve the lives of others through various activities and initiatives.
- December 10: World Human Rights Day is an annual event that commemorates the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
- December 21: The first day of winter marks the official start of winter in the northern hemisphere, when the sun’s zenith is at its lowest point in the sky and temperatures begin to drop significantly.
- December 24: Christmas Eve is a time to celebrate with friends and family before Christmas Day, traditionally celebrated by attending church services, singing carols, exchanging gifts, and feasting on holiday treats.
- December 25: Christmas is a religious holiday celebrating Jesus Christ’s birth as well as a cultural celebration enjoyed by many people around the world with gift-giving, decorations and special meals.
- December 26: Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration that honors African heritage and culture with rituals such as lighting candles on wreaths called kinaras, exchanging gifts and preparing traditional foods.
- December 31: New Year’s Eve signals the end of one year and the beginning of another all around the world with fireworks displays, parties, champagne toasts, and countdown celebrations at midnight.
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