Do you celebrate International Cat Day, Pizza Day, or talk like Pirate Day?
There are many days of celebration around the world during which marketers can share content related to their industries, join a movement, or simply create more awareness. But there are problems, you probably won’t recognize these days unless you see your favorite brand posting about it.
This social media “vacation” is a fun way to connect with new and existing followers who belong to a particular diet, fictional character, or pet.
Although we do not recommend sharing content on social media and then adding unrelated holiday hashtags, these holidays can be an opportunity to promote your brand in a relevant way. Failure to do so may result in you missing out on valuable opportunities where your brand may be involved in a conversation between your target audience.
Downloadable holiday calendar.
To help you keep track of all these unique holidays, here is a social media Google Calendar of Holidays.
Aside from the 2021 holidays, we’ve also set annual recurrence dates on the calendar – either on the exact date they occur or on Saturdays in the month.
Want to finish your 2021 calendar with some upcoming vacation posts? In the lower right corner of the calendar, tap the + symbol to add it to your Google Calendar.
National and International Holiday Calendar: 2021
The list is not complete (there are special holiday meals), and these dates and hashtags may still change. But it’s a great starting point for social media marketers who want to know more about what’s trending and how they can plan their content that will be fun and interesting on social platforms.
January 2021 Social Media Holidays.
February 2021 Social Media Holidays.
March 2021 Social Media Holidays.
April 2021 Social Media Holidays.
May 2021 Social Media Holidays.
June 2021 Social Media Holidays.
July 2021 Social Media Holidays.
August 2021 Social Media Holidays.
September 2021 Social Media Holidays.
October 2021 Social Media Holidays.
November 2021 Social Media Holidays.
December 2021 Social Media Holidays.
Sources: National Day Calendar, Spirit Social, Trek Maun, Holiday Insights, Brownilex, National Peace Corps Association, Spark Flu, have a day for it
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2017 but is updated annually for comprehensiveness. This post was last updated March 2021.