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278 social media holidays for your 2021 content calendar. [+Template]

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.

To help you plan a trending vacation, we’ve created a list that you can bookmark, as well as a downloadable calendar so you can get automatic reminders.

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.

Social Media Holiday Calendar TemplateUse the template above to plan your social media holiday posts.

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.

Iowa State Athletics National Sticker Day Social Media Sixth Tweet.

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February 2021 Social Media Holidays.

Zack Covey National Weather Person's Day Social Media Sixth Tweet.

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March 2021 Social Media Holidays.

Social Park Holiday Tweet to cover National Park Service National Day.

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April 2021 Social Media Holidays.

Christina Alexandria National Siblings Day Social Media Holiday Tweet.

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May 2021 Social Media Holidays.

Violet Newfound World Password Day Social Media Sixth Tweet.

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June 2021 Social Media Holidays.

Alex Bolman National Donut Day Social Media Sixth Tweet.

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July 2021 Social Media Holidays.

Take the stadium off some social media holiday tweets.

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August 2021 Social Media Holidays.

Wienerschnitzel National Lemonade Day Social Media Holiday Tweet.

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September 2021 Social Media Holidays.

Gaeilge @ Coláiste Naomh Caoimhin EDL 2021 Social Media Holiday Tweet

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October 2021 Social Media Holidays.

Beatles 4ever World Vegetarian Day Social Media Holiday Tweet

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November 2021 Social Media Holidays.

Nickelodeon STEM Day Social Media Holiday Tweet.

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December 2021 Social Media Holidays.

Nobel Prize Day Globalnews.ca Social Media HolidayTweet

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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.

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