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Use These Holidays for Great Social Media Content

August 13 2019

Did you know that there is a unique holiday for every day of the year? Learn how you can use some of these fun holidays to spice up your social media content calendar! It is important to have content to get your audience engaged.

DO: Use holidays like these to spark conversations with your followers, express your personality and/or share some information about your business!

DON'T: use holidays that will create a disconnect between you and your audience about who you are or what you stand for. And remember, not all social media posts should be promotional. Use these holidays as a way to get closer to your audience.

Below we give you a handful of holidays you can use to start your content calendar, as well as some tips and example posts you can share on those specific days.

August

2nd: National Ice Cream Day

4th: National Friendship Day

10th: National Spoil Your Dogs Day

15th: National Relaxation Day

Tip: Think about ways to make life easier for your followers. Share discount codes or promotional offers with them via social media

16th: National Tell a Joke Day

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19th: International Homeless Animal Day

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20th: National Lemonade Day

25th: National Heroes Day

30th: National Beach Day

September

2nd: Labor Day

4th: National Eat an Extra Dessert Day

8th: National Grandparents Day

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11th: National Day of Service and Remembrance

14th: National Coloring Day

Tip: Encourage people in the office to color something that makes them happy (related to the company) and share their artwork on social media

15th: Wife Appreciation Day

16th: National Guacamole Day

18th: National Cheeseburger Day

21st: International Day of Peace

22nd: National Ice Cream Cone Day

23rd: First Day of Fall

Tip: Post about some of your favorite business achievements from last fall and share what your company is hoping for this fall. (Photos with fall colors will get people in the mood for the changing season.)

25th: Heritage Day

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26th: National Family Day

Tip: Highlight some of the families of people in the office. This helps your followers get to know you on a more personal level. Not every post should be about promoting your business, and this is a good way to switch things up a bit

29th: National Coffee Day

30th: National Love People Day

October

1st: World Vegetarian Day

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2nd: National Walk/Bike to School/Work Day

4th: World Animal Day

5th: National Do Something Nice Day

10th: National Cake Decorating Day

Tip: Get a cake made to bring into the office that represents your business. Post a picture of before and after your co-workers dig in!

13th: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

13th: National M&Ms' Day

16th: National Boss's Day

Tip: Highlight some of the key people in the office and share something about them. This helps your followers get to know your company more personally

19th: National New Friend's Day

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26th: National Pumpkin Day

31st: Halloween

Tip: Share some of the best employee costumes that are inspired by the company/industry and engage your followers by encouraging them to share what they are dressed up as and why.

November

3rd: Daylight Savings

4th: National Candy Day

5th: American Football Day

11th: Remembrance Day

11th: National Sundae Day

13th: World Kindness Day

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15th: National Philanthropy Day

Tip: Share some acts of kindness and help out your community. Encourage your followers to do the same.

18th: Mickey Mouse Day

28th: Thanksgiving

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29th: Black Friday

30th: Small Business Saturday

Tip: Whether you consider yourself a small business or not, post about what is going on in your local community and remind your followers to get out and go support local businesses.

December

2nd: Cyber Monday

3rd: Giving Tuesday

7th: National Cotton Candy Day

8th: National Brownie Day

12th: National Gingerbread House Day

20th: National Ugly Sweater Day

Tip: Encourage everyone in the office to wear an ugly sweater and get a group photo.

21st: Winter Solstice

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22nd: First Day of Hanukkah

22nd: National Cookie Exchange Day

Tip: Decorate cookies in the office that remind you of your company and share everyone's masterpieces in a photo.

24th: Christmas Eve

25th: Christmas Day

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28th: National Call a Friend Day

31st: New Year's Eve

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