A listing of quirky and fun holidays, along with the more traditional and religious holidays and ideas for how you can incorporate these events in your social media.
Opposite Day which is held annually on January 25th is a fun way to mix things up on social media.
Posting photos and stories about how your brand did something in an opposite fashion that day are likely to make for some fun social media posts and you can invite your followers to post their photos and comments about what they did opposite that day using the hashtag #OppositeDay. This could be a great opportunity to showcase how different your brand is from your competitors, and that you are opposite them not just on Opposite Day but every day.
Australia Day is celebrated annually on January 26th and commemorates the landing of the first fleet.
You could involve your social media followers by posting photos of and about Australian animals, music, or culture and asking your followers to do the same.
Community Manager Appreciation Day is celebrated on the 4th Monday in January. Community Managers are the link between a brand or company and its social media audience.
You may want to take time out to thank your Community Manager if applicable, and perhaps showcase them on your social media using the hashtag #CMAD.
National Send a Friend a Card Day is celebrated annually on the 7th of February. This is a great day to send a card (physical or e-card) to a good friend to let them know that you appreciate them.
On the day you could post a photo or meme depicting friendship on your social media or share a story about your friends and tag them in the post. Invite your social media following to share photos of them with their good friends and share their stories using the hashtag #SendACardToAFriendDay.
National Pizza Day is celebrated annually on the 9th of February and is a fun and delicious holiday.
You could thank some of your most valued clients by sending them a pizza or pizzas. You could also post on social media about your favourite pizza and ask your followers to tell you their pizza of choice using the hashtag #NationalPizzaDay.
National Inventors’ Day is held annually on the 11th of February, the birthday of Thomas Edison, and recognizes how inventors have changed the world and how we live.
You could post about your favourite invention, or what invention you believe is the “best thing since sliced bread”. Ask your social media followers to share what inventions they believe have changed the world or made an impact on their life using the hashtag #NationalInventorsDay.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on the 14th of February. Valentine’s Day is a day to give a card or gifts to someone that you love.
You could share on social media about your plans for that night, or tag those that you love. You could invite your social media followers to tag their loved ones, and perhaps offer a gift or incentive for them to do so.
Celebrated from sundown on the 1st Friday in March until sundown the 1st Saturday in March.
See also International Beer Day – the first Friday in August.
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
Date changes every year.
Denim Day takes place annually in April raising awareness about all forms of sexual violence