Social Media Holidays for 2019

Social Media Content Ideas for the Rest of the year 

It’s that time of year; You’re over the bad weather, feeling #hashtagburntout and the content ideas have begun to taper off.

If you’re scratching your head and wondering what to post on Instagram and Facebook, this is for you. Popular hashtag holidays provide quick and easy content and are a fun way to inject some personality into your posts.

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Hashtag Holidays August - December 2019

AUGUST

26th: National Dog Day #NationalDogDay

26th: Women’s Equality Day #WomenasEqualityDay

31st: International Bacon Day #BaconDay


SEPTEMBER

6th: Read a Book Day #ReadABookDay 

7th: National Beer Lover’s Day #BeerLoversDay

10th: World Suicide Prevention Day #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

15th: Batman Day #BatmanDay

19th: International Talk Like a Pirate Day #TalkLikeAPirateDay

21th: World Alzheimer’s Day #WorldAlzheimersDay

26th: World Fitness Day #FitnessDay

27th: National Pancake Day #PancakeDay or #ShroveTuesday

30th: International Podcast Day #InternationalPodcastDay

OCTOBER

1st: International Coffee Day #InternationalCoffeeDay

2nd: International Day of Nonviolence #InternationalDayOfNonviolence

4th: World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay 

4th: World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay (note: some calendars list this as 5 October)

5th: World Teacher’s Day #worldteachersday or #teachersday

10th: World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHealthDay

11th: International Day of the Girl #DayOfTheGirl

16th: Bosses Day #BossesDay

17th: Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

21st: Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

25th: World Pasta Day #WorldPastaDay

29th: National Cat Day #NationalCatDay

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NOVEMBER

1st: World Vegan Day

8th: World STEM Day (science, tech, engineering and math) #STEMday

13th: World Kindness Day #WorldKindnessDay and #WKD

15th: Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day #CleanOutYourRefrigeratorDay

16th: International Tolerance Day #ToleranceDay

19th: International Men’s Day #InternationalMensDay 

20th: World Children’s Day #WorldChildrensDay

20th: World Entrepreneurs Day #WorldEntrepreneursDay

29th: Black Friday #BlackFriday

30th: Small Business Saturday #SmallBusinessSaturday or #ShopSmall

DECEMBER

1st: World AIDS Day #WorldAIDSDay

2nd: Cyber Monday #CyberMonday

8th: Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day #PretendToBeATimeTravelerDay

10th: Human Rights Day #HumanRightsDay

12th: Gingerbread House Day #GingerbreadHouseDay

14th: World Monkey Day #WorldMonkeyDay

15th: International Tea Day #InternationalTeaDay

20th: Ugly Sweater Day #UglySweaterDay

23rd: Festivus #Festivus #AiringOfGrievances

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Things to Remember:

Ensure that you select holidays that align with your brand

As with all of your content, ensure that hashtag holidays you choose resonate with YOUR fans and followers. August 31, for example, is International Bacon Day, however, if your audience “don’t dig on swine” or are predominantly vegan, #sizzlingthebeast probably won’t be to their taste. Don’t risk upsetting your fans or damaging your reputation. There are plenty of other (non-cloven hoof) holidays to choose from.

Tap into the conversation

Include relevant hashtags to tap into the wider conversation and spend some time engaging with the hashtags and on other posts for your chosen holiday(s).

Key messages come first

This content should not replace your core business content, rather, this is a fun way to supplement your day-to-day posting and to engage your current audience and potential attract new followers who share common interests.

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