Marketing Holidays Calendar: A List of Fun Days to Celebrate on Social Media and Beyond

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Marketing Holidays Calendar: A List of Fun Days to Celebrate on Social Media and Beyond

If you’ve been on the internet lately (ahem – like right now?) then you may have noticed that it seems like there is a new holiday coming up every day that you’ve never heard of. Although you may not have heard of Talk Like a Pirate Day or National Pancake Day, many others have and they are celebrating them. These marketing holidays open up a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of trending topics and engagement with viewers. We’ve put together a list of these fun and sometimes unusual marketing holidays (along with the regular “boring” ones) so that you can mark your calendar and be ready for the upcoming year! Celebrating these holidays with a simple post on social media, while using the corresponding hashtag, can bring thousands of new eyes to your posts. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing–and fun–marketing opportunity!

This list isn’t exhaustive and all hashtags are subject to change. There are literally thousands of fun and unusual holidays out there. But this list is a great starting point. These holidays are not only a great way to market yourself on social media, but can be incorporated into any sort of campaign. For example, National Pizza Day would be a great holiday to launch a direct mail campaign around. Offer a coupon for a free slice of pizza, put #nationalpizzaday on your postcard mailer, and you’re all set!

Marketing Holidays by Date:

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January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December


January 2020

1. Wednesday, New Year’s Day #NewYearsDay

2. Thursday, Science Fiction Day #ScienceFictionDay

4. Saturday, National Trivia Day #NationalTriviaDay

5. Sunday, National Bird Day #NationalBirdDay

11. Saturday, Human Trafficking Awareness Day #HumanTraffickingDay

13. Monday, National Sticker Day #NationalStickerDay

13. Monday, Clean Off Your Desk Day #CleanOffYourDeskDay

15. Wednesday, National Hat Day #NationalHatDay

16. Thursday, Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of every quarter) #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

20. Monday, Cheese Lovers Day #CheeseLoversDay

20. Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day #MLKDay

21. Tuesday, National Hugging Day #NationalHuggingDay

23. Thursday, National Pie Day #PieDay

24. Friday, National Compliment Day #NationalComplimentDay

25. Saturday, Opposite Day #OppositeDay

25. Saturday, Chinese New Year #ChineseNewYear

26. Sunday, Australia Day #AustraliaDay (Observed January 27)

28. Tuesday, Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

28. Tuesday, Data Privacy Day #PrivacyAware


February 2020

2. Sunday, Groundhog Day #GroundhogDay

2. Sunday, World Wetlands Day #WorldWetlandsDay

2. Sunday, Super Bowl LIV #SBLIV

4. Tuesday, World Cancer Day #WorldCancerDay

5. Wednesday, National Weatherperson’s Day #NationalWeatherpersonsDay

7. Friday, National Send a Card to a Friend Day #SendACardToAFriendDay

8. Saturday, National Boy Scouts Day #BoyScoutsDay

9. Sunday, National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay

11. Tuesday, Inventors Day #InventorsDay

11. Tuesday, Safer Internet Day #SID2020

13. Thursday, World Radio Day #WorldRadioDay

14. Friday, Valentine’s Day #ValentinesDay

15. Saturday, Singles Awareness Day #SinglesAwarenessDay

17. Monday, Random Acts of Kindness Day #RandomActsOfKindnessDay

17. Monday, Presidents Day #PresidentsDay

18. Tuesday, National Battery Day #NationalBatteryDay

20. Thursday, World Day of Social Justice #SocialJusticeDay

20. Thursday, Love Your Pet Day #LoveYourPetDay

21. Friday, International Mother Language Day #IMLD

25. Tuesday, National Pancake Day #NationalPancakeDay

25. Tuesday, Mardis Gras #MardisGras

27. Thursday, National Retro Day #NationalRetroDay


March 2020

1. Sunday, National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day #PeanutButterLoversDay

2. Monday, National Read Across America Day #ReadAcrossAmerica & #DrSeuss

3. Tuesday, World Wildlife Day #WorldWildlifeDay

4. Wednesday, National Grammar Day #NationalGrammarDay

6. Friday, National Dentist’s Day #DentistsDay

6. Friday, National Employee Appreciation Day #EmployeeAppreciationDay

6. Friday, National Dress Day #DressDay

7. Saturday, National Be Heard Day #NationalBeHeardDay

7. Saturday, National Cereal Day #NationalCerealDay

7. Saturday, National Day of Unplugging #NationalDayOfUnplugging

8. Sunday, International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange

8. Sunday, National Proofreading Day #NationalProofreadingDay

8. Sunday, Daylight Savings #DaylightSavings

9. Monday, National Napping Day #NationalNappingDay

10. Tuesday, National Pack Your Lunch Day #NationalPackYourLunchDay

10. Tuesday, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NWGHAAD

11. Wednesday, National Worship of Tools Day #WorshipOfToolsDay

12: Thursday, National Girl Scout Day #GirlScoutDay

13. Friday, World Sleep Day #WorldSleepDay

14. Saturday, Popcorn Lover’s Day #PopcornLoversDay

14. Saturday, Potato Chip Day #NationalPotatoChipDay

14. Saturday, Pi Day #PiDay 

15. Sunday, World Consumer Rights Day #WCRD2020

16. Monday, National Freedom of Information Day #FreedomOfInformationDay

17. Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day #StPatricksDay

18. Wednesday, Awkward Moments Day #NationalAwkwardMomentsDay

19. Thursday, National Let’s Laugh Day #NationalLetsLaughDay

20. Friday, International Day of Happiness #InternationalDayofHappiness

20. Friday, World Storytelling Day #WorldStorytellingDay

20. Friday, First Day of Spring #FirstDayofSpring (some argue it is March 19, due to leap year)

21. Saturday, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination #RacialDiscriminationDay

21. Saturday, World Poetry Day #WorldPoetryDay

22: Sunday, World Water Day #WorldWaterDay

23. Monday, National Puppy Day #NationalPuppyDay

24. Tuesday, American Diabetes Association Alert Day #AmericanDiabetesAssociationAlertDay

25. Wednesday, Tolkien Reading Day #TolkienReadingDay

26. Thursday, National Spinach Day #NationalSpinachDay

26. Thursday, Purple Day #PurpleDay

28. Saturday, Earth Hour Day #EarthHour

30. Monday, Doctor’s Day #NationalDoctorsDay

30. Monday, National Take a Walk in the Park Day #NationalWalkInTheParkDay

31. Tuesday, World Backup Day #WorldBackupDay

31. Tuesday, Transgender Day of Visibility #TDOV

31. Tuesday, Equal Pay Day #EqualPayDay


April 2020

1. Wednesday, April Fools Day #AprilFools

1. Wednesday, National Walking Day #NationalWalkingDay

2. Thursday, World Autism Awareness Day #WAAD

3. Friday, Find a Rainbow Day #FindARainbowDay

4. Saturday, Hug a Newsperson Day #HugANewsperson

7. Tuesday, World Health Day #LetsTalk

10. Friday, National Siblings Day #NationalSiblingsDay

10. Friday, Encourage a Young Writer Day #EncourageAYoungWriterDay

10. Friday, Good Friday #GoodFriday

11. Saturday, National Pet Day #NationalPetDay

12. Sunday, Easter #Easter

12. Sunday, International Day of Human Space Flight #InternationalDayOfHumanSpaceFlight

15. Wednesday, National Tax Day #TaxDay

16. Thursday, National Stress Awareness Day #StressAwarenessDay

16. Thursday, National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day #PJDay

16. Thursday, Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

16. Thursday, National High-Five Day #NH5D

17. Friday, Haiku Poetry Day #HaikuPoetryDay

18. Saturday, National Columnists’ Day #NationalColumnistDay

20. Monday, National Look-Alike Day #NationalLookAlikeDay

22. Wednesday, Earth Day #EarthDay2020

23. Thursday, National Picnic Day #NationalPicnicDay

23. Thursday, World Book Day #WorldBookDay

23. Thursday, National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day #COUNTONME

24. Friday, National Administrative Professionals Day #AdministrativeProfessionalsDay

24. Friday, Arbor Day #ArborDay

25. Saturday, National Telephone Day #NationalTelephoneDay

25. Saturday, World Malaria Day #EndMalariaForGood

29. Wednesday, International Dance Day #InternationalDanceDay

29. Wednesday, Denim Day #DenimDay

30. Thursday, National Honesty Day #NationalHonestyDay

30. Thursday, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day #AdoptAShelterPetDay

30. Thursday, International Jazz Day #JazzDay


May 2020

1. Friday, May Day #MayDay

1. Friday, International Workers Day #IntWorkersDay

1. Friday, Space Day #SpaceDay

2. Saturday, Brothers and Sisters Day #BrothersAndSistersDay

3. Sunday, World Press Freedom Day #WPFD2020 #PressFreedom

4. Monday, Star Wars Day #StarWarsDay & #Maythe4thBeWithYou

4. Monday, International Firefighters Day #InternationalFirefightersDay

5. Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo #CincoDeMayo

5. Tuesday, World Asthma Day #WorldAsthmaDay

5. Tuesday, Thank a Teacher Day #ThankATeacher

6. Wednesday, National Nurses Day #NursesDay

7. Thursday, World Password Day #WorldPasswordDay

9. Saturday, Europe Day #EuropeDay

10. Sunday, Mother’s Day #MothersDay

12. Tuesday, National Limerick Day #NationalLimerickDay

13. Wednesday, National Receptionist Day #NationalReceptionistDay

15. Friday, International Day of Families #FamilyDay

15. Friday, National Bike to Work Day #BTWD

15. Friday, Endangered Species Day #EndangeredSpeciesDay

16. Saturday, Love a Tree Day #LoveATreeDay

17. Sunday, International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia #IDAHOT2019

21. Thursday, National Memo Day #NationalMemoDay

24. Sunday, National Scavenger Hunt Day #NationalScavengerHuntDay

25. Monday, National Wine Day #NationalWineDay

25. Monday, Memorial Day #MemorialDay #MDW

28. Thursday, Hamburger Day #NationalHamburgerDay

29. Friday, Paperclip Day #PaperclipDay

29. Friday, Heat Awareness Day #NoFryDay

31. Sunday, World No-Tobacco Day #NoTobacco

31. Sunday, National Smile Day #NationalSmileDay


June 2020

1. Monday, Global Day of Parents #GlobalDayOfParents

2. Tuesday, Leave The Office Early Day #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay

5. Friday, World Environment Day #WorldEnvironmentDay

5. Friday, National Donut Day #NationalDonutDay

6. Saturday, Higher Education Day #HigherEducationDay

7. Sunday, National Cancer Survivor’s Day #NCSD2020

8. Monday, World Oceans Day #WorldOceansDay

8. Monday, Best Friends Day #BestFriendsDay

14. Sunday, World Blood Donor Day #GiveBlood

14. Sunday, National Flip Flop Day #FlipFlopDay

14. Sunday, International Children’s Day #ChildrensDay

14. Sunday, National Flag Day #FlagDay

20. Saturday, World Refugee Day #WithRefugees

20. Saturday, First Day of Summer #FirstDayOfSummer

21. Sunday, Father’s Day #FathersDay

21. Sunday, National Selfie Day #NationalSelfieDay

21. Sunday, World Music Day #WorldMusicDay

21. Sunday, International Yoga Day #InternationalYogaDay

25. Thursday, National Handshake Day #HandshakeDay

26. Friday, Take Your Dog to Work Day #TakeYourDogToWorkDay

27. Saturday, National Sunglasses Day #NationalSunglassesDay

30. Tuesday, Social Media Day #SMDay


July 2020

1. Wednesday, National Postal Worker Day #NationalPostalWorkerDay

1. Wednesday, Canada Day #CanadaDay

2. Thursday, World UFO Day #WorldUFODay

4. Saturday, Independence Day (United States) #IndependenceDay

5. Sunday, National Bikini Day #NationalBikiniDay

7. Tuesday, World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay

11. Saturday, Cheer Up the Lonely Day #CheerUpTheLonelyDay

12. Sunday, Malala Day #MalalaDay

15. Wednesday, Give Something Away Day #GiveSomethingAwayDay

16. Thursday, Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

17. Friday, World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay

18. Saturday, Nelson Mandela International Day #MandelaDay

19. Sunday, National Ice Cream Day #NationalIceCreamDay

20. Monday, National Moon Day #NationalMoonDay

24. Friday, Summer Olympic Games Begin #SummerOlympics2020

30. Thursday, International Day of Friendship #DayOfFriendship

31. Friday, Talk in an Elevator Day #TalkInAnElevatorDay


August 2020

1. Saturday, Respect for Parents Day #RespectForParentsDay

2. Sunday, National Coloring Book Day #NationalColoringBookDay

8. Saturday, International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay

9. Sunday, National Book Lovers Day #NationalBookLoversDay

10. Monday, National Lazy Day #LazyDay

11. Tuesday, National Sons and Daughters Day #SonsAndDaughtersDay

12. Wednesday, International Youth Day #YouthDay

12. Wednesday, World Elephant Day #WorldElephantDay

13. Thursday, International Lefthanders Day #LefthandersDay

15. Saturday, National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay

16. Sunday, National Tell a Joke Day #NationalTellAJokeDay

17. Monday, National NonProfit Day #NationalNonProfitDay

19. Wednesday, World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay

19. Wednesday, World Humanitarian Day #WorldHumanitarianDay

20. Thursday, National Lemonade Day #NationalLemonadeDay

26. Wednesday, National Dog Day #NationalDogDay

26. Wednesday, National Women’s Equality Day #WomensEqualityDay


September 2020

4. Friday, National Wildlife Day #NationalWildlifeDay

5. Saturday, International Day of Charity #CharityDay

6. Sunday, Read a Book Day #ReadABookDay

7. Monday, Labor Day #LaborDay

8. Tuesday, International Literacy Day #LiteracyDay

11. Friday, National Day of Service and Remembrance #911Day

11. Friday, Stand Up To Cancer Day #KissCancerGoodbye

12. Saturday, National Day of Encouragement #DayOfEncouragement

12. Saturday, National Video Games Day #NationalVideoGamesDay

13. Sunday, National Grandparents Day #NationalGrandparentsDay

19. Saturday, Talk Like a Pirate Day #TalkLikeAPirateDay

19. Saturday, Oktoberfest #Oktoberfest

21. Monday, International Day of Peace #PeaceDay

21. Monday, Miniature Golf Day #MiniGolfDay

21. Monday, Civic Day of Hacking #HackForChange

22. Tuesday, First Day of Fall #FirstDayofFall

22. Tuesday, Car-Free Day #CarFreeDay

22. Tuesday, Hobbit Day #HobbitDay

25. Friday, National Women’s Health and Fitness Day #FitnessDay

26. Saturday, European Day of Languages #EDL2020

27. Sunday, World Tourism Day #WTD2020

28. Monday, World Rabies Day #WorldRabiesDay

28. Monday, National Good Neighbor Day #GoodNeighborDay

30. Wednesday, International Podcast Day #InternationalPodcastDay


October 2020

1. Thursday, International Day of Older Persons #UNDOP

1. Thursday, International Coffee Day #InternationalCoffeeDay

1. Thursday, World Vegetarian Day #WorldVegetarianDay

2. Friday, International Day of Nonviolence #InternationalDayOfNonviolence

2. Friday, World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay

3. Saturday, National Techies Day #TechiesDay

3. Saturday, Mean Girls Day #MeanGirlsDay

4. Sunday, World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay

4. Sunday, National Taco Day #NationalTacoDay

5. Monday, World Teachers Day #WorldTeachersDay

5. Monday, World Habitat Day #WorldHabitatDay

8. Thursday, World Sight Day #WorldSightDay

10. Saturday, World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHeathDay

11. Sunday, International Day of the Girl #DayOfTheGirl

13. Tuesday, National Train Your Brain Day #TrainYourBrainDay

14. Wednesday, National Dessert Day #DessertDay

15. Thursday, Global Handwashing Day #GlobalHandwashingDay

15. Thursday, Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

16. Friday, World Food Day #FoodDay

16. Friday, Bosses Day #BossesDay

17. Saturday, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty #EndPoverty

20. Tuesday, World Statistics Day #StatisticsDay

21. Wednesday, Reptile Awareness Day #ReptileAwarenessDay

24. Saturday, United Nations Day #UNDay

24. Saturday, National Make A Difference Day #MakeaDifference

25. Sunday, Greasy Foods Day #GreasyFoodsDay

30. Friday, National Publicist Day #NationalPublicistDay

30. Friday, Checklist Day #ChecklistDay

31. Saturday, Halloween #Halloween


November 2020

1. Sunday, World Vegan Day #WorldVeganDay

1. Sunday, National Authors Day #NationalAuthorsDay

1. Sunday, National Cook For Your Pets Day #CookForYourPetsDay

1. Sunday, Daylight Saving Time Ends #DaylightSavings

3. Tuesday, National Sandwich Day #NationalSandwichDay

4. Wednesday, National Candy Day #NationalCandyDay

8. Sunday, National Cappuccino Day #CappuccinoDay

8. Sunday, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) Day #STEMDay

11. Wednesday, Veterans Day #VeteransDay

13. Friday, World Kindness Day #WKD

14. Saturday, World Diabetes Day #WDD

15. Sunday, Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day #CleanOutYourRefrigeratorDay

15. Sunday, America Recycles Day #BeRecycled

16. Monday, International Day for Tolerance #ToleranceDay

17. Tuesday, International Students Day #InternationalStudentsDay

17. Tuesday, National Entrepreneurs Day #EntrepreneursDay

19. Thursday, International Men’s Day #InternationalMensDay

20. Friday, Universal Children’s Day #UNChildrensDay

21. Saturday, World Hello Day #WorldHelloDay

26. Thursday, National Cake Day #NationalCakeDay

26. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day #Thanksgiving

27. Friday, Black Friday #BlackFriday

27. Friday, National Day of Listening #DayOfListening

28. Saturday, Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall

29. Sunday, Electronic Greeting Card Day #ElectronicGreetingCardDay

30. Monday, Computer Security Day #ComputerSecurityDay

30. Monday, Cyber Monday #CyberMonday


December 2020

1. Tuesday, World AIDS Day #WAD2020

3. Thursday, International Day of Persons with Disabilities #IDPWD

4. Friday, National Cookie Day #NationalCookieDay

4. Friday, National Sock Day #NationalSockDay

5. Saturday, World Soil Day #WorldSoilDay

6. Sunday, Microwave Oven Day #MicrowaveOvenDay

8. Tuesday, Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day #PretendToBeATimeTravelerDay

10. Thursday, Human Rights Day #HumanRightsDay

10. Thursday, Nobel Prize Day #NobelPrize

11. Friday, International Mountain Day #InternationalMountainDay

11. Friday, National Salesperson Day #SalespersonDay

21. Monday, Crossword Puzzle Day #CrosswordPuzzleDay

22. Tuesday, First Day of Winter #WinterSolstice

24. Thursday, Christmas Eve #ChristmasEve

25. Friday, Christmas Day #Christmas

26. Saturday, Kwanzaa #Kwanzaa

30. Wednesday, No Interruptions Day – Last Work Day of the Year #NoInterruptionsDay

31. Thursday, New Year’s Eve #NYE


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