The Definitive 2019 Social Media Holiday Calendar

Running out of ideas for what to post on social media? We’ve got your problem solved. Our 2019 Social Media Holiday Calendar has a holiday for every day. You can download it as a Google Calendar, too.

The internet is weird. But social media is even weirder.

Nothing proves that as well as social media holidays.

There are more than 400 holidays listed below. Some of them are official, “real” holidays. Some are religious holidays. Some are attached to history. Some are country-centric. Some are global.

But most of them are just silly. They were made up holidays to begin with, but after enough people shared about them, they became a “thing”. Now they’re listed on websites, so people take them seriously.

News stations and newspapers do segments about these strange holidays. Like Fruitcake Tossing Day (January 3rd):

Fruitcake tossing day

Social media holidays have themes

As you delve deep into social media holidays, you’ll find they tend to have themes.

First, we have the silly food holidays, like:

  • April 15th: National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
  • May 29th: National Coq Au Vin Day
  • July 7th: National Strawberry Sundae Day and National Macaroni Day
  • September 3rd: National Welsh Rarebit Day

There are also a lot of holidays for clothes (Bikini Day, Hat Day, Underwear Day). Then there are a slew of holidays for different groups – call them identity holidays: Day of the Cowboy, Lefthanders Day, and Talk Like a Pirate Day.

From what I can tell, pretty much anybody can create a social media holiday. Businesses could do this too. For example, September 15th is Google Day. (Don’t believe me? Google it.)

If you would like to make your mark on the social media world, here’s how to create your very own social media holiday:

  • Pick a holiday that sorely needs to be created. Like Politeness Day. Or Interrobang Day.
  • Find a date that fits with your holiday, and has no significant competition. I suggest August 14th, which is currently only celebrated as Creamsicle Day.
  • Register social media accounts for your holiday.
  • Build a website for it (don’t forget the merchandising opportunities).
  • Register your holiday on NationalDayCalendar.com and DaysOfTheYear.com.
  • Get 20 or so of your friends to share an update about your holiday either a few days before, the day of, or the day after your holiday.

Voilà: You have achieved internet fame. Left your mark on the world. Given social media marketers something to post about.

If you do not require internet fame, or you can’t think of a holiday that just must exist, use this list of holidays below. And if you’ve ever had trouble figuring out what to post on social media, this list should solve that.

The Whatagraph Social Media Holiday Calendar comes in a Google Calendar version, too. So you can add it to your team’s social media or editorial calendar.

Just please: Have fun. Social media holidays were not meant to be taken too seriously.

JANUARY

January 1: New Year’s Day #NewYearsDay

January 2: Science Fiction Day #ScienceFictionDay

January 3: National Fruitcake Toss Day #Fruitcake (US)

January 4: National Trivia Day #NationalTriviaDay

January 5: National Whipped Cream Day

January 6: Epiphany /Three Kings Day

January 7: National Bobblehead Day #NationalBobbleheadDay

January 8: Clean Off Your Desk Day #cleanoffyourdeskday

January 9: National Static Electricity Day

January 10: National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

January 11: World Sketchnote Day

Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day

January 12: Kiss A Ginger Day

January 13: National Sticker Day

January 14: Dress Up Your Pet Day #DressUpYourPetDay

January 15: Hat Day: #NationalHatDay

January 16: Nothing Day

January 17: Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day

January 18: Thesaurus Day

January 19: Popcorn Day

January 20: Cheese Lovers Day #CheeseLoversDay

January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day #MLKDay (American)

January 22: Celebration Of Life Day

January 23: National Pie Day #NationalPieDay

Handwriting Day 

January 24: National Compliment Day

January 25: Opposite Day #OppositeDay

Fun At Work Day

January 26: Australia Day

Republic Day (India)

January 27: National Geographic Day

Chocolate Cake Day

January 28: Data Privacy Day

Kazoo Day

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

January 29: Puzzle Day

Freethinkers Day

Curmudgeons Day

January 30: Inane Answering Message Day

Croissant Day

January 31: Gorilla Suit Day

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

FEBRUARY

February 1: National Wear Red Day

February 2: Groundhog Day #GroundhogDay (American)

February 3: Super Bowl Sunday #SuperBowl (American)

February 4: World Cancer Day #KissCancerGoodbye

February 5: Chinese New Year #YearOfThePig

February 6: National Frozen Yogurt Day

February 7: National Periodic Table Day

February 8: Molasses Bar Day

February 9: National Pizza Day

February 10: National Umbrella Day #NationalUmbrellaDay

February 11: Inventors Day #InventorsDay

February 12: Extraterrestrial Culture Day

February 13: World Radio Day

February 14: Valentine’s Day #ValentinesDay

February 15: Singles Awareness Day

February 16: National Do a Grouch a Favor Day

February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day #RandomActsOfKindnessDay

February 18: President’s Day #PresidentsDay (American)

February 19: International Tug-of-War Day

February 20: World Day of Social Justice

Love Your Pet Day

February 21: International Mother Language Day #IMLD

February 22: National Margarita Day #NationalMargaritaDay

February 23: World Sword Swallower’s Day

February 24: Tortilla Chip Day

February 25: Chocolate Covered Nut Day

February 26: Chili Day #ChiliDay

National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

February 27: National Polar Bear Day

February 28: Digital Learning Day

MARCH

March 1: Employee Appreciation Day #EmployeeAppreciationDay

March 2: Dr. Seuss Day:

March 3: World Wildlife Day

March 4: Maha Shivaratri

National Grammar Day 

March 5: Carnival/Shrove Tuesday

March 6: Carnival/Ash Wednesday

March 7: National Be Heard Day 

March 8: International Women’s Day #InternationalWomensDay

March 9: Daylight Savings Eve #DaylightSavings (American)

March 10: Day Of Awesomeness

March 11:  National Napping Day

March 12: Plant a Flower Day

March 13: Ear Muffs Day #earmuffsday

March 14: National Pi Day #NationalPiDay

March 15: World Consumer Rights Day

March 16: National Freedom of Information Day #FreedomOfInformationDay

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day #StPatricksDay

March 18:  Awkward Moments Day 

March 19: National Let's Laugh Day 

March 20: First Day of Spring #FirstDayofSpring

International Day of Happiness

French Language Day

World Storytelling Day 

March 21: Holi (Hindu)

Purim (Jewish)

World Poetry Day

International Day of Forests

March 22: World Water Day

March 23: National Puppy Day

March 24: Chocolate Covered Raisins Day 

March 25: Waffle Day

March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day 

March 27: World Theater Day

International Whiskey Day 

March 28: Black Forest Cake Day

March 29: Smoke and Mirrors Day

March 30: National Take a Walk in the Park Day #NationalWalkInTheParkDay 

March 31: World Backup Day

APRIL

April 1: April Fools’ Day #AprilFools

April 2: International Children’s Book DaY 

April 3: National Tweed Day

National Walking Day 

April 4: Tell A Lie Day

April 5: Go for Broke Day

April 6: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

April 7: World Health Day

National No Housework Day 

April 8: Zoo Lovers Day

April 9: Name Yourself Day

April 10: National Siblings Day #NationalSiblingsDay 

April 11: National Pet Day #NationalPetDay 

April 12: International Day of Human Space Flight 

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

April 13: National Scrabble Day

April 14: National Equal Pay Day

April 15: Titanic Remembrance Day

Take a Wild Guess Day

Tax Day (US)

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

April 16: Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day

April 17: National Haiku Poetry Day

April 18: National High-Five Day

April 19: Passover begins at sundown
Good Friday

April 20: Chinese Language Day

April 21: Easter #HappyEaster

World Creativity and Innovation Day

April 22: Earth Day #EarthDay

Easter Monday (UK Bank Holiday, Canadian Holiday)

April 23: Shakespeare Day #ShakespeareDay

English Language Day  

April 24: National Administrative Professionals Day

April 25: National Telephone Day (US) #NationalTelephoneDay

April 26: Arbor Day (US) #ArborDay 

April 27: King's Day (Netherlands)

Passover ends

April 28: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 29: International Dance Day 

April 30: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day #AdoptAShelterPetDay

International Jazz Day

National Honesty Day

MAY

May 1: International Workers' Day / May Day 

May 2: World Tuna Day

May 3: World Press Freedom Day

May 4: Star Wars Day #StarWarsDay

May 5: Cinco de Mayo #CincoDeMayo (Mexico)

Liberation Day (Netherlands)

May 6: No Diet Day

May 7: National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

May 8: VE Day (France)

Receptionists Day

May 9: Lost Sock Memorial Day

May 10: Public Gardens Day

May 11: International Astronomy Day

May 12: Mother’s Day #MothersDay

May 13: Leprechaun Day

May 14: Chicken Dance Day

May 15: International Day of Families

May 16: International Day of Living Together in Peace

May 17: National Bike to Work Day (US) #BTWD

Endangered Species Day

May 18: International Museum Day

May 19: May Ray Day

May 20: Victoria Day/National Patriots Day (Canada)

World Bee Day

May 21: Memo Day

May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity 

May 23: World Turtle Day

May 24: National Scavenger Hunt Day 

May 25: National Wine Day 

May 26: Paper Airplane Day

May 27: Memorial Day #MemorialDay (American)

Spring bank holiday (UK)

May 28: Hamburger Day

May 29: Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day

National Coq Au Vin Day 

May 30: Loomis Day 

May 31: National Speak in Sentences Day

JUNE

June 1: "Take a Hike" Day

June 2: Cancer Survivors Day 

June 3: World Bicycle Day

June 4: Eid al-Fitr

June 5: World Environment Day

June 6: Yo-Yo Day 

June 7: National Donut Day 

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 9: National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

June 10: Whit Monday

National Ballpoint Pen Day

June 11: National Making Life Beautiful Day

June 12: National Loving Day

June 13: National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

June 14: World Blood Donor Day 

June 15: National Smile Power Day

June 16: Father’s Day #FathersDay 

June 17: National Eat Your Vegetables Day

June 18: National Go Fishing Day

June 19: Juneteenth

National Martini #NationalMartiniDay 

June 20: World Productivity Day

June 21: First Day of Summer #SummerSolstice

International Day of Yoga

World Music Day

National Selfie Day

National Take Your Dog to Work Day 

June 22: Positive Media Day

June 23: National Pink Day 

June 24: Fairy Day

June 25: Global Beatles Day

June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day

June 27: National Sunglasses Day

National Handshake Day

June 28: Paul Bunyan Day (US)

June 29: National Camera Day 

June 30: Social Media Day #SMDay

International Asteroid Day

JULY 

July 1: Canada Day

July 2: World UFO Day #WorldUFODay

July 3: Disobedience Day

July 4: Independence Day #4thOfJuly

July 5: National Bikini Day

July 6: Take Your Webmaster To Lunch Day

Virtually Hug a Virtual Assistant Day

July 7: World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay

National Strawberry Sundae Day

National Macaroni Day 

July 8: International Town Criers Day

July 9: Cow Appreciation Day

July 10: Piña Colada Day 

July 11: World Population Day

July 12: Malala Day #MalalaDay

National Simplicity Day #NationalSimplicityDay

July 13: Rock Worldwide Day (UK)

July 14: Bastille Day (France)

Pandemonium Day

July 15: Give Something Away Day

July 16: World Snake Day

Guinea Pig Appreciation Day

July 17: World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay

National Hot Dog Day

July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day

July 19: Daiquiri Day

July 20: National Moon Day #NationalMoonDay

July 21: Ice Cream Day

July 22: Hammock Day

Mango Day

July 23: International Yada, Yada, Yada Day

July 24: Tell An Old Joke Day

July 25: Wine and Cheese Day

July 26: Talk In An Elevator Day

July 27: Norfolk Day

Gary Gygax Day

Day of the Cowboy 

July 28: Milk Chocolate Day

July 29: International Tiger Day 

July 30: International Day of Friendship

July 31: World Ranger Day

AUGUST

August 1: World Wide Web Day

Planner Day

August 2: International Beer Day 

August 3: Mead Day 

August 4: White Wine Day

August 5: National Underwear Day

August 6: National Fresh Breath Day #NationalFreshBreathDay

Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 7: Purple Heart Day #PurpleHeartDay

August 8: International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay

August 9: National Book Lovers Day #NationalBookLoversDay 

August 10: National Lazy Day #LazyDay

Eid al-Adha begins 

August 11: Eid al-Adha ends

August 12: International Youth Day

August 13: International Lefthanders Day 

August 14: Creamsicle Day

August 15: Independence Day (India)

Best Friends Day #BestFriendsDay

National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay 

August 16: National Tell a Joke Day

August 17: World Honey Bee Day

International Homeless Animals Day

August 18: Bad Poetry Day

August 19: World Humanitarian Day

August 20: World Mosquito Day

August 21: World Senior Citizen's Day

August 22: Be An Angel Day

August 23: Ride the Wind Day

August 24: International Strange Music Day 

August 25: Whiskey Sour Day

August 26:
Summer bank holiday (UK)

August 27: Just Because Day: #JustBecauseDay

August 28: Bow Tie Day

August 29: Individual Rights Day

August 30: International Whale Shark Day

August 31: Trail Mix Day

International Bacon Day

SEPTEMBER

September 1: Emma M Nutt Day

September 2: Labor Day #LaborDay (US & Canada)

September 3: U.S. Bowling League Day

National Welsh Rarebit Day

September 4: National Wildlife Day 

September 5: International Day of Charity #CharityDay 

September 6: Read a Book Day #ReadABookDay 

September 7: National Beer Lover’s Day 

September 8: International Literacy Day

September 9: National Grandparents Day  #NationalGrandparentsDay  

September 10: National Swap Ideas Day

September 11: National Day of Service and Remembrance #911Day (US)

September 12: National Day of Encouragement #DayOfEncouragement

National Video Games Day

September 13: International Programmers Day (256th day of the year)

September 14: Gobstopper Day 

September 15: International Day of Democracy

Google Day

September 16: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

September 17: National IT Professionals Day

September 18: National Cheeseburger Day

World Water Monitoring Day

September 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day 

September 20: National Rum Punch Day  

September 21: International Day of Peace

September 22: AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Car Free Day

September 23: First Day of Fall #FirstDayOfFall

International Day of Sign Languages

September 24: National Punctuation Day

September 25: National Tune-Up Day

Apple Day (Sweden)

September 26: Lumberjack Day

September 27: World Tourism Day

National Pancake Day

September 28: International Right to Know Day 

September 29: Rosh Hashana begins

World Heart Day

September 30: Internat

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