2023 Social Media Holidays Calendar

Running out of ideas for what to post on social media? We’ve got your problem solved. Our 2023 Social Media Holidays Calendar has a holiday for every day.
Pam Neely

Dec 11 2018 15 min read

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    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 is 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.

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    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 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 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

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    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

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    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

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    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: International Podcast Day

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    October 1: Rosh Hashana ends

    International Coffee Day

    October 2: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

    International Day of Nonviolence

    Random Acts of Poetry Day

    World Farm Animals Day

    October 3: National Techies Day

    October 4: World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay

    World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay

    October 5: World Teachers’ Day

    October 6: Mad Hatter Day

    Noodle Day

    Badger Day

    October 7: World Habitat Day #WorldHabitatDay

    World Architecture Day

    October 8: Ada Lovelace Day

    World Octopus Day

    Face Your Fears Day

    October 9: Yom Kippur

    World Post Day

    October 10: World Mental Health Day

    October 11: International Day of the Girl #DayOfTheGirl

    October 12: National Farmer’s Day

    I Love Yarn Day

    October 13: National Train Your Brain Day

    October 14: Thanksgiving Day (Canada)

    Columbus Day (US)

    October 15: Global Handwashing Day

    October 16: World Food Day

    Bosses Day #BossesDay

    October 17:  International Day for the Eradication of Poverty #EndPoverty

    Spirit Day

    October 18: Chocolate Cupcake Day

    October 19: Evaluate Your Life Day

    Sweetest Day

    October 20: World Statistics Day

    October 21: Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

    October 22: Smart is Cool Day

    Caps Lock Day #CapsLockDay

    October 23: TV Talk Show Host Day #TVTalkShowHostDay

    October 24: United Nations Day #UNDay

    October 25: Greasy Foods Day #GreasyFoodsDay

    October 26: National Pumpkin Day #nationalpumpkinday

    Make A Difference Day

    Howl At The Moon Day

    October 27: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

    October 28: International Animation Day

    October 29: National Cat Day #NationalCatDay

    October 30: National Publicist Day

    Checklist Day

    October 31: Halloween #Halloween

    Day of the Dead begins (Mexico)

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    November 1: National Authors Day

    World Vegan Day

    November 2: Daylight Savings Eve #DaylightSavings (US)

    Day of the Dead ends (Mexico)

    World Numbat Day

    November 3: Zero Tasking Day

    Cliché Day

    November 4: National Candy Day

    November 5: Guy Fawkes Day (UK)

    November 6: International Stress Awareness Day

    November 7: International Project Management Day #IPMDay

    November 8: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) Day

    November 9: World Freedom Day

    November 10: Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Muslim)

    November 11: Veterans Day #VeteransDay (US)

    Remembrance Day (Canada)

    Armistice Day (France)

    November 12: Happy Hour Day

    November 13: World Kindness Day

    GIS Day

    November 14: World Diabetes Day

    November 15: World Philosophy Day

    America Recycles Day

    November 16: International Day for Tolerance #ToleranceDay

    Button Day

    November 17: International Students Day

    November 18: Princess Day

    November 19: International Men’s Day

    November 20: Universal Children’s Day

    November 21: World Television Day

    World Hello Day

    November 22: Go For A Ride Day

    November 23: Adoption Day

    November 24: Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day

    November 25: Blase’ Day

    November 26: National Cake Day #NationalCakeDay

    November 27: Jukebox Day

    November 28: Thanksgiving Day #Thanksgiving (US)

    National French Toast Day

    November 29: Black Friday #BlackFriday (US)

    November 30: Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall (US)

    St Andrew's Day (Scotland)

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    December 1: World AIDS Day

    December 2: Cyber Monday #CyberMonday (US)

    December 3: Giving Tuesday #GivingTuesday (US)

    December 4: World Wildlife Conservation Day

    International Cheetah Day

    December 5: World Soil Day

    December 6: St. Nicholas Day

    December 7: International Civil Aviation Day

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

    December 9: Weary Willie Day

    International Anti-Corruption Day

    December 10: Human Rights Day #HumanRightsDay

    December 11: International Mountain Day

    December 12: International Day of Neutrality

    December 13: Lost & Found Day

    December 14: Monkey Day

    December 15: Cat Herders Day #CatHerdersDay

    Bill of Rights Day (US)

    December 16: Day Of Reconciliation (South Africa)

    December 17: Wright Brothers Day

    December 18: Bake Cookies Day

    December 19: Re-gifting Day

    December 20: Underdog Day

    December 21: Crossword Puzzle Day #CrosswordPuzzleDay

    December 22: First Day of Winter #WinterSolstice

    Hanukkah Begins #Hanukkah

    December 23: Festivus

    December 24: Christmas Eve

    December 25: Christmas Day #Christmas

    December 26: Boxing Day (UK) / Saint Stephen’s Day

    December 27: Fruitcake Day

    December 28: Card Playing Day

    December 29: Tick Tock Day

    December 30: Hanukkah Ends #Hanukkah

    December 31: New Year’s Eve #NYE

    Published on Dec 11 2018


    Pam Neely

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