The Must-Have 2021 Social Media Calendar

Never miss a social media holiday with the help of this calendar from Socialbakers

The Must-Have 2021 Social Media Calendar

Look, we get it. Managing a social media calendar isn’t always easy, and when you have to start juggling tasks it’s easy to miss a potential hashtag holiday that would’ve been relevant for your audience (and helped your engagement numbers).

That’s why we’ve put together this list to help make your job a little easier and to help bring attention to some of these social media holidays. Socialbakers’ list covers serious topics important to protecting human rights and also silly niche topics like National Microwave Oven Day (Dec. 6 – mark your calendars now!).

It’s a mixed collection focused mostly on US, JAPAC, and international holidays, but we also have regional social media holiday calendars dedicated to DACH and France.

You can combine this social media holiday list with your own local holidays and hashtag days that you regularly post about. To make it easy, you can view the calendar or integrate it into your own right here:

Click the plus button in the lower right corner of the calendar to add the Socialbakers Social Media Holiday Calendar to your Google calendar now. You can also download the .ics version to upload it to your calendar of choice.

Never miss a social media holiday again, with help from your friends at Socialbakers.


January 2021

  • 1. 🥳 New Year’s Day  #NewYearsDay
    Kick off the new year with a fresh start to your marketing. Make your first social media post count this New Year’s Day.
  • 2. Science Fiction Day #ScienceFictionDay
    Science Fiction Day brings together fans of the popular genre. The date was chosen because it is thought to be famous science fiction writer Isaac Asimov’s birthday.
  • 4. National Trivia Day #NationalTriviaDay
    Fact: National Trivia Day is January 4th. If you have cool facts that relate to your industry or brand, now is the time to share them.
  • 5. 🐦 National Bird Day #NationalBirdDay
    Birds are beautiful creatures; unfortunately many species are taken from their natural habitat or even endangered. National Bird Day shines light on these issues.
  • 11. Clean Off Your Desk Day #CleanOffYourDeskDay
    Take time to Marie Kondo your work area, even if your desk is now on your couch.
  • 11. Human Trafficking Awareness Day #HumanTraffickingDay
    This day is recognized by the United States in order to raise awareness to human trafficking and slavery. 
  • 13. National Sticker Day #NationalStickerDay
    Celebrate these colorful accessories by making your own stickers or adding some digital ones to your GIPHY library. 
  • 15. 🎩 National Hat Day #NationalHatDay
    Time to get creative with your outfit. Wear or make a special hat, or create a contest for your audience to participate in!
  • 18. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Third Monday in January) #MLKDay
    Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American minister and civil rights activist. This U.S. holiday, which is celebrated near to King’s birthday (Jan. 15), faced an uphill battle similar to King’s marches for civil rights; despite becoming a federal holiday in 1983, it wasn’t observed by all 50 states until 2000.
  • 20. 🧀 Cheese Lovers Day #CheeseLoversDay
    Dairy lovers unite! Celebrate the science, variety, and history of everything related to cheese!
  • 21. 🤗 National Hugging Day #NationalHuggingDay
    National Hugging Day was founded by creative entrepreneur Kevin Zaborney. On this day feel free to spread the love with a hug or two.
  • 21. Get to Know Your Customers Day (Third Thursday in Every Quarter) #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay
    Put a face to the people who love your brand the most. Celebrate by reaching out to your customers, sending customers surveys, and more!
  • 23. 🥧 National Pie Day #PieDay
    Not to be confused with Pi Day in March, this is an excuse to indulge in one of America’s favorite desserts. Celebrate with a pie-eating contest, bake-off, or pie tasting – best served warm!
  • 24. National Compliment Day #NationalComplimentDay
    National Compliment Day is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Spread joy by sharing nice things about others!
  • 25. Opposite Day #OppositeDay
    You might recognize this one from when you were a kid. Opposite Day is the day where everything means the exact opposite. 
  • 25. Community Manager Appreciation Day (Last Monday in January) #CMAD
    Community managers have a tough job! On Community Manager Appreciation Day, you can let them know how much their hard work means to you.
  • 26. 🇦🇺 Australia Day #AustraliaDay #AustraliaDay2021
    This national public holiday marks the anniversary of the arrival of the first fleet of British ships in Australia in 1788, signaling the beginning of the British colony. Today this day has become less British and more Australian – it’s a day about celebrating the values, freedoms and pastimes of Australia, and is certainly a great time for BBQs in the backyard, having a beer with mates, and proudly flying the flag.
  • 28. Data Privacy Day #PrivacyAware
    Data Privacy Day is dedicated to raise awareness about online security best practices and education.

February 2021

  • 2. Groundhog Day #GroundhogDay
    Celebrated in the US and Canada, Groundhog Day comes from a superstition that says if a groundhog comes out of his burrow on February 2 and sees his shadow on the ground, it means six more weeks of winter. But if it’s overcast and there’s no shadow, it means spring will start soon.
    The official Groundhog Day celebration is in Punxsutawney, Penn. Thanks to the 1993 Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day is also shorthand for living through the same day over and over.
  • 2. World Wetlands Day #WorldWetlandsDay
    World Wetlands Day is meant to promote ecosystem resilience, clean water, water supply, storm protection, carbon storage, health and well-being. 
  • 4. 🎗 World Cancer Day #WorldCancerDay
    World Cancer Day is curated by International Cancer Control (UICC) and is dedicated to raising awareness about cancer, its prevention, detection, and treatment. 
  • 5. National Weatherperson’s Day #NationalWeatherpersonsDay
    National Weatherperson’s Day is used to recognize people working in the fields of meteorology and weather forecasting in the United States. It’s celebrated on February 5 to commemorate the birthday of John Jeffries – one of America’s first weather observers.
  • 7. 🏈 Super Bowl LV #SBLV #SuperBowlSunday #SuperBowl
    The Super Bowl, the NFL’s championship game, is held in early February each year. It’s the culmination for football’s best teams, and also for the brands who have ads during the game.
  • 7. 📬 National Send a Card to a Friend Day #SendACardToAFriendDay
    The holiday was introduced to raise the popularity of sending physical mail – cards or letters – to your friends and loved ones.
  • 8. National Boy Scouts Day #BoyScoutsDay
    The holiday celebrates all the boys that are learning new skills and doing good deeds under the helm of Boy Scouts of America.
  • 9. 🍕 National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay
    Even though the origins of the day are unknown, National Pizza Day celebrates one of most popular meals across the globe.
  • 9. Safer Internet Day #SID2021
    Safer Internet Day is globally celebrated to promote safer and more responsible use of internet and digital technologies across the board. It’s curated by the network of European Safer Internet Centres.
  • 11. 💡 National Inventors’ Day #InventorsDay
    The US recognizes National Inventors’ Day to celebrate past and present inventors. It was first introduced in 1983 and marks the birthday of Thomas Edison. 
  • 12. 🧧 Chinese New Year #ChineseNewYear #LunarNewYear #YearOfTheOx
    This festival celebrates the beginning of a new year in the traditional Chinese calendar. It’s also widely known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival. As the most important holiday for families in China, celebrations last for 15 days, with the first week being an official public holiday.
    Outside of China, this occasion is celebrated in countries that follow the lunar calendar or have a significant overseas Chinese population. Some examples include Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam (Tet), Korea (Seollal), and Tibet (Losar).
  • 13. World Radio Day #WorldRadioDay
    UNESCO introduced World Radio Day in 2011 to celebrate radio as an influential medium and a platform for democratic discourse.
  • 13. Galentine’s Day #GalentinesDay
    Started as a joke on the TV show Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is a day for “ladies celebrating ladies” a day before Valentine’s Day.
  • 14. 💕 Valentine’s Day #ValentinesDay
    St. Valentine’s Day originated in ancient Rome and today is widely used to celebrate love and romance.
  • 15. Presidents’ Day (Third Monday in February) #PresidentsDay
    The US introduced Presidents’ Day on George Washington’s birthday to celebrate two founding fathers of the country – Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Nowadays, the day notes the lives and accomplishments of all US presidents.
  • 16. Mardi Gras #MardiGras
    Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is celebrated annually at the end of the Carnival season, always marked a day before Ash Wednesday, which is 47 days before Easter. The festival season varies from country to country and local traditions are in place across the globe.
  • 17. Random Acts of Kindness Day #RandomActsOfKindnessDay
    As the name suggests, the holiday encourages random acts of kindness during the week in February. It’s curated by The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation that strives to “make kindness the norm”.
  • 18.🔋 National Battery Day #NationalBatteryDay
    The holiday was introduced to appreciate the convenience batteries have introduced to people’s lives.
  • 20. World Day of Social Justice #SocialJusticeDay
    Introduced by the UN, the World Day of Social Justice promotes the need for social justice and for fighting issues like poverty, exclusion, unemployment, gender inequality and human rights violations. The international holiday was introduced in 2007 by the General Assembly of the UN.
  • 20. National Love Your Pet Day #LoveYourPetDay
    The holiday calls for giving extra attention and pampering to your pets! And don’t forget to show a little love to these pet influencers.
  • 21. International Mother Language Day #IMLD
    Celebrated since 2002, International Mother Language Day promotes linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The day is curated by the UN.

March 2021

  • 2. 📚National Read Across America Day #ReadAcrossAmericaDay #DrSeussDay
    Celebrated on Dr. Seuss’ birthday – or the closest school day when March 2 falls on a weekend – this is a day to encourage children to read and celebrate children’s literature.
  • 3. 🦓 World Wildlife Day #WorldWildlifeDay
    It’s important to be aware of our impact on the natural world, and World Wildlife Day brings awareness to threatened and endangered species across the globe. It’s also a day to encourage followers to go out and experience wildlife in their local area.
  • 4. National Grammar Day #NationalGrammarDay
    One tactic to celebrate this day – make one or two intentional mistakes that change the meaning of your National Grammar Day posts, then engage with the followers that do and don’t get it.
  • 4. 🥞 National Pancake Day (Date changes annually) #NationalPancakeDay
    IHOP started National Pancake Day in 2006, and every year to celebrate the restaurant offers a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes while asking patrons to consider donating to charity. Through 2020, IHOP has helped to raise more than $30 million for charities that help children battling illness.
  • 5. National Employee Appreciation Day (First Friday in March) #EmployeeAppreciationDay
    This is an opportunity for bosses and management to go out of their way to say thank you and show their workforce how much they are valued. Make sure to go the extra mile on this day, both in person and by posting about how vital your employees are.
  • 5. 🔌 National Day of Unplugging (First Friday in March) #NationalDayOfUnplugging
    A free idea for bosses – combine National Employee Appreciation Day with National Day of Unplugging by giving your employees at least a half-day (or the whole day!) off to get away from their phones and screens to enjoy a care-free day.
  • 7. 🥣 National Cereal Day #NationalCerealDay
    Go to the pantry and pull out your favorite box of sugary oats for this day that celebrates a treat enjoyed by people young and old.
  • 8. 👩 International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange #InternationalWomensDay
    Celebrate the women in your life and the achievements of women all over the world on International Women’s Day. If you’re looking for inspiring women in marketing, Socialbakers created a list of 20 female marketers to follow.
  • 8. 🔍 National Proofreading Day #NationalProofreadingDay
    It’s always a good idea to re-read that email before you hit send, or walk away from the screen in order to check an article again with fresh eyes. On National Proofreading Day, practice good habits that help limit communication mistakes.
  • 10. National Pack Your Lunch Day #NationalPackYourLunchDay
    Save some money and dust off your old lunch box for National Pack Your Lunch Day. What do your followers like when they bring their own lunch? Maybe ask them 😉.
  • 11. World Kidney Day (Second Thursday in March) #WorldKidneyDay
    One of the only vital organs that people can donate while alive, this day both brings attention to all the important things kidneys do for us and it’s also a chance to celebrate kidney donations.
  • 11. 🚽 World Plumbing Day #WorldPlumbingDay
    It’s one of those things that most of us don’t think about but would be lost without, and yet many people around the world don’t have easy access to clean facilities with good plumbing. This day both celebrates these everyday conveniences and brings awareness to those are still without.
  • 11. 🧰 National Worship of Tools Day #WorshipOfToolsDay
    Whatever industry you’re in, there’s a tool you use that’s worthy of worship on this day.
  • 12. National Girl Scout Day #GirlScoutDay
    As part of Girl Scout Week, this day celebrates and recognizes the history of the Girl Scout organization in the US.
  • 14. ⏰ Daylight Savings (Date changes annually) #DaylightSavings #DaylightSavingsTime
    The timing differs around the world, but this is the start of the daylight savings time in the US. Well, most of it, because some areas don’t observe daylight savings time, and there are petitions around the world to stop changing our clocks every year.
  • 14. National Potato Chip Day #NationalPotatoChipDay
    Often credited to George Crum, the invention of the potato chip might be an apocryphal story. Either way, we can all get behind that satisfying crunch.
  • 14. 𝞹 Pi Day #PiDay #InternationalDayofMathematics
    There are 3.14159265359…reasons to celebrate Pi Day.
  • 15. 💤 National Napping Day (Day after DST) #NationalNappingDay
    Let’s be honest, who couldn’t use an extra bit of shuteye? This day is recognized the day after daylight savings time returns as a way to get back the hour we just lost, but really any day is a good day for a nap.
  • 15. World Consumer Rights Day #WorldConsumerRightsDay
    When you purchase something, you have a right to know that it’s safe and to be informed about the choices you have. Knowing those rights is what this day is about.
  • 15. 👽 World Contact Day #WorldContactDay
    Started in 1953 by the International Flying Saucer Bureau, this is a day to look up and try to make a connection with life on other planets.
  • 16. National Freedom of Information Day #FreedomOfInformationDay
    Observed during Sunshine Week – so named for journalists in Florida, the Sunshine State, trying to prevent legislators from making public records more difficult to request – this is a day for the public and journalists to discuss their rights to public records. Sunshine Week is in March to coincide with the birthday of President James Madison, an advocate for open government records.
  • 17. 🍀 St. Patrick’s Day #StPatricksDay
    Though often celebrated now by tipping back a green beer, St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17 to remember the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and the tradition of wearing green on this day dates back a few centuries, even though Patrick was originally associated with the color blue.
  • 18. 😬 National Awkward Moments Day #NationalAwkwardMomentsDay
    Remember when you accidentally hit reply-all to that message or you said something about your boss (and it turned out she was right behind you)? At least you’re not alone, so share awkward stories and take solace in the fact that you’re not alone.
  • 19. 😴 World Sleep Day (Date changes annually) #WorldSleepDay
    When you sleep better, life is better. It’s a simple truth and this day, which is celebrated on the Friday before the northern hemisphere spring equinox, brings attention to healthy sleeping habits.
  • 19. 🤣 National Let’s Laugh Day #NationalLetsLaughDay
    Laughter is good for the soul, so take a moment on this day (and ideally every day) to express some joy through laughter.
  • 20. 😀 International Day of Happiness #InternationalDayofHappiness #DayofHappiness
    The idea behind this day is that human progress should include increasing happiness and wellbeing, with the UN in 2011 adopting a resolution that stated happiness is a fundamental human goal.
  • 20. World Storytelling Day #WorldStorytellingDay
    As long as people have been on Earth, we have been telling stories to each other. This day recognizes and celebrates that great history of oral storytelling.
  • 20. 🦷 World Oral Health Day #WorldOralHealthDay
    Oral diseases affect around four billion people around the globe, according to the FDI World Dental Federation. This day is to spread awareness about that fact and the preventable measures people can take to keep their teeth and mouths in good health.
  • 20. 🦋 First Day of Spring #FirstDayofSpring #SpringBegins #DayofNowruz
    The season changing from winter to spring is always an exciting time as it often brings nicer weather, while plants and animals come to life. There’s also the idea of spring cleaning, which is an opportunity to start anew and is celebrated in some parts of the world as the International Day of Nowruz, which translates as new day.
  • 21. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination #RacialDiscriminationDay
    Held annually on the anniversary of police murdering peaceful protestors in South Africa, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is recognized by the United Nations as an effort to help abolish racial laws and practices around the world.
  • 21. World Poetry Day #WorldPoetryDay
    Roses are red, violets are blue, I just wrote a (bad) poem, and so can you.
  • 22. 🚰 World Water Day #WorldWaterDay
    Life wouldn’t be possible without water, so take this day to appreciate all that it does for you and also see how you can help bring access to clean water to those who don’t have it.
  • 23. 🐶 National Puppy Day #NationalPuppyDay
    Puppies can bring so much joy with their unconditional love, and appreciating them is what this day is all about. Check out Socialbakers’ list of top dog influencers to get some content inspiration.
  • 23. American Diabetes Association Alert Day (Fourth Tuesday in March) #AmericanDiabetesAssociationAlertDay
    Diabetes affects about 10% of Americans, and this day is meant to bring attention to the preventative measures people can take to avoid joining that group.
  • 26. 💜 Purple Day #PurpleDay
    Epilepsy Awareness Day, also known as Purple Day, is meant to bring attention to the neurological condition that affects around 50 million people worldwide.
  • 26. National Spinach Day #NationalSpinachDay
    Most food-based holidays celebrate the snacks and foods we love to eat, but sometimes it’s important to make sure you’re eating your greens, too.
  • 27. 🌏 Earth Hour Day (Last Saturday in March) #EarthHour
    Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, on Earth Hour Day people are encouraged to turn off all non-essential electronics and lights in their homes from 8:30-9:30 p.m. as a way to show their commitment to helping the planet. You can take this even further with things like the #DanceForThePlanet challenge on TikTok.
  • 30. 🩺 Doctor’s Day #NationalDoctorsDay
    Use this day to show appreciation for the professionals who help bring us into the world and keep us alive while we’re here.
  • 31. World Backup Day #WorldBackupDay
    Anyone who has lost an important file because a computer crashed doesn’t need to be sold on the importance of World Backup Day. Make sure your content and data is saved!
  • 31. Transgender Day of Visibility #TDOV
    This day is meant for trans people around the world to celebrate who they are, and to offer support to those who haven’t been able to come out yet.
  • 31. ⚖ Equal Pay Day #EqualPayDay
    People of equal skill and equal positions should make the same amount regardless of their gender, but countless studies reveal that men still make more than women for the same jobs. Equal Pay Day brings attention to the movements trying to fix that.
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April 2021

  • 1. April Fools’ Day #AprilFools #AprilFoolsDay
    Also called All Fool’s Day, it’s the classic day to prank your friends and your annoying siblings. During the 1700s, English pranksters began to popularize this tradition by playing practical jokes on each other.
  • 1. National Walking Day (First Wednesday in April) #NationalWalkingDay
    People celebrate this day to encourage family, friends, and themselves to go out, stretch their legs and walk. The American Heart Association sponsors this day to remind people about the health benefits of walking.  
  • 2. World Autism Awareness Day #WAAD
    Designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, this day aims to increase awareness, understanding, and acceptance of people with autism. Normally, autism-friendly events and educational activities occur all month.
  • 2. ⛪️ Good Friday #GoodFriday
    An annual Christian holiday, and the Friday before Easter, this day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at the Calvary. From the early days of Christianity, Good Friday was observed as a day of sorrow, penance, and fasting.
  • 3. 🌈 Find a Rainbow Day #FindARainbowDay
    It’s not a day to chase rainbows, but a special day to appreciate the magic and beauty of it. People use this day to search for hope and promise. In 2020, when millions were quarantined due to COVID-19, people placed rainbow drawings on their windows. 
  • 4. Hug a Newsperson Day #HugANewsperson
    A unique day dedicated to all newspersons around the world. A hug represents a way to show appreciation for their work and to say thank you.
  • 4. ⚰️ Qing Ming Festival #QingMingFestival #QingMingJie #QingMing
    This traditional Chinese festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day, is an important day of sacrifice for many of Chinese ethnicity to show respect to their ancestors. They do so by visiting their graves, offering food, tea or wine, burning incense, offering joss paper (representing money), sweeping the tombs, removing weeds, and adding fresh soil to the graves.
  • 4. 🐰 Easter Sunday #Easter #EasterBunny #EasterSunday
    This annual Christian holiday is linked to Good Friday, and commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead three days after He was crucified. Irrespective of denomination, there are many Easter-time traditions such as Easter egg hunts, Easter egg decoration, and of course a visit by the famous Easter Bunny, who delivers candy and chocolate eggs to children on Easter Sunday morning!
  • 7. World Health Day #LetsTalk
    Founded by the World Health Organization (WHO), this day celebrates the hard work of doctors, nurses, midwives, and healthcare workers worldwide. 
  • 10. National Siblings Day #NationalSiblingsDay
    Whether you love them or hate them, it’s time to show your appreciation for your siblings by spending time together or posting embarrassing photos of each other on social. 
  • 10. Encourage a Young Writer Day #EncourageAYoungWriterDay
    It’s the perfect day for authors and professional writers to share their experiences, tips, and advice to inspire young writers. 
  • 11. National Pet Day #NationalPetDay
    Show more love to your fur babies on this special day. Founded by animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige in 2006, Colleen created this day to not only celebrate the joy that pets bring, but to raise awareness of many animals in shelters waiting for new forever homes. Check out Socialbakers’ list of top dog influencers to get some content inspiration.
  • 12. 🚀 International Day of Human Space Flight #InternationalDayOfHumanSpaceFlight
    This day commemorates cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s historic orbital flight in 1961 and marks the beginning of the space era for humankind.
  • 12. 🕌 Start of Ramadan #Ramadan2021 #Ramadan #RamadanMubarak #RamadanKareem 
    This day marks the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, which is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and the most sacred time for Muslims around the world. Throughout this period, Muslims observe a month of fasting between dawn and sunset, prayer, spiritual reflection, doing good deeds, and spending time with family and friends.
  • 13. 💦 Songkran Festival  #Songkran #Songkran2021 #SongkranFestival 
    Songkran is Thailand’s most famous festival, which marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year. This 3-day celebration that embraces goodwill, love, compassion, and thankfulness, using water as the means of expression. In recent times, throwing of water has become a huge part of the annual celebrations. This has attracted huge crowds of tourists around the world to Thailand to experience the festivities of throwing buckets of water and using water pistols to soak anyone in the vicinity.
  • 15. National Tax Day #TaxDay
    Tax Day sparks more headaches than joy for Americans. Americans have to inform the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of all income that they received in the previous fiscal year. 
  • 15. Get to Know Your Customers Day (Third Thursday of Every Quarter) #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay
    Happens annually on the third Thursday of each quarter and it’s all about really getting to know your customers. Businesses connect more with their customers and clients face-to-face, over the phone, or online. 
  • 16. National Stress Awareness Day #StressAwarenessDay
    There’s no surprise that this holiday takes place the following workday after National Tax Day. Americans use this holiday to raise awareness about the health effects caused by stress and to promote self-care methods. 
  • 16. National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day #PJDay
    A fun, quirky day to roll out of bed and go straight to work. This holiday always falls on the weekday after Tax Day because having a casual day at work is the perfect way to recover.
  • 16. ✋ National High-Five Day #NH5D
    Spread the love and good vibes to your friends, family, teammates, and coworkers with a high-five or a virtual high-five. 
  • 17. Haiku Poetry Day #HaikuPoetryDay
    Haiku poetry is a form of Japanese poetry that is non-rhyming and usually consists of 3 lines with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5. It’s a great time to check #HaikuPoetryDay on social to get inspired by Haiku poems from around the world. 
  • 18. National Columnists’ Day #NationalColumnistDay
    A day to honor all newspaper columnists and it’s celebrated by acknowledging people who do the research and write the columns. 
  • 20. National Look-Alike Day #NationalLookAlikeDay
    Chances are that you probably look like someone else from around the world, whether it’s someone you know, a celebrity, or a complete stranger. Most people celebrate this day by dressing up as a celebrity that they look similar to.
  • 21. National Administrative Professionals Day #AdministrativeProfessionalsDay
    Celebrated on the Wednesday of the last full week of April, this is a unique holiday to show your appreciation for administrative professionals. 
  • 22. 🌍 Earth Day #EarthDay
    Started in 1970, this day encourages education about current environmental issues globally. 
  • 22. National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (Fourth Thursday in April) #TakeOurChildrenToWorkDay
    More than just a free day from school, this is a chance for children to see their parents’ work, explore, and get inspired by different roles in the workforce. 
  • 23. 🧺 National Picnic Day #NationalPicnicDay
    Pack your picnic basket and blanket for the park because it’s time to enjoy the sunshine. Eating outside has its charm whether it’s spending time with family or adding some romantic vibes for your date. 
  • 23. 📚 World Book Day #WorldBookDay
    Created by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, this holiday is commemorated in over 100 countries worldwide. 
  • 25. ☎️ National Telephone Day #NationalTelephoneDay
    In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell introduced the first version of a telephone. A century later, there are over 9 billion mobile phones around the world. 
  • 25. World Malaria Day #EndMalariaForGood
    This day brings international awareness about one of the most deadly diseases in the world. Bringing more awareness will allow for more funding for malaria prevention and control.
  • 25. 🛡 ANZAC Day #ANZACDay #ANZACDay2021
    Arguably one of the most important national occasions in Australia and New Zealand, ANZAC Day honors the ANZAC soldiers who served in the Gallipoli Campaign in World War 1. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Today, this occasion is broadly used to remember all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
  • 26. 🌲🌳 Arbor Day #ArborDay
    A special day to show love and appreciation for trees. It’s an annual reminder to either plant trees in your own yard or get involved with environmental organizations that help plant trees. 
  • 28. 👖 Denim Day (Last Wednesday in April) #DenimDay
    Denim Day is rooted in a protest moment. In 1998, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore very tight jeans. People around the world wear jeans on this day as an international symbol to protest against sexual assault. 
  • 29. International Dance Day #InternationalDanceDay
    If dancing is your passion, this is your day. Dance teams and organizations from around the world use this day to raise awareness about the value of the performing arts to governments, politicians and institutions.  
  • 30. National Honesty Day #NationalHonestyDay
    Honesty Day is a unique day to encourage truthfulness. It’s also to challenge ourselves to be truthful and reflect on our honesty as a whole. 
  • 30. 🐕 National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day #AdoptAShelterPetDay
    If you want to provide a forever home for a new pet, this is the day to pay a visit to the local animal shelter and show your support. Several of the top pet influencers on Socialbakers’ list were adopted from shelters.
  • 30. 🎷 International Jazz Day #JazzDay
    Jazz culture has roots in human dignity, democracy, and civil rights. UNESCO believes that the power of jazz can be used for education and to inspire people to come together.

May 2021

  • 1. May Day #MayDay
    May Day is an ancient festival celebrated in many European cultures that marks the beginning of spring. The festival traditions vary from country to country, but universally involve singing, dancing, and feasting. Get wild, everyone! 
  • 1.  👩‍💻 International Workers Day #IntWorkersDay
    Roll up your sleeves! International Workers Day, also referred to some places as Labor Day, is a celebration held in many countries around the world to honor and celebrate laborers and the working classes. The US celebrates Labor Day in September.
  • 3. 🗞 World Press Freedom Day #PressFreedom
    Often referred to as World Press Day, this day celebrates the freedom of the press. It was declared by the United Nations Assembly to remind governments to uphold the right to the freedom of expression. 
  • 4. 💫 Star Wars Day #StarWarsDay #Maythe4thBeWithYou
    “May the Force be with you,” is the pun that has spurred this celebration of George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise. Now you know what you’re (re)watching tonight.    
  • 4. 👩‍🚒 International Firefighters Day #InternationalFirefightersDay
    May 4th marks the day the world chose to commemorate the memory of firefighters. The decision was made after the tragic Australian bushfires that claimed the life of five firefighters in 1999. 
  • 4. World Asthma Day (First Tuesday in May) #WorldAsthmaDay
    This day was institutionalized in order to bring attention to asthma illnesses and care around the world.
  • 4. 👩‍🏫 National Teacher Appreciation Day #TeacherAppreciationDay
    National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, encourages everyone to celebrate the hard work of teachers and to thank them for their efforts. Thank yours! 
  • 5. Cinco de Mayo #CincoDeMayo
    This colorful celebration commemorates the Mexican’s Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. It is also known for copious amounts of fun, tacos, and tequila.
  • 6. ⌨️ World Password Day (First Thursday in May) #WorldPasswordDay
    World Password Day is a key day in the cyber world that promotes better habits of password protection. How strong are your passwords?
  • 7. 🛰 Space Day (First Friday in May) #SpaceDay
    Not to be mistaken with the International Day of Human Space Flight in April, Space Day is celebrated in North America to mark the most extraordinary of humankind’s achievements – its steps towards becoming a space-venturing species. The day is celebrated to promote math, science, technology, and engineering education in young people overall. 
  • 9. 🇪🇺 Europe Day #EuropeDay
    Europe Day was introduced in 1964 by the European Council to celebrate peace and unity across the European Union. Celebrate it! And keep it together.  
  • 9. 👩‍👧‍👦 Mother’s Day (Second Sunday in May) #MothersDay
    The day that honors all mothers and motherhood takes place in slightly different times around the world, mostly circling around the month of May. The day was established by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and made official in the US in 1914. And nope, you’re not going to forget it this year. 
  • 12. 🩺 International Nurses Day #NursesDay
    This day celebrates the immense gratitude we have to the contributions that nurses make to the world. Thank you!  
  • 12. National Receptionist Day (Second Wednesday in May) #NationalReceptionistDay
    National Receptionist Day takes place to celebrate the receptionists across our workplaces – the people who we all know actually make our offices run.
  • 12. National Limerick Day #NationalLimerickDay
    National Limerick Day celebrates the artist, illustrator, author, and poet Edward Lear (May 12, 1812 – Jan. 29, 1888) who was known for short, five line poems that often used made up words or limericks. Will you try to write one?
  • 12. 🕌 Eid/Hari Raya Puasa #HariRayaPuasa #HariRayaIdulFitri #EidMubarak
    This is the Festival of Breaking the Fast, also known as Eid Idulfitri or Hari Raya Idul Fitri. This religious holiday, celebrated by Muslims worldwide, marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.
  • 15. 👨‍👩‍👦 International Day of Families #FamilyDay
    The day is held to remind us of the importance of families in our lives. It was internationally established in 1993 by the UN General Assembly. 
  • 16. 🌳 Love a Tree Day #LoveATreeDay
    This day encourages us to care for and plant trees in order to protect our environment from carbon emissions. Go plant one! 
  • 17. International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia #IDAHOT
    This important day turns our attention to LGBTQ+ rights violations and aims to raise awareness in LGBTQ+ works worldwide.
  • 19. 🔴👃 Red Nose Day (Date changes annually) #RedNoseDay
    Red Nose Day is an initiative to end child hunger, poverty, boost safety and education. Read up more about it on the Red Nose Day foundation’s website
  • 21. 🦁 Endangered Species Day (Third Friday in May) #EndangeredSpeciesDay
    This day marks the world’s conservation efforts to protect our most endangered species and overall raise our appreciation and responsibility for our wildlife. 
  • 21. 🗒 National Memo Day #NationalMemoDay
    Set up a memo to recall this day when it comes around. How did it come about? In 1989, KMJI Majic Radio 100 FM, Denver, Colorado, coined this day to reflect on the massive amount of memos pilling up in our offices. Luckily, that’s now all digital. 
  • 21. 🚴‍♀️ National Bike to Work Day (Third Friday in May) #BTWD
    The day when everyone internationally is encouraged to bike to work. It was established to promote the bicycle as an alternative way to communicate to work and that way reduce both city congestion and pollution.  
  • 24. 🗺 National Scavenger Hunt Day #NationalScavengerHuntDay
    Love scavenger hunts? This is the day when you get to go on one with the entire nation! The day marks our commitment to adventure, mystery, and most importantly fun. 
  • 26. 🕉 Vesak Day #VesakDay #VesakDay2021
    Vesak Day is one of the most important, holiest days celebrated by Buddhists in Asia. It marks the birth, enlightenment (Nirvana), and death (Parinirvana) of the Gautama Buddha.
  • 28. 🍔 National Hamburger Day #NationalHamburgerDay
    Feeling hungry? Well, you know what you’re eating today. This day celebrates our love for the burger – and it hints that it’s time for the outdoor grilling season. 
  • 28. 🥵 Heat Awareness Day (Last Friday in May) #NoFryDay
    It’s important to note this day before the hot summer months set it. It’s a day for awareness and education on how heat can cause severe health issues. Stay cool, everyone!
  • 29. 📎 National Paperclip Day #PaperclipDay
    It’s a simple item, but it’s so unbelievably useful. How should you mark it? Perhaps this could just be the time to organize your paperwork. 
  • 31. 🚭 World No Tobacco Day #NoTobacco
    This day is led by the World Health Organization to bring attention to the health issues tobacco causes, exposing industry practices, and detailing what we can do to shift the needle towards progress. 
  • 31. Memorial Day (Last Monday in May) #MemorialDay #MDW
    Memorial Day is a federal US holiday commemorating those who died in the military service for their country.

June 2021

  • 1. 👪 Global Day of Parents #GlobalDayOfParents
    Created by the United Nations, June 1 is a day to show appreciation for all parents across the world.
  • 1. 👦👧 International Children’s Day #ChildrensDay
    International Children’s Day dates back to 1925, when it was created at the first World Conference for the Wellbeing of Children. While the aims are the same, this is different from World Children’s Day on Nov. 20.
  • 2. National Leave the Office Early Day #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay
    Loved among hard workers for obvious reasons, Leave The Office Early Day is an incentive to many people who work more than 40 hours per week.  
  • 4. 🍩 National Doughnut Day #NationalDoughnutDay
    National Doughnut Day has a link going back to 1938, when it was created by the Salvation Army to honor those who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. You may even find free doughnuts – selected stores only! – across the US and other participating countries. 
  • 5. 🌏 World Environment Day #WorldEnvironmentDay
    Another day created by the United Nations, every June 5th celebrates World Environment Day. This day is about raising awareness and action for the global protection of the environment.  
  • 6. National Cancer Survivors Day (First Sunday in June) #NCSD
    In celebration and support, National Cancer Survivors Day is a yearly event held by many communities.   
  • 6. 🏫 National Higher Education Day #HigherEducationDay
    To spread awareness, this day aims to promote and educate people about the higher education path and the futures they can expect from successful study. 
  • 8. World Oceans Day #WorldOceansDay
    This day is a chance to celebrate the beauty of our oceans and the ‘lungs of our planet’ – so called because they produce most of the planet’s oxygen. It was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development, and is an excellent chance to focus on progressive environmental issues. 
  • 8. National Best Friends Day #BestFriendsDay
    True friends never need a particular reason to show their appreciation for each other, but Best Friends Day is a great opportunity to acknowledge genuine lifelong friendships. It was created in 1935 by the US congress to pay tribute to close friends and has been celebrated ever since. 
  • 14. 🩸 World Blood Donor Day #GiveBlood
    This day helps to raise awareness for the two most important sides of the blood donor process: the need for safe blood, and a thank you to blood donors for their life-saving gifts. 
  • 14. National Flag Day #FlagDay
    This celebration dates back to 1777, when the US approved the design for its first national flag. Although it’s not a federal holiday, Pennsylvania celebrates it as a state holiday.
  • 14. 🐉 Dragon Boat Festival #DragonBoatFestival #DuanWuFestival 
    Also known as Duanwu Festival, this traditional holiday occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar. Dragon boat races and dumplings are key elements of this festival that is significant in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, and South Korea.
  • 14. 👸🏻 Queen’s Birthday #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty
    This birthday of the Queen of the United Kingdom is celebrated in many Commonwealth countries around the world. In certain countries and territories such as Australia, New Zealand, and Gibraltar, this day is a national holiday.
  • 20. Father’s Day (Third Sunday in June) #FathersDay
    This day to celebrate the contribution of fathers across the world was first started in the US in the early 20th century. This complement to Mother’s Day in May became official in 1972, and has been celebrated every year since. 
  • 20. World Refugee Day #WithRefugees
    This international day was designated by the United Nations to raise awareness about refugees from around the world. It celebrates not only the support they may require, but also the strength and rand courage by the communities affected by global issues. 
  • 21. 🌞 First Day of Summer #FirstDayOfSummer
    The first day of summer occurs when the Sun reaches the highest and northernmost point in the sky. This event marks the start of summer in the northern half of the globe when we see the longest period of sunlight and the shortest night of the year. 
  • 21. National Selfie Day #NationalSelfieDay
    Time to get creative! Thanks to the global popularity of selfies, National Selfie Day was created to celebrate the medium and for people to take and share their favorite snaps. 
  • 21. 🎻 World Music Day #WorldMusicDay
    This day encourages both amateur and professional musicians alike to showcase their work. Also called Fête de la Musique, the yearly celebration started in 1982 and was created by the French Minister of Culture Jack Lang.  
  • 21. International Yoga Day #InternationalYogaDay
    Limber up and celebrate International Yoga Day! The United Nations General Assembly chose June 21 for the occasion since it has one of the longest days of sun compared to other days of the year.
  • 24. National Handshake Day (Last Thursday in June) #HandshakeDay
    Please…no wet fish! National Handshake Day is in honor of the classic greeting and the many different styles it takes. It has been acknowledged since 2005 when it was created by Miryam Roddy on behalf of BRODY Professional Development.
  • 25. 🐶 National Take Your Dog to Work Day (Friday after Father’s Day) #TakeYourDogToWorkDay
    This day honors our friends and encourages us to take our dogs in to work where possible. The day to celebrate our companions began in 1999 and is a great way to support and build new bridges with fellow workers.
  • 27. 😎 National Sunglasses Day #NationalSunglassesDay
    What’s your style? National Sunglasses Day is becoming ever more popular each year as we understand more about the dangers of UV rays. It not only celebrates the accessory as a fashion statement, but as an essential tool for wellbeing.  
  • 30. Social Media Day #SMDay
    It’s hard to escape the fact that every day of the year is social media day, but, why not make a special effort on this day to showcase your social media presence? Groups, communities, and businesses are encouraged to invite new participation and to empower positive interaction.

July 2021

  • 1. 📫 National Postal Worker Day #NationalPostalWorkerDay
    Thank the numerous men and women who work consistently and diligently to deliver all of our mail.
  • 1. International Joke Day #InternationalJokeDay
    This day was started in 1994 by author and graphic artist Wayne Reinagel as a way to promote his joke books.
  • 2. 🛸 World UFO Day #WorldUFODay
    Gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects. While some celebrate it on June 24, July 2 commemorates the day of the supposed UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico.
  • 4. 🎆 Independence Day #July4th
    Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776.
  • 7. 🍫 World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay
    The observance of World Chocolate Day dates back to 2009, and some suggest July 7 in particular celebrates the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550. We don’t need to tell you what to do to celebrate this day, do we?
  • 11. National Cheer Up the Lonely Day #CheerUpTheLonelyDay
    Each year on July 11th, people across the United States make a special effort to give someone a lift on National Cheer Up the Lonely Day. If you know someone who is lonely or going through a difficult time, be a bright spot in their life with a little extra thoughtfulness today.
  • 12. Malala Day #MalalaDay
    On July 12, 2013, Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old Pakistani girl engaged in the promotion of women’s education, delivered an impassioned speech at the United Nations headquarters on the need for gender equality in education. The address saw several rounds of standing ovations for the teenager and the day, July 12, which is also her birthday, was soon declared by the UN as Malala Day in honor of the young activist.
  • 14. Bastille Day #BastilleDay
    Primarily a holiday in France to commemorate the 1789 storming of the Bastille in Paris, Bastille Day is also celebrated in various US cities – such as New Orleans – as well as Canada.
  • 15. Give Something Away Day #GiveSomethingAwayDay
    Give Something Away Day is a day to give something to someone. It can be a basic necessity like shoes or clothing, or something simple like flowers or a balloon. Give Something Away Day is a day to pay it forward and do something nice for someone.
  • 15. Get to Know Your Customers Day (Third Thursday of every quarter) #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay
    Observed annually each quarter, it’s a way for businesses of all sizes to get to know their customers by name, understand their shopping habits, and make them feel important.
  • 17. 😃 World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay
    World Emoji Day is an unofficial holiday. The purpose of World Emoji Day is to promote the use of emojis and spread the enjoyment that they bring to all of those around us.
  • 18. Nelson Mandela International Day #MandelaDay
    An annual international day in honor of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on July 18, 2010.
  • 18. 🍦 National Ice Cream Day (Third Sunday in July) #IceCreamDay
    In 1984, the US declared July as National Ice Cream Month and assigned this day to go with it. Fun fact: The oldest ice cream recipe in the US is believed to come from Thomas Jefferson.
  • 20. ♛ International Chess Day #InternationalChessDay
    Make the chess analogy of your choice on this day that honors one of the world’s great games.
  • 20. 🕌 Eid Al-Adha/Hari Raya Haji #HariRayaHaji #EidAlAdha
    This day is the latter of the two Islamic holidays celebrated each year by Muslims worldwide. It is know as the Festival of Sacrifice, and this day marks the end of the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgirimage made by millions of worshippers to the holy city of Mecca.
  • 28. World Hepatitis Day #WorldHepatitisDay
    This day raises global awareness for and encourages prevention, testing, and treatment for the group of infectious diseases that affects more than 300 million people.
  • 30. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons #EndHumanTrafficking
    Most countries have national human trafficking laws but still people continue to be trafficked. To fight this heinous crime, in 2013 the United Nations General Assembly declared July 30 as the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
  • 30. Talk In an Elevator Day (Last Friday in July) #TalkInAnElevatorDay
    National Talk In an Elevator Day encourages us to strike up a conversation with someone in an elevator. While most of us use this time to check our smart devices, this day points us in another direction.
  • 30. International Day of Friendship #DayOfFriendship
    The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

August 2021

  • 1. National Respect for Parents Day #RespectForParentsDay
    Parents play an important role in our lives. Meet or call your parents on August 1 and celebrate this day with them.
  • 2. National Coloring Book Day #NationalColoringBookDay
    Create a mini coloring book for your brand or relive your childhood and let your creativity emerge by hosting a coloring party.
  • 6. 🍺 International Beer Day (First Friday in August) #InternationalBeerDay
    Created in 2007, this is a day to sit back, crack open a cold one, and enjoy your favorite version of this adult beverage.
  • 8. 🐱 International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay
    Celebrate the existence of our beloved furry feline friends on International Cat Day. And don’t forget to follow top cat influencers
  • 9. 📚 National Book Lovers Day #NationalBookLoversDay
    National Book Lovers Day connects bibliophiles and bookworms all over to celebrate reading and literature. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy your favorite book, or hone your skills with a marketing book.
  • 9. 🇸🇬 National Day (Singapore) #NDP2021 #HappyBirthdaySingapore
    This annual celebration commemorates Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in 1965. The national holiday features a national day parade, an address by the Prime Minister of Singapore, and extensive fireworks celebrations.
  • 10. National Lazy Day #LazyDay
    Do you like relaxing but you feel guilty of being a slacker or layabout? Celebrate it without stress during National Lazy Day.
  • 10. 🦁 World Lion Day #WorldLionDay
    This is a day to bring awareness to the dwindling numbers of lions and to celebrate them while trying to keep them off the endangered species list.
  • 11. National Sons and Daughters Day #SonsAndDaughtersDay
    A day to spend with your child(ren) – at work, home, or outside. Show them your love and appreciation and make the National Sons and Daughters Day unforgettable for all of you. 
  • 12. International Youth Day #YouthDay
    IYD is an awareness day designated by the United Nations to remind us to enable youth to contribute to the fullest of their great potential. Celebrate young peoples’ actions, initiatives, voices, and engagement during International Youth Day. 
  • 12. 🐘 World Elephant Day #WorldElephantDay
    The largest land mammals on earth, elephants face many threats in their ecosystems. World Elephant Day is a moment to spread awareness and also to share your favorite elephant story, movie, photo or video to remind the importance of preservation and protection of elephants.
  • 13. International Left Handers Day #LeftHandersDay
    International Left Handers Day is raising awareness of the needs of left handers and celebrates the uniqueness and differences of left handers in a right-handed world. 
  • 15. National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay
    It is important to take a break in today’s fast-paced world. Unwind and loosen up to become an ambassador of National Relaxation Day. 
  • 15. V-J Day #VJDay
    Victory over Japan Day commemorates what was effectively the end of World War II in 1945.
  • 16. National Tell a Joke Day #NationalTellAJokeDay
    Time to try out some new material (or one of your old favorites). Smile and laugh the entire day so you are happy, healthy, and in a good mood.
  • 19. 📷 World Photography Day #WorldPhotoDay
    Photos, pictures, and images are used by billions of people all around the world. On World Photography Day, all photophiles celebrate their passion by revealing the soul of their photos taken. 
  • 19. World Humanitarian Day #WorldHumanitarianDay
    World Humanitarian Day commemorates humanitarian personnel injured or killed during their work for humanitarian causes. It honors all health and aid workers who provide support to people in need while risking their own lifes in war or pandemic zones. 
  • 20. 🍋 National Lemonade Day #NationalLemonadeDay
    National Lemonade Day helps children to run their own business for a day – a lemonade stand. Having fun selling lemonade supports their soft skills development by communicating with their customers and improves their financial literacy.
  • 21. World Entrepreneurs Day #EntrepreneursDay
    World Entrepreneurs Day celebrates all of those who’ve built an empire from scratch. 
  • 26. International Dog Day #InternationalDogDay
    International Dog Day celebrates all dog breeds and supports dog adoption. It reminds us of a special bond between men and canine. Dogs bring joy to our daily lives, so enjoy this day with your furry creatures or check out the top dog influencers.
  • 26. Women’s Equality Day #WomensEqualityDay
    Women’s Equality Day commemorates the historical moment back in 1920 when a proclamation granting American women the constitutional right to vote was signed. It reminds us of the importance of providing equal opportunities in education and employment. Pay a tribute to all females who have made a difference.

September 2021

  • 4. National Wildlife Day #NationalWildlifeDay
    National Wildlife Day encourages awareness of preservation and conservation efforts for the many endangered species that we share our planet with. This day should be used to not only celebrate the many beautiful animals on our planet, but to also generate awareness and action towards ensuring these animals have a safe place to live and call home going into the future.
  • 4. World Sexual Health Day #SexualHealthDay
    Managed by the World Association for Sexual Health, this day celebrates human sexuality as part of a healthy lifestyle and promotes sexual rights throughout the world.
  • 4. 🧔 World Beard Day (First Saturday in September) #WorldBeardDay
    Facial hair aficionados have been celebrating this day since 2010.
  • 5. International Day of Charity #CharityDay
    The International Day of Charity recognizes the fundamental and crucial role that charity and donation have played historically in aiding and alleviation of humanitarian crises. 
  • 6. 📖 National Read a Book Day #ReadABookDay
    As straightforward as it sounds, #ReadABookDay encourages people of all ages to pick up a book and spend some quality time reading. As many of us live busy lives and find less time for reading as we grow older, this day helps remind us of the importance and many benefits of reading for recreation rather than work. 
  • 6. 👵👴 National Grandparents Day (First Monday in September) #NationalGrandparentsDay
    Recognized in various countries across the world, National Grandparents Day celebrates the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren.
  • 6. Labor Day (First Monday in September) #LaborDay
    Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States that honors the importance of laborers in the history and development of the country.
  • 8. International Literacy Day #LiteracyDay
    UNESCO deemed September 8 International Literacy Day to bring awareness to the importance of literacy within communities, and the need for sustained initiatives to help groups and countries that suffer from low-literacy rates.
  • 9. 🛍 9.9 Sale #99Sale #Shopee99SuperShoppingDay
    Pioneered in 2016 by Shopee, Southeast Asia’s ecommerce giant, this day is seen as the unofficial start to the string of year-end sales in Southeast Asia. It was first introduced to cater to the rapid growth of the ecommerce industry in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, but today, it has extended across Asia and many large retail and ecommerce players have caught on with the trend, including Amazon, Lazada, Sephora, and Qoo10.
  • 10. Stand Up to Cancer Day (Second Friday in September) #KissCancerGoodbye #SU2C
    Started in 2008, this day is part of the foundation Stand Up to Cancer’s overall movement to fund innovative cancer treatments to help patients and their families.
  • 10. World Suicide Prevention Day #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
    The International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization lead the observance of this day that highlights statistics to bring awareness and works to help prevent suicides worldwide.
  • 11. National Day of Service and Remembrance #911Day
    Patriot Day, or the National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurs on September 11th every year in honor and remembrance of the 2,977 people killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.
  • 12. National Day of Encouragement #DayOfEncouragement
    This day is dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and uplifting the people that surround us – whether they are friends, family, or complete strangers. 
  • 12. 🎮 National Video Games Day #NationalVideoGamesDay
    National Video Games Day celebrates the medium of video games as a whole, and the joy that they bring to people young and old.
  • 12. National Day of Civic Hacking #HackForChange
    A nationwide day of action created by the Code for America Brigades, encouraging developers and computer scientists to use their skills to solve challenges and problems that tackle important issues in the world. 
  • 19. Talk Like a Pirate Day #TalkLikeAPirateDay
    Talk Like a Pirate Day is a not-so-serious holiday that encourages all of us to talk like a pirate in celebration of the (heavily romanticized version) of the Golden Age of Piracy. 
  • 21. 🕊 International Day of Peace #PeaceDay
    Created by the United Nations, this day is dedicated to strengthening the ideals of peace around the world, with a 24-hour commitment to non-violence observed by different governments. 
  • 21. 🥮 Mid-Autumn Festival #MidAutumnFestival #MooncakeFestival
    The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Lunar calendar. This traditional festival is celebrated by many East Asian and Southeast Asian communities. In China, it’s a reunion time for families, much like Thanksgiving in the United States, while in Vietnam, it’s more like a Children’s Day. People celebrate by gathering for dinners, lighting paper lanterns and eating mooncake while admiring the full moon.
  • 22. Car-Free Day #CarFreeDay
    A global event that encourages the use of more eco-friendly methods of transportation for a day, and seeks to raise awareness for issues related to climate change, carbon emissions, and energy efficiency.
  • 22. Hobbit Day #HobbitDay
    A day celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien, the Lord of the Rings universe, and its fandom, Hobbit Day takes place on September 22 in reference to the birthdays of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.
  • 22. 🍃 First Day of Fall #FirstDayOfFall
    The official first day of the Autumn season – leaf aficionados rejoice! 
  • 26. European Day of Languages #EDL
    Created by the Council of Europe’s 47 member states, the European Day of Languages takes place on September 26 and seeks to encourage and promote linguistic diversity among the European population.
  • 27. 🏖 World Tourism Day #WorldTourismDay
    Created by the United Nations in 1980, this day serves to raise awareness and promote the importance of global tourism in our societies. 
  • 28. World Rabies Day #WorldRabiesDay
    A global health observance started in 2007 in order to raise awareness about rabies and the global efforts to combat the disease.  
  • 28. National Good Neighbor Day #GoodNeighborDay
    A self-explanatory observance promoting the importance of good neighborly relations and encouraging those with neighbors to reach out with gestures of kindness or appreciation.
  • 29. National Women’s Health and Fitness Day (Last Wednesday in September) #WomensHealthFitnessDay
    A day dedicated to raising awareness of women’s health and to promote the importance of physical exercise.
  • 30. International Podcast Day #InternationalPodcastDay
    An international celebration of podcasts, their impact, and communities and creators that make up the bustling industry. Are you listening to any of these marketing podcasts?
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October 2021

  • 1. 👴 International Day of Older Persons #UNDOP
    International Day of Older Persons was founded in 1991. This day marks the celebration of older people and how our society benefits from their contributions. In addition, this day is also used to raise awareness about abuse or other issues that impact this population. 
  • 1. ☕ International Coffee Day #InternationalCoffeeDay
    On October 1, coffee lovers around the world celebrate one of the most coveted beverages of all time. On International Coffee Day, events, barista tips, and more are shared across the globe.
  • 1. 🥬🥕 World Vegetarian Day #WorldVegetarianDay
    Vegetarianism offers many health and environmental benefits. It’s exactly why the American Vegetarian society created World Vegetarian Day so that the “life enhancing possibilities” of this lifestyle could be recognized.
  • 1. 😁 World Smile Day (First Friday in October) #WorldSmileDay
    World Smile Day is exactly as it sounds, a day to promote cheer. This can be done through compliments, random acts of kindness and more! Every month could benefit from including more holidays like this.
  • 1. 🇨🇳 Golden Week (China) #ChinaNationalDay #ChineseNationalDay
    October 1st is China’s National Day to commemorate the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The 7-day holiday from October 1-7 is called Golden Week as people get to enjoy their time off to celebrate and travel around the country.
  • 2. International Day of Nonviolence #InternationalDayOfNonviolence
    Mahatma Gandhi was known for his tolerance and peaceful demeanor. To recognize his teachings and global impact, International Day of Nonviolence was founded and is celebrated on Gandhi’s birthday. 
  • 3. 💻 National Techies Day #TechiesDay
    Technology is the way of the future. That’s why, on National Techies Day, students are encouraged to pursue a career in this field. 
  • 4. 🐅 World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay
    Animals have a tremendous impact on our human lives. On World Animal Day, activists and animal lovers fight to improve welfare standards. In order to support this cause you can donate or even volunteer at NGOs dedicated to improving animal quality of life.  
  • 4. 🌮 National Taco Day #NationalTacoDay #TacoDay
    Hope you’re hungry. National Taco Day promotes one thing – eating more tacos. Mexican food chains have been known to get in on the fun by giving away free tacos on October 4.
  • 4. 🌏 World Habitat Day (First Monday in October) #WorldHabitatDay
    World Habitat Day was established by the United Nations. This day raises awareness about city and town livability in addition to advocating that everyone has the basic right of having access to shelter.
  • 5. World Teachers Day #WorldTeachersDay
    World Teacher’s Day was established by UNESCO. The day marks a historical event where the UNESCO recommendations concerning the status of higher-education teaching personnel were accepted. 
  • 10. World Homeless Day #WorldHomelessDay
    World Homeless Day is an annual event that sheds light on the difficulties faced by unhoused persons, also referred to as homeless people. This is a perfect opportunity to learn how you can help people in need through volunteering, donating, and more. 
  • 10. World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHeathDay
    World Mental Health Day sheds light on mental health and wellbeing. As a company you can celebrate by providing your employees with a day off, access to counseling, or subscriptions to apps like Headspace.
  • 10. 🛍 10.10 Sale #1010Sale
    The next round in the chain of year-end shopping sales, this day is filled with flash sales, giveaways, challenges, deals, and vouchers to entice shoppers around Southeast Asia to spend, spend, and spend some more!
  • 11. 👧 International Day of the Girl #DayOfTheGirl
    Established by the WHO, the International Day of the Girl recognizes universal struggles along with power and potential that girls harness. 
  • 14. World Sight Day (Second Thursday in October) #WorldSightDay
    To all the ophthalmologists out there, World Sight Day is for you. On October 10th, eye health and sight are celebrated. 
  • 14. 🍰 National Dessert Day #DessertDay
    You only need your taste buds to celebrate National Dessert Day. Be sure to pack some sweet snacks or treat family and friends to something sweet. 
  • 15. Global Handwashing Day #GlobalHandwashingDay
    Global Handwashing Day is dedicated to spreading information about the benefits of handwashing. Proper hand washing can prevent sickness and the spread of germs, which means we can live happier and healthier lives. 
  • 15. National Boss’s Day (Oct. 16 or nearest weekday) #BossesDay
    Everyone has a boss; whether you love ‘em or not is a different story. If you would like to show your boss some appreciation, today’s the day to do it. 
  • 16. 🍚 World Food Day #FoodDay
    No one should go hungry any day. On World Food Day, countries and people around the world reflect on how they can provide essential resources like food to people so no one will go hungry.
  • 17. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty #EndPoverty
    The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty promotes a standard of financial wellbeing that every human should be entitled to. 
  • 21. 🐍 National Reptile Awareness Day #ReptileAwarenessDay
    National Reptile Awareness Day is not only intended to recognize the various species throughout the world. It’s also a day of education and awareness so people can better conserve and protect reptiles in a world we share together. 
  • 24. 🇺🇳 United Nations Day #UNDay
    On October 24, 1945, the United Nations was founded. This day marks that historical milestone. 
  • 25. 🍔 National Greasy Foods Day #GreasyFoodsDay
    This day is only on the calendar once, but many of us celebrate year-round. On National Greasy Foods Day, you get an excuse to eat unhealthy but delicious food. 
  • 30. National Publicist Day #NationalPublicistDay
    There’s no such thing as bad PR, right? On National Publicist Day we give credit where it’s due and thank the people running the show behind the scenes. This day was picked because on Oct. 30, 1906, the New York Times printed the first-ever public release.
  • 30. ✅ National Checklist Day #ChecklistDay
    Get organized. On National Checklist Day, celebrate by listing and crossing out your never-ending to-do list. 
  • 31. 🎃 Halloween #Halloween
    Halloween is celebrated across the globe in many different ways. It happens on the Eve of the Christian holiday All Hallow’s Eve. In North America, the holiday is recognized by dressing up and going door-to-door to trick or treat for candy.

November 2021

  • 1. 🍎 World Vegan Day #WorldVeganDay
    World Vegan Day is annually celebrated by vegans to shed light on the plant-based lifestyle and its positive impact on the planet.
  • 1. 📖 National Author’s Day #NationalAuthorsDay
    National Author’s Day is used to celebrate American authors and the books they’ve written.
  • 1. 🍖 National Cook for Your Pets Day #CookForYourPetsDay
    On National Cook For Your Pets Day, owners are encouraged to ditch the canned and packaged pet food and cook a gourmet meal for their furry friends.
  • 3. 🥪 National Sandwich Day #NationalSandwichDay
    National Sandwich Day recognizes one of the most famous and loved American meals. The origins of sandwiches are connected to John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich.
  • 4. 🍭 National Candy Day #NationalCandyDay
    The sweetest holiday – National Candy Day is a great opportunity to all those with a sweet tooth to treat themselves.
  • 4. 🪔 Deepavali/Diwali #Deepavali #Diwali
    This is a 5-day Festival of Lights celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across the world. It’s a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning “rows of lighted lamps”. Deepavali is more commonly used by South Indians while the North Indians use the modified Diwali.
  • 7. ⏰ Daylight Saving Time Ends (Date changes annually) #DaylightSavings #DaylightSavingsTime
    The timing differs around the world, but this is the end of the daylight savings time in the US. Well, most of it, because some areas don’t observe daylight savings time, and there are petitions around the world to stop changing our clocks every year.
  • 8. National Cappuccino Day #CappuccinoDay
    National Cappuccino day is the perfect occasion to enjoy that perfect creamy cuppa. Cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink that’s prepared with espresso, hot milk and milk foam, based on the Italian traditions cappuccinos should only be served until noon.
  • 8. 🔬 National STEM Day #STEMDay
    National STEM Day celebrates science, technology, engineering, and medicine education within the United States.
  • 11. Veterans Day #VeteransDay
    Use Veterans Day to celebrate and honor all military veterans and those who served in the United States Armed Forces.
  • 11. Remembrance Day #PoppyDay #RemembranceDay
    Remembrance Day is celebrated in the Commonwealth member states. Since the end of World War I, the day has been used to commemorate armed force members who died during the war. It’s a Royal British Legion tradition to wear a poppy on your clothing in the 11 days leading up to Remembrance Day, thus the holiday also bears the name Poppy Day.
  • 11. 🛍 11.11 Singles’ Day Sale #SinglesDay #1111Sale
    Singles’ Day (光棍节) or Double 11 (双11), originally called Bachelor’s Day, was started at Nanjing University, China, as a day of events and celebrations in honor of being single. Today, this holiday has evolved into an unofficial Chinese holiday and shopping season that celebrates people who are not in relationships.
    It is the largest physical retail and online shopping day in the world, having seen record sales on Alibaba’s sites (Tmall and Taobao),, and Lazada. In 2020, Alibaba once again set a new sales record of over $56 billion in gross merchandise value, more than Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the US combined.
  • 13. 💗 World Kindness Day #WKD
    World Kindness Day invites everyone across the world to focus on good deeds and positive thoughts. All random acts of kindness are more than welcomed on this day.
  • 14. World Diabetes Day #WDD
    World Diabetes Day is used as an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease and those impacted by it worldwide. This day was picked because it’s the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin in 1922.
  • 15. National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day #CleanOutYourRefrigeratorDay
    No more expired sauces and half-empty Tupperware containers – use National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day for its intended purpose.
  • 15. ♻ America Recycles Day #BeRecycled
    Each year, America Recycles Day is used to continue the conversation about the importance of recycling, reducing waste, and purchasing recycled products.
  • 16. International Day for Tolerance #ToleranceDay
    In 1995, UNESCO introduced the International Day of Tolerance to nurture mutual understanding between cultures and people, as well as raise public awareness about the dangers and negative effects of intolerance.
  • 17. International Students Day #InternationalStudentsDay
    Though celebrated on different days depending on the region, International Students Day is a university celebration of students coming from all over the world to study together. It was originally held to commemorate the day that Nazi troops stormed Czech universities and sent many students to concentration camps.
  • 19. 👨 International Men’s Day #InternationalMensDay
    On International Men’s Day, people around the world are encouraged to celebrate and appreciate the men in their lives. It highlights the well-being of men as well as the positive role models around us.
  • 20. 👦👧 World Children’s Day #ChildrensDay
    Previously known as Universal Children’s Day, World Children’s Day was first introduced in 1954 by the UN to improve children’s welfare and promote international togetherness. While the aims are the same, this is different from International Children’s Day on June 1.
  • 21. 👋 World Hello Day #WorldHelloDay
    It’s easy to celebrate World Hello Day – you just need to greet 10 people. The day was first introduced in 1973 as a response to the conflict between Egypt and Israel. Since then the movement has been used to highlight the importance of communication and peace.
  • 25. 🦃 Thanksgiving (Fourth Thursday in November) #Thanksgiving
    Celebrated in the US and elsewhere around the world, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that’s meant to celebrate and give thanks for the end of harvest season. It’s usually celebrated by getting together with family or friends for a large meal.
  • 26. 🎂 National Cake Day #NationalCakeDay
    You guessed it – National Cake Day celebrates cakes. Rumor has it that calories don’t count on this day.
  • 26. Black Friday (Fourth Friday in November) #BlackFriday #BlackFridayDeals
    Black Friday is marked on calendars as the day after US Thanksgiving. Historically, the day is connected to masses of people creating chaos on the streets of Philadelphia in the 1950s, and that turned into a major retail holiday on which shop owners offer hard-to-resist deals. In more recent years, Black Friday deals have started to become available online and on more days than just this Friday.
  • 26. National Day of Listening (Fourth Friday in November) #DayOfListening
    Originated in 2008 as an alternative to Black Friday shopping, National Day of Listening encourages Americans to sit down and have deep, meaningful conversations with friends and family.
  • 27. Small Business Saturday (Last Saturday in November) #ShopSmall
    Celebrated on the Saturday after US Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday encourages people to head to local mom and pop stores, rather than chain stores owned by big corporations.
  • 29. Electronic Greeting Card Day #ElectronicGreetingCardDay
    Celebrated annually, Electronic Greeting Card Day encourages people to send electronic greetings to friends and family.
  • 29. Cyber Monday (Monday following Thanksgiving) #CyberMonday #CyberMondayDeals
    Cyber Monday, or Blue Monday, began as the online shopping equivalent of Black Friday. It’s always celebrated on the Monday after US Thanksgiving, although since so much of Black Friday has moved online this day has lost some significance.
  • 30. 💻 Computer Security Day #ComputerSecurityDay
    As computers became commonplace, Computer Security Day was introduced in 1988. The day is used to shed light on the prevention of computer malware and viruses.

December 2021

  • 1. World AIDS Day #WorldAIDSDay
    World AIDS Day is held to raise awareness about AIDS prevention and to remember those who have died from the disease.
  • 3. ♿ International Day of Persons with Disabilities #IDPWD
    This day is to celebrate persons with disabilities and also to bring awareness to the challenges that they face throughout the world.
  • 4. 🍪 National Cookie Day #NationalCookieDay
    Whether you prefer to bake them at home or pick up a few at the local bakery, cookies are worth celebrating.
  • 5. 🌱 World Soil Day #WorldSoilDay
    This day celebrates the importance of quality soil and advocates for sustainable soil maintenance worldwide.
  • 6. National Microwave Oven Day #MicrowaveOvenDay
    Created partially by accident in 1945, take a day to appreciate the appliance that changed the way we use the kitchen.
  • 10. International Human Rights Day #HumanRightsDay
    Human Rights Day promotes the values laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948.
  • 10. 🐒 International Animal Rights Day #AnimalRightsDay
    Created in 1998, Animal Rights Day is about advocating for the ethical and fair treatment of animals, because they can’t always stand up for themselves.
  • 10. 🏅 Nobel Prize Day #NobelPrize
    Every year the Nobel Prize is awarded on Dec. 10, which was the day the award’s namesake Alfred Nobel died in 1896. There are actually five Nobel Prizes, and they’re awarded in the categories of Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, and Peace.
  • 10. Hanukkah Begins #Hanukkah #Chanukah
    The Jewish Festival of Lights holiday begins on this date and continues for eight nights.
  • 10. National Salesperson Day (Second Friday in December) #SalespersonDay
    Take a moment on this day to say thank you or show appreciation for the people who help you in stores everywhere.
  • 11. 🏔 International Mountain Day #InternationalMountainDay
    This day is aimed to raise awareness of mountains’ role in sustainable development. It’s also a good day to gander at your nearest mountain, or maybe even climb up it.
  • 12. 🛍 12.12 Double 12 Sale #1212Sale
    This online shopping holiday is the last of the series of online sales for the year and is the partial invention of ecommerce powerhouse Alibaba. The concept behind Double 12, according to Alibaba, is to profile small and medium-sized brands that may have been trampled by larger businesses on Singles’ Day.
  • 21. National Crossword Puzzle Day #CrosswordPuzzleDay
    The first known crossword puzzle appeared in the New York World on Dec. 21, 1913.
  • 21. ⛄ First Day of Winter #WinterSolstice
    The shortest day of the year, the winter solstice is considered the astronomical first day of winter.
  • 23. Festivus #Festivus #AiringOfGrievances
    Popularized in a 1997 episode of Seinfeld, elements of this non-commercial holiday tradition have been adopted by people across the globe. Celebrating Festivus includes putting up an unadorned metal pole, an airing of grievances, and feats of strength.
  • 24. 🎄 Christmas Eve #ChristmasEve #MerryChristmas
    Filled with religious and non-religious traditions, Christmas Eve is a national holiday that people often spend with their family or friends.
  • 25. 🎁 Christmas Day #Christmas #MerryChristmas
    This federal holiday is celebrated by Christians as the birth of Jesus Christ, and no matter your affiliation it’s a day to exchange presents and spend time with people you love.
  • 26. Kwanzaa #Kwanzaa
    This holiday, which runs through Jan. 1, celebrates the African heritage in African-American culture and was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga.
  • 31. 🥳 New Year’s Eve #NYE #NewYearsEve
    When there’s only one day left in the year, there’s nothing left to do but celebrate and welcome in the new year.
  • 31. 🙅 No Interruptions Day (Last work day of the year) #NoInterruptionsDay
    For those unlucky few who end up working long hours in between Christmas and New Year’s to make sure things get done, this day is for you.

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