100+ Social Media Holidays You Need in 2020-21: Indispensable!

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Looking for social media holidays? They

Looking for social media holidays?

I find them essential for spicing up my content marketing. Everyone loves a holiday!

Christmas, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, the Oscars, and the Super Bowl are core holidays that resonate with most audiences.

Then toss in a couple quirky and fun events, so you can surprise your audience with unusual promotional campaigns.

In this article, you’ll learn:

The BEST social media holidays for 2020 and 2021.Why you should use holiday marketing.How to make your own graphics for holiday marketing.How to organize your best ideas and keep them handy.

You’ll find the holidays on gorgeous graphics, AND find links to articles with even MORE holiday marketing ideas for each month.

Members of my site can download a FREE printable calendar each month, with daily holiday ideas.

Lots to learn, so let’s get going!

Why use holiday marketing?

If you’ve ever struggled with what to post on social media, these holidays will inspire popular posts!

Few people will “like” a post about your product or blog post, but nearly everyone who sees a post saying Happy New Year will give it a “like.”

With a cool graphic, they might even share it!

Due to social media algorithms, this engagement is crucial to your social media success. Posts that don’t get immediate engagement are not shown to many of your followers on virtually every social platform. The algorithms think they’re boring.

Don’t be boring!

Not only are holiday posts successful, but they make it easy for your followers to associate positive feelings with your business.

So lets have some fun while we make your followers smile!

Learn more: Weird Holidays: How to Use Them for Business Marketing

Social Media Holidays 2020

Below you’ll find the most popular holidays for each month remaining in 2020.

These are summarized on a social media holidays infographic for each season.

More holiday marketing ideas at each link!

The linked posts include month-long and weekly holidays too. The dates in each linked post are updated about 8 weeks ahead of each month. Yes, some of the holidays do change dates from year to year!

Be sure to pin or bookmark each post that interests you, and return for the latest info AND your free monthly calendar download.

July 2020 Social Media Holidays

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

7. Tuesday, World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay

15. Wednesday, Give Something Away Day #GiveSomethingAwayDay

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

17. Friday, World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay

18. Saturday, Nelson Mandela International Day #MandelaDay

31. Friday, National Mutt Day #NationalMuttDay

Learn more: 33 Jolly July Marketing Ideas that Jam: FREE Download!August 2020 Social Media Holidays

2. Sunday, International Day of Friendship #DayOfFriendship

8. Saturday, International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay

9. Sunday, National Book Lovers Day #NationalBookLoversDay

10. Monday, National Lazy Day #LazyDay

15. Saturday, National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay

16. Sunday, National Tell a Joke Day #NationalTellAJokeDay

19. Wednesday, World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay

26. Wednesday, National Dog Day #NationalDogDay

Learn more: 33 Odd August Marketing Ideas To Ensure EngagementSeptember 2020 Social Media Holidays

6. Sunday, Read a Book Day #ReadABookDay

7. Monday, Labor Day #LaborDay

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

13. Sunday, National Grandparents Day #NationalGrandparentsDay

21. Monday, International Day of Peace #PeaceDay

22. Tuesday, First Day of Fall #FirstDayOfFall

29.Tuesday, National Coffee Day #NationalCoffeeDay

Learn more: 31 Silly September Marketing Ideas: FREE Download!October 2020 Social Media Holidays

2. Friday, World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay

4. Sunday, National Taco Day #NationalTacoDay

13. Tuesday, National Train Your Brain Day #TrainYourBrainDay

14.Wednesday, National Dessert Day #DessertDay

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

16. Friday, Bosses Day #BossesDay

30. Friday, Checklist Day #ChecklistDay

31. Saturday, Halloween #Halloween

Learn more: 31 Odd October Marketing Ideas to Optimize Your ContentNovember 2020 Social Media Holidays

1. Sunday, National Authors Day #NationalAuthorsDay

1. Sunday, Daylight Saving Time ends #DaylightSaving

11. Wednesday, Veterans Day #VeteransDay

19. Thursday, National Entrepreneurs Day #EntrepreneursDay

26. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day #Thanksgiving

27. Friday, Black Friday #BlackFriday

28. Saturday, Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall

30. Monday, Cyber Monday #CyberMonday

Learn more: 31 November Marketing Ideas You Need NowDecember 2020 Social Media Holidays

1. Tuesday, Giving Tuesday #GivingTuesday

4. Friday, National Cookie Day #NationalCookieDay

10. Thursday, Hanukkah Begins #Hanukkah

19. Saturday, Super Saturday #SuperSaturday

21. Monday, First Day of Winter #WinterSolstice

24. Thursday, Christmas Eve #ChristmasEve

25. Friday, Christmas Day #Christmas

31. Thursday, New Year’s Eve #NYE

Learn more: 31 December Marketing Ideas That Dazzle

Social Media Holidays 2021

Here are the most popular holidays for each month of 2021.

These are summarized on a social media holidays infographic for each season, as well as a huge one that encompasses the entire year.

More holiday marketing ideas at each link!

The linked posts include month-long and weekly holidays too. The dates in each linked post are updated about 8 weeks ahead of each month. If you’re looking at this and it’s still Summer 2020, the info on this page is correct, but the linked posts haven’t been updated for 2021 yet.

Be sure to pin or bookmark each post that interests you, and return for the latest info AND your free monthly calendar download.

January 2021 Social Media Holidays

1. Friday, New Year’s Day #NewYearsDay

7. Thursday, I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day

8. Friday, Elvis Presley & David Bowie’s birth anniversary

10. Sunday, Peculiar People Day

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

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

24. Sunday, National Compliment Day #NationalComplimentDay

28. Thursday, Data Privacy Day #PrivacyAware

Learn more: 33 Juicy January Marketing Ideas to Jumpstart your YearFebruary 2021 Social Media Holidays

2. Tuesday, Groundhog Day #GroundhogDay

7. Sunday, Super Bowl LV #SBLV

9. Tuesday, National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay

12. Friday, Chinese New Year #YearOfTheOx

14. Sunday, Valentine’s Day #ValentinesDay

15. Monday, Presidents’ Day #PrsdientsDay

20. Saturday, Love Your Pet Day #LoveYourPetDay

28. Sunday, Golden Globe Awards #GoldenGlobes

Learn more: 35 Fabulous February Marketing IdeasMarch 2021 Social Media Holidays

5. Friday, National Employee Appreciation Day #EmployeeAppreciationDay

7. Sunday, National Be Heard Day #NationalBeHeardDay

8. Monday, International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange

14. Sunday, Daylight Saving Time begins #DaylightSaving

15. Monday, World Consumer Rights Day #WCRD2020

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

20. Saturday, First Day of Spring #FirstDayofSpring

27. Saturday, Celebrate Exchange Day (a day for businesses to share ideas)

Learn more: 35 Marvelous March Marketing Ideas You Can’t MissApril 2021 Social Media Holidays

1. Thursday, April Fools Day #AprilFools

4. Sunday, Easter #HappyEaster

10. Saturday, National Siblings Day #NationalSiblingsDay

11. Sunday, National Pet Day #NationalPetDay

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

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

22. Thursday, Earth Day #EarthDay2021

25. Sunday, Academy Awards #AcademyAwards

Learn more: 35 Awesome April Marketing Ideas to InspireMay 2021 Social Media Holidays

1. Saturday, May Day #MayDay

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

5. Wednesday, Cinco de Mayo #CincoDeMayo

6. Thursday, National Nurses Day #NursesDay

9. Sunday, Mother’s Day #MothersDay

15. Saturday, International Day of Families #FamilyDay

20. Thursday, National Be a Millionaire Day #MillionaireDay

31. Monday, Memorial Day #MemorialDay #MDW

Learn more: 37 Magical May Marketing Ideas: FREE Download!June 2021 Social Media Holidays

1. Tuesday, National Say Something Nice Day #SaySomethingNice

4. Friday, National Donut Day #NationalDonutDay

8. Tuesday, Best Friends Day #BestFriendsDay

20. Sunday, First Day of Summer #SummerSolstice

20. Sunday, Father’s Day #FathersDay

21. Monday, National Selfie Day #NationalSelfieDay

27. Sunday, Micro-, Small-, And Medium-Sized Enterprises Day, #MSMEDay21

30. Wednesday, Social Media Day #SMDay

Learn more: 33 Joyful June Marketing Ideas: FREE Download!July 2021 Social Media Holidays

4. Sunday, Independence Day (United States) #4thOfJuly

7. Wednesday, World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay

15. Thursday, Give Something Away Day #GiveSomethingAwayDay

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

17. Saturday, World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay

18. Sunday, Nelson Mandela International Day #MandelaDay

24, Saturday, Tell an Old Joke Day #TellAnOldJokeDay

31. Saturday, National Mutt Day #NationalMuttDay

Learn more: 33 Jolly July Marketing Ideas that Jam: FREE Download!August 2021 Social Media Holidays

1. Sunday, World Wide Web Day #WorldWideWebDay

8. Sunday, International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay

9. Monday, National Book Lovers Day #NationalBookLoversDay

10. Tuesday, National Lazy Day #LazyDay

15. Sunday, National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay

16. Monday, National Tell a Joke Day #NationalTellAJokeDay

19. Thursday, World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay

26. Thursday, National Dog Day #NationalDogDay

Learn more: 33 Odd August Marketing Ideas To Ensure EngagementSeptember 2021 Social Media Holidays

3. Friday, National Lazy Mom’s Day #NationalLazyMomsDay

6. Monday, Read a Book Day #ReadABookDay

6. Monday, Labor Day #LaborDay

11. Saturday, National Day of Service and Remembrance #PatriotsDay

12. Sunday, National Grandparents Day #NationalGrandparentsDay

21. Tuesday, International Day of Peace #PeaceDay

22. Wednesday, First Day of Fall #FirstDayOfFall

29. Wednesday, National Coffee Day #NationalCoffeeDay

Learn more: 31 Silly September Marketing Ideas: FREE Download!October 2021 Social Media Holidays

1. Friday, World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay

4. Monday, National Taco Day #NationalTacoDay

13. Wednesday, National Train Your Brain Day #TrainYourBrainDay

14. Thursday, National Dessert Day #DessertDay

16. Saturday, Boss’s Day #BosssDay #BossesDay

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

30. Saturday, National Checklist Day #ChecklistDay

31. Sunday, Halloween #Halloween

Learn more: 31 Odd October Marketing Ideas to Optimize Your ContentNovember 2021 Social Media Holidays

1. Monday, National Author’s Day #NationalAuthorsDay

7. Sunday, Daylight Saving Time ends #DaylightSaving

11. Thursday, Veterans Day #VeteransDay

16. Thursday, National Entrepreneurs Day #EntrepreneursDay

25. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day #Thanksgiving

26. Friday, Black Friday #BlackFriday

27. Saturday, Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall

28. Sunday, Hanukkah Begins #Hanukkah

29. Monday, Cyber Monday #CyberMonday

30. Tuesday, Giving Tuesday #GivingTuesday

Learn more: 31 November Marketing Ideas You Need NowDecember 2021 Social Media Holidays

4. Saturday, National Cookie Day #NationalCookieDay

6. Monday, St. Nicholas Day #StNicholasDay

12, Sunday, Poinsettia Day #PoinsettiaDay

18. Saturday, Super Saturday #SuperSaturday

21. Tuesday, First Day of Winter #WinterSolstice

24. Friday, Christmas Eve #ChristmasEve

25. Saturday, Christmas Day #MerryChristmas

31. Friday, New Year’s Eve #NYE

Learn more: 31 December Marketing Ideas That Dazzle

Make your own graphics for your holiday marketing

And there’s more! To create graphics to go with these holiday marketing ideas, read:

How To Make Valentine Graphics They’ll Love. It’s Easy!

St Patrick’s Day Graphics Go Viral on Social Media!

Independence Day Quotes: Tweet to Celebrate Freedom

How to Halloween Your Blog and Profile Pictures: Fun & Easy!

31 Halloween Quotes & 13 FREE Photos to Make Your Own Memes

30 Days of Gratitude: Quotes & Photos To Bless You & Others

Which social media holidays for your business?

There are truly holidays for every business and personality. Some days have as many as 8 to choose from!

As I mentioned in the article on Weird Holidays, there are a lot of places online where you can look up hundreds of fun holidays to connect with your followers.

But I can make that easier for you! I’ve consulted several of these sites and cross-checked the info, so you don’t have to.

Then I put the most engaging ideas in a handy, printable Social Media Content Planner.

I’ve included ideas on how to use them, and a strategy to ensure that your business promotion gets scheduled first. Then use fun holidays to keep your audience engaged!

Plan everything out by writing it down. Plan your work, then work your plan ?

Purchase this instant download PDF on an affordable monthly subscription. A full year planner is available November through January of each year.

• • • Check out the Social Media Content Planner! • • •

Social Media Holidays Conclusion

In this article, we covered:

The BEST social media holidays for 2020-21.Why you should use holiday marketing.How to make your own graphics for your holiday marketing.How to organize the best ideas for your business, and keep them handy.

Missed something? Go back and review!

What to do next?

Save this article to Pinterest, or bookmark for future reference.Log into the free member area to download next month’s calendar printable.Check out the Social Media Content Planner.

Whichever way you go – infographics, downloadable monthly calendar, DIY graphics inspiration, or the premium printable planner – you’re sure to give your marketing a boost with these social media holidays!


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