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Social Media Holidays: 150+ Events for Your Social Media 2022 Content Calendar

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Posted on 13/02/228 min read
Social Media Holidays: 150+ Events for Your Social Media 2022 Content Calendar

Table of Contents

  • What are Social Media Holidays?
  • Importance of Social Media Holidays
  • Social Media Holiday List
  • Conclusion
  • Key Takeaways
  • FAQs

No matter the size of your business, social media has become one of the most effective marketing tools today. If there is anything that your social media 2022 calendar should include, it is a list of all the national and global holidays/observance days with the trendiest hashtags. Social media holidays are a great way to create popular and relevant content for your target audience. Social media has made the world smaller. It also requires us to keep up with all the culturally relevant stuff around the world, because you need to tap into exactly what your audience believes in. 

To get more engagement, you need more socially relevant topics to discuss. And what’s better than national and international holidays and hashtags to get your brand more engagement. Social media holidays can help you integrate trending, relevant discussion topics into your content. Now, let’s understand what exactly social media holidays are, and why they should be a part of your social media calendar

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What Are Social Media Holidays?

Social media holidays are observance days that may or may not be public holidays but are dedicated to someone/something. A few include Cat Day, Pizza Day, Gamers Day, Groundhog Day, Chocolate Cake Day, etc. They are particularly important in digital marketing, as they help you leverage viral topics or discussions on the internet in order to create and promote content that sells

You may ask, “How legit are social media holidays?” Well, there is no simple answer to that. While some of these holidays were established by well-known organizations, some are downright bizarre. However, you can’t be random when it comes to adding social media holidays to your calendar. You need to ensure the holidays you pick are relevant to your brand, your audience, and the message you’re trying to convey. 

Importance of Social Media Holidays

Apart from engagement and virality, social media holidays also help brands spread awareness about a particular topic, event, or cause. Marketers can take full advantage of social media holidays to create fun content and connect with existing and new audiences. These holidays usually revolve around different foods, hobbies, habits, causes, historical events, etc. (However, at times, the themes are straight-up absurd: think Wiggle Your Toes Day!)

150+ Social Media Holidays to Add to Your Calendar

Social media holidays are a great way to kick-start the strategizing of your social media content calendar. The use of hashtags helps increase your content’s visibility on social media. To help you plan your social media 2022 calendar, we have listed all the trending national (predominantly celebrated in the United States) and global holidays, month-wise.

Note: this list, by no means, is exhaustive. 

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January

January 2: Science Fiction Day #ScienceFictionDay

January 4: National Trivia Day #NationalTriviaDay

January 5: National Bird Day #NationalBirdDay

January 11: Human Trafficking Awareness Day #HumanTraffickingDay

January 11: Clean Off Your Desk Day #CleanOffYourDeskDay

January 13: National Sticker Day #NationalStickerDay

January 15: National Bagel Day #NationalBagelDay

January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day #MLKDay

January 20: Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

January 21: National Hugging Day #NationalHuggingDay

January 24: National Compliment Day #NationalComplimentDay

January 25: Opposite Day #OppositeDay

January 28: Data Privacy Day #DataPrivacyDay

January 31: Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

February

February 1-28: Black History Month #BlackHistoryMonth

February 2: Groundhog Day #GroundhogDay

February 2: World Wetlands Day #WorldWetlandsDay

February 4: World Cancer Day #WorldCancerDay

February 5: National Weatherperson’s Day #NationalWeatherpersonsDay

February 7: National Send a Card to a Friend Day #SendACardToAFriendDay

February 8: National Boy Scouts Day #BoyScoutsDay

February 9: National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay

February 9: Safer Internet Day #SID2022

February 11: Inventors Day #InventorsDay

February 13: World Radio Day #WorldRadioDay

February 13: Galentine’s Day #GalentinesDay

February 14: Valentine’s Day #ValentinesDay

February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day #RandomActsOfKindnessDay

February 18: National Battery Day #NationalBatteryDay

February 20: World Day of Social Justice #SocialJusticeDay

February 20: Love Your Pet Day #LoveYourPetDay

February 21: International Mother Language Day #IMLD

February 21: Presidents’ Day (celebrated in the United States) #PresidentsDay

March

March 1: Mardi Gras #MardiGras

March 2: National Read Across America Day #ReadAcrossAmericaDay 

March 3: World Wildlife Day #WorldWildlifeDay

March 4: National Grammar Day #NationalGrammarDay

March 4: National Employee Appreciation Day #NationalEmployeeAppreciationDay

March 4: National Day of Unplugging #NationalDayOfUnplugging

March 6: National Dentist’s Day #NationalDentistsDay

March 7: National Be Heard Day #NationalBeHeardDay

March 7: National Cereal Day #NationalCerealDay

March 8: International Women’s Day #InternationalWomensDay

March 8: National Proofreading Day #NationalProofreadingDay

March 10: National Pack Your Lunch Day #NationalPackYourLunchDay

March 10: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NWGHAAD

March 11: National Worship of Tools Day #WorshipOfToolsDay

March 11: Popcorn Lover’s Day #PopcornLoversDay

March 12: National Girl Scout Day #NationalGirlScoutDay

March 14: National Potato Chip Day #NationalPotatoChipDay

March 14: Pi Day #PiDay 

March 15: National Napping Day #NationalNappingDay

March 15: World Consumer Rights Day #WorldConsumerRightsDay

March 16: National Freedom of Information Day #FreedomOfInformationDay

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day #StPatricksDay

March 18: Awkward Moments Day #NationalAwkwardMomentsDay

March 19: National Let’s Laugh Day #NationalLetsLaughDay

March 19: World Sleep Day #WorldSleepDay

March 19: Red Nose Day #RedNoseDay

March 20: International Day of Happiness #InternationalDayofHappiness

March 20: World Storytelling Day #WorldStorytellingDay

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination #RacialDiscriminationDay

March 21: World Poetry Day #WorldPoetryDay

March 22: World Water Day #WorldWaterDay

March 23: National Puppy Day #NationalPuppyDay

March 23: American Diabetes Association Alert Day #AmericanDiabetesAssociationAlertDay

March 25: Tolkien Reading Day #TolkienReadingDay

March 26: National Spinach Day #NationalSpinachDay

March 26: Purple Day #PurpleDay

March 27: Earth Hour #EarthHour

March 30: Doctor’s Day #NationalDoctorsDay

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

March 31: World Backup Day #WorldBackupDay

March 31: Transgender Day of Visibility #TDOV

March 31: Equal Pay Day #EqualPayDay

April

April 1-30: National Stress Awareness Month

April 1: April Fool’s Day #AprilFoolsDay

April 2: World Autism Awareness Day #WAAD

April 3: Find a Rainbow Day #FindARainbowDay

April 4: Hug a Newsperson Day #HugANewspersonDay

April 6: National Walking Day #NationalWalkingDay

April 7: World Health Day #WorldHealthDay

April 10: National Siblings Day #NationalSiblingsDay

April 10: Encourage a Young Writer Day #EncourageAYoungWriterDay

April 11: National Pet Day #NationalPetDay

April 12: International Day of Human Space Flight #InternationalDayOfHumanSpaceFlight

April 15: National Tax Day #TaxDay

April 15: National High-Five Day #NH5D

April 16: National Stress Awareness Day #StressAwarenessDay

April 16: National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day #PJDay

April 17: Haiku Poetry Day #HaikuPoetryDay

April 18: National Columnists’ Day #NationalColumnistsDay

April 20: National Look-Alike Day #NationalLookAlikeDay

April 21: National Administrative Professionals Day #AdministrativeProfessionalsDay

April 21: Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

April 22: Earth Day #EarthDay

April 23: National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day #TakeOurChildToWorkDay

April 23: National Picnic Day #NationalPicnicDay

April 23: World Book Day #WorldBookDay

April 23: Arbor Day #ArborDay

April 25: National Telephone Day #NationalTelephoneDay

April 25: World Malaria Day #WorldMalariaDay

April 28: Denim Day #DenimDay

April 29: International Dance Day #InternationalDanceDay

April 30: National Honesty Day #NationalHonestyDay

April 30: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day #AdoptAShelterPetDay

April 30: International Jazz Day #InternationalJazzDay

May

May 1: May Day #MayDay

May 1: International Workers’ Day #InternationalWorkersDay

May 3: World Press Freedom Day #WPFD2022 #PressFreedom

May 4: Star Wars Day #StarWarsDay and #Maythe4thBeWithYou

May 4: International Firefighters Day #InternationalFirefightersDay

May 4: World Asthma Day #WorldAsthmaDay

May 4: Thank a Teacher Day #ThankATeacherDay

May 5: Cinco de Mayo #CincoDeMayo

May 6: National Nurses Day #NursesDay

May 7: World Password Day #WorldPasswordDay

May 7: Space Day #SpaceDay

May 9: Europe Day #EuropeDay

May 9: Mother’s Day #MothersDay

May 12: National Limerick Day #NationalLimerickDay

May 12: National Receptionist Day #NationalReceptionistDay

May 15: International Day of Families #FamilyDay

May 16: Love a Tree Day #LoveATreeDay

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia #IDAHOT2022

May 21: National Memo Day #NationalMemoDay

May 21: National Bike to Work Day #BTWD

May 21: Endangered Species Day #EndangeredSpeciesDay

May 24: National Scavenger Hunt Day #NationalScavengerHuntDay

May 27: Heat Awareness Day #NoFryDay and #HeatAwarenessDay

May 28: Hamburger Day #NationalHamburgerDay

May 29: Paperclip Day #PaperclipDay

May 30: Memorial Day #MemorialDay 

May 31: World No-Tobacco Day #NoTobaccoDay

June

June 1: Global Day of Parents #GlobalDayOfParents

June 4: National Donut Day #NationalDonutDay

June 5: World Environment Day #WorldEnvironmentDay

June 6: National Cancer Survivors Day #NCSD2022

June 6: Higher Education Day #HigherEducationDay

June 8: World Oceans Day #WorldOceansDay

June 8: Best Friends Day #BestFriendsDay

June 13: International Children’s Day #ChildrensDay

June 14: World Blood Donor Day #WorldBloodDonorDay

June 14: National Flag Day #FlagDay

June 19: Juneteenth (Freedom Day) #Juneteenth and #FreedomDay

June 20: World Refugee Day #WorldRefugeeDay

June 20: Father’s Day #FathersDay

June 21: National Selfie Day #NationalSelfieDay

June 21: World Music Day #WorldMusicDay

June 21: International Yoga Day #InternationalYogaDay

June 24: National Handshake Day #HandshakeDay

June 25: Take Your Dog to Work Day #TakeYourDogToWorkDay

June 27: National Sunglasses Day #NationalSunglassesDay

June 30: Social Media Day #SMDay

July

July 1: National Postal Worker Day #NationalPostalWorkerDay

July 2: World UFO Day #WorldUFODay

July 4: Independence Day (United States)

July 7: World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay

July 11: Cheer Up The Lonely Day #CheerUpTheLonelyDay

July 12: Malala Day #MalalaDay

July 15: Give Something Away Day #GiveSomethingAwayDay

July 15: Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

July 17: World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay

July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day #MandelaDay

July 30: Talk in an Elevator Day #TalkInAnElevatorDay

July 30: International Day of Friendship #InternationalDayOfFriendship

August

August 1: Respect for Parents Day #RespectForParentsDay

August 2: National Coloring Book Day #NationalColoringBookDay

August 8: International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay

August 9: National Book Lover’s Day #NationalBookLoversDay

August 10: National Lazy Day #LazyDay

August 11: National Sons and Daughters Day #SonsAndDaughtersDay

August 12: International Youth Day #YouthDay

August 12: World Elephant Day #WorldElephantDay

August 13: International Left-Handers Day #InternationalLeftHandersDay

August 15: National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay

August 16: National Tell a Joke Day #NationalTellAJokeDay

August 19: World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay

August 19: World Humanitarian Day #WorldHumanitarianDay

August 20: National Lemonade Day #NationalLemonadeDay

August 26: National Dog Day #NationalDogDay

August 26: National Women’s Equality Day #WomensEqualityDay

September

September 4: National Wildlife Day #NationalWildlifeDay

September 5: International Day of Charity #CharityDay

September 6: Labor Day #LaborDay

September 6: Read a Book Day #ReadABookDay

September 8: International Literacy Day #LiteracyDay

September 10: Stand Up To Cancer Day #KissCancerGoodbye and #StandUpToCancerDay 

September 11: National Day of Service and Remembrance #911Day

September 12: Civic Day of Hacking #CivicDayofHacking

September 12: National Grandparent’s Day #NationalGrandparentsDay

September 12: National Day of Encouragement #DayOfEncouragement

September 12: National Video Games Day #NationalVideoGamesDay

September 15 – October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month #hispanicheritagemonth

September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day #TalkLikeAPirateDay

September 21: International Day of Peace #PeaceDay

September 21: Miniature Golf Day #MiniGolfDay

September 22: Car-Free Day #CarFreeDay

September 22: Hobbit Day #HobbitDay

September 26: National Pancake Day #NationalPancakeDay

September 26: European Day of Languages #EDL2022

September 27: World Tourism Day #WTD2022

September 28: World Rabies Day #WorldRabiesDay

September 28: National Good Neighbor Day #GoodNeighborDay

September 29: National Women’s Health and Fitness Day #FitnessDay

September 30: International Podcast Day #InternationalPodcastDay

October

October 1: International Day of Older person #UNDOP

October 1: International Coffee Day #InternationalCoffeeDay

October 1: World Vegetarian Day #WorldVegetarianDay

October 1: World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay

October 2: International Day of Nonviolence #InternationalDayOfNonviolence

October 3: National Techies Day #TechiesDay

October 4: World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay

October 4: National Taco Day #NationalTacoDay

October 4: World Habitat Day #WorldHabitatDay

October 5: World Teachers Day #WorldTeachersDay

October 10: World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHeathDay

October 11: International Day of the Girl #InternationalDayOfTheGirl

October 14: World Sight Day #WorldSightDay

October 14: National Dessert Day #DessertDay

October 15: Global Handwashing Day #GlobalHandwashingDay

October 16: World Food Day #FoodDay

October 16: Bosses Day #BossesDay

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

October 20: World Statistics Day #StatisticsDay

October 21: Reptile Awareness Day #ReptileAwarenessDay

October 21: Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

October 24: United Nations Day #UNDay

October 25: Greasy Foods Day #GreasyFoodsDay

October 30: National Publicist Day #NationalPublicistDay

October 30: Checklist Day #ChecklistDay

October 31: Halloween #Halloween

November

November 1: World Vegan Day #WorldVeganDay

November 1: National Authors Day #NationalAuthorsDay

November 1: National Cook For Your Pets Day #CookForYourPetsDay

November 3: National Sandwich Day #NationalSandwichDay

November 4: National Candy Day #NationalCandyDay

November 8: National Cappuccino Day #CappuccinoDay

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

November 11: Veterans Day #VeteransDay

November 13: World Kindness Day #WKD

November 14: World Diabetes Day #WDD

November 15: Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day #CleanOutYourRefrigeratorDay

November 15: America Recycles Day #BeRecycled and #AmericaRecyclesDay

November 16: International Day for Tolerance #ToleranceDay

November 16: National Entrepreneurs Day #EntrepreneursDay

November 17: International Students Day #InternationalStudentsDay

November 19: International Men’s Day #InternationalMensDay

November 20: Universal Children’s Day #UNChildrensDay

November 21: World Hello Day #WorldHelloDay

November 25: Thanksgiving Day #Thanksgiving

November 26: National Cake Day #NationalCakeDay

November 26: National Day of Listening #DayOfListening

November 27: Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall and #SmallBusinessDay

November 29: Electronic Greeting Card Day #ElectronicGreetingCardDay

November 30: Computer Security Day #ComputerSecurityDay

December

December 1: World AIDS Day #WAD2022

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities #IDPWD

December 4: National Cookie Day #NationalCookieDay

December 5: World Soil Day #WorldSoilDay

December 6: Microwave Oven Day #MicrowaveOvenDay

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

December 10: Human Rights Day #HumanRightsDay

December 10: Nobel Prize Day #NobelPrizeDay

December 10: National Salesperson Day #SalespersonDay

December 11: International Mountain Day #InternationalMountainDay

December 21: Crossword Puzzle Day #CrosswordPuzzleDay

December 25: Christmas Day #ChristmasDay

December 27: No Interruptions Day #NoInterruptionsDay

December 31: New Year’s Eve #NYE

Key Takeaways

  • Your social media calendar plan should include all the trending social media holidays.
  • Create brand awareness and strengthen engagement by including social media holidays in your social media content calendar.  
  • While some social holidays were established by well-known organizations, some are downright bizarre.
  • Your social media strategy should focus on the holidays that matter to your brand and audience. 
  •  Social media holidays can help you integrate trending, relevant discussion topics into your content.
  • Your social media holiday 2022 calendar should include relevant trending hashtags. 

Conclusion

In order to create a winning content strategy for social media, marketers can hardly ignore the role social media holidays play. They not only enhance your brand identity and attract more visitors to your social pages, but they also help you create awareness around specific issues, themes, or concepts your brand cares about. Now that you have some ideas for your social media 2022 calendar, you can get cracking!

FAQs

1. What are calendar holidays for 2022?

Calendar holidays are events you can add to your social media calendar. They help make your content viral.

2. How to create a social media calendar?

In order to make a social media content calendar, you need to choose your social channels, decide what your social media content needs, make a content library, and start posting/scheduling. You can make use of several online tools for this. 

3. How can social media holidays help in brand engagement?

Incorporating these holidays in your content can make it more relevant and trending. Leveraging social media holidays can also help you get more visibility. 

4. Are social media holidays legit? 

Social media holidays are observed and celebrated all around the world. While some are admittedly absurd, others are either outcomes of certain campaigns or created by established organizations.

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