Awesome Social Media Content Calendar for 2019 Holidays [Infographic]

Looking for a great Social Media Content Calendar packed with Social Media Holidays for 2019? You’ve found it!

From the popular and international holidays to the more crazy and unusual days of celebration, there’s loads of social media holidays ready for you in this social media content calendar – complete with an infographic to save for later!  

Awesome Social Media Content Calendar for 2019 Holidays [Infographic]
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BY DONNA MORITZ | 1 JANUARY, 2019 | CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS

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I’m always sharing about unusual days of celebration (and popular ones) so in 2019 I wanted to share some of my favourites with you. All you have to do is save the Infographic and this post and refer to it regularly to get inspiration.

From Pizza Day to the Academy Awards to Mother’s Day to Cinco De Mayo… there’s plenty of social media holidays to help you kick off your social media content as we head into 2019.

What comes with the Social Media Content Calendar?

I’ve included the following in this post with the Social Media Content Calendar:

  • a quick reference guide to social media holidays for each month including some weekly and monthly themes.
  • an overview of ideas for how to use the social media holidays – what you can create and how to share them.
  • a list of tools to help you create visual content for 2019 social media holidays – using our Social Media Content Calendar.

Why use Social Media Holidays?

Creating and curating content can be hard. It’s relentless and sometimes you need a little lighthearted content to boost engagement. Let’s face it, we all love quotes, images and videos around special days throughout the year. It’s content that wins, again and again.

So make sure you include some social media holidays in your content and use our content calendar “infographic” to help remind you, then click through any time to see the full list on this Social Media Content Calendar.

2019 Social Media Holidays Calendar – Infographic

The following infographic covers social media holidays from January – June, 2019.  It’s not too long to be overwhelming and it’s not too short that you’ll run out of ideas.

There’s loads more holidays than we’ve listed on the infographic for January to June.  They’re all listed  below the infographic, including hashtags. By keeping the infographic seasonal for 6 month periods, you won’t have to scroll through a massive graphic to find some ideas. We will switch this out when we get to July-December, and so on!

Hot Tip: use the infographic for quick inspiration (we’ve included the ones we like the most on there) and then dive deeper below with a full list of social media holidays we’ve listed below. You’ll never run out of ideas with our Social Media Content Calendar!

Awesome Social Media Content Calendar for 2019 Holidays [Infographic]

Love this summary infographic? Save it for later and bookmark this post to access the full list of social media holidays for each month.

How to use the Social Media Holidays Content Calendar:

Here are a few ways you can use the ideas on the infographic or in the list below:

  1. Create images based around the holiday – it could be a quote, meme, saying, tip or image with text overlay. Use my favourite social media graphic tool, Easil, to help you.
  2. Create a short video around the social media holiday. Is it Pizza Day? Maybe make a short video with some pizza fun facts. Use my favourite video tool, Wave to help you. 
  3. Create a fun GIF to celebrate the holiday you are sharing. Use my favourite GIF creation tools, Easil or Giphy to create a GIF.
  4. Create an email based around a social media holiday theme – ie St Patrick’s Day or Mother’s Day. Send your subscribers a special deal for those holidays.
  5. Create an offer on social media that you can share with your audience.

You are only really limited to your imagination when you use the Social Media Content Calendar!

Full Lists of Holidays for Each Month (Jan-June)

The following lists are not exhaustive, as there are multiple holidays for every day of the year. But we made it easy for you by narrowing down the options and just listing one of the best social media holidays to celebrate on a particular day.

Here they are:

January Social Media Holidays

  1. Science Fiction Day #ScienceFictionDa
  2. World Introvert Day #WorldIntrovertDay #IntrovertDay
  3. JRR Tolkien Day #JRRTolkienDay
  4. World Braille Day #WorldBraille Day and National Trivia Day #NationalTriviaDay
  5. National Bird Day #NationalBirdDay
  6. Technology Day  #TechnologyDay
  7. National Tempura Day #TempuraDay
  8. Bubble Bath Day #BubbleBathDay
  9. National Apricot Day #ApricotDay
  10. National Cut Your Energy Costs Day #CutYourEnergyCostsDay
  11. National Hot Toddy Day #HotToddyDay
  12. International Hot Tea Day #HotTeaDay
  13. National Sticker Day #NationalStickerDay
  14. Clean Off Your Desk Day #CleanOffYourDeskDay
  15. National Hat Day #NationalHatDay
  16. International Hot and Spicy Food Day #HotAndSpicyFoodDay #HotAndSpicyFood #HotAndSpicy
  17. Get to Know Your Customers Day #GettoKnowYourCustomersDay
  18. National Gourmet Coffee Day #GourmetCoffee #GourmetCoffeeDay
  19. New Friends Day #NewFriendsDay
  20. Cheese Lover’s Day #CheeseLoversDay #CheeseLoversDay
  21. Martin Luther King Jnr Day #MLKDay
  22. Hot Sauce Day #HotSauceDay
  23. National Handwriting Day #HandwritingDay
  24. Belly Laugh Day #BellyLaughDay
  25. Opposite Day #OppositeDay
  26. Australia Day #AustraliaDay
  27. Chocolate Cake Day #ChocolateCakeDay
  28. Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD
  29. National Corn Chip Day #CornChipDay
  30. National Croissant Day #CroissantDay
  31. National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day #InspireYourHeartWithArt

February Social Media Holidays

  1. Wear Red Day (US) – for heart disease awareness.
  2. Groundhog Day – #GroundhogDay
  3. Superbowl LIII – #SBLIII – #Superbowl – #SuperbowlSunday
  4. World Cancer Day #WorldCancerDay
  5. Chinese New Year #YearofthePig
  6. National Frozen Yoghurt Day #FrozenYoghurtDay
  7. National Send a Card to a Friend Day #SendACardToAFriendDay
  8. National Boy Scouts Day #BoyScoutsDay
  9. National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay
  10. National Cream Cheese Brownie Day #CreamCheeseBrownies
  11. Get Our Your Guitar Day and Inventors Day #InventorsDay
  12. International Darwin Day (Charles Darwin) #InternationalDarwinDay #DarwinDay
  13. National Tortellini Day #TortelliniDay
  14. Valentine’s Day #ValentinesDay
  15. Singles Awareness Day #SinglesAwarenessDay
  16. World Whale Day #WorldWhaleDay and Tim Tam Day #TimTamDay
  17. Random Acts of Kindness Day #KindnessDay
  18. National Drink Wine Day #DrinkWineDay
  19. National Chocolate Mint Day #ChocolateMintDay
  20. Love your Pet Day #LoveYourPetDay
  21. International Mother Language Day #IMLD
  22. National Margarita Day #NatonalMargaritaDay
  23. National Toast Day (the humble toasted bread!) #NationalToastDay
  24. Academy Awards #AcademyAwards and World Bartender Day #WorldBartenderDay
  25. National Chocolate-Covered Nuts Day #ChocolateCoveredNuts
  26. National Pistachio Day #PistachioDay
  27. National Retro Day #RetroDay
  28. National Chili Day – find out more here.

March Social Media Holidays

  1. Peanut Butter Lovers Day #PeanutButterLovers
  2. Old Stuff Day #OldStuffDay
  3. World Wildlife Day #WorldWildlifeDay
  4. National Grammar Day #NationalGrammarDay
  5. National Pancake Day #NationalPancakeDay
  6. National Dress Day #NationalDressDay
  7. National Be Heard Day #NationalBeHeardDay
  8. International Women’s Day #IWD
  9. National Meatball Day #NationalMeatballDay
  10. Pack Your Lunch Day #PackYourLunch Day and Daylight Saving (US) #DaylightSaving
  11. National Napping Day #NationalNappingDay
  12. National Day of Unplugging (9th and 10th March). Download these free images to share
  13. National Good Samaritan Day #GoodSamaritanDay #GoodSamaritan
  14. Popcorn Lovers Day and Pi Day #PiDay
  15. World Sleep Day #WorldSleepDay
  16. National Freedom of Information Day #FreedomofInformation
  17. St Patricks Day #StPatricksDay
  18. Awkward Moments Day #AwkwardMoments
  19. National Let’s Laugh Day #LetsLaughDay
  20. World Storytelling Day #WorldStorytellingDay
  21. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination #RacialDescriminationDay
  22. World Water Day #WorldWaterDay
  23. National Puppy Day #NationalPuppyDay
  24. National Cocktail Day #NationalCocktailDay
  25. Tolkien Reading Day #TolkienReadingDay
  26. Purple Day #PurpleDay
  27. World Theatre Day #WorldTheatreDay
  28. Children’s Picture Book Day #ChildrensPictureBooks and National Blackforest Cake Day #BlackForestCake
  29. National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day #MomandPopBusiness
  30. Earth Hour Day #EarthHour
  31. International Transgender Day of Visibility #TransDayofVisibility

April Social Media Holidays

  1. April Fools Day #AprilFools
  2. World Autism Awareness Day #AutismAwarenessDay
  3. National Walking Day #NationalWalkingDay
  4. National Burrito Day #NationalBurritoDay
  5. Go for Broke Day #GoForBroke
  6. National Siamese Cat Day #NationalSiameseCatDay
  7. World Health Day #WorldHealthDay and National Beer Day #NationalBeerDay
  8. International Feng Shui Awareness Day #FenShuiAwarenessDay
  9. National Winston Churchill Day #WinstonChurchillDay
  10. National Siblings Day #NationalSiblingsDay
  11. National Pet Day #NationalPetDay
  12. International Day of Human Space Flight #InternationalDayofHumanSpaceFlight
  13. Scrabble Day #ScrabbleDay
  14. National Pecan Day #NationalPecanDay
  15. World Art Day #WorldArtDay
  16. National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day #PJDay
  17. Haiku PoetryDay #HaikuPoetryDay
  18. National High Five Day #NationalHighFiveDay
  19. Good Friday #GoodFriday
  20. Easter Saturday #EasterSaturday
  21. Easter Sunday #EasterSunday
  22. Earth Day #EarthDay
  23. World Book Day #WorldBookDay and National Picnic Day #NationalPicnicDay
  24. Denim Day #DenimDay
  25. National Telephone Day #NationalTelephoneDay
  26. National Pretzel Day #NationalPretzelDay
  27. National Prime Rib Day #PrimeRibDay
  28. Pay it Forward Day #PayItForwardDay
  29. International Dance Day #InternationalDanceDay
  30. International Jazz Day #InternationalJazzDay

May Social Media Holidays

  1. May Day #MayDay
  2. World Password Day #WorldPasswordDay
  3. Space Day #SpaceDay
  4. Star Wars Day #StarWarsDay
  5. Cinco De Mayo #CincoDeMayo
  6. National Nurses Day #NationalNursesDay
  7. National Teacher’s Day #ThankATeacher
  8. World Ovarian Cancer Day #OvarianCancerDay
  9. Europe Day #EuropeDay
  10. Clean Up Your Room Day #CleanUpYourRoomDay
  11. Eat What You Want Day #EatWhatYouWantDay
  12. Mother’s Day (US & Australia) #MothersDay
  13. World Cocktail Day #WorldCocktailDay
  14. International Dylan Thomas Day #DylanThomasDay
  15. International Day of Families and National Chocolate Chip day #ChocolateChipDay
  16. Love a Tree Day #LoveATreeDay
  17. Endangered Species Day #EndangeredSpeciesDay
  18. International Museum Day #InternationalMuseumDay
  19. May Ray Day #MayRayDay
  20. National Rescue Dog Day #NationalRescueDogDay
  21. National Memo Day #NationalMemoDay
  22. Sherlock Holmes Day #SherlockHolmesDay
  23. World Turtle Day #WorldTurtleDay
  24. National Scavenger Hunt Day #NationalScavengerHuntDay
  25. National Wine Day #NationalWineDay
  26. World Dracula Day #WorldDraculaDay
  27. Memorial Day (US) #MemorialDay
  28. Hamburger Day #NationalHamburgerDay
  29. Paperclip Day #PaperclipDay
  30. World MS Day #MSDay
  31. World Heat Awareness Day #HeatAwarenessDay

June Social Media Holidays

  1. International Children’s Day #ChildrensDay
  2. National Cancer Survivor’s Day #NCSD2019
  3. Leave the Office Early Day #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay
  4. National Cheese Day #NationalCheeseDay
  5. Hot Air Balloon Day #HotAirBalloonDay
  6. Higher Education Day #HigherEducationDay
  7. National Donut Day #NationalDonutDay
  8. World Ocean’s Day #WorldOceansDay
  9. Donald Duck Day #DonaldDuckDay
  10. National Herb and Spice Day #HerbandSpice
  11. Corn on the Cob Day #CornOnTheCobDay
  12. Superman Day (DC Comics) #SupermanDay
  13. Weed Your Garden Day #WeedYourGardenDay
  14. World Blood Donor Day #WorldBloodDonorDay
  15. Nature Photography Day #NaturePhotographyDay
  16. Father’s Day (US) #FathersDay
  17. National Apple Strudel Day #AppleStrudelDay
  18. International Picnic Day #InternationalPicnicDay
  19. National Martini Day #NationalMartiniDay
  20. World Refugee Day #WorldRefugeeDay
  21. National Selfie Day #NationalSelfie Day and World Music Day #WorldMusicDay
  22. Great American Cookout #GreatAmericanCookout (4th Saturday in June)
  23. National Pink Day #NationalPinkDay
  24. International Fairy Day #FairyDay
  25. Global Beatles Day #BeatlesDay
  26. Forgiveness Day #ForgivenessDay
  27. National Sunglasses Day #NationalSunglassesDay
  28. Paul Bunyan Day #Paul BunyanDay
  29. National Camera Day #CameraDay
  30. Social Media Day #SMDay

Phew that’s a lot of holidays. This Social Media Content Calendar will get your planning started in a good way in 2019.

Watch this space for more tips, tools and resources coming here at Socially Sorted!

Ready to Use our Content Calendar to create awesome posts?

Now that you have all the resources and tools, all you have to do is create your content.

What will you create? 

Awesome Social Media Content Calendar for 2019 Holidays [Infographic]
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Donna Moritz

Visual Social Media Strategist at Socially Sorted
Donna is the founder of Socially Sorted, winner of Best Business Blog in Australia 2014 and a Top 10 Social Media Blog for Social Media Examiner, 2015-2017. She helps brands leverage the power of visual storytelling and content strategy in their business. Her content has been featured in publications such as Forbes and Entrepreneur Online and she is a contributor to Social Media Examiner. Donna speaks about digital and visual content for the marketing and tourism industries internationally.
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