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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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 infographics cover social media holidays for the full 2019 calendar as well as 6-monthly versions if you prefer to stay focused! We've included:

  • January to December (Full 2019 Year)
  • January to June (First 6 months of 2019)
  • July to December (Final 6 months of 2019)

2019 Complete Social Media Holidays Infographic

Here's the complete 2019 infographic. If you share this infographic please reference your post back to the link to this article:

Social Media Holiday Ideas for 2019 [Infographic]
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There are loads more holidays than we've listed on the infographics below. See them listed below the infographics, including hashtags for the individual months coming up in the calendar.

Hot Tip: use the infographics for quick inspiration (we've included the holidays we like the most on the infographic but you can then dive deeper below with a longer list of social media holidays listed in this post. Then you can dive deeper into ideas for videos, GIFs and more in these monthly calendar posts:

2019 July to December Social Media Holidays Infographic

Prefer a seasonal infographic seasonal? Use these infographics featuring a 6-month period of the year. You won't have to scroll through a massive graphic to find content ideas. Just switch it out to the one you need!

Awesome Social Media Holidays Calendar for July to December 2019  [Infographic]
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2019 January to June Social Media Holidays Infographic

Here's the infographic for the January-June period of 2019:

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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-July)

We'll be adding more detailed lists for each month throughout 2019 – currently January to July. 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 #ScienceFictionDay
  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

Want to dive deeper into January Content? Get 60+ January Social Media Holiday Ideas – Videos, GIFs and more, in this post.

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

Want to dive deeper into February Content? Get 60+ February Social Media Holiday Ideas – Videos, GIFs and more, in this post.

Check out our February Content Calendar & Social Media Holidays 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
Get more March Social Media Ideas!

Want to dive deeper into March Content? Get 60+ March Social Media Holiday Ideas – Videos, GIFs and more, in this post.

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

Want to dive deeper into April Content?Get 60+ April Social Media Holiday Ideas – Videos, GIFs and more, in this post.

Get more April Social media Ideas

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

Want to dive deeper into May Content?Get 60+ May Social Media Holiday Ideas – Videos, GIFs and more, in this post.

Get More May Social Media Ideas

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

Want to dive deeper into June Content? Get 60+ June Social Media Holiday Ideas – Videos, GIFs and more, in this post.

60+ June Social Media Ideas - Videos, GIFs and More
Get more June Social Media Holidays

July Social Media Holidays

  1. Canada Day #CanadaDay
  2. World UFO Day #WorldUFODay
  3. International Plastic Bag Free Day
  4. Independence Day – 4th July (US)
  5. Bikini Day and Comic Sans Day.
  6. International Kissing Day
  7. World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay
  8. Coca Cola Day & Be a Kid Again Day
  9. Cow Appreciation Day
  10. National Kitten Day and Pina Colada Day.
  11. World Population Day and Cheer Up the Lonely Day #CheerUpTheLonelyDay
  12. Malala Day #MalalaDay & Collector Car Appreciation Day
  13. National French Fry Day
  14. National Day of France – Bastille Day & Shark Awareness Day
  15. Give Something Away Today Day and Global Hug Your Kids Day.
  16. National Personal Chef Day. We should be so lucky!
  17. World Emoji Day & Hot Dog Day
  18. Nelson Mandela International Day #NelsonMandelaDay & Get to Know Your Customers Day
  19. National Daiquiri Day
  20. National Lollipop Day
  21. Moon Day (the day man first walked on the moon) and National Icecream Day
  22. Great American Cookout #GreatAmericanCookout (4th Saturday in June) and National Hammock Day
  23. Gorgeous Grandma Day and Vanilla Icecream Day
  24. Amelia Earhart Day & National Tequila Day #NationalTequilaDay
  25. National Wine and Cheese Day & Chilli Dog Day
  26. Talk in an Elevator Day #TalkInAnElevatorDay & Aunts and Uncles Day
  27. National Dance Day and National Creme Brulee Day
  28. Parent's Day and National Milk Chocolate Day
  29. Global Tiger Day & Chicken Wing Day
  30. International Day of Friendship #InternationalDayofFriendship, National Avocado Day & Mutt Day

Want to dive deeper into July Content? Get 60+ July Social Media Holiday Ideas – Videos, GIFs and more, in this post.

Get more July Social Media Holiday Ideas

August Social Media Holidays

  1. Spiderman Day #SpidermanDay
  2. National Coloring Book Day and International Beer Day
  3. Watermelon Day & Sandcastle Day
  4. National Chocolate Chip Day & Friendship Day
  5. National Oyster Day & National Underwear Day
  6. Hiroshima Day & National Night Out
  7. National Speakers Day & Lighthouse DAy
  8. International Cat Day & Dalek Day
  9. National Book Lover's Day
  10. S'Mores Day & National Lazy Day
  11. National Sons and Daughters Day & National Hip Hop Day
  12. International Youth Day & World Elephant Day
  13. International Left-Handers Day & Prosecco Day
  14. International Rosé Day
  15. National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay and National Best Friend's Day
  16. National Tell a Joke Day #NationalTellAJokeDay
  17. International Geocaching Day and World Honeybee Day
  18. Serendipity Day #SerendipityDay & National Fajita Day
  19. World Photo Day & World Humanitarian Day, Cupcake Day, Aviation Day and Orangutan Day.
  20. National Lemonade Day #NationalLemonadeDay
  21. Senior Citizens Day #SeniorCitizensDay
  22. Be An Angel Day #BeAnAngelDay
  23. Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  24. Shooting Star Day
  25. National Kiss and Make Up Day & Waffle Day
  26. National Dog Day & National Women's Equality Day
  27. Global Forgiveness Day & Just Because Day
  28. National Bow Tie Day & Red Wine Day
  29. International Day Against Nuclear Tests & Lemon Juice Day
  30. National Toasted Marshmallow Day
  31. International Bacon Day

Want to dive deeper into August Content? Get 60+ August Social Media Holiday Ideas – Videos, GIFs and more, in this post.

Get more August Social Media Holiday Ideas

September Social Media Holidays

  1. National No Rhyme (nor Reason) Day
  2. Labor Day & World Coconut Day
  3. Skyscraper Day
  4. National Macadamia Nut Day
  5. International Day of Charity
  6. Read a Book Day
  7. Salami Day & World Beard Day
  8. International Literacy Day & National Ampersand Day
  9. National Boss/Employee Exchange Day & Sudoku Day
  10. Swap Ideas Day & Suicide Prevention Day
  11. National Day of Service & Remembrance
  12. National Video Games Day & National Day of Encouragement
  13. Friday 13th & Positive Thinking Day
  14. National Cream-Filled Donut Day
  15. Greenpeace Day & Cheese Toast Day
  16. National Play-Doh Day
  17. Constitution Day (US)
  18. National Cheeseburger Day & Chiropractic Founder's Day
  19. Talk Like a Pirate Day #TalkLikeAPirateDay
  20. International Grenache Day
  21. International Day of Peace #PeaceDay
  22. Hobbit Day #HobbitDay, World Car Free Day & White Chocolate Day
  23. National Family Day
  24. National Punctuation Day
  25. National One-Hit Wonder Day
  26. European Day of Languages #EDL2019 & World Maritime Day
  27. World Tourism Day
  28. Confucius' Birthday
  29. World Heart Day
  30. International Bacon Day

Want to dive deeper into September Content? Get 60+ September Social Media Holiday Ideas – Videos, GIFs and more, in this post.

Get more September Social Media Holiday Ideas.

October Social Media Holidays

  1. International Coffee Day
  2. International Day of Non-Violence
  3. National Techies Day
  4. National Taco Day
  5. World Teachers Day
  6. Mad Hatter Day
  7. World Habitat Day
  8. National Pierogi Day
  9. International Beer and Pizza Day
  10. World Mental Health Day
  11. International Day of the Girl
  12. National Gumbo Day
  13. National Train Your Brain Day
  14. National Dessert Day
  15. Global Handwashing Day
  16. World Food Day
  17. International Day of Eradication of Poverty
  18. National Chocolate Cupcake Day
  19. Evaluate Your Life Day
  20. International Sloth Day
  21. Reptile Awareness Day
  22. International CAPS LOCK Day
  23. iPod Day
  24. United Nations Day
  25. World Pasta Day
  26. National Pumpkin Day
  27. World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
  28. International Animation Day
  29. National Internet Day
  30. Checklist Day
  31. Halloween

Want to dive deeper into October Content? Get 60+ October Social Media Holiday Ideas – Videos, GIFs and more, in this post.

60+ October Social Media Ideas - Videos, GIFs and More

60+ Social Media Holiday Posts – Videos, GIFs and More!

Take a deep dive into bucketloads of social media content ideas for each month of the year. Here are the posts we have published so far, and they will be updated annually a couple of months ahead so that you can use them to plan your content:

We will continue to add the full lists and extended blog posts here as we publish them. Each blog post for the month of the year, is packed with 60+ ideas for posts, videos, GIFs and more!

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.

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

Visual Social Media Strategist at Socially Sorted
Donna is a Visual Content Strategist and founder of Socially Sorted, listed by Forbes as a "Top 5 Social Media Blog You Need to Know About in 2019". Donna 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.