Social Media Ideas: Monthly Events and Observances to Fill Your Social Media Calendar

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These 25 social media ideas should fill your social media calendar for months to come. You won’t need to use all of these, but it’s important to go through our list of social media ideas and see which monthly observances fit your brand. For more ideas, check out Forekast.

Social media ideas for January

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The first month of the year kicks off with plenty of social media post opportunities and monthly observances. Start by celebrating New Year’s Day, and New Year’s Resolution Week which is, you guessed it, the first week of the year. It’s also Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day on the 17th of the month, and overall the month is International Creativity Month. Most notably, the third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so celebrate Dr. King and take part in his legacy in January.

Social media ideas for February

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February is most notably Black History Month, and it’s also Heart Month, so raising awareness is a big theme in February. The first Sunday in February is always Super Bowl Sunday, Groundhog Day always falls on the 2nd of the month, and then of course Valentine’s Day is the 14th. The Golden Globe Awards are usually in February, and Oscar nominations usually get announced as well.

Here’s a full list of social media post ideas for February.

Social media ideas for March

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March is a fun month to celebrate on social media, post ideas are endless this month. Daylight Savings Time typically kicks in on the second Sunday of the Month, the March Equinox on the 20th, and St. Patrick’s Day always falls on the 17th. It’s also Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day falls on the 8th of March every year. National Pi Day is on March 14th (3.14), and the Ides of March is on the 15th.

Social media ideas for April

April Showers bring May Flowers, and it also kicks off with a bang – April Fool’s Day. This is a really fun day to celebrate on social media, so think of a post idea for April Fools Day. Arbor Day, Penguin Day, and National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day also fall in April. The 22nd of April is also Earth Day.

Social media ideas for May

Mother’s Day (the second Sunday), Memorial Day Weekend in the USA, and Victoria Day in Canada all fall in May. We also get May Day on the 1st, Cinco De Mayo on the 5th, National Turtle Day and National Wine Day.

It’s also Jewish-American Heritage Month, and Meditation Month.

Social media ideas for June

The first Friday in June is National Donut Day so start by celebrating that on social media. It’s also Best Friend’s Day on the 8th and the first day of Summer on the 20th, the perfect thing to post about on social media. Juneteenth takes place on the 19th of June every year, it’s also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.

Social media ideas for July

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It’s Independence Day on July 4th in the USA, and Canada Day on the 1st. National Chocolate Day is on the 7th if you want a tasty social media post idea in July, and World Emoji Day falls on the 17th. National Moon Day is the 20th (July 20 was the day we first landed on the moon), and the 31st is Avocado Day.

Social media ideas for August

National Beer Day is the first Friday in August, while National Cat Day is on the 8th every year. The peak of summer is a great time to be posting on social media about Eat Outside day (31st) or National Relaxation Day on the 15th.

Social media ideas for September

It’s back to school time! Labor Day is on the first Monday, and shiver me timbers – the 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day which is always popular on social media. National Cooking Day is also in September, so brands posting about food should take the opportunity to create posts that involve cooking their products.

Social media ideas for October

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The spookiest month of the year, Halloween is on the 31st. Thanksgiving in Canada takes place on the second Monday in October every year, and October is known well for being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s also World Vegetarian Day on the 1st, and World Smile Day.

Social media ideas for November

Thanksgiving in the USA takes place on the 4th Thursday in November, with Black Friday coming the day after, Small Business Saturday the day after that, and Cyber Monday coming on the following Monday.

Sometimes it falls in November and other times in December, but Giving Tuesday is always the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Here are some specific social media ideas for Giving Tuesday.

Social media ideas for December

The holidays really kick off in December, with Kwanza, Christmas, Christmas Even, Hanukkah, and even Festivus taking place this month. It’s National Human Rights Month, a big month for blockbuster movie releases, and of course, the last day of every year is New Year’s Eve.

If you’re looking for social media post ideas and opportunities, be sure to check out Forekast, the Calendar of the Internet.