It’s not always easy to update your social media profiles with fresh content, especially if your business doesn’t rely on product imagery. But, although it can sometimes be tricky to think of content inspiration, this doesn’t mean that you should give up all hope. With over 73% of businesses claiming that social media marketing has been effective for their business, it’s clear to see that putting in a bit of extra effort can go a long way.

Don’t worry; if you’re struggling for content ideas, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find your very own 2021 social media holiday guide – full of inspiration that will help to improve your social marketing game.

What Are Social Media Holidays?

Social media holidays, also called hashtag holidays, are days of recognition throughout the year. From quirky holidays that you’ve probably never heard of right through to traditional holidays, there’s a celebration for pretty much everything.

These holidays allow you to add a more ‘personal’ touch to your branding, creating content that engages with your audience on a different level. With a little bit of luck, you can get tonnes of exposure through trending hashtags while keeping your profile relevant and ‘with the times’, too.

Social Media Holidays 2021

While it’s not wise to create a social post for every single holiday, the following social media holiday guide for 2021 will help you to pick out what works for your brand. It’s time to get creative and have some fun!

You can download this 2021 social media calendar here – 2021 Social Media Holiday Calendar ⋆ Slam Marketing

January 2021 Social Holidays

Friday 1st January: New Year’s Day

Saturday 2nd January: Science Fiction Day

Sunday 3rd January: Festival Of Sleep Day

Sunday 10th January: Houseplant Appreciation Day

Monday 11th January: Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Wednesday 13th January: Clean Off Your Desk Day

Thursday 14th January: Dress Up Your Pet Day

Saturday 16th January: Hot & Spicy Food Day

Monday 18th January: Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday 19th January: Popcorn Day

Wednesday 20th January: Cheese Lovers Day

Sunday 24th January: Compliment Day

Thursday 28th January: Data Privacy Day

Friday 29th January: Puzzle Day

Sunday 31st January: Grammy Awards

February 2021 Social Holidays

Thursday 4th February: World Cancer Day

Sunday 7th February: Super Bowl

Tuesday 9th February: Pizza Day

Thursday 11th February: Inventors Day

Friday 12th February: Chinese New Year

Sunday 14th February: Valentine’s Day

Monday 15th February: Single Awareness Day

Tuesday 16th February: Shrove Tuesday

Wednesday 17th February: Ash Wednesday

Saturday 20th February: Love Your Pet Day

Wednesday 24th February: Bartender Day

March 2021 Social Holidays

Monday 1st March: St David’s Day

Wednesday 3rd March: Wildlife Day

Saturday 6th March: Employee Appreciation Day

Monday 8th March: International Women’s Day

Saturday 13th March: World Sleep Day

Sunday 14th March: Mother’s Day (UK)

Monday 15th March: Consumer Rights Day

Wednesday 17th March: St Patrick’s Day

Thursday 18th March: Awkward Moments Day

Saturday 20th March: Day Of Happiness

Sunday 21st March: Poetry Day

Monday 22nd March: World Water Day

Tuesday 23rd March: Puppy Day

Tuesday 30th March: Doctors Day

Wednesday 31st March: Equal Pay Day

April 2021 Social Holidays

Thursday 1st April: April Fools’ Day

Friday 2nd April: Good Friday

Saturday 3rd April: Party Day

Sunday 4th April: Easter Sunday

Monday 5th April: Easter Monday

Wednesday 7th April: World Health Day

Saturday 10th April: Encourage a Young Writer Day

Sunday 11th April: Pet Day

Thursday 15th April: Tax Day

Friday 16th April: Stress Awareness Day

Tuesday 20th April: Look-Alike Day

Wednesday 21st April: World Creativity and Innovation Day

Thursday 22nd April: Earth Day

Friday 23rd April: St George’s Day

May 2021 Social Holidays

Saturday 1st May: Workers Day

Monday 3rd May: Early May Bank Holiday

Tuesday 4th May: Star Wars Day

Tuesday 11th May: Eat What You Want Day

Wednesday 12th May: Nurses Day

Saturday 15th May: Endangered Species Day

Monday 17th May: Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

Tuesday 18th May: Museum Day

Monday 24th May: Brother’s Day

Friday 28th May: Hamburger Day

Saturday 29th May: Biscuit Day

Monday 31st May: Spring Bank Holiday

June 2021 Social Holidays

Wednesday 2nd June: Leave The Office Early Day

Friday 4th June: Hug Your Cat Day

Saturday 5th June: Environment Day

Sunday 6th June: National Cancer Survivors Day

Monday 7th June: Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Tuesday 8th June: Best Friends Day

Thursday 17th June: Eat Your Vegetables Day

Friday 18th June: Sushi Day

Sunday 20th June: Father’s Day (UK)

Wednesday 23rd June: Women In Engineering Day

Wednesday 30th June: Social Media Day

July 2021 Social Holidays

Sunday 4th July: Independence Day

Wednesday 7th July: Chocolate Day

Sunday 11th July: World Population Day

Monday 12th July: Simplicity Day

Wednesday 14th July: Bastille Day

Friday 16th July: Get To Know Your Customers Day

Saturday 17th July: Emoji Day

Monday 19th July: Ice Cream Day

Saturday 24th July: Tequila Day

Monday 26th July: Aunt and Uncle Day

Wednesday 28th July: Milk Chocolate Day

Thursday 29th July: Rain Day

Friday 30th July: Day Of Friendship

August 2021 Social Holidays

Sunday 1st August: Respect For Parents Day

Friday 6th August: Beer Day

Sunday 8th August: Cat Day

Tuesday 10th August: Lazy Day

Wednesday 11th August: Son and Daughters Day

Friday 13th August: Left-handers Day

Tuesday 17th August: Black Cat Appreciation Day

Thursday 19th August: Photo Day

Saturday 21st August: Poet’s Day

Thursday 26th August: Women’s Equality Day

Saturday 28th August: Bow Tie Day

September 2021 Social Holidays

Sunday 5th September: Day Of Charity

Monday 6th September: Read A Book Day

Sunday 12th September: Video Games Day

Monday 13th September: Grandparents Day

Friday 17th September: Country Music Day

Saturday 18th September: Cheeseburger Day

Tuesday 21st September: Day Of Peace

Wednesday 22nd September: Car Free Day

Monday 27th September: Tourism Day

Wednesday 29th September: Coffee day

Thursday 30th September: Podcast Day

October 2021 Social Holidays

Friday 1st October: Vegetarian Day

Saturday 2nd October: Smile Day

Sunday 3rd October: Techies Day

Tuesday 5th October: Teachers Day

Sunday 10th October: Mental Health Day

Wednesday 13th October: Train Your Brain Day

Friday 15th October: Students Day

Sunday 17th October: Spreadsheet Day

Monday 18th October: Chocolate Cupcake Day

Sunday 24th October: United Nations Day

Monday 25th October: Artists Day

Friday 29th October: Internet Day

Saturday 30th October: Checklist Day

Sunday 31st October: Halloween

November 2021 Social Holidays

Monday 1st November: Vegan Day

Wednesday 3rd November: Sandwich Day

Thursday 4th November: Candy Day

Friday 5th November: Guy Fawkes Night

Saturday 6th November: Nachos Day

Monday 8th November: Cappuccino Day

Thursday 11th November: Remembrance Day

Saturday 13th November: Kindness Day

Sunday 14th November: Diabetes Day

Wednesday 17th November: Homemade Bread Day

Friday 19th November: Men’s Day

Sunday 21st November: Television Day

Thursday 25th November: Thanksgiving

Friday 26th November: Black Friday

Monday 29th November: Cyber Monday

Tuesday 30th November: Computer Security Day

December 2021 Social Holidays

Wednesday 1st December: AIDS Day

Friday 3rd December: Make A Gift Day

Saturday 4th December: Wildlife Conservation Day

Wednesday 8th December: Brownie Day

Thursday 9th December: Christmas Card Day

Friday 10th December: Human Rights Day

Saturday 11th December: Mountain Day

Wednesday 15th December: Tea Day

Monday 20th December: Games Day

Friday 24th December: Christmas Eve

Saturday 25th December: Christmas Day

Sunday 26th December: Boxing Day

Friday 31st December: New Year’s Eve

Level Up Your Social Marketing in 2021

Yeah, we weren’t joking when we said we had you covered…

We hope you can use these social holidays to level up your social marketing game and smash your goals in 2021!

Happy Scheduling!


Also make sure you check out our article on 2021 Marketing Trends to Read Up On Now ⋆ Slam Marketing