It seems like every day is some sort of national day, right? Some of them you really can forget all about (National Walk Around Things Day anyone?!) but others can make for great pieces of content, provided they are relevant for you and your business.
But with so many days to choose from, where can we find the big ones, we hear you ask? Well, worry not dear friends, we’ve made a list for you right here, complete with those all-important #hashtags and even some ideas on what to do. Yes, we know, we’re too good to you. Thank us later!
Foodie brand with vegan products? January is the month to promote them as the annual ‘vegan for a month’ challenge gets underway!
1st – New Year’s Day #NewYearsDay
Pinch, punch, first of the month! This is your opportunity to welcome in the new year.
12th – Kiss a ginger day #KissAGingerDay
It’s time to make the redheads in your life feel extra special with a smooch!
17th – International Mentoring Day #InternationalMentoringDay
Show your mentors a little love with an appreciation post!
17th – Blue Monday #BlueMonday
Officially the most depressing day of the year. Cheer your team up with something fun (last year the Entyce team got brownies!) and post the results online.
21st – National Hug Day #NationalHugDay
Everyone loves a hug, right?!
25th – Burns Night #BurnsNight
A celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns (One for the Scots!)
26th – Australia Day #AustraliaDay
If you do business or export to Australia, wish your friends down under a happy # Australia Day!
1st – Chinese New Year #ChineseNewYear #YearOfTheTiger
Happy year of the tiger everyone!
2nd – Groundhog Day #GroundhogDay
Haven’t we been here before?
4th – Winter Olympic Games #Beijing2022
The official start date of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China!
5th – Six Nations Rugby #SixNations #GuinnessSixNations
The annual six nations rugby tournament begins!
7th – National Sickie Day #NationalSickieDay
Statistically, this is the day when most people will call in sick all year – one for the HR types!
7th – 13th – Children’s Mental Health Week #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek #GrowingTogether
A big one for schools, nurseries and youth clubs across the country. This year’s theme is Growing Together
7th – 13th – National Apprenticeship Week #ApprenticeshipWeek
Do you take on apprentices? Give them a shout out this week!
8th – Safer Internet Day #SaferInternetDay
Let’s all stay safe online, yeah?
9th – National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay
A very important day in all our calendars
14th – Valentine’s Day #ValentinesDay
An obvious one
17th – Random Acts of Kindness Day #RandomActsOfKindnessDay
Be kind to someone randomly, or a great opportunity for a giveaway, whichever
1st – Pancake Day #PancakeDay #ShroveTuesday
If this isn’t already a thing in your office, it should be. Who doesn’t love pancakes?!
3rd – World Book Day #WorldBookDay
Get your team involved and ask them their favourite books for a ‘get you know’ feature
8th – International Women’s Day #InternationWomensDay #BreakTheBias
This year’s theme is Break the Bias. Do a feature on some inspirational women in your office or it’s the perfect opportunity for a ground-breaking influencer campaign.
17th – St Patrick’s Day #StPatricksDay
Wish all your Irish friends a very happy St Patrick’s Day!
18th – World Sleep Day #WorldSleepDay
A tongue in cheek post about going back to bed will work nicely here!
18th – Comic Relief Day #ComicReliefDay
Organise a fun event for charity and post the results online!
20th – International Day of Happiness #InternationalDayOfHappiness
Use your socials to spread a bit of positivity online
21st – World Poetry Day #WorldPoetryDay
Write a poem all about your business!
26th – Earth Hour #EarthHour
Remind your audience to switch their lights off in support of nature and our planet at 8.30pm
27th – Mother’s Day #MothersDay
Give a shout out to all the mums out there
Stress Awareness Month #StressAwarenessMonth
Share tips about how to deal with workplace stress or do a de-stressing exercise with your team and post the results on social!
1st – April Fool’s Day #AprilFoolsDay
One of the best days of the year for viral social campaigns – plan something brilliant in advance!
7th – World Health Day #WorldHealthDay
Go out for a team run, take part in a meditation session (or whatever tickles your fancy!) and share the results online!
11th – National Pet Day #NationalPetDay
Share photos of employee pets for some guaranteed likes!
15th – 18th Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday #Easter
Wish your followers a happy Easter! And don’t forget to tell them about any special sales or opening hours
21st – National Tea Day #NationalTeaDay
Please don’t post that ‘which is right?’ graphic of teas with varying additions of milk. We beg you.
28th – World Day for Safety and Health at Work #SHWDay
One for the health and safety experts. Keep safe out there, folks!
2nd – May Day Bank Holiday #MayDay
Tell your audience about sales and opening hours!
4th – May the Fourth (Star Wars Day) #MayTheFourth #StarWarsDay
May the fourth be with you!
11th – Eat What You Want Day #EatWhatYouWantDay
Obviously a cause for celebration
17th – World Telecommunication and Information Society Day #WTISD #WorldInformationSocietyDay
A day for highlighting the importance of the internet and the information it provides – ones for IT based firms!
29th – National Biscuit Day #NationalBiscuitDay
See ‘Eat What You Want Day’
30th – 5th June – National BBQ Week #NationalBBQWeek
A week of BBQs, the perfect cause for celebration for foodie brands!
Pride month #Pride #PrideMonth
Turn your logo rainbow or post in support of Pride Month!
2nd – 3rd – Spring Bank Holiday/Platinum Jubilee #SpringBankHoliday #4DayWeekend
The date has been changed this year to allow for a 4-day weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
5th – World Environment Day #WorldEnvironmentDay
Protect the environment folks!
8th – World Oceans Day #WorldOceansDay
Protect the oceans folks!
19th – Father’s Day #FathersDay
Shout out to all the dads!
21st – Summer Solstice #SummerSolstice
The longest day of the year!
27th – Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day #MSMEDay
All the MSMEs out there – this ones for you!
30th – World Social Media Day #SocialMediaDay
The most important day of the year in my opinion (says our SMM, Hannah!)
National Ice Cream Month #IceCreamMonth
Ice cream lovers and brands rejoice, this months for you!
4th – Independence Day #IndependenceDay
Got links to the states? Wish all your friends across the pond a happy Independence Day!
7th – World Chocolate Day #ChocolateDay
Need we say more?
15th – World Emoji Day #EmojiDay
One of the best national days for trending on Twitter! Get creative with your emojis or post a competition!
24th – National Tequila Day #TequilaDay
Oh tequila, it makes us happy!
30th – International Day of Friendship #InternationalFriendshipDay #FriendshipDay
Give your fellow business friends a shout out or post something about friendships in your own workplace
1st – Yorkshire Day #YorkshireDay
A big one, but only if you’re from Yorkshire
5th – International Beer Day #InternationalBeerDay
Any excuse for a beer!
6th – Cycle to Work Day #CycleToWorkDay
A great opportunity to showcase your employee benefits with a cycle to work scheme promotion – if you do this!
8th – International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay
Got employees with cats? Let’s see those photos!
13th National Prosecco Day #InternationalProseccoDay
Get those glasses clinking!
19th – World Photography Day #WorldPhotographyDay
It’s time to show off those photography skills! Great if you’re in a creative industry
26th – International Dog Day #InternationalDogDay
Every dog will have its day, and today is the day! Everyone loves a dog photo so share those puppies on social!
29th – Summer Bank Holiday #SummerBankHoliday
The last bank holiday until Christmas!
5th – International Day of Charity #InternationalDayOfCharity
Give your nominated charity a shout out or take a team day out in aid of some fundraising
6th – National Read a Book Day #ReadABookDay
Find out what your teams favourite books are or share some recommendations over social
17th – Oktoberfest #Oktoberfest
It’s time to don those lederhosen, it’s Oktoberfest!
27th – World Tourism Day #WorldTourismDay
One for all the travel brands!
Black History Month #BlackHistoryMonth
Recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK over generations with a supportive post
1st – World Vegetarian Day #WorldVegetarianDay
Foodie brands – this is your chance to highlight all your veggie offerings!
1st – International Coffee Day #CoffeeDay
4th – World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay
Everyone likes animals!
5th – World Teachers’ Day #WorldTeachersDay
An opportunity to give your mentors a shout out (perfect for LinkedIn lovers!)
5th NationalPoetryDay #NationalPoetryDay
Create a poem about your business and post it online. The funnier the better!
10th – World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHealthDay
Show the world how you support mental health in your business or post your support online
15th – Global Handwashing Day #GlobalHandwashingDay
We mean, everyone should be washing their hands anyway, right? Well today is a reminder
23rd – Wear It Pink Day #WearItPink
Wear pink and take a photo in support of Breast Cancer
31st – Halloween #Halloween #Halloween2022
Decorate the office, have the team dress up, do a pumpkin carving competition, host a Halloween giveaway or throw in a couple of spooktacular puns! The possibilities are endless
Movember/Men’s Health Month
Encourage your male team members to grow a moustache and post the progress in aid of Movember!
1st – World Vegan Day #WorldVeganDay
A foodie brand with vegan offerings? Promote them today!
2nd – National Stress Awareness Day #StressAwarenessDay
Share some tips for avoiding stress in the workplace
5th – Bonfire Night
11th – Remembrance Day #RemembranceDay #LestWeForget #PoppyDay
Show your support on social or take note of the one-minute silence at 11am
13th – World Kindness Day #WorldKindnessDay #WKD
Because the world always needs a little more kindness!
24th – Thanksgiving #Thanksgiving
If you’ve got links to the US, wish your friends across the pond a happy Thanksgiving!
25th – Black Friday #BlackFriday
The biggest shopping day of the year, get your deals ready!
28th – Cyber Monday #CyberMonday
Keep those deals running to take advantage of Cyber Monday, typically the biggest online shopping day of the year!
3rd – Small Business Saturday #SmallBizSaturday
One to get involved in if you’re a small retail business wanting to encourage your community to shop local
11th – Christmas Jumper Day #ChristmasJumperDay
Crack out those jumpers and take a group photo in support of Christmas Jumper Day!
24th – 26th Christmas Eve/Christmas Day/Boxing Day #ChristmasEve #ChristmasDay #BoxingDay
31st – New Year’s Eve #NYE
Happy New Year Everyone!