The Complete List Of Social Media Holidays (2021 Edition) 

Do you know that incorporating a holidays list into your marketing plans can help you in increasing the organic reach of your posts? Here in this article, you will get a list of those holidays that are celebrated on social media and can bring engagement to the posts through hashtags. Dive in to know more.

Nowadays, it has become really difficult to get a proper organic reach for brands on social media platforms. As for the social platforms, most digital marketers use such social media holidays as a marketing plan for their products and services. 

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What are Social Media Holidays?

Social media holidays are days that are recognised and celebrated based on special occasions, background stories, and social affairs. The Random holiday concept has been there for a long time now.

Social media holidays have become more popular nowadays especially for all those who are more into social media. 

Social media holidays are receiving more and more recognition as everyone is getting more familiar with less popular subjects such as Data Privacy Day and Nutella Day etc.

The reason behind their recognition is the popular hashtags being used by almost everyone on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. 

In fact, various popular brands also run campaigns on their products specifically during these holidays. Most of the companies use these special dates to run offers to highlight some features and benefits. 

So, make sure that your content is fresh and relevant to the trending hashtags on these social media holidays if you want a better response. 

Top Social Media Holidays

1st January – New Year #NewYearsDay

1st January - New Year: Social Media Holidays

1st January is a recognised day on the national calendar as the beginning of a new year. People all around the globe celebrate this day to welcome the new year with lots of happiness and positivity.

11th January – Human Trafficking Day #HumanTraffickingDay

Human Trafficking day is observed not just on one day, but the entire month is also recognized as the same. The celebration of this day started with the presidential proclamation of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

24th January – National Compliment Day #NationalComplimentDay

This day celebrates the talent and skills of every person worldwide as the National Compliment Day. This day is all about spreading positivity and motivation across the world to make everyone’s day a little brighter and happier.

28th January – Data Privacy Day #PrivacyAware

28th January - Data Privacy Day

This day is recognized as an International Privacy day across the globe as an effort to respect privacy and safeguard the data of a particular organization or any person.

1st February – Black History Day #BlackHistoryDay

This day marks the beginning of black history month and is recognised as the month of health and well-being. This begins from 1st February and lasts till the end of February.

9th February – National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay

9th February - National Pizza Day

The 9th of February is observed and celebrated for the invention of one of America’s all-time favorite foods, Pizza.

11th February – Inventors Day #InventorsDay

This day pays tribute to all the inventors from the past who contributed to the creation of the present and future architects. It celebrates the success of all the geniuses.

14th February – Valentine’s Day #ValentinesDay

This day is celebrated in memory of the great Saint Valentine. On Valentine’s Day, people express their love and affection to their close ones by sending gifts and greetings to them.

3rd March – World Wildlife Day #WorldWildlifeDay

3rd March - World Wildlife Day: Social Media Holidays

This day is recognised to celebrate the flora and fauna of this entire world. This day also raises awareness about wildlife and its valuable existence.

4th March – National Grammar Day #NationalGrammarDay

Being recognised across the United States, this day is celebrated every year to encourage the usage of correct grammar both verbally and written.

8th March – International Women’s Day #BeFoldForChange

This day celebrates the movement of women’s rights every year worldwide to celebrate their equality and value in this biased society.

21st March – World Poetry Day #WorldPoetryDay

21st March - World Poetry Day

The 21st of March is recognised and celebrated as the World Poetry Day in order to promote the reading, publishing, and teaching of poetry all around the world.

1st April – April Fools Day #AprilFools

April Fools Day is probably one of the most celebrated days of the year. This day is recognised as the day of fools and people worldwide celebrate it by cracking jokes and making a fool of each other.

7th April – World Health Day #LetsTalk

Every 7th of April calls for the celebration of World Health Day and has its origin from the first-ever health assembly founded in 1948.

15th April – National Tax Day #TaxDay

15th April - National Tax Day

15th of April can be the best day for responsible taxpayers of India. This day marks the end of a financial year worldwide and all the individuals are asked to clear their taxes due to the government on this day.

16th April – National Stress Awareness Day #StressAwarenessDay

The day after the National Tax Day is marked as stress awareness day. This day is observed right after the tax day for people to relax after they are done paying their taxes for the month.

1st May – May Day #MayDay

Mayday is recognized as a public holiday all around the world as it marks the beginning of the first summer which is celebrated with a break.

4th May – International Firefighters Day #InternationalFirefightersDay

4th May - International Firefighters Day

International Firefighters day is celebrated to pay honour to all the firefighters and their sacrifices to ensure that the community and environment are safe.

7th May – World Password Day #WorldPasswordDay

This special day has been created by Intel and is celebrated to create awareness about the role that strong passwords play in securing all digital data.

9th May – Mother’s Day #MothersDay

This day is a celebration and living tribute to all the mothers around the world whose love and care know no boundaries when it comes to their children. It’s the celebration of motherhood and the maternal bond.

4th June – National Donut Day #NationalDonutDay

4th June - National Donut Day: Social Media Holidays

National Donut Day is celebrated in the loving memory of all those members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War 1.

5th June – World Environment Day #WorldEnvironmentDay

The 5th of June is recognised as World Environment Day and is celebrated all around the world to encourage awareness about environmental protection.

14th June – National Flag Day #FlagDay

On the National Flag Day of the United States, people honour their national flag to pay tribute to the nation’s adoption of its flag.

20th June – Father’s Day #FathersDay

The 20th of June is celebrated to honour fatherhood and parental bonds. The influence of fathers in this society is also honoured on this day in every country.

1st July – National Postal Worker Day #NationalPostalWorkerDay

1st July - National Postal Worker Day

The National Postal Worker Day is recognised and celebrated on the first of July across all nations to appreciate all the postal workers and their hard work. 

7th July – World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay

This day marks the yearly celebration of chocolate and that is why it is popular all around the world as World Chocolate Day.

17th July – World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay

World Emoji Day is an annual and unofficial holiday that has been marked on the 17th of July to celebrate the invention of emojis.

31st July – International Day of Friendship #DayOfFriendship

31st July - International Day of Friendship

The 31st of July, the end of July and 1st August, the beginning of August, is celebrated as friendship day all around the globe to celebrate the bond of two people as friends.

8th August – International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay

This day is celebrated to increase awareness for cats and to spread knowledge about ways to help and protect them.

9th August – National Book Lovers Day #NationalBookLoversDay

The 9th of August calls for the celebration of books and to encourage bibliophiles to read more literature and celebrate reading worldwide.

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12th August – International Youth Day #YouthDay

12th August - International Youth Day

This day is recognised as more of an awareness day to grab the attention of every person on youth culture and their legal issues.

15th August –  National Independence Day #IndependenceDay

The National Independence day is one of the biggest national holidays in India and marks the freedom of India from the shackles of the British government after the sacrifices made by the mighty Indian soldiers and leaders.

5th September – International Day of Charity #CharityDay

The International day of Charity is observed on 5th September every year to celebrate the death anniversary of the great Mother Teresa.

8th September – International Literacy Day #LiteracyDay

8th September - International Literacy Day

This day is celebrated to mark the importance of education and to give the public a gentle reminder about the significance of literacy as their human right.

12th September – National Grandparents Day #NationalGrandparentsDay

While Fathers’ Day and Mothers’ Day are the most popular, this is celebrated as an occasion of secular holiday in many countries and marks the celebration of the bond shared between grandparents and their grandchildren.

30th September – International Podcast Day #InternationalPodcastDay

This International Podcast Day marks the celebration of the international power of podcasts and this celebration is more of a great opportunity to connect with various podcasters and listeners worldwide.

1st October – International Coffee Day #InternationalCoffeeDay

1st October - International Coffee Day

This day is celebrated as a way of promoting and celebrating coffee as a special beverage in various events occurring in places all around the world.

10th October – World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHeathDay

World Mental Health Day is celebrated globally to create awareness about mental health and its advocacy against any sort of social stigma.

20th October – World Statistics Day #StatisticsDay

World Statistics Day is celebrated every year on the 20th of October on the birth anniversary of the late professor P C Mahalanobis, who gave his valuable contributions to the National statistics system.

31st October – Halloween #Halloween

31st October - Halloween

Halloween or Hallowe’en is also popularly known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve as it marks the celebration of all hallows day.

In history, Christians used to celebrate this day as All Saints Day on the 1st of November in honour of all the people who had already gone to heaven.

All Saints Day is also known as All Hallows Day and the ‘Hallow’ word here stands for holy. So, the day before All Saints Day is celebrated as Hallows Eve.

1st November – World Vegan Day #WorldVeganDay

The 1st of November is recognised more like an event as it is celebrated by vegans all around the world on every 1st of November.

This veganism has been very beneficial for both humans and the natural environment and is celebrated by setting up stalls, hosting potlucks, and planting some memorial trees.

14th November – World Diabetes Day #WDD

This day celebrated all across the world is more of a primary global awareness campaign that mainly stresses diabetes mellitus. It is celebrated on the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who was the co-discoverer of Insulin along with Charles Best.

19th November – International Men’s Day #InternationalMensDay

19th November - International Men’s Day

Another global holiday that calls for the celebration of all the cultural, political and socio-economic rights of all men around the world.

It is celebrated to increase the awareness about the health of men and also work on the improvement of gender relations and gender equality.

26th November – National Day of Listening #DayOfListening

It is more of an unofficial day observed by all Americans where they are asked to take out some time and record some stories of their families, friends, and other local communities.

1st December – World AIDS Day #WAD2021

This day has been celebrated on 1st December since 1988 and is mainly dedicated to the awareness of the AIDS Pandemic caused by the spread of the HIV infection.

5th December – World Soil Day #WorldSoilDay

5th December - World Soil Day

The 5th of December is recognised and celebrated to mark the importance of soil and promote its health and well-being for the sake of a healthy atmosphere.

10th December – Human Rights Day #HumanRightsDay

This day is celebrated worldwide as it marks the importance of every right of a human being residing in any part of any country to take action in their daily lives according to their wish. 

11th December – International Mountain Day #InternationalMountainDay

International Mountain day is celebrated every year to encourage awareness about the environmental importance of mountains in our lives. 

25th December – Christmas Day #MerryChristmas

25th December - Christmas Day

Christmas is celebrated in the memory of Jesus Christ every year in all the countries that follow Christianity.

Conclusion

The above list of top 50 Social media holidays is those days that are celebrated and acknowledged the most on almost all social media platforms. Various social media users tend to use these holiday hashtags to promote their brands on all social media networks

Although you will notice holidays almost every year, these holidays are some which can generally be seen only on social media in the form of various hashtags. Acknowledge yourself with these holidays if you also want to earn customer loyalty for your brand.

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