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The Complete List of Social Media Holidays for 2024 (+Free social templates)

With the world becoming more and more digital, it’s no surprise that social media holidays are becoming more and more popular. From National Selfie Day to World Emoji Day, there’s a social media holiday for almost every day of the year!

And with more brands and businesses getting involved, these holidays are only going to become more popular. If you’re looking to get ahead of the curve, then you need to start planning your social media calendar for 2024 now.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a complete list of social media holidays. So take a look and start planning your content strategy for the year ahead.

Social Media Holidays Per Month For 2024

The list may get a bit overwhelming, but don’t worry! Alongside the dates, we’ve got you covered with a list of social media holiday templates from Simplified that are sure to get you excited for the upcoming year. From traditional Christmas and Hanukkah themes to more modern designs, there’s something for everyone.

January: New Year, New Me!

The start of a new year is always a great time to reflect on the past year and set new goals for the year ahead.

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 4: National Trivia Day
  • January 5: National Bird Day
  • January 11: Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • January 15: National Hat Day / National Bagel Day
  • January 16 (Third Monday of January): Blue Monday / Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 17: Ditch Your Resolution Day
  • January 21: National Hugging Day
  • January 22: Chinese New Year
  • January 25: Opposite Day
  • January 28: Data Privacy Day #PrivacyAware
  • January 31: National Hot Chocolate Day

Pinterest post template:

national bird day january 5 pinterest posts

Facebook post template:

international hug day facebook post

February: The Month of Love

February is a month full of love – and that means there are plenty of social media holidays to take advantage of!

  • Black History Month (US)
  • February 2: Groundhog Day
  • February 4: World Cancer Day
  • February 8 (Second Tuesday of February): Safer Internet Day
  • February 9: National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay
  • February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science #WomenInScience
  • February 12: The Super Bowl
  • February 13: Galentine’s Day / World Radio Day
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 15: International Childhood Cancer Day and Singles Awareness Day
  • February 17: #RandomActsOfKindnessDay
  • February 21: International Mother Language Day #IMLD
  • February 21 (Third Monday of February): President’s Day

Facebook post template:

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Facebook post template:

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So go out there and show your audience some love this month!

March: A Little Change of the Seasons

Spring is about to start, so more reason to spice up your social media calendar with the March holidays.

  • Women’s History Month
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • March 1: Zero Discrimination Day
  • March 3: World Wildlife Day #WorldWildlifeDay
  • March 4 (First Friday of March): National Day of Unplugging #DayOfUnplugging
  • March 4: National Grammar Day
  • March 6: National Dentist’s Day
  • March 8: International Women’s Day #InternationalWomensDay #IWD[YEAR]
  • March 14: Pi Day
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day #StPatricksDay
  • March 18: Global Recycling Day / World Sleep Day
  • March 20: International Day of Happiness
  • March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination #RacialDiscriminationDay
  • March 22: World Water Day #WorldWaterDay #Water2me
  • March 26 (Last Saturday of March): Earth Hour Day #EarthHour
  • March 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
  • March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility #TransDayofVisibility #TDOV

LinkedIn post template:

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Facebook feed ad template:

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April: Is it Hot or Not?

  • National Poetry Month
  • April 1: April Fools’ Day
  • April 2: World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 6: National Carbonara Day
  • April 7: World Health Day #LetsTalk
  • April 9: Easter Sunday
  • April 10: Siblings’ Day #NationalSiblingsDay
  • April 15: World Art Day 
  • April 18: Day for Monuments and Sites 
  • April 19: World Simpsons Day 
  • April 21: World Creativity and Innovation Day 
  • April 22: Earth Day 
  • April 23: World Book Day 
  • April 25: Metricool Day
  • April 26: World Intellectual Property Day 
  • April 27: World Design Day 
  • April 29: International Dance Day 
  • April 30: International Jazz Day 

Instagram post template:

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Facebook post template:

world book day 2023 facebook post

Related: Why you Need Fresh and Engaging Social Media Post Ideas

May: Summer is Here

  • May 1: International Workers Day #IntWorkersDay
  • May 2: National Teacher Day
  • May 3: World Press Freedom #WPFD2024
  • May 4: Star Wars Day #Maythe4thBeWithYou
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo / LinkedIn’s 20th Anniversary
  • May 6: Free Comic Book Day / National Nurses Day
  • May 7: World Laughter Day
  • May 8: World Red Cross Day
  • May 8 (First Sunday of May): Mother’s Day
  • May 15: International Day of Families
  • May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia #IDAHOT2024
  • May 18: International Museum Day
  • May 23: YouTube’s 18th Anniversary
  • May 25: Geek Pride Day
  • May 27: Heat Awareness Day (Last Friday of May) #NoFryDay
  • May 28: National Burger Day
  • May 30 (Last Monday of May): Memorial Day #MDW
  • May 31: World No Tobacco Day #NoTobacco

Instagram post video template:

may the force be with you instagram post video

Facebook post template:

cinco de mayo facebook post

June: Month of Pride and Happiness

  • LGBTQ Pride Month
  • June 1: International Children’s Day / Global Running Day
  • June 3: World Bicycle Day / National Donut Day (US) #NationalDonutDay
  • June 4: National Cheese Day (US)
  • June 5: World Environment Day
  • June 6: Higher Education Day #HigherEducationDay
  • June 8: Best Friends Day #BestFriendsDay / World Oceans Day #WorldOceansDay
  • June 12 (Second Sunday of June):International Children’s Day #ChildrensDay
  • June 17 (Third Sunday of June): Father’s Day #FathersDay
  • June 19: Juneteenth (US)
  • June 21: World Music Day / National Selfie Day #NationalSelfieDay
  • June 28: LGBTQIA+ Pride
  • June 30: Social Media Day #SMDay, #SocialMediaDay

Poster template:

juneteenth poster day

Instagram post template:

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July: A month for Sales

July has fewer social media holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spice up your content!

  • July 1: National Postal Worker Day
  • July 3: International Plastic Bag Free Day
  • July 4: Independence Day (US)
  • July 6: International Kissing Day
  • July 7: World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay
  • July 15: Social Media Giving Day
  • July 17: World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay National Ice Cream Day
  • July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day #MandelaDay / World Listening Day
  • July 30: International Friendship Day #DayOfFriendship

Twitter post template:

world chocolate day twitter posts

Facebook post template:

Pinterest post template:

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August: Month of women’s empowerment

  • Black Business Month
  • August 5: International Beer Day
  • August 8: International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay
  • August 8: National CBD Day
  • August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples / National Book Lovers Day
  • August 12: International Youth Day #YouthDay
  • August 13: International Left-Handers Day
  • August 13: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day #BlackWomensEqualPayDay
  • August 14: National Financial Awareness Day
  • August 19: World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay / World Humanitarian Day
  • August 26: National Women’s Equality Day #WomensEqualityDay / World Dog Day #NationalDogDay

Facebook post template:

day of the world's indigenous people facebook post

Facebook feed video template:

draught beer facebook feed video

September: Autumn leaves and Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are only really available around September, so it’s best to organize your social media holidays while sipping on some.

  • World Alzheimer’s Month
  • September 4: Labor Day
  • September 5: International Day of Charity
  • September 10: Grandparents Day
  • September 12: National Video Games Day #NationalVideoGamesDay
  • September 18: International Equal Pay Day
  • September 21: World Alzheimer’s Day
  • September 22: Start of Fall (Autumnal Equinox)
  • September 29: National Coffee Day
  • September 30: International Podcast Day #InternationalPodcastDay
  • September 15 – October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month

Instagram post template:

labour day appreciation instagram post

Instagram story template:

podcast day instagram story

October: Halloween!

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • October 1: International Coffee Day #InternationalCoffeeDay
  • October 2: World Day of Non-Violence
  • October 4: World Animal Day
  • October 5: International Teachers Day #WorldTeachersDay
  • October 9: Thanksgiving (Canada)
  • October 10: World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHeathDay
  • October 10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • October 11: National Coming Out Day
  • October 20: International Chefs Day
  • October 21: World Energy Saving Day
  • October 28: World Animation Day
  • October 31: Halloween

Invitation template:

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Illustration template:

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November: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…

  • Men’s Health Awareness Month (aka No-Shave November and “Movember”)
  • National Novel Writing Month #NaNoWriMo
  • November 1: Day of the Dead
  • November 8: STEM Day #STEMDay
  • November 9: Social Media Kindness Day
  • November 13: World Kindness Day #WKD
  • November 14: World Diabetes Day #WDD
  • November 17: International Students Day #InternationalStudentsDay
  • November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance / Universal Children’s Day #UNChildrensDay
  • November 23: Thanksgiving (US)
  • November 27: Small Business Saturday (Last Saturday of November) #ShopSmall
  • Black Friday: Friday following Thanksgiving Day (US)
  • Small Business Saturday: Saturday following Thanksgiving Day (US)
  • Cyber Monday: Monday following Thanksgiving Day (US)
  • Giving Tuesday: Tuesday following Thanksgiving Day (US)

Twitter post template:

let's remember twitter posts

Ad template:

children's day special sale

December: Snow, Christmas, and Joy!

  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • December 1: World AIDS Day #WAD2024
  • December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities #IDPWD
  • December 4: National Cookie Day
  • December 5: World Volunteer Day
  • December 10: World Human Rights Day / Nobel Prize Day
  • December 18 – 26: Hanukkah
  • December 21: First Day of Winter #WinterSolstice
  • December 24: Christmas Eve
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve #NYE

Pinterest post template:

happy hanukkah

Twitter post template:

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Social Media Holidays Calendar: A NEED!

We all know how important social media is for businesses these days. But keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of platforms and algorithms can be a full-time job. That’s why it’s important to create your own social media holidays calendar – so you can plan your content in advance and make the most of key dates throughout the year.

simplified app social media scheduler
via Simplified website

Thankfully, with Simplified, you can do all that and more. You can create your own social media calendar using the tool’s social media scheduler. From scheduling a post months in advance to social media automation, Simplified’s Social Media Scheduler is complete with features you need to maximize your postings.

More than that, it’s easy to streamline your workflow with team members and multiple clients with Simplified’s collaboration features. You can assign team roles and edit and leave comments in real-time.

Once you have your posts scheduled and posted, it’s also possible to check their reports and analytics in Simplified. You’ll see the trends, like the impressions, likes, and clicks on each of your posts. You’ll also get a breakdown of how many posts you have per day and more. This way, you can track the performance of your brand on different platforms!

With Simplified, managing multiple social media platforms is simple and convenient. You can do everything from creating to analyzing your brand’s performance without switching to multiple tabs! So, what are you waiting for? Try Simplified today and make content creation easier!

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