Key dates for your 2024 social media calendar

 2024 social media calendar

As we approach the end of 2023, you might be starting to think about your social media content for 2024. Planning ahead is crucial if you want to make your posts timely and relevant for your audience.

One sure-fire way to expand your reach on social media is to shape your content around key events and awareness days.

To give you a head start, we’ve put together this handy list of dates to consider for your 2024 social media calendar. It’s not exhaustive – you may want to add in some local or business-specific events too, and not everything will be relevant or appropriate for your organisation – but we hope it will get you going!

January

01/01 – Beginning of Dry January/Ginuary/Veganuary

01/01 – New Year’s Day (bank holiday)

02/01 – Bank holiday (Scotland only)

03/01 – Festival of Sleep Day

04/01 – World Braille Day

05/01 – Twelfth Night/National Bird Day

06/01 – National Shortbread Day

08/01 – Plough Monday

12/01 – Kiss a Ginger Day

15/01 – Blue Monday

17/01 – International Mentoring Day

21/01 – National Hug Day/World Religion Day

24/01 – International Day of Education

25/01 – Burns Night

26/01 – Australia Day

26/01 – Spouse’s Day

27/01 – International Holocaust Memorial Day/Chocolate Cake Day

February

01/02 – LGBT History Month begins

02/02 – Groundhog Day/Start of Six Nations Rugby Championship

05/02 – National Sickie Day/Children’s Mental Health Week begins

06/02 – Safer Internet Day

07/02 – National Send a Card to a Friend Day

09/02 – National Pizza Day

10/02 – Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year

11/02 – International Day of Women and Girls in Science/American Football Super Bowl LVIII

13/02 – Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday)/World Radio Day

14/02 – Library Lovers’ Day/Valentine’s Day

15/02 – NSDesign’s 25th Birthday

16/02 – Care Day/Start of London Fashion Week

17/02 – Random Acts of Kindness Day

18/02 – BAFTA Awards

20/02 – World Day of Social Justice

21/02 – International Mother Language Day

22/02 – World Thinking Day

29/02 – Rare Disease Day/Leap Day

March

01/03 – Start of Women’s History Month

01/03 – First Day of Spring/St. David’s Day/Zero Discrimination Day

02/03 – BRIT Awards

03/03 – World Wildlife Day/World Hearing Day

07/03 – World Book Day

08/03 – International Women’s Day

10/03 – Mother’s Day/Ramadan begins/Academy Awards (The Oscars)

11/03 – Commonwealth Day

13/03 – National No Smoking Day

14/03 – International School Meals Day/Pi Day

15/03 – Red Nose Day/World Sleep Day/Great British Spring Clean starts

17/03 – St. Patrick’s Day

18/03 – Global Recycling Day

20/03 – International Day of Happiness

21/03 – World Poetry Day

22/03 – World Water Day

23/03 – World Meteorological Day/National Day of Reflection (4 years since the first Covid-19 lockdown)/Earth Hour

25/03 – International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

29/03 – Good Friday (bank holiday)

30/03 – World Bipolar Day

31/03 – Easter Sunday/Clocks go forward

April

01/04 – Start of National Pet Month/April Fools’ Day/Easter Monday (bank holiday)

02/04 – World Autism Awareness Day

05/04 – International Day of Conscience

07/04 – World Health Day

09/04 – End of Ramadan

10/04 – National Siblings Day

11/04 – US Masters Golf begins

13/04 – Grand National (Aintree Racecourse)

15/04 – World Art Day

21/04 – World Creativity and Innovation Day/National Tea Day/London Marathon

22/04 – Earth Day

23/04 – St George’s Day/Shakespeare Day

25/04 – International Girls in ICT Day

26/04 – World Intellectual Property Day

28/04 – World Day for Safety and Health at Work

29/04 – International Dance Day/start of National Gardening Week

May

01/05 – Deaf Awareness Week begins

02/05 – World Password Day

04/05 – May the Fourth (Star Wars Day)

06/05 – Early May bank holiday

07/05 – World Asthma Day

08/05 – World Red Cross Day

11/05 – Eat What You Want Day

11/05 or 12/05 Women’s FA Cup Final

12/05 – Garden Day

13/05 – Start of Mental Health Awareness Week

14/05 – National Children’s Day

15/05 – International Day of Families/National Numeracy Day

16/05 – British Sandwich Week begins

17/05 – World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

20/05 – World Bee Day

21/05 – International Tea Day/World Meditation Day

21/05 – Chelsea Flower Show starts

22/05 – World Goth Day

23/05 – World Turtle Day

25/05 – FA Cup Final 

27/05 – Spring hank holiday/Sunscreen Day/Gloucester Cheese Rolling Day/National BBQ Week starts

28/05 – World Hunger Day

29/05 – National Biscuit Day

 June

01/06 – Beginning of Pride Month/Global Day of Parents/First Day of Summer/UEFA Champions League Final/The Big Lunch begins

03/06 – World Bicycle Day

05/06 – World Environment Day/Global Running Day

06/06 – National Fish and Chips Day

08/06 – World Oceans Day/National Best Friends Day/King’s Birthday

14/06 – UEFA EURO 2024 Football Tournament (Scotland V Germany)

15/06 – National Beer Day

16/06 – Father’s Day

18/06 – International Picnic Day/Royal Ascot begins

20/06 – National Clean Air Day/Summer Solstice

22/06 – Windrush Day

26/06 – National Writing Day

27/06 – Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

29/06 – London Pride parade/Tour de France begins

30/06 – World Social Media Day

July

01/07 – Wimbledon Tennis Championships begins

02/07 – Henley Royal Regatta begins

04/07 – Independence Day (USA)

05/07 – British Grand Prix begins

07/07 – World Chocolate Day/National Thank You Day

11/07 – World Population Day

15/07 – World Youth Skills Day

17/07 – World Day for International Justice/World Emoji Day

18/07 – Nelson Mandela International Day

21/07 – National Ice Cream Day

24/07 – National Tequila Day/International Self-Care Day

26/07 – 2024 Summer Olympics start

29/07 – National Lipstick Day

30/07 – International Day of Friendship

August

01/08 – Yorkshire Day

02/08 – International Beer Day

04/08 – Sisters’ Day

05/08 – Summer bank holiday (Scotland only)

08/08 – International Cat Day

10/08 – International Update Your Bio Day

12/08 – International Youth Day

13/08 – International Left-Handers Day/National Prosecco Day

15/08 – National Relaxation Day

19/08 – World Humanitarian Day/World Photography Day

21/08 – World Entrepreneurs’ Day

22/08 – National Burger Day

26/08 – International Dog Day/Summer bank holiday (not Scotland)

28/08 – British Masters Golf begins

September

01/09 – First Day of Autumn

05/09 – International Day of Charity

08/09 – International Literacy Day

10/09 – World Suicide Prevention Day

16/09 – International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

18/09 – International Equal Pay Day

20/09 – World Cleanup Day/British Food Fortnight begins

21/09 – International Day of Peace/Oktoberfest begins

23/09 – International Day of Sign Languages

27/09 – World Tourism Day

October

01/10 – UK Black History Month begins/World Vegetarian Day/International Coffee Day

03/10 – National Poetry Day

04/10 – World Animal Day/National Taco Day

05/10 – World Teachers’ Day

06/10 – Grandparents’ Day

10/10 – World Mental Health Day/World Homelessness Day

11/10 – World Egg Day

15/10 – Global Handwashing Day

21/10 – Back to the Future Day

25/10 – World Pasta Day

27/10 – Clocks go back

29/10 – RSPB Feed the Birds Day

31/10 – Halloween/World Cities Day

November

01/11 – Start of Movember/World Vegan Day/National Author’s Day/National Stress Awareness Day/Diwali

03/11 – Sandwich Day

04/11 – National Roast Dinners Day

05/11 – Bonfire Night

13/11 – World Kindness Day

14/11 – World Diabetes Day

19/11 – World Toilet Day

20/11 – World Children’s Day

21/11 – World Television Day

29/11 – Black Friday

30/11 – Small Business Saturday/St Andrew’s Day

December

01/12 – World AIDS Day/First Day of Winter

02/12 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery/Cyber Monday/St Andrew’s Day (substitute bank holiday, Scotland only)

03/12 – International Day of Disabled Persons/Giving Tuesday

05/12 – International Volunteer Day/World Soil Day

09/12 – Green Monday

10/12 – Human Rights Day

12/12 – Christmas Jumper Day

14/12 – Free Delivery Day

20/12 – Mad Friday

21/12 – First Day of Winter/Super Saturday

24/12 – Christmas Eve

25/12 – Christmas Day

26/12 – Boxing Day

31/12 – New Year’s Eve

Don’t forget to add any significant dates for your local area (think charity, political and sporting events), as well as any relevant campaigns, industry events, product launches or publication dates you want to promote.

Boost the visibility of your posts by tagging relevant organisations and including any specific hashtags associated with the day(s) in question.

And that’s it: you should now have everything you need to start planning your 2024 social media calendar!

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