Top dates for your 2021 social media calendar

If you haven’t put together your 2021 social media calendar, now’s the time to get cracking! The idea behind creating a social media calendar is that your posts will gain more traction if they’re linked to popular, topical events that your customers are interested in.

2021 Social Media Content Calendar

 

Your 2021 social media calendar

Planning your social media calendar in advance will save you precious time later when it comes to researching trending topics and stories to generate ideas for your content.

Your social media calendar will vary according to your business and industry sector. However, here are some events you might want to consider including:

January (Download PDF calendar of January events)

  • 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
  • 12/01: Kiss a Ginger Day
  • 16/01: World Religion Day
  • 18/01: Brew Monday/Martin Luther King Day (USA)/Winnie the Pooh Day/Blue Monday
  • 21/01: Squirrel Appreciation Day/National Hug Day
  • 23/01: National Reading Day
  • 25/01: Burns Night
  • 26/01: Australia Day
  • 27/01: Holocaust Memorial Day
  • 31/01: National Bug Busting Day

February (Download PDF calendar of February events)

  • 01/02: National Sickie Day/Dignity Action Day
  • 07/02: The Super Bowl (USA)
  • 02/02: World Wetlands Day/Groundhog Day (USA and Canada)
  • 04/02: World Cancer Day/Time to Talk Day
  • 05/02: Wear Red Day/World Nutella Day/NSPCC Number Day/Welsh Language Music Day
  • 07/02: Send a Card to a Friend Day
  • 08/02: International Epilepsy Day
  • 09/02: National Pizza Day/National Toothache Day/Safer Internet Day
  • 11/02: World Day of the Sick/International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • 12/02: Chinese New Year begins
  • 14/02: Valentine’s Day/International Book Giving Day
  • 15/02: Singles Awareness Day
  • 16/02: Shrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Day!)
  • 17/02: Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • 19/02: Care Day
  • 20/02: National Love your Pet Day
  • 22/02: World Thinking Day
  • 23/02: World Spay Day
  • 25/02: Academy Awards (The Oscars)
  • 28/02: Rare Disease Day/National Essay Day

March

  • 01/03: St. David’s Day
  • 02/03: National Old Stuff Day
  • 03/03: World Hearing Day
  • 04/03: University Mental Health Day/World Book Day
  • 05/03: St Piran’s Day / Embrace the Space Webinar!
  • 08/03: International Women’s Day
  • 10/03: National No Smoking Day
  • 11/03: World Kidney Day/International School Meals Day
  • 14/03: Mother’s Day
  • 16/03: Young Carers Action Day
  • 17/03: St. Patrick’s Day
  • 18/03: Global Recycling Day
  • 19/03: National Poultry Day/Comic Relief Day/World Sleep Day
  • 20/03: Spring Equinox/International Day of Happiness
  • 21/03: World Down Syndrome Day/World Poetry Day
  • 22/03: World Water Day
  • 24/03: World TB Day
  • 26/03: Wear a Hat Day/Purple Day
  • 27/03: World Theatre Day
  • 28/03: Clocks go forward
  • 30/03: World Bipolar Day
  • 31/03: End of Q1

April

  • 01/04: April Fool’s Day
  • 02/04: Good Friday
  • 04/04: Easter Sunday/International Pillow Fight Day
  • 05/04: Easter Monday
  • 06/04: End of 2020-2021 tax year/Tartan Day (USA)
  • 07/04: World Health Day
  • 10/04: National Siblings Day
  • 11/04: World Parkinson’s Day
  • 15/04: International Micro-volunteering Day
  • 16/04: World Voice Day
  • 17/04: World Haemophilia Day
  • 22/04: International Mother Earth Day
  • 23/04: St. George’s Day/English Language Day/World Book Night/National Asparagus Day
  • 24/04: National Skipping Day/Scream Day
  • 25/04: World Malaria Day/World Penguin Day
  • 26/04: London Marathon/DNA Day
  • 28/04: World Day for Safety and Health at Work/Stop Food Waste Day
  • 29/04: International Dance Day
  • 30/04: International Jazz Day
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May

  • 02/05: World Asthma Day
  • 03/05: Bank holiday
  • 04/05: Star Wars Day (May the Fourth…)/ Firefighters’ Memorial Day
  • 05/05: International Day of the Midwife
  • 06/05: World Maternal Mental Health Day
  • 08/05: World Red Cross Day/World Ovarian Cancer Day
  • 09/05: World Fair Trade Day/Europe Day/National Lost Sock Day
  • 11/05: Eat What You Want Day/World Ego Awareness Day
  • 12/05: ME Awareness Day/International Nurses Day/National Limerick Day
  • 15/05: International Day of Families
  • 17/05: National Children’s Day
  • 18/05: World AIDS Vaccine Day/International Museums Day
  • 21/05: World Meditation Day
  • 22/05: World Goth Day
  • 23/05: World Turtle Day
  • 25/05: International Missing Children’s Day
  • 28/05: World Hunger Day
  • 29/05: National Biscuit Day
  • 31/05: Bank holiday/World No Tobacco Day

June

  • 01/06: Pride Month begins/International Children’s Day/World Milk Day/Global Day of Parents
  • 05/06: World Environment Day
  • 06/06: The Big Lunch/Butterfly Education and Awareness Day (BEAD)
  • 07/06: Cancer Survivors Day/Tourettes Awareness Day
  • 08:06: World Oceans Day/National Best Friends Day
  • 13/06: Cupcake Day/Sewing Machine Day
  • 14/06: World Blood Donor Day
  • 15/06: National Beer Day
  • 17/06: Plastic-Free Beauty Day
  • 18/06: International Picnic Day/Autistic Pride Day
  • 19/06: Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day
  • 20/06: Father’s Day/World Refugee Day/Summer Solstice
  • 21/06: Take Your Dog to Work Day/World Music Day
  • 24/06: National Writing Day
  • 26/06: Tour de France
  • 27/06: National Bingo Day/Glastonbury Festival
  • 28/06: Wimbledon begins
  • 30/06: End of Q2

July

  • 03/07: International Plastic Bag-Free Day
  • 04/07: Independence Day (USA)
  • 06/07: International Kissing Day
  • 07/07: World Chocolate Day
  • 10/07: Don’t Step on a Bee Day
  • 11/07: World Population Day
  • 15/07: British Open begins
  • 17/07: World Emoji Day/World Day for International Justice
  • 18/07: British Grand Prix
  • 19/07: Eid al-Adha begins
  • 23/07: Olympic Games begin
  • 24/07: National Tequila Day

August

  • 01/08: Yorkshire Day
  • 02/08: Bank holiday (Scotland only)
  • 05/08: Playday
  • 06/08: Cycle to Work Day/Edinburgh International Festival begins
  • 08/08: International Cat Day
  • 12/08: International Youth Day
  • 13/08: National Prosecco Day/International Left-handers Day
  • 19/08: World Photo Day/World Humanitarian Day
  • 24/08: National Plum Day
  • 31/08: Bank holiday (not Scotland)

September

  • 02/09: Toothache Day
  • 04/09: National Fish & Chip Day/The Braemar Gathering begins
  • 05/09: International Day of Charities/International Bacon Day
  • 06/09: National Read a Book Day/Rosh Hashanah begins
  • 07/09: Youth Mental Health Day
  • 08/09: International Literacy Day
  • 10/09: World Suicide Prevention Day
  • 12/09: Great North Run
  • 13/09: Roald Dahl Day
  • 15/09: Pension Awareness Day
  • 16/09: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • 19/09: Oktoberfest begins/Talk like a Pirate Day
  • 21/09: International Day of Peace/World Alzheimer’s Day
  • 22/09: World Car-Free Day/Autumnal Equinox
  • 27/09: World Tourism Day
  • 30/09: End of Q3

October

  • 01/10: Black History Month begins/International Day of Older Persons/International Coffee Day/World Vegetarian Day/National Poetry Day
  • 04/10: World Animal Day/Great Scottish Run/World Smile Day/No Disposable Cup Day/Diwali/World Dyslexia Awareness Day
  • 05/10: World Teachers Day
  • 06/10: National Badger Day
  • 08/10: National Clean Air Day/World Sight Day/World Egg Day
  • 10/10: World Mental Health Day
  • 11/10: National Coming Out Day
  • 13/10: National No Bra Day
  • 15/10: Global Handwashing Day/World Values Day
  • 16/10: World Food Day/Anti-Slavery Day
  • 18/10: World Menopause Day
  • 28/10: Clocks go back
  • 31/10: Halloween

November

  • 01/11: National Authors Day
  • 03/11: National Sandwich Day
  • 05/11: Bonfire Night
  • 07/11: International Stout Day
  • 08/11: World Radiography Day
  • 09/11: Social Media Kindness Day/World Freedom Day
  • 13/11: World Kindness Day/Blue Wednesday
  • 14/11: World Diabetes Day
  • 19/11: World Toilet Day/International Men’s Day/World Pancreatic Cancer Day
  • 20/11: Universal Children’s Day
  • 21/11: World Television Day
  • 25/11: White Ribbon Day
  • 26/11: Black Friday/Thanksgiving (USA)
  • 27/11: Small Business Saturday
  • 28/11: Hanukkah begins
  • 29/11: Cancer Support Scotland Day
  • 30/11: Cyber Monday/St. Andrew’s Day

December

  • 02/12: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • 03/12: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • 05/12: International Volunteers Day
  • 09/12: International Anti-Corruption Day
  • 10/12: Christmas Jumper Day/Human Rights Day
  • 18/12: Arabic Language Day
  • 20/12: International Human Solidarity Day
  • 21/12: Winter Solstice
  • 25/12: Christmas Day/Bank holiday
  • 26/12: Boxing Day
  • 31/12: New Year’s Eve/End of Q4

 

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As well as national and international events, make sure you include any significant dates from your area in your social media calendar, e.g. charity initiatives, political and sporting events.

This handy list should be a great starting point for you to create your own 2021 social media calendar and map out your content strategy for the year ahead!

 

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