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2022 social media calendar events

Imogen Davies

Social Media Expert
2022 social media calendar events

Have you ever celebrated National Pizza Day? Or how about National Sticker Day?

There’s an endless supply of holidays celebrated worldwide to mark your calendars with, and if you’re not already sharing relevant holidays on your social media - you’re missing out on some golden content opportunities.

Many different types of holidays that are celebrated, including trivial holidays like Cheese Lovers Day, work specific holidays like Get to Know Your Customers Day, and holidays that celebrate culture, identity and/or history, like Black History Month or International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. 

Posting about these holidays means that you have the chance to jump on a trending hashtag and join in a conversation that is happening around the world. Not doing so could mean that you miss out on opportunities to connect with your target audience, and people relevant to your business.

Some of these holidays may also be celebrated by your employees and customers as part of their identity and/or culture. Joining in on these conversations is a great way to show support for your companies community.

Check out the list below for key dates and social media holidays worth noting - some may be applicable to you, others not so much. But this is a great chance to get involved in trending conversations in a way that will be fun and engaging across social media.

January

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January 1: New Year's Day #NewYearsDay

January 2: Science Fiction Day #ScienceFictionDay

January 4: National Trivia Day #NationalTriviaDay

January 5: National Bird Day #NationalBirdDay

January 11: Human Trafficking Awareness Day #HumanTraffickingDay

January 11: Clean Off Your Desk Day #CleanOffYourDeskDay

January 13: National Sticker Day #NationalStickerDay

January 15: National Hat Day #NationalHatDay

January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Third Monday of January) #MLKDay

January 20: Cheese Lovers Day #CheeseLoversDay

January 20: Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of every quarter) #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

January 21: National Hugging Day #NationalHuggingDay

January 24: National Compliment Day #NationalComplimentDay

January 25: Opposite Day #OppositeDay

January 28: Data Privacy Day #PrivacyAware

January 31: Community Manager Appreciation Day (Last Monday of January) #CMAD

February

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February 1 - 28: #BlackHistoryMonth

February 2: Groundhog Day #GroundhogDay

February 2: World Wetlands Day #WorldWetlandsDay

February 4: World Cancer Day #WorldCancerDay

February 5: National Weatherperson’s Day #NationalWeatherpersonsDay

February 7: National Send a Card to a Friend Day #SendACardToAFriendDay

February 8: National Boy Scouts Day #BoyScoutsDay

February 9: National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay

February 9: Safer Internet Day #SID2022

February 11: Inventors Day #InventorsDay

February 12: Chinese New Year #ChineseNewYear

February 13: World Radio Day #WorldRadioDay

February 13: Super Bowl LV (Varies each year based on the U.S. Football season) #SBLV #SuperBowlSunday #SuperBowl

February 14: Valentine's Day #ValentinesDay

February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day #RandomActsOfKindnessDay

February 18: National Battery Day #NationalBatteryDay

February 20: World Day of Social Justice #SocialJusticeDay

February 20: Love Your Pet Day #LoveYourPetDay

February 21: International Mother Language Day #IMLD

February 21: Presidents Day (Third Monday of February) #PresidentsDay

March

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March 1: Mardi Gras #MardiGras

March 2: National Read Across America Day #ReadAcrossAmerica & #DrSeuss

March 3: World Wildlife Day #WorldWildlifeDay

March 4: National Grammar Day #NationalGrammarDay

March 4: National Employee Appreciation Day (First Friday of March) #EmployeeAppreciationDay

March 4: National Day of Unplugging (First Friday of March) #NationalDayOfUnplugging

March 6: National Dentist's Day #DentistsDay

March 7: National Be Heard Day #NationalBeHeardDay

March 7: National Cereal Day #NationalCerealDay

March 8: International Women's Day #BeBoldForChange

March 8: National Proofreading Day #NationalProofreadingDay

March 10: National Pack Your Lunch Day #NationalPackYourLunchDay

March 10: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NWGHAAD

March 11: National Worship of Tools Day #WorshipOfToolsDay

March 11: Popcorn Lover's Day #PopcornLoversDay

March 12: National Girl Scout Day #GirlScoutDay

March 14: Potato Chip Day #NationalPotatoChipDay

March 14: Pi Day #PiDay (To go the extra mile, post this at 1:59, as Pi equals 3.14159...)

March 13: Daylight Savings #DaylightSavings

March 15: National Napping Day #NationalNappingDay

March 15: World Consumer Rights Day #WorldConsumerRightsDay

March 16: National Freedom of Information Day #FreedomOfInformationDay

March 17: St. Patrick's Day #StPatricksDay

March 18: Awkward Moments Day #NationalAwkwardMomentsDay

March 19: National Let's Laugh Day #NationalLetsLaughDay

March 19: World Sleep Day #WorldSleepDay

March 19: Red Nose Day #RedNoseDay

March 20: International Day of Happiness #InternationalDayofHappiness

March 20: World Storytelling Day #WorldStorytellingDay

March 20: First Day of Spring #FirstDayofSpring

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination #RacialDiscriminationDay

March 21: World Poetry Day #WorldPoetryDay

March 22: World Water Day #WorldWaterDay

March 23: National Puppy Day #NationalPuppyDay

March 23: American Diabetes Association Alert Day #AmericanDiabetesAssociationAlertDay

March 25: Tolkien Reading Day #TolkienReadingDay

March 26: National Spinach Day #NationalSpinachDay

March 26: Purple Day #PurpleDay

March 27: Earth Hour Day #EarthHour

March 30: Doctor's Day #NationalDoctorsDay

March 30: National Take a Walk in the Park Day #NationalWalkInTheParkDay

March 31: World Backup Day #WorldBackupDay

March 31: Transgender Day of Visibility #TDOV

March 31: Equal Pay Day #EqualPayDay

April

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April 1 - 30: National #StressAwarenessMonth

April 1: April Fools Day #AprilFools

April 2: World Autism Awareness Day #WAAD

April 3: Find a Rainbow Day #FindARainbowDay

April 4: Hug a Newsperson Day #HugANewsperson

April 5: World Health Day #LetsTalk

April 6: National Walking Day #NationalWalkingDay

April 10: National Siblings Day #NationalSiblingsDay

April 10: Encourage a Young Writer Day #EncourageAYoungWriterDay

April 11: National Pet Day #NationalPetDay

April 12: International Day of Human Space Flight #InternationalDayOfHumanSpaceFlight

April 15: National Tax Day #TaxDay

April 15: National High-Five Day #NH5D

April 16: National Stress Awareness Day #StressAwarenessDay

April 16: National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day #PJDay

April 17: Haiku Poetry Day #HaikuPoetryDay

April 18: National Columnists' Day #NationalColumnistDay

April 20: National Look-Alike Day #NationalLookAlikeDay

April 21: National Administrative Professionals Day #AdministrativeProfessionalsDay

April 21: Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of every quarter) #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

April 22: Earth Day #EarthDay2022

April 23: National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day #COUNTONME

April 23: National Picnic Day #NationalPicnicDay

April 23: World Book Day #WorldBookDay

April 23: Arbor Day #ArborDay

April 25: National Telephone Day #NationalTelephoneDay

April 25: World Malaria Day #EndMalariaForGood

April 28: Denim Day #DenimDay

April 29: International Dance Day #InternationalDanceDay

April 30: National Honesty Day #NationalHonestyDay

April 30: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day #AdoptAShelterPetDay

April 30: International Jazz Day #JazzDay

May

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May 1: May Day #MayDay

May 1: International Workers Day #IntWorkersDay

May 3: World Press Freedom Day #WPFD2022 #PressFreedom

May 4: Star Wars Day #StarWarsDay & #Maythe4thBeWithYou

May 4: International Firefighters Day #InternationalFirefightersDay

May 4: World Asthma Day #WorldAsthmaDay

May 4: Thank a Teacher Day #ThankATeacher

May 5: Cinco de Mayo #CincoDeMayo

May 6: National Nurses Day #NursesDay

May 7: World Password Day #WorldPasswordDay

May 7: Space Day #SpaceDay

May 9: Europe Day #EuropeDay

May 9: Mother's Day #MothersDay

May 12: National Limerick Day #NationalLimerickDay

May 12: National Receptionist Day #NationalReceptionistDay

May 15: International Day of Families #FamilyDay

May 16: Love a Tree Day #LoveATreeDay

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia #IDAHOT2022

May 21: National Memo Day #NationalMemoDay

May 21: National Bike to Work Day #BTWD

May 21: Endangered Species Day #EndangeredSpeciesDay

May 24: National Scavenger Hunt Day #NationalScavengerHuntDay

May 27: Heat Awareness Day (Last Friday of May) #NoFryDay

May 28: Hamburger Day #NationalHamburgerDay

May 29: Paperclip Day #PaperclipDay

May 30: Memorial Day (Fourth Monday of May) #MemorialDay #MDW

May 31: World No-Tobacco Day #NoTobacco

June

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June 1: Global Day of Parents #GlobalDayOfParents

June 4: National Donut Day #NationalDonutDay

June 5: World Environment Day #WorldEnvironmentDay

June 6: National Cancer Survivors Day #NCSD2022

June 6: Higher Education Day #HigherEducationDay

June 8: World Oceans Day #WorldOceansDay

June 8: Best Friends Day #BestFriendsDay

June 13: International Children’s Day #ChildrensDay

June 14: World Blood Donor Day #GiveBlood

June 14: National Flag Day #FlagDay

June 19: Juneteenth (Freedom Day) #Juneteenth

June 20: World Refugee Day #WithRefugees

June 20: First Day of Summer #ForstDayOfSummer

June 20: Father’s Day #FathersDay

June 21: National Selfie Day #NationalSelfieDay

June 21: World Music Day #WorldMusicDay

June 21: International Yoga Day #InternationalYogaDay

June 24: National Handshake Day #HandshakeDay

June 25: Take Your Dog to Work Day #TakeYourDogToWorkDay

June 27: National Sunglasses Day #NationalSunglassesDay

June 30: Social Media Day #SMDay

July


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July 1: National Postal Worker Day #NationalPostalWorkerDay

July 2: World UFO Day #WorldUFODay

July 4: Independence Day (United States) #IndependenceDay

July 7: World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay

July 11: Cheer Up the Lonely Day #CheerUpTheLonelyDay

July 12: Malala Day #MalalaDay

July 15: Give Something Away Day #GiveSomethingAwayDay

July 15: Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

July 17: World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay

July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day #MandelaDay

July 30: Talk in an Elevator Day #TalkInAnElevatorDay

July 30: International Day of Friendship #DayOfFriendship

August

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August 1: Respect for Parents Day #RespectForParentsDay

August 2: National Coloring Book Day #NationalColoringBookDay

August 8: International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay

August 9: National Book Lovers Day #NationalBookLoversDay

August 10: National Lazy Day #LazyDay

August 11: National Sons and Daughters Day #SonsAndDaughtersDay

August 12: International Youth Day #YouthDay

August 12: World Elephant Day #WorldElephantDay

August 13: International Lefthanders Day #LefthandersDay

August 15: National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay

August 16: National Tell a Joke Day #NationalTellAJokeDay

August 19: World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay

August 19: World Humanitarian Day #WorldHumanitarianDay

August 20: National Lemonade Day #NationalLemonadeDay

August 26: National Dog Day #NationalDogDay

August 26: National Women’s Equality Day #WomensEqualityDay

September

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September 4: National Wildlife Day #NationalWildlifeDay

September 5: International Day of Charity #CharityDay

September 6: Labor Day #LaborDay

September 6: Read a Book Day #ReadABookDay

September 8: International Literacy Day #LiteracyDay

September 10: Stand Up To Cancer Day #KissCancerGoodbye

September 11: National Day of Service and Remembrance #911Day

September 12: Civic Day of Hacking #HackForChange

September 12: National Grandparents Day #NationalGrandparentsDay

September 12: National Day of Encouragement #DayOfEncouragement

September 12: National Video Games Day #NationalVideoGamesDay

September 15 - October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month #hispanicheritagemonth

September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day #TalkLikeAPirateDay

September 21: International Day of Peace #PeaceDay

September 21: Miniature Golf Day #MiniGolfDay

September 22: Car-Free Day #CarFreeDay

September 22: Hobbit Day #HobbitDay

September 22: First Day of Fall #FirstDayOfFall

September 26: National Pancake Day #NationalPancakeDay

September 26: European Day of Languages #EDL2022

September 27: World Tourism Day #WTD2022

September 28: World Rabies Day #WorldRabiesDay

September 28: National Good Neighbor Day #GoodNeighborDay

September 29: National Women’s Health and Fitness Day #FitnessDay

September 30: International Podcast Day #InternationalPodcastDay


October

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October 1: International Day of Older Persons #UNDOP

October 1: International Coffee Day #InternationalCoffeeDay

October 1: World Vegetarian Day #WorldVegetarianDay

October 1: World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay

October 2: International Day of Nonviolence #InternationalDayOfNonviolence

October 3: National Techies Day #TechiesDay

October 4: World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay

October 4: National Taco Day #NationalTacoDay

October 4: World Habitat Day #WorldHabitatDay

October 5: World Teachers Day #WorldTeachersDay

October 10: World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHeathDay

October 11: International Day of the Girl #DayOfTheGirl

October 14: World Sight Day #WorldSightDay

October 14: National Dessert Day #DessertDay

October 15: Global Handwashing Day #GlobalHandwashingDay

October 16: World Food Day #FoodDay

October 16: Bosses Day #BossesDay

October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty #EndPoverty

October 20: World Statistics Day #StatisticsDay

October 21: Reptile Awareness Day #ReptileAwarenessDay

October 21: Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of every quarter) #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

October 24: United Nations Day #UNDay

October 25: Greasy Foods Day #GreasyFoodsDay

October 30: National Publicist Day #NationalPublicistDay

October 30: Checklist Day #ChecklistDay

October 31: Halloween #Halloween

November

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November 1: World Vegan Day #WorldVeganDay

November 1: National Authors Day #NationalAuthorsDay

November 1: National Cook For Your Pets Day #CookForYourPetsDay

November 3: National Sandwich Day #NationalSandwichDay

November 4: National Candy Day #NationalCandyDay

November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends #DaylightSavings

November 8: National Cappuccino Day #CappuccinoDay

November 8: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) Day #STEMDay

November 11: Veterans Day #VeteransDay

November 13: World Kindness Day #WKD

November 14: World Diabetes Day #WDD

November 15: Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day #CleanOutYourRefrigeratorDay

November 15: America Recycles Day #BeRecycled

November 16: International Day for Tolerance #ToleranceDay

November 16: National Entrepreneurs Day #EntrepreneursDay

November 17: International Students Day #InternationalStudentsDay

November 19: International Men’s Day #InternationalMensDay

November 20: Universal Children’s Day #UNChildrensDay

November 21: World Hello Day #WorldHelloDay

November 25: Thanksgiving Day #Thanksgiving

November 26: National Cake Day #NationalCakeDay

November 26: National Day of Listening #DayOfListening

November 27: Small Business Saturday (The last Saturday of November) #ShopSmall

November 29: Electronic Greeting Card Day #ElectronicGreetingCardDay

November 30: Computer Security Day #ComputerSecurityDay

December

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December 1: World AIDS Day #WAD2022

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities #IDPWD

December 4: National Cookie Day #NationalCookieDay

December 5: World Soil Day #WorldSoilDay

December 6: Microwave Oven Day #MicrowaveOvenDay

December 8: Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day #PretendToBeATimeTravelerDay

December 10: Human Rights Day #HumanRightsDay

December 10: Nobel Prize Day #NobelPrize

December 10: National Salesperson Day #SalespersonDay

December 11: International Mountain Day #InternationalMountainDay

December 21: Crossword Puzzle Day #CrosswordPuzzleDay

December 21: First Day of Winter #WinterSolstice

December 27: No Interruptions Day #NoInterruptionsDay

December 31: New Year’s Eve #NYE

You now have an extensive list of 278 social media holidays at your fingertips, so you can start brainstorming fun creative content to include in your strategic social content calendar. To make sure you cover the biggest 2022 trends as well, we recommend reading our prediction for this year in our latest blog to set yourself up for success across the whole year.