2024 Social Media Holidays You Need To Know

Don’t miss a beat with our guide to the 2024 social media holidays you need to know about.

Ready to transform your social media feeds into a lively hub of engagement and connection? We’ve got your back with the ultimate lowdown on the must-know social media holidays for 2024.

Picture the buzz when your brand not only joins but leads the party! We get it – missing out on a social media gem is a bummer. Fear not, because 2024 is your year for strategic and on-point content.

Let’s plan ahead, laugh off FOMO, and make every post count. Our guide is filled with friendly insights, a touch of SEO magic, and pure excitement to keep you in sync with the hottest conversations. Get set to boost your online presence and spread joy across the digital landscape. Let’s dive into the 2024 Social Media Holidays!



Financial Wellness Month

January 1: New Years Day

January 2: Science Fiction Day

January 3: International Mind-Body Wellness Day

January 4: Trivia Day

January 4: World Braille Day

January 7: Orthodox Christmas

January 11: Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 15: Blue Monday

January 16: Martin Luther King Day

January 19: Popcorn Day

January 20: Cheese Lovers Day

January 21: World Religion Day

January 22: Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

January 24: International Day of Education

January 27: Fun at Work Day

January 30: Croissant Day


Black History Month (US)

February 3: Wear Red Day

February 4: World Cancer Day

February 6: Safer Internet Day

February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science #WomenInScience

February 12: National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay

February 13: Radio Day

February 14: Valentines Day

February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 18:  International Asperger’s Day

February 20: World Day of Social Justice

February 22: Walking the Dog Day

February 28: Rare Disease Day


Women’s History Month

March 1: Employee Appreciation Day

March 1: National Day of Unplugging #DayOfUnplugging

March 1: International Wheelchair Day

March 1: Zero Discrimination Day

March 2: Teen Mental Wellness Day

March 8: International Women’s Day

March 11: Ramadan starts (tentative)

March 11: Napping Day

March 17: Saint Patrick’s Day

March 18: Global Recycling Day

March 20: International Day of Happiness

March 21: World Poetry Day

March 21: World Down Syndrome Day

March 22: World Water Day #WorldWaterDay #Water2me

March 23: Earth Hour

March 26: Purple Day

March 27: Theatre Day

March 29: Good Friday

March 31: Easter Sunday



Celebrate Diversity Month

April 1: April Fools Day

April 2: Autism Awareness Day

April 5: Walk to Work Day

April 7: World Health Day

April 9: Eid al-Fitr (tentative)

April 12: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

April 14: Day of Silence 

April 15: Tax Day (US)

April 15: World Art Day

April 21: International Creativity and Innovation Day

April 22: Earth Day

April 22: Passover

April 23: World Book Day #WorldBookDay

April 25: World Penguin Day

April 26: Pretzel Day

April 27:  International Guide Dog Day

April 29: International Dance Day #InternationalDanceDay

April 30: Honesty Day


Asian Heritage Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1: May Day

May 2: Astronomy Day

May 4: Star Wars Day

May 7: Laughter Day

May 12: International Nurses Day

May 13: Cocktail Day 

May 12: Mother’s Day (US & AUS)

May 17: ​​Baking Day

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

May 18: International Museum Day

May 18: Facebook’s 20th Anniversary

May 19: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 20: World Bee Day

May 22: Maritime Day

May 26: World MS Day

May 27: Sunscreen Day

May 29: Memorial Day

May 31: Smile Day


Pride Month

Men’s Health Month (US)

June 4: Cheese Day

June 7: National Donut Day (US) #NationalDonutDay

June 5: World Environment Day

June 8: Best Friends Day

June 8: World Oceans Day #WorldOceansDay

June 10: Mens Health Week

June 15: Nature Photography Day

June 16: Father’s Day (US)

June 18: International Picnic Day

June 19: Juneteenth (US)

June 21: Selfie Day

June 21: World Music Day

June 27: Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day

June 29: National Camera Day

June 29: Work From Home Day

June 30: Social Media Day #SMDay #SocialMediaDay

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July 4: ​​Independence Day (US)

July 7: Global Forgiveness Day

July 7: World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay

July 8: Video Game Day

July 11: 7 Eleven Day

July 12: Malala Day

July 13: Social Media Giving Day

July 17: World Emoji Day

July 18: World Listening Day

July 20: Chess Day

July 25: National Intern Day

July 29: Crazy Hair Day

July 30: International Friendship Day


Black Business Month

August 4: Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 5: Jeans for Genes Day

August 7: Purple Heart Day

August 8: International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay

August 9: Book Lovers Day

August 12: International Youth Day

August 14: National Financial Awareness Day

August 15: Relaxation Day

August 16: Tell a Joke Day

August 17: Nonprofit Day

August 19: World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay

August 26: National Dog Day (US) #NationalDogDay

August 26: Women’s Equality Day

August 30: Beach Day


Hispanic Heritage Month

World Alzheimer’s Month

September 1: Father’s Day (AUS)

September 5: Day of Charity

September 6: Read a Book Day

September 8: International Literacy Day

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

September 12: Day of Encouragement

September 13: Chocolate Day

September 14: R U OK? Day

September 18: Cheeseburger Day

September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 21: International Day of Peace

September 21: World Alzheimer’s Day

September 22: American Business Women’s Day

September 25: Cooking Day

September 27: World Tourism Day

September 29: World Heart Day

September 30:International Podcast Day



Mental Health Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 4: Taco Day

October 5: Teachers Day

October 10: World Mental Health Day

October 11: National Coming Out Day

October 14: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 15: Global Handwashing Day

October 30: National Day on Writing

October 25: Artist Day

October 29: Internet Day

October 31: Halloween



November 1: National Authors’ Day

November 6: Nachos Day

November 8: STEM Day #STEMDay

November 10: Science Day for Peace and Development

November 13: World Kindness Day

November 14: World Diabetes Day

November 17: Take a Hike Day

November 19: International Men’s Day

November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 21: World Television Day

November 28: Thanksgiving (US)

November 29: Black Friday

November 30: Computer Security Day

November 30: Small Business Saturday


AIDS Awareness Month

December 1: World AIDS Day

December 2: Cyber Monday

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

December 2: International Day for Abolition of Slavery

December 5: International Volunteer Day

December 10: Human Rights Day

December 13: Cocoa Day

December 15: Ugly Sweater Day

December 17: Maple Syrup Day

December 21: Crossword Puzzle Day

December 24: Christmas Eve

December 25: Christmas Day

December 28: Short Film Day

December 29: Still Need To Do Day

December 30: Bacon Day

December 31: New Years Eve


And that’s a wrap! When it comes to building your brand and boosting your visibility on social media, harnessing trending moments is a powerful tool to leverage. With this calendar of 2024 social media holidays up your sleeve, you can plan ahead, be strategic and harness these topical moments on social media.

If you can’t find a particular international or social media holiday for 2024 that you were hoping to see, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at support@plannthat.com. We understand that there are countless meaningful causes and celebrations out there, and we may have unintentionally missed some. Your input is invaluable, and we welcome the opportunity to expand our list. After all, the internet has an incredible power to connect otherwise isolated communities, and your contribution could help highlight a day that brings people together for the greater good. Let’s build a comprehensive and inclusive calendar, celebrating the diversity of causes that make our world vibrant and interconnected.

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