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✨ Fun Holiday Posts for Social Media

Updated: Oct 26

written by Bonnie Chomica


Do you get frustrated trying to figure out what to post on social media?


Here’s something that can add some fun or insights for you and your audience.


Celebrate!


Rejoice and revel over some weirder holidays, or acknowledge and create awareness around certain days of observance.


You’ve probably leveraged the regular holidays in your posts, like New Year’s, Father’s Day, Hallowe’en, etc. Or maybe certain events like the Oscars, Superbowl, or Back to School.


To spice up your audience feeds a bit, have some fun with the unordinary, or use them to your brand’s advantage.


For example, did you know today (July 14) is National Tape Measure Day? Yup, it’s a thing.

If you were a carpenter, interior designer, or seamstress, this would likely work for your brand.


TYPES OF FUN HOLIDAYS TO POST


You can post something to celebrate or observe for a specific day, a week, or even a whole month. Here’s what I’m talking about.


January – is National Soup Month

February 9 – is Safer Internet Day

May 4 - is Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you – get it?)

June 1st weekend – begins National Fishing and Boating Week


There are several ‘holidays’ for each month of the year. Here are some more...


Food related holidays

  • popcorn day

  • green juice day

  • national noodle month

  • apple pie day

  • Mimosa day, and it goes on

Pet related holidays - because everyone can relate to animals, right?

  • national pet month

  • take your cat to work day

  • adopt a shelter dog month

  • poultry day

Health related holidays

  • heart month

  • diabetes month

  • world mental health day

Miscellaneous holidays

  • professions

  • causes

  • self-improvement

  • creativity

  • religion, and many more

Research holidays

Look for appropriate topics for your business, and your audience.


Research them!


Make sure you’re aware of any sensitive holiday topics so you don’t upset your readers and misrepresent your brand.


Also, I’ve focused on fun in this post, but if there is a cause or movement that you and your business stand behind, then by all means use those special holidays and observances to communicate that further.


Create awareness and show your position and values.


It can start a conversation.


SOCIAL MEDIA HOLIDAY CALENDAR RESOURCES


There are several resources, but here are three to get you started:


Days of the Year

National Day Calendar

List of National Days


Note that these sites are American, but as a Canadian I find that most entries are still appropriate, except of course that July 1 is Canada Day and not celebrated in the USA.


Over the years, I’ve added dates and holidays to my own Content Calendar, so I don’t have to keep checking every month on one of the sites.


Try adding that to your social media process.


WHAT TO POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA


It’s okay to have fun with your social media content. It will usually result in more engagement.


Put some thought into how you can make your holiday posts a bit different, or more targeted, or more interactive.

  • tag a business or client that is relevant to the holiday

  • do a video describing the holiday - real or your perspective

  • use real photos when you can versus stock photos

  • create an infographic for something more extensive

  • for holidays weeks or months, change the cover images on your social platform

  • use known hashtags, especially on Instagram and Twitter for more exposure

  • use gifs or memes

  • create a poll

  • ask a question

And just like many businesses that run specials or sales or contests for things like Valentine’s Day, Spring Break, or Black Friday, you could run a special or sale for a fun holiday that suits your brand.


Be creative with your posts:

  • make your audience laugh

  • move them to think

  • help them know you better

I hope that gave you some new ideas for your socials. Test it out. 🧪


Because I’m a gardener, one of my favourite whacky holidays is “National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day”. Because, seriously, you always grow more than you can possibly handle.


Watch for it on August 8th. 👁️


What’s your favourite holiday to post on social media?

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