Holidays are a wonderful time to focus on new and exciting marketing strategies. Many holidays may be relevant to your brand.

Below is a list of national US holidays, global awareness days recognized worldwide, and unofficial celebration days. There may be holidays that are specific to your brand, so make sure to do your own additional research, but these are a great start.

Some holidays have the same specific date, while others fall on a specific day, and so will have changing dates. This list is updated for 2019.

2019 Holidays:


January 1 – New Year’s Day

January 16 – National Religious Freedom Day

January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 22- National Hugging Day

January 28- Data Privacy Day


February 2 – Groundhog Day

February 3 – Superbowl Sunday

February 4 – World Cancer Day

February 5- Chinese New Year

February 5- Safer Internet Day

February 9- Inventors Day

February 13 – World Radio Day

February 14- Valentine’s Day

February 18- President’s Day

February 20- World Day of Social Justice

February 20- Love Your Pet Day



March 1- National Employee Appreciation Day

March 3 – World Wildlife Day

March 5- Mardi Gras

March 8- International Women’s Day

March 8- National Proofreading Day

March 14- National Pie Day

March 17- St Patrick’s Day

March 20- International Day of Happiness

March 20- First Day of Spring

March 21- World Poetry Day

March 22- World Water Day

March 23- National Puppy Day

March 30- National I Am in Control Day



April 1- April Fool’s Day

April 2- World Autism Awareness Day

April 7- World Health Day

April 14- Palm Sunday

April 15- Tax Filing Deadline

April 16- National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day

April 19- Good Friday

April 21- Easter Sunday

April 22- Earth Day

April 24- National Administrative Professionals Day

April 25- World Malaria Day

April 30- International Jazz Day

April 30- National Hairstylist Appreciation Day



May 1- May Day

May 1- National Loyalty Day

May 3- World Press Freedom Day

May 4- Star Wars Day

May 5- Cinco de Mayo

May 5- Ramadan Begins

May 5- International Day of Prayer

May 9- World Password Day

May 12- Mother’s Day

May 15- International Day of Families

May 27- Memorial Day



June 1- National Donut Day

June 4- Ramadan Ends

June 5- World Environment Day

June 8- World Oceans Day

June 14- Flag Day

June 16- Father’s Day

June 20- World Refugee Day

June 21- International Day of Yoga

June 21- First day of Summer

June 28- National Insurance Awareness Day

June 29- National Camera Day

June 30- Social Media Day


July 1- Canada day

July 2- World UFO Day

July 4- Independence Day

July 6- National Fried Chicken Day

July 8- National Video Game Day

July 11- World Population Day

July 13- National French Fry Day

July 14- Bastille Day

July 17- World Emoji Day

July 22- National Parent’s Day

July 26- National System Administrator Appreciation Day

July 30- International Day of Friendship



August 4- International Day of Friendship

August 10- National Bowling Day

August 10- National Garage Sale Day

August 12- International Youth Day

August 19- World Humanitarian Day

August 26- International Dog Day


September 02- Labor Day

September 5- International Bacon Day

September 7- National Beer Lover’s Day,

September 8- International Literacy Day

September 09-  Grandparents Day

September 19- International Talk Like a Pirate day

September 22- First Day of Fall

September 22- Car Free day

September 27- World Tourism Day

September 29- International Coffee Day



October 5- World Teacher’s Day

October 16- World Food Day

October 16- Bosses Day

October 29- National Cat Day

October 31- Halloween


November 2- Day of the Dead

November 11- Veteran’s Day

November 28- Thanksgiving

November 29- Black Friday

November 30- Small Business Saturday



December 1- World Aids Day

December 2- Cyber Monday

December 3- Giving Tuesday

December 10- Human Rights Day-

December 20- National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

December 21- First Day of Winter

December 24- Christmas Eve

December 25- Christmas

December 26- Boxing Day

December 31- New Year’s Eve


Each business and brand has a unique target audience and unique holidays that their audience might care about. For example, a local coffee company might want to post on National Coffee day while a nursing home might want to make a special announcement about World Grandparents Day and a technology based company might be excited about Data Privacy Day. Whatever your target market, there are holidays that your company should know, and post about. Contact us know for a customized list of holidays that might be pertinent to your brand.

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