Are you ready to create engaging social media posts with our April Content Calendar Ideas?
Use this post to prep your April content and have it ready to go ahead of time with our easily editable template ideas.
We’re giving you regular monthly content calendar posts throughout the year. We’ll also review them annually so you’re good to go each month!
Now you can have a full selection of daily, weekly and monthly posts at your fingertips – we’ve also included national, international holidays or as we call them, celebration “days” throughout our April Content Calendar. No matter what your need, there’ll be a post or two for you to use. Never get stuck for ideas again!
We’ve researched and checked out loads of resources to round up this April Content Calendar ready for you. It’s full to the brim with content ideas and templates.
We’ve also thrown in some marketing tips to get you off and racing. Oh, and if you are a fan of hashtags, you’ll love our hashtag suggestions. If we can find a good hashtag we’ll always add it in, so you know which hashtags to use.
Bonus: Some of the image suggestions are actually Easil templates. This means that you can click through to your Easil account and start designing straight away! If you don’t have an account yet, it’s super simple to set up. Just open up a trial account and get started for free.
Overview of what we’ve included in our April Content Calendar:
- There are celebrations for every day in April. In most cases, you’ll find that we’ve added more than one suggestion each day. Now you can choose the holiday that appeals to you most to convert into content!
- Extra “Unique and Unusual” Holidays. These weird, wonderful and wacky holidays make for some fun (and usually engaging social media posts). Try adding at least some of these into your posts.
- A series of Week-long holiday celebrations for April.
- A list of Month-long holiday celebrations for April.
Whether it’s World Penguin Day, Chocolate Mousse Day or World Health Day, you’re sorted with our April Content Calendar. And of course we’ve included the super popular and well-known days of celebration like Anzac Day and Easter to remind your followers about!
TIPS FOR USING OUR APRIL CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Here are our top tips and tricks for getting the most out of April Content Calendar:
- Choose the days or celebrations that are in sync with your audience. Get into the minds of your audience and think about what your ideal customer might be interested in outside of your usual content categories. They might love technology but may also love to get outdoors and go screen-free! Just because they like hearing about social media tips and business doesn’t mean they don’t also love Beer or reading quotes by Winston Churchill. Get creative with the unusual and unique holidays we’ve included in our April content calendar. After all, these types of posts make you more relatable! You’re more human if you get excited about the idea of wearing your PJs or Onesie to work. Think like your ideal follower or customer and post about things they are likely to engage with. You’ll soon know if the “Day” in question is a good fit for your audience.
- Remember this isn’t an exhaustive list.
Orcourse we can’t list every single day of celebration for April. But it’s a super handy list that will get you started. We encourage you to search for more/extra celebration days to add to this list.
- Check first. Despite double-checking all the entries, we’d suggest that you check the holidays for your region or country too. Some days of celebration stay the same every year, and others do not. For example, some of the days fall on the 1st Monday of the Month, so they’ll change each year. It’s always best to do a check yourself before posting. And it goes without saying, that if you spot an error, please let us know!
InstragramHashtags. Although we aim to share hashtags that are not banned by Instagram, we recommend you check the status of a hashtag as it can change overnight. Use the tips in this post to check hashtags first. Instagram bans thousands of hashtags at any time (temporarily or indefinitely) usually because the hashtag or content posted under that hashtag violates Instagram’s Community Guidelines. Unfortunately this currently does include some “normal” hashtags like “Easter, Valentine’s Day, New Years” so avoid using these. Banned hashtags may change – so always check first.
- Not all countries are covered. Although
Easilis based in Australia, these holidays are from around the world, with many being North American Holidays. Although we endeavour to have holidays from many areas, it’s impossible to cater forevery country. Use this list to get started and then research your local area or primary demographic to find more ideas. Hint Hint– you analways come back to Easilto create images for them!
ADDING IMAGES TO YOUR APRIL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
You can use our April content calendar in may different ways. You can start with one of our Easil templates to edit and create your design. Or, you can use your own photos or assets to create something custom. You’re only limited by your creativity in terms of how you illustrate the day.
HOT TIP: Why not post a quote that relates to the day in question? For example, the 9th April provides a perfect opportunity for this, with Winston Churchill Day.
MONTH OF APRIL CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Ready? Here’s our list of holidays for the month of April:
April Fools Day
First up on our April Content Calendar is that cheeky time of the year when we play pranks on each other. Use the hashtag #AprilFools. You can get clever with this “day” having some fun with your audience, maybe making a joke about something harmless to do with your industry.
Just be warned that you need to tread a little carefully with April Fool’s Day posts. People can be gullible and may unwittingly share it as fact, so you might want to make it clear that it’s April Fools somewhere in the post if it’s something likely to go viral! Although we have faith that people are smart and can work it out!
International Fun at Work Day
Whether you love it or hate it at work, today is the day to have fun. Observed annually on April 1st, this is no April Fool’s Day! It’s Fun Day at Work! Use the hashtag #FunAtWorkDay
International Children’s Book Day
Celebrated around Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday, this is an international celebration of children’s books. It’s a day to promote literacy and inspire reading in our young people. if you work in Education or anything to do with kids, this is great content for you to be posting!
World Autism Day
This day is for the international community to come together in recognition of people living with Autism – from Autism-friendly events to educational activities, World Autism Day is held on April 2nd in 2019.
World Ferret Day
Yes, the cheeky, lively and intelligent ferret gets a “day” on our April Content Calendar. There’s even a website!
PS it’s also Peanut Butter and Jelly Day in the US. We can’t comment on whether or not this is because Ferret’s like to eat Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches.
Find a Rainbow Day
Observed annually on 3rd April, Find a Rainbow Day originates from the line “April Showers bring May Flowers” … and they may bring Rainbows too… so it’s a good day to look for them. From a content perspective it’s a great day to encourage everyone to drop the screens and get outside (hunting rainbows perhaps). Or anything inspired by rainbows!
National Chocolate Mousse Day
We know we feature a LOT of Chocolate-inspired days. And here’s another one. Chocolate Mousse Day. Who doesn’t love a deliciously smooth and rich chocolate mousse? Everyone… since they were created in the 1800s in France. Enjoy!
International Carrot Day
All things carrot – from carrot cake to carrot recipes and Peter Rabbit. Today is about carrots around the world! There’s a website too!
Vitamin C Day
In the spirit of remaining healthy, today is Vitamin C Day on our April Content Calendar.
Cordon Bleu Day
Today is National Cordon Bleu Day in the US. If you have never had this delicious dish of chicken, ham and cheese, maybe today is the day to try it.
Who doesn’t love Caramel… it goes with everything (sweet, that is!).
First Contact Day
This is a day for the Trekkies… Star Trek Fans that is. It’s all about something to do with a fellow called Dr Zefram Cochrane who, through a chain of events, sparked the first contact between Earth and a passing Vulcan ship on
Pillow Fight Day
If you want an excuse to have a Pillow Fight, today is the day! We couldn’t resist adding it to our April Content Calendar.
National Caramel Popcorn Day
It seems to be caramel month in April – post about content around movies, and all things popcorn. Sweet, caramel popcorn, that is.
New Beer’s Eve
A fun celebration day to mark the end of Prohibition in the United States in 1933, when people lined up around the block at the doors of their chosen public house or “Pub” to have their first legal brew in 13 years…. New Beer’s Eve.
Fun Fact. It was estimated that in the first 24 hours after the end of Prohibition 1.5 million gallons of beer were consumed.
Daylight Savings Ends (Australia)
Today is the day we turn back our clocks for the end of Daylight Savings in the Australian States that observe Daylight Savings. Enjoy the extra hour and sleep in on this Sunday in 2019!
Today is National Beer Day. Use the hashtag #NationalBeerDay to celebrate all things Beer. As we stated above, this is the day that commemorates the return to legal drinking in the United States after Prohibition ended in 1933. Apparently President Roosevelt stated “I think this would be a good time for a beer” on that day.
World Health Day
An important inclusion on our April Content Calendar, April 7th each year marks World Health Day, an initiative of the World Health Organization. It’s all about creating awareness about health including important issues like mental health, maternal and child care and even climate change. It’s a day to focus on issues of global health.
Zoo Lovers Day
An excuse to get outside and see some animals at your local zoo, or maybe find your nearest free range zoo and go on a safari – more and more open plain zoos are opening up around the world. Or post content about exotic animals!
Step into the Spotlight Day
This day can be highlighted in many ways, the most obvious would be to turn the spotlight on your team or a client or fan. Or just step into your own spotlight and put yourself out there with your marketing! Use the hashtag #StepIntoTheSpotlightDay.
Winston Churchill Day
Observed every year on April 9th, today is the perfect day to share a quote from the famous man, well
Wednesday 10th April, 2019 is Siblings Day. It’s holiday recognised annually in the United States honouring the relationships of Siblings. Like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.. this one is all about the bro and sis relationships! Use the hashtag #NationalSiblingsDay.
In celebration of the internationally popular sport, today commemorates the day, on April 10, 1916 when the Professional Golfer’s Association of America was formed in New York City. Today could be a good day for golf related content or a golf-esque quote!
National Pet Day
Today is all things Pets – from your own pets to your audience’s pets to pet quotes and fun pet videos and images – it’s never hard to come up with content about pets! Share how we love them and how they amuse us. #NationalPetDay
National Cheese Fondue Day
Today is all about that delicious dish where we get to mix cheese and wine and then dip yummy food into it. Of note, this is also National Poutine Day in Canada which celebrates the delicious mix of french fries, cheese and gravy. All the cheese things on one day!
Walk on Your Wild Side Day
Let loose! Today is the day to walk on your wild side. Maybe bend the rules a little or do something that’s out of your comfort zone.
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
Or as we call them in Australia – a Grilled Cheese Toastie. Comfort food at it’s best. Ask your audience if they love them too! We couldn’t resist adding this to our April Content Calendar.
Love it or hate it, Licorice has it’s own day!
Post about Scrabble, play with words, or try to bamboozle us with a word of the day! Today is all about Scrabble. Check out these Scrabble tips!
Thomas Jefferson Day
For our US readers, today is the day that celebrates the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States from 1801 to 1809 and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He was known as an influential “Founding Father”.
National Pecan Day
Celebrated primarily in the United States, today is all about the humble Pecan Nut… and of course the wonderful dishes you can make with Pecans, like Pecan Pie!
International Moment of Laughter Day
Observed annually on the 14th April, the International Moment of Laughter Day is about forgetting the stresses of daily life and benefiting from the healing and stress-reducing power of laughter. This day is all about stopping and smelling the roses and was founded by Humorologist Izzy Gesell. Use the hashtag #MomentOfLaughterDay.
World Art Day
A celebration of fine art the world over, World Art Day is held on the birthday of Leonardo Da Vinci, and a great day for creating content on our April Content Calendar.
National Wear Your PJs to Work Day
It’s time to have some fun at work – wear your PJs and try to act
Save the Elephant Day
We love Elephants so had to include them on our April Content Calendar. Save the Elephant Day is a day to show our love and support for these gentle giants and raise awareness about the threats to their species. Much revered in countries like India, there is always loads of content you can share about Elephants from videos to images to quotes.
Haiku Poetry Day
Haiku is a genre of Poetry from Japan in which is characterised by writing in short, simple stanzas.. just 17 syllables in total (split into 5, 7, 5). While it’s simple, it can take practice to master. Maybe today is a day to dabble in Haiku!
Primarily a day in America and often acknowledged in American Universities, it’s a mix of celebrating this healthy fruit, dressing as bananas and also encouraging people to “goof off” or go bananas. Plenty of interpretation to be had on this one for your content!
Get to Know Your Customers Day
A great day to get to know your customers better – online and offline! Maybe ask a question to get them to share or share a case study about one of your best customers. Highlight them in some way and pay attention to them!
A Christian observance in many countries, including Australia, this day is also known as Holy Thursday. It commemorates the last supper and observed in many churches. Falls on the Thursday before Good Friday.
Love it or hate it, Garlic is a part of many of the world’s best recipes and foods we love. Today is a day all about Garlic.
Hanging Out Day
A day that is all about making small changes to make a big difference. The original idea was that we should hang out our clothes instead of drying them, but it has also been interpreted as a day where we can get outside, hang out with your friends, and using less energy!
This day can cover a lot of look-a-like content such as identical twins, doppelgangers, clones, copycats or however you want to spin it. #NationalLookalikeDay
Volunteer Recognition Day
This can be a great topic idea for a brand who has volunteers work with them or where you want to acknowledge volunteers in your industry. It’s a special group of people so this is the day to celebrate them!
Easter Sunday is observed on the first Sunday after the full moon after the March Equinox and celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s a big family day in Australia and often the day that there are both church services and traditions around the idea of rebirth (hence the eggs). From egg decorating to chocolate and hot cross buns, there’s plenty of content you can create around Easter.
National Tea Day
National Tea Day is celebrated every year in the United Kingdom. It’s all about celebrating the drinking of tea, and the Brits should know a lot about that! Find out more about tea and even the British lifestyle event, FesTeaVal that’s held annually in the UK.
World Creativity and Innovation Day
Observed annually on April 21st since 2001, this day is all about creativity and innovation, solving old problems in new ways and the creative process and scientific innovation.
Earth Day is held annually on 22nd April and is a popular day to create images for on our April Content Calendar. Check out NASA’s public domain images on the link below – so much
It’s also the last day of Easter and usually the last day of a long weekend (in Australia it is at least).
National Picnic Day
It’s a great day to have a meal outside… from BBQs to picnic blankets or traditional long lunches, pack your picnic and get outside. #nationalpicnicday
English Language Day
Founded by the UN, today is English Language Day. English, along with French is one of the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat, and one fo the organisation’s six official languages. Find out more here.
World Book Day
The UN chose this day for World Book Day because it’s symbolic. It’s the day that famous writers, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died and the date of birth of many other authors around the world. This day is about a world-wide tribute to books and authors and encouraging everyone to discover or re-discover the pleasure of reading.
World Stationery Day
With Instagram being full of handwritten messages on beautiful stationery, entire blogs dedicated to stationery and our general love of all things stationery.. you should be able to come up with some content for today in celebration of World Stationery Day. Observed the last Wednesday in April every year.
International Guide Dog Day
These wonderful animals have their own celebratory day on the 25th Aril. its a day to celebrate the impact these dogs have on the lives of blind and vision impaired people. Find out more about Guide Dogs here.
One of the most popular holidays in Australia, Anzac Day is a day of national remembrance for our Australian and New Zealand Soldiers (ANZAC being short for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) who served and/or died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. It’s a day that Australians attend Dawn Services around the country and then spend the afternoons drinking with mates, so it’s a big day for our pubs, clubs and hotels. Anzac Dday was was originally held to mark the landing at Gallipoli in World War I. Use the hashtag #AnzacDay
World Penguin Day
It’s also a day for penguins in the rest of the world. These cute, resilient creatures are loved the world over, so this day is about appreciating and protecting penguins. Or maybe a penguin quote or joke!
On the anniversary of the completion of the human genome project in 2003 and the earlier discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953, it’s DNA Day. It might be fitting to share some DNA related content, especially with so many people around the world fascinated with testing for their DNA origins. Find out more about DNA Day here.
National Pretzel Day
With the huge increase in craft beer and boutique pubs around the world, pretzels are definitely becoming more and more popular. Today’s the day to talk about Pretzels.
National Kids and Pets Day
Kids and pets are always great for creating content, so today you can choose between both!
Independent Bookstore Day
This one day celebration is designed to bring attention back to independent bookstores – which are often more than just stores filled with passionate staff and readers. Help them survive amongst the giants like Amazon, Kindle and Barnes and Noble.
Babe Ruth Day
This day has been observed annually on the 27th April since 1947 when an ailing Babe Ruth was celebrated by the New York Yankees at their stadium not long before he died. One of the greatest baseball players who ever swung a bat, he has been celebrated on 27 April ever since. Read about the history of it all here.
Prime Ribs Day
If you love Prime Ribs and you have a US based audience, then today might be a good day to base your content around Prime Ribs! Or even if you just love ribs… no matter where you live!
This day is all about celebrating supererhoes, both fictional of the Marvel kind and real-life of the local heroes kind. This day was created by Marvel, everyone can be a superhero to someone else – whether it’s Thor, Superman, a Teacher or a Mum or Dad! Anyone who has brought light and hope to the world qualifies so get creative with your content! Use the hashtags #SuperHeroDay and #NationalSuperHeroDay and #SuperHeroDay2019
International Dance Day
Founded in 1982 International Dance Day promotes the art and dance of the world. Find out more on the official International Dance Day website and use the hashtag #InternationalDanceDay.
Make a Wish Day
Celebrated on April 29th annually, this day commemorates the anniversary of the wish that inspired the Make-A-Wish foundation. It all started in 1980 with a young, 7-year old boy named Chris Greicius who was diagnosed with leukaemia and wished to be a policeman. His Mother, her friends and a group of police officers brought his wish to fruition. Later in 1986, the Make-A-Wish foundation was founded in the UK and since then has helped to change the lives of more than 12,000 seriously ill children by granting their One True Wish. Find out more on the Make-A-Wish website.
Today is all about honesty – in life, business and marketing. How can you spin this to create some cool content? #NationalHonestyDay
International Jazz Day
It’s all that jazz! Fun Fact: Unesco announced back in 2017 that Sydney Australia would be the global host city for the International Jazz Day in 2019! Expect Jazz Down Under! Find out more here and use the hashtag #JazzDay.
And there you go! You’re all set with a whole swag of holidays and celebration days in order to create content in April! Are you pumped and ready to create engaging, fun content from our April content calendar + list of ideas?
Want more engaging content ideas? Try our week-long and month-long holidays. They’ll get your creative juices going for creating content too!
WEEK-LONG APRIL CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Some celebrations in April need more than a one single day of celebration. This gives you more scope for creating content. Below is a round up of many of all the week-long April holidays and celebrations for you to use in your social media posts.
- Garden Week (27th April to 4th May, 2019)
- Medical Labs Week (21st April to 27th April, 2019)
- National Karaoke Week (4th week in April)
MONTH-LONG APRIL CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
What about month-long holidays and celebrations? These celebrations run for the entire month of April. That means you have a whole month to creative and post about them:
- Autism Awareness Month
- Active Dog Month
- Jazz Appreciation Month
- Poetry Month
- Summer Tyre Changeover Month (Northern Hemisphere)
- Garden Month (Northern Hemisphere)
Hot tip: if you are looking for a funny quote, search on Google, or even search in Google Images (choose “Images”). Then find the quote you like and use it in Easil to create your own image. Never use a google image and repost it of course. But you can find fun quotes this way and then use the quote to inspire your own visual content using stock images in Easil, your own image or one that you licence through a stock library.
THAT’S AN APRIL CONTENT WRAP!
With all of these April celebration and holiday ideas you’ll be ready to prep your content with our April Content Calendar! Don’t worry if you get stuck. You can consider some of the week-long and month-long celebration ideas too.
It’s time to create some engaging April posts with visuals!
OVER TO YOU
What’s your favorite April Day of Celebration? Have we missed any in our April Content Calendar?
Tell us in the comments below.