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AUGUST CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS + TEMPLATES

Struggling to come up with ideas for your social media content? Use our August Content Calendar Ideas to plan your month’s content ahead of time together with our ready-to-use template ideas.

We bring you regular monthly content calendar posts on our Easil blog.  All the holiday dates have been checked and double-checked to make it easier for you.

You’ll find this August Content Calendar post jam-packed with ideas and templates for daily, weekly and monthly holiday celebrations. We have also included great hashtags to use. We review these posts annually, so you are good to go.

Bonus: Some of the images we suggest are Easil templates. This means that you can click through to your Easil account and start designing straight away! It’s very easy to set up a trial account and get started for free if you don’t have an account yet.

Here’s what we have included in our August Content Calendar:

  • We have given you a reason to celebrate for every day in August. Choose the holiday that works the best for your business. Convert the idea into your own personalized content.
  • We’ve also included “Weird and Unusual” Holidays to tickle your creative juices. These holidays can make fun, engaging posts if you can relate it to your business.
  • Week-long holiday celebration suggestions for August.
  • Month-long holiday celebration suggestions for August.

You are ready to get started with our August Content Calendar, whether it is National Watermelon Day, Weather Complaint Day or Waffle Day. We have also included popular days like International Cat Day, and International Youth Day to give your audience timely reminders about.

TIPS FOR USING OUR AUGUST CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS

Read on to get our top tips and trick to get the best results from your August Content Calendar:

  • Start by choosing the days or celebrations to work with your business and your audience. Think about what your ideal customer might find interesting outside of your usual content categories. They might love food but may also care for the environment and need to de-stress! Just because they like hearing about your cooking tips and restaurant guides doesn’t mean they don’t also love dogs or being inspired.  The unique and unusual holidays we’ve included in our August Content Calendar is just a catalyst to get creative. These types of posts show your human side. Think like a social media user rather than a marketer. Put yourself in your customer’s shoes and you will create more engaging posts.
  • There are loads of ideas, but the list is by no means exhaustive. The August Content Calendar is just your starting point. You can do your own research and add other holidays that work better for you.
  • Make sure that you double-check the entries. Team Easil spends hours researching, checking and rechecking these posts, but you should always check the holidays for yourself as dates may change, especially annually.
  • Include regional holidays. Most of these holidays are national and international, but talking about local events is a great way to build community.
  • Not all the holidays take place on the same day each year. For example, many celebrations take place on the 1st Saturday of August so the actual date will change year to year. If you spot an error please let us know so that we can fix it. We plan to update these posts annually with new dates for next year.
  • We don’t include all countries. Easil is based in Australia but the holidays in our August Content Calendar are from around the world and many in the United States. Your country may celebrate the same holiday on a different day.

Remember: You can use Easil to create images for your social media content. There are images and templates here in this August Content Calendar to get you going.

ADDING IMAGES TO YOUR AUGUST SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

You can use our August Content Calendar in a few ways. You can start with an Easil template to edit and personalize it for your brand. Or, you can use your own images or assets to create something unique. How you illustrate the day is up to you. We are only giving you some suggestions to get you going.

HOT TIP: Why not post a quote that relates to the day in question? For example, National Book Lovers Day on the 9th of August is good day for literary quotes.

MONTH OF AUGUST CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS

So, are you ready? Here’s our list of holidays for the month of August in date order:

1st AUGUST

WORLD WIDE WEB DAY

Can you image a world without websites? Thirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee working for CERN, the world’s largest physics laboratory had an idea. “Suppose all the information stored on computers everywhere were linked. Suppose I could program my computer to create a space in which everything could be linked to everything.”

Not everyone understood his vision. It took a further couple of years before the first web servers outside CERN were switched on. Early adopters were universities or laboratories. In 1993 CERN made the World Wide Web available on a royalty-free basis.

About a decade later most of the social media platforms that we use today were starting. The 1st of August is the day to celebrate the amazing invention of the World Wide Web. Easil couldn’t have existed without it!

WORLD LUNG CANCER DAY

Lung cancer is the most common of cancers worldwide. 80% of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking, but environment and genetics also play a role. This holiday is about commemorating and supporting people with lung cancer. It’s also to make people aware of the risks and early detection. Use World Lung Cancer Day to support a cancer charity or to kick cigarettes’ butt.

#WorldLungCancerDay

INTERNATIONAL CHILDFREE DAY

Not everyone chooses to have children. This day is to celebrate non-parents doing great things. Every year between the 25th June and the 22nd July, you can nominate someone to win the Childfree Person or Group of the Year. The winners are announced on the 1st of August. Do you know someone that you can give a shout-out to on this day?

#ChildFree


2nd AUGUST

INTERNATIONAL BEER DAY®*

Celebrated each year on the 1st Friday of August, International Beer Day raises a toast for beer lovers around the world – perfect for our August Content Calendar. Whether you like a full-bodied, slightly bitter ale or smooth and mellow lager, you have a great excuse to drink beer. Ask your followers a question about their favorite beverage. Or give them a fun fact about beer such as: The Ancient Egyptians building the pyramids consumed four litres of beer daily. Cheers!

#InternationalBeerDay

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ICE CREAM SANDWICH DAY

Now this is a fun holiday that you will want to celebrate. Ice cream sandwiches are layers of ice cream served between two slices of cookies, cake or wafer. Vendors in New York have been selling these icy delights as far back as the 1900, when they cost only one cent. Countries around the world have their own version of this tasty frozen dessert. Treat yourself by buying a ready-made ice cream sandwich or make your own. Go on, you know you want to.

#IcecreamSandwichDay

NATIONAL COLORING BOOK DAY

Coloring in is not just for children. Coloring in for adults allows you to enter a meditative zone and lowers stress and anxiety levels. Ask your audience if they enjoy coloring in as an adult and to take pictures of the works of art.

#nationalcoloringbookday

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3rd AUGUST

NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY

Do you have childhood memories of hot summer days and eating sweet, juicy wedges of watermelon outside? Feeling your face getting sticky as you tried to eat the last pink flesh from the curved green rind? Eat watermelon or try juicing it for a nutritious smoothy, or if you can’t find a watermelon make sure you post an image to celebrate National Watermelon Day.

Fun Facts about watermelons: Watermelons are thought to have originated in the Kalahari Dessert in African, and the first recorded watermelon harvest appeared in Egyptian hieroglyphics about 5000 years ago.

To find out more about Watermelon Day or for scrumptious watermelon recipes visit this link.

#NationalWatermelonDay

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GRAB SOME NUTS DAY

Believe it or nut, we didn’t make up this weird holiday! This shell-ebration is to encourage you to grab these snacks. These seed kernels are highly nutritious, antioxidant powerhouses. Ask your audience if they are nuts about pistachios, almonds or macadamias. An image of nuts or a squirrel will get your message across.

Go nuts!

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MEAD DAY

This event is organised by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) and has been going since 2002. Mead Day always takes place on the 1st Saturday of August and in 2019 it’s on the 3rd of August. What is mead? Well, it is the oldest know fermented alcoholic beverage and it is made from honey, yeast and water. It’s also called “honey wine”. This ancient drink has had a resurgence in popularity in the last decade. There is a good chance that you and your followers haven’t tried it yet. Maybe, it’s a good day to try something new.

#MeadDay


4th AUGUST

SINGLE WORKING WOMEN’S DAY

Women who are single and working play a significant role in the work force. This day is to play homage to the creativity and courage of these women. Find an inspirational quote or give a shout out to particular single woman who is doing great things and ask your audience who inspires them.

NATIONAL WHITE WINE DAY

August is a good month for wine lovers. What would our August Content Calendar be without a wine celebration? There’s National White Wine Day on the 4th of August and don’t worry if you love red wine, you won’t have long to wait: National Red Wine Day is on the 28th.  Have a glass of Chablis, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc: For inspiration about how to celebrate National White Wine Day, of course.

Cheers!

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5th AUGUST

NATIONAL UNDERWEAR DAY

How much time do you spend thinking about your undergarment?  There is a good chance that you were told as a child to make sure that you had clean underwear on in case you were in an accident. Your smalls have a bigger role to play. They can boost your body confidence by giving you the best shape underneath your clothes. National Underwear Day is a day to mention the unmentionables, and if you dare, you can reveal what you are wearing in public. Time to spruce up your lingerie.

#NationalUnderwearDay

NATIONAL OYSTER DAY

According to Ancient Greek mythology, Aphrodite, goddess of love, rose out of the sea on an oyster shell. These molluscs have been considered an aphrodisiac ever since.  Oysters used to be so plentiful that it was consider “poor man’s” food, but as supplies have diminished it is now a luxury food. If you love oysters, you will be in heaven celebrating National Oyster Day.

Did you know that only one in 10,000 oysters will produce a pearl naturally?

To find out more about oyster, and to find out about oyster festivals around the word visit this post.

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6th AUGUST

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

National Night Out is an annual campaign by the National Association of Town Watch to foster relationships between police and communities. Millions of neighborhoods across the USA organise events like block parties, festival or cookouts to bring back the true feeling of community on the first Tuesday of August. Organise your own neighbourhood event or promote one to your online community.

FRESH BREATH DAY

Halt halitosis. Fresh Breath Day is about making sure that you are pleasant company. Make sure your breath is minty fresh. Share tips for fresh breath and how to avoid unpleasant fumes coming from your mouth.


7th AUGUST

NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY

A lighthouse is a beacon in the dark that saves lives. The US Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouse, beacons, buoys and public piers on the 7th August 1789 and 200 years later they passed a resolution to designate the 7th August as National Lighthouse Day. It may be an American holiday to celebrate the important role which lighthouses played in history and to encourage the protection and restoration of these historical towers, but wherever you are in the world you can take part too. Talk about lighthouses on social media and better still, visit one if you are near the coast.

#LighthouseDay

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS DAY

Did you know that the average person is more scared of speaking in public than death? Celebrate Professional Speaker Day by sharing a video of a talk that inspired you for example, a TED talk. Or you could take the first steps to becoming a professional speaker by taking a course or enrolling in Toastmasters International.

#ProfessionalSpeakersDay

NATIONAL RASPBERRIES IN CREAM DAY

A sweet treat that is counts as one of your five-a-day. Did you know that raspberries are packed with Vitamin C, manganese and fibre? For a bit of decadence to this classic dessert, soak your raspberries in an orange liqueur first and grate chocolate over the dollop of cream on top. It’s the perfect dessert post for our August Content Calendar. Yum.

8th AUGUST

INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY

It’s a purr-fect excuse to share pictures of your moggy. International Cat Day was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Social media posts with cats get great engagement, fur real, I’m not kitten! Make sure that you create pawsome social media post showing furry feline friends with catitude.

#InternationalCatDay

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HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY

The Secret Society of Happy People created “Admit You’re Happy Day” in 1999 which has become Happiness Happens Day. The joyful holiday helps make happiness contagious. Share your own joy to spread happiness to others.  If you think, one day is not enough, then listen up. Since 2000, the Society expanded the celebration of happiness and declared August as Happiness Happens Month.

Find a quote about happiness and share what makes you smile.

#HappinessHappensDay


9th AUGUST

NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY

Have you ever lost an afternoon curled up on the sofa transported away to a different world? Books allow you to discover new experiences, knowledge and possibilities. Celebrate National Book Lovers Day by giving someone a book as a gift. Or contact your favorite living author. Hint: they are likely to have a Facebook Page or have their address on their website. Why not ask your audience to name a book that had a big impact on them.

#NationalBookLoversDay

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLDS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

“On this annual observance, let us commit to fully realizing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including the rights to self-determination and to traditional lands, territories and resources.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

About 370 million indigenous people live in the world across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world’s population, but 15 per cent of the poorest.

Use this day to find out more about a different culture.

NATIONAL RICE PUDDING DAY

Rice pudding is a wonderfully comforting, tasty dish. This smooth cream pudding is simple to make and a family favorite. There are many variations of rice pudding around the word which stem from the old Middle-Easten recipe for “pottage”. Celebrate by trying a new recipe today.

#RicePuddingDay


10th AUGUST

LAZY DAY

Go on you deserve it. Take the day off to read a book in a hammock. Or linger a bit longer in bed. Contemplate life, the universe and everything. I’m sure your community will have their own ideas about their ideal lazy day.

#NationalLazyDay

WORLD LION DAY

“At any given time, the urge to sing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is never more than a whim away.” – Unknown

World Lion Day is to raise awareness of this powerful and magnificent beast whose numbers have dwindle by 40 per cent in the last three generations. They are now officially classed as vulnerable. You can adopt a lion or promote a charity that protects lions.

#WorldLionDay

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NATIONAL S’MORES DAY

An oozing marshmallow with a layer of delicious chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers or cookies. S’more are a popular campfire treat. If you don’t have a campfire you could create a s’more dip by heating marshmallows over melted chocolate in the oven and scooping it up with graham crackers.

Any image of gooey s’mores will get everyone salivating.

Hint: Toasted Marshmallow Day is coming up on the 30th August so you might need to make some more s’mores then.


11th AUGUST

PLAY IN THE SAND DAY

When last did you feel sand beneath your bare feet? Find your inner child and play in the sand. Build a sandcastle. Sculpt a sand sculpture. Create a car from sand that you can sit in. Or join your kids in a sand pit. It’s good for your soul to play.

There are amazing pictures of sandcastles on free stock image sites.

#PlayInTheSandDay

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PRESIDENTIAL JOKE DAY

On August 11, 1984, President Ronald Reagan was conducting a sound check for a radio program. He said, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” This recording was leaked to the public and got the nation talking. Since then, Presidential Joke Day is a reminder that sometimes, presidents can have a sense of humor. Find a presidential joke to share.

#PresidentialJokeDay


12th AUGUST

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

Did you know that 1 in 10 children live in a conflict zone? International Youth Day is to celebrate the roles of young people in bringing about change. It’s also to remember the challenges and difficulties youths face. The theme for 2019 is Transforming Education. Help make education more inclusive and accessible for all young people. Support a youth group.

#YouthDay

WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

Support elephant conservation and encourage people to follow ethical tourism guidelines on World Elephant Day. Talk about why it’s important not to support places that exploit elephants for entertainment. Or simply share an image of this wonderful animal inspired by our August Content Calendar.

#WorldElephantDay

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NATIONAL MIDDLE CHILD DAY

Middle children don’t have the privilege of being either the oldest or the baby of the family, so it’s good to have a day to celebrate. Middle children are often forgotten about so it’s good to have a special reminder. If you are a middle child, let everyone know and ask them where they fall in their family.

#NationalMiddleChildDay


13th AUGUST

LEFT HANDERS DAY

This weird holiday has been celebrated since 1992. It’s a day to be aware of the challenges that lefties face when the world is designed for right-handers. If you are a left-hander this is your day to be proud of your super-power. Did you know that four out of the last six presidents were left-handed. Oprah and the Queen share this trait too!

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#LeftHandersDay

NATIONAL PROSECCO DAY

Okay, this is one of the “new” holidays and it may be made up, but we don’t care. It gives us the excuse to quaff down some Italian fizz. This light and refreshing sparkling wine will make any gathering feel like a celebration. You can have this bubbly on its own or make a Bellini cocktail by adding peach nectar.

#NationalProseccoDay


14th AUGUST

WORLD CALLIGRAPHY DAY

Calligraphy is the visual art of decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering. There are three main types of calligraphy; Western, Arabic and Oriental. You may not have the skill of beautiful handwriting, but you can always use a calligraphy font to celebrate the day

#CalligraphyDay

WORLD LIZARD DAY

From the large Komodo lizard to the tiny Brookesia micra, all lizards get love on World Lizard Day. Did you know that the Bearded Dragon from Australia is the most popular pet lizard? If you like lizard, chameleons or geckos, this is the day to shout about it.

#WorldLizardDay


15th AUGUST

NATIONAL RELAXATION DAY

“For fast-acting relief try slowing down.”–Lily Tomlin

National Relaxation Day was founded by 9-year-old Sean Moeller in 1985. He told the Des Moines Register, “People don’t think enough about relaxing. They think too much about working, and that’s not good because if you work too hard, then you can get a fever or get run-down and maybe even get sick.”

Relaxation has many health benefits including helping to keep your heart healthy and to help you sleep. It’s a good day to destress by meditating or unwinding with pampering. Find out how everyone else relaxes. And relax knowing your content is scheduled ahead with our August Content Calendar ideas!

#NationalRelaxationDay

NATIONAL LEMON MERINGUE PIE DAY

There is something magical of about the combination of tart lemony custard with sweet fluffy meringue and now you have the perfect excuse to indulge in a slice of lemon meringue pie.  This Victorian dessert is incredibly popular in the UK and USA. It’s not difficult to make either. Calories don’t count on holidays.

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16th AUGUST

NATIONAL RUM DAY

Rum is not just for pirates. Rum originated in the Caribbean in the 1600’s. Sugar cane plantation farmers were struggling with what to do with molasses and sugar cane juice which is a sugar by-product until they stumbled on that it could be used in a distillery. The alcohol produced became known as rum. Good rum can be drunk on its own, but it is also great as a cocktail ingredient. Try a daiquiri, pina colada, long island tea, mojito….

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NATIONAL ROLLER COASTER DAY

Since the eighties, fairgrounds and fans have been celebrating this thrilling fun-packed ride. Coaster crazy people love the full body experience of the roller coaster: the dizzy heights, the anticipation as you climb, hearing the click, click, click of the rails and then stomach dropping weightless fall and upside-down turns.

If you are an adrenaline junkie, make sure you take a roller coaster ride. If you prefer playing it safe, start a conversation about why life is like a rollercoaster.

#NationalRollerCoasterDay

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17th AUGUST

BLACK CAT APPRECIATION DAY

There are more black cats in animal shelters than any other colour. Black cats are steeped with superstition. They are also not very instagrammable – you’ll know if you’ve ever taken pictures of a black cat, you’ll know what we mean – it’s easy for them to appear as a black blob. But that doesn’t mean that black cats are not adorable.

NATIONAL I LOVE MY FEET DAY

Feet are often ignored, hidden in socks and shoes, but they are our primary mode of transport. Appreciate your feet and make sure you take care of them. They support your weight, act as shock absorbers and help you maintain balance. Celebrate by having a pedicure, reflexology, walking barefoot or treating you to a new pair of shoes!

#NationalILoveMyFeetDay


18th AUGUST

NATIONAL FAJITA DAY

This Tex-mex dish appeals to three of your senses – sound, smell and taste. Make National Fajita Day a sizzling good day by using freshly cooked strips of steak or chicken together with peppers and onion in your tortilla wrap. Don’t forget to add cheese, salsa, sour cream, chillies or guacamole. Or treat yourself to a meal out at your local Tex-mex restaurant.

#NationalFajitaDay

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SERENDIPITY DAY

Have you ever been at exactly the right place at the right time? Then you have experienced serendipity. What is serendipity? The dictionary defines it as “the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.” Keep your eyes open for happy accidents. Many scientific innovations happen because of accidental discoveries such as penicillin, the microwave oven and post-it notes. Start a conversation about fortunate events on social media. Like the fact that you discovered our August Content Calendar at just the right time!

#SerendipityDay


19th AUGUST

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

“Around the world, conflict is forcing record numbers of people from their homes, with over 65 million people now displaced. Children are recruited by armed groups and used to fight. Women are abused and humiliated. As humanitarian workers deliver aid and medical workers provide for those in need, they are all too often targeted or treated as threats.” — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Start a discussion on social media or ask your community to hold a minute’s silence in remembrance for people caught in conflict.

INTERNATIONAL ORANGUTAN DAY

Critically endangered Orangutans can only be found in the wild in rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia. The natural habitat of these great red apes is under threat. They are the largest tree climbing mammal. Because they only give birth at least five years apart and the young will stay with their mothers for the first 7-11 years, it makes them very vulnerable to excessive mortality.

There are cute images that you can download from the Orangutan Outreach website that you can use on social media, especially for Orangutan Day.

#OrangutanDay

NATIONAL POTATO DAY

The humble potato is so versatile. You can boil, mash, roast or add it into a recipe. The USA celebrates National Potato Day on the 19th of August. Potatoes are the world third most important crop. Spuds are naturally gluten-free and fat-free, so make a handy carbohydrate for anyone on a restricted diet.

On National Potato Day try a new recipe.

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20th AUGUST

WORLD MOSQUITO DAY

For many, the mosquito is an annoying buzzing, blood sucking insect that keeps us awake at night and covered in bite the next day. But in other parts of the world, the mosquito’s bite is more sinister. It can carry deadly malaria. Sir Ronald Ross discovered that the female mosquito transmitted malaria to human on 20 August 1897 and declared shortly afterwards that this day should be World Mosquito Day in the future. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have been holding a Mosquito Day celebrations ever since the 1930’s.

Use social media to support a charity that is trying to stamp out malaria or supplies poor people in malaria areas with nets or quinine.

#WorldMosquitoDay


21st AUGUST

WORLD SENIOR CITIZENS DAY

With an increase in life expectancy and decline in birth rates, our population is aging. By 2050, there will be more people who are 60+ people than under 15 years old – 1 in 5 will be elderly!

We need to take care of our old-age citizens. Do something nice for an elderly person that you know, or support a charity that focuses on senior citizens.

#SeniorCitizensDay


22nd AUGUST

NATIONAL EAT A PEACH DAY

August is Peach Month, but peaches have a special day too. Did you know that peaches and nectarines are the same fruit? The smooth skinned nectarine just has a mutation of a gene that causes it to be fuzzless. Celebrate Peach Day by biting into a fresh, succulent and juicy peach. Share an image of peach or create a graphic using peach colors.

#EataPeachDay

NATIONAL BE AN ANGEL DAY

Perform a random act of kindness and invite your audience to do one nice thing by extending a helping hand to someone in need. Share a symbol of an angel or find an inspiring quote. There are beautiful videos about playing it forward to share.


23rd AUGUST

NATIONAL SPONGE CAKE DAY

Afternoon tea and sponge cakes are a perfect combination. A well-made sponge cake has light, fluffy texture and a layer of cream and strawberry jam in the middle. How do you celebrate National Sponge Cake Day? Well, you can bake one, or get someone else to bake one for you. Then eat it. Oh yes, find a picture to share on social media.

See – you can have your cake and eat it.

#SpongeCakeDay

REMEMBERANCE OF THE SLAVE TRADE AND ITS ABOLITION DAY

Slavery still exist today. This day established by UNESCO is to remind us about the tragedy of slavery and to commemorate those that fought to abolish slavery. It’s estimated that 15 million African slaves were transported across the Atlantic to the Americas between the 15th and 19th Century.

Choose an image that is symbolic of slavery such as chains or talk about a film or book about slavery to mark this day.


24th AUGUST

WEATHER COMPLAINT DAY

It’s not just the British who are obsessed with talking about the weather, although The Brits will spend on average of ten months of their adult life moaning about the weather according to a recent survey. Weather Complaints Day is a chance to give your two cents worth about the meteorological conditions.

INTERNATIONAL BAT NIGHT

Bats are not just for Halloween. These flying mammals make up a quarter of all mammals. Yes, you read that correctly! International Bat Night has been taking place on the last full weekend in August since 1997. Over 30 countries take part by organising events such as bat walks at dusk. In 2019, it takes place on the 24th/25th of August.

Celebrate by either supporting a local event or share a bat picture with some fun facts.

And hint: You can talk about bats here, with our August Content Calendar ideas, or use the bat template below for Halloween!

#InternationalBatNight

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25th AUGUST

WAFFLE DAY

Waffle Day originated in Sweden as a celebration of Spring. Traditionally, Scandinavian waffles are made in a special waffle iron that makes them heart-shaped and served with jam and cream. Have fun eating your waffles, whichever way you prefer them: Traditional, thick Belgium waffles or corn waffles served with southern-style chicken and maple syrup!

#WaffleDay

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KISS AND MAKE UP DAY

“Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” Malachy McCourt (Author of A Monk Swimming)

Kiss and make up day is a good day to heal rifts. Find someone you need to forgive. Resolve your issues, and move on. The only person that gets hurt by holding a grudge and refusing to forgive.. is the person who is holding the grudge. Forgiving is freeing!


26th AUGUST

WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY

This day marks the anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, giving women the right to vote on the 26th August 1920. The 26th of August was designated as “Women’s Equality Day” by the US Congress in the early 70’s. Today is a good day to highlight women’s rights to equality and the plight of women around the world who don’t have equal opportunities.

#WomensEqualityDay

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NATIONAL DOG DAY

Founded in 2004, National Dog Day is day to recognise the impact that dogs have in our lives and to encourage adoption.  Pose with your pooch. Give your mutt a make-over. Share a hound hero story. Or organise a fundraiser for your local canine charity.

#NationalDogDay


27th AUGUST

JUST BECAUSE DAY

Celebrate this day in any way you like. Do something for no reason. Just because.

#JustBecauseDay

NATIONAL BANANA LOVERS DAY

Bananas are the oldest cultivated fruit and by far the most popular fruit in the world. National Banana Lovers Day is a great day to try out a new a-peel-ing banana recipe or stand out from the bunch by sharing interesting facts about the curved yellow fruit. Go bananas over bananas.

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28th AUGUST

NATIONAL BOW TIE DAY

Bow ties are so retro that they are in fashion. Retailers are seeing a resurgence of bow tie sales. Encourage your followers to wear a bow tie today whether they are male or female and to share their selfie. Show people how to tie one. Or celebrate famous bow tie wearer such as Winston Churchill or Karl Lagerfield.

#NationalBowTieDay

RED WINE DAY

We promised red wine lovers that there was a reason to celebrate in August. What a choice … Shiraz, Rioja, Pinot Noir, or good old Cabernet. It’s made from grapes, so it must count as 1 of our 5 a day. Right?!

Create a poll to find out everyone’s top type red wine or find a funny meme. And don’t forget to open a bottle.

Oh and white wine lovers… refer back to 4th August if red it not your thing!

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29th AUGUST

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST NUCLEAR TESTS

United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously to observe this day in 2009. International Day Against Nuclear Tests is to remind people of the danger of nuclear weapons. Find great resources about the event on the United Nations website.

Share an image of the mushroom explosion or a video to make people aware of the day.

NATIONAL LEMON JUICE DAY

Lemon may be sour, but it is amazingly versatile. It can be used as a drink, a cold remedy, for cooking, marinating, cleaning, bleaching or even as part of your beauty routine. Rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, lemon juice spruces up many dishes.

Share the “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” meme. Or one of the many variations, ranging from lemon pie to margaritas. You’ll see a couple of them in this post. Or, find an impactful image of a lemon to celebrate National Lemon Juice Day.

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MORE HERBS, LESS SALT DAY

Put down the salt and pick herbs instead for seasoning. We could all eat more healthily so it is good to be reminded that you can add flavour without salt. Support the day by sharing an image of herbs.


30th AUGUST

NATIONAL GRIEF AWARENESS DAY

This a relatively new holiday, to help remind people that grief can affect us all. Grief doesn’t just stop a shortly after a loss. Find a beautiful quote about grief to show your support.

#GriefAwerenessDay

NATIONAL BEACH DAY

This holiday is about celebrating glorious times on the beach. National Beach Day is to encourage people to clean up beaches worldwide and to help save the lives of birds, and ocean mammals. Find a beautiful picture of a beach to share the message.

#NationalBeachDay

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NATIONAL TOASTED MARSHMALLOW DAY

Slightly burnt on the outside and gooey in the middle, there is nothing quite like using a campfire or barbeque flames to make this quick dessert. All you need is a fire, a packet of marshmallows and few sticks. This sweet, melting treat is worth celebrating.


31st AUGUST

INTERNATIONAL BACON DAY

If you think everything tastes better with bacon, then you will love this mouth-watering weird holiday. International Bacon Day is for people who appreciate the smell and sound of bacon cooking and, of course, the salivating salty taste of crisp bacon. Find a picture of a bacon in your favorite dish and get the conversation going.

#BaconDay

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NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY

Trail mix is a combination of dried fruit, nuts and other high energy nibbles. It’s designed to be light and easy to carry for a quick energy boost when you out hiking. It’s a calorific snack if you are couch potato. Why not grab a bag of trail mix (or make your own), put on your hiking boots and eat mix in the great outdoors on National Trail Mix Day?

#NationalTrailMixDay

WEEK-LONG AUGUST CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS

Some celebrations for August deserve more than just a single day of celebration. So here’s some week-long celebrations to give you more ideas.   

MONTH LONG AUGUST CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS

Here are just some of the month-long holidays celebrated in August. You have the whole month to post about them:

  • Catfish Month
  • Peach Month
  • Anti-frizz month
  • Happiness Happens Month / Admit you’re happy
  • Water Quality Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • Golf Month
  • Family Fun Month
  • National Eye Exam Month

THAT’S THE AUGUST CONTENT WRAP!

Now you have all the August holiday and  celebration ideas that you need in order to plan your August Content Calendar! And if you run out of ideas, choose some of the week-long and month-long celebration ideas too.

It’s time to create converting August posts with visuals.. with the help of our Easil templates.

OVER TO YOU

What’s your favorite August Day of Celebration? Have we missed any in our August Content Calendar?

Tell us in the comments below.

August Content Calendar Ideas and Templates.


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