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: Many 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:
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.
Hashtag to use #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?
Hashtags to use #childfree #childfreeday
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.
Hashtag to use #meadday
“A goal without a plan is just a wish” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Planners are often an essential tool of our busy modern world. Whether yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly, or even to the minute – planners keep us track with our business and/or personal lives. Today is a day to celebrate your planning abilities or can be used as an opportunity to to work on your planner keeping skills.
Hashtag to use #plannerday
DISC GOLF DAY
The first Saturday in August is for disc golf. Also known as Frisbee™ Golf, or Frolf, it combines two great sports – flying discs and golf. Replace the ball and clubs with flying discs and target markers, and just like golf – the person who hits the targets with the discs in the lowest throws for each round – is the winner! A unique way to get us outdoors and moving around, if you haven’t tried disc golf – today is the day!
Hashtag to use #discgolfday
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.
Hashtag to use #icecreamsandwichday
The first Sunday in August is Sisters’ Day. Sisterhood is special relationship. Not all of us have sisters, some of us may have friends of whom we consider just as close. Today is the day to pay tribute to that unique bond, wherever individual place it may come from. You could crack a joke or find a relatable quote to make content from.
Hashtag to use #sistersday
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.
Hashtag to use #nationalcoloringbookday
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.
Hashtags to use #nationalwatermelonday #watermelonday
CLEAN YOUR FLOORS DAY
Scrub the floors. Can you think of any combination of three words more daunting than that? Today is the day to do the works – dust, vacuum, sweep, mop, scrub, steam, dry, you name it. Get it done!
Hashtag to use #cleanyourfloorsday
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.
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.
COAST GUARD DAY
The Coast Guard save over 3500 people each year, answering over 19,000 Search & Rescue cases, that is no small achievement. The fourth of August is the day that the U.S. Coast Guard was founded in 1790, but you can show respect for your country’s coast guard on this day (other than Pakistan who honour them on 8th September).
Hashtag to use #coastguarday
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.
ASSISTANCE DOG DAY
The week of the 2nd-8th August is International Assistance Dog Week, and the main day is the 4th, where we recognise the hard work that assistance dogs and their trainers put in for their handlers. The most commonly known assistance dogs are seeing eye guide dogs, there are also hearing dogs, diabetic alert dogs, mobility assistance dogs, seizure response dogs, autism support dogs, allergy detection dogs, psychiatric service dogs, and more. Who knew dogs could get even better, today could be the perfect day to show your appreciation.
Hashtag to use #assistancedogday #assistancedogweek
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.
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.
Hashtags to use #nationalunderwearday #underwearday
WORK LIKE A DOG DAY
Work hard, reap the rewards. Dogs work hard and play hard, we can all take cues from them. Take inspiration from the high work ethic from our canine friends today, maybe even earn yourself a treat!
Hashtag to use #worklikeadogday
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.
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.
Hashtag to use #freshbreathday
FARMWORKER APPRECIATION DAY
Fresh food is crucial to a healthy diet. Working on a farm can be dangerous, and there are little laws in place in general throughout the world for farming. Whether it is due to the seasonal drops in work, as well as pesticides and fertilisers involved. Commemorate the hard work that farm workers put in to get the food on our plates today.
Hashtag to use #farmworkerappreciationday
SAILOR MOON DAY
“Fighting evil by moonlight / winning love by daylight
Never running from a real fight / she is the one named Sailor Moon”
Sailor Moon is a shojo manga (Japanese to English loose translation “young woman based comic”) that was adapted into an anime series in the 1990s, which still stands as one of the most popular mangas and animes of all time, and the series has since spawned 3 films, 30+ video games and another animated television series. Who knew a story about a magical girl, her talking cat and their friends would give way to worldwide popularity.
Hashtag to use #sailormoonday
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.
Hashtags to use #nationallighthouseday #lighthouseday
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.
Hashtags to use #raspberriesincreamday #nationalraspberriesincreamday
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.
Hashtag to use #professionalspeakersday
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!
Hashtag to use #internationalbeerday
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.
Hashtags to use #internationalcatday #catday
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.
Hashtag to use #happinesshappensday
Mark it 8, dude!
The 8th day of the 8th month is Bowling Day. Ten-pin bowling is one of the most popular sports, over 100 million players worldwide. You don’t have to be a ‘Kingpin’ to play, beginners and casual players alike can enjoy the rush and fun times.
Hashtag to use #bowlingday
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.
Hashtag to use #nationalbookloversday #bookloversday
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.
Watermelon. Cantaloupe. Honeydew. Winter Melon. There are actually well over 30 varieties of melons, it’d be hard to try them all in one lifetime! The second Sunday of August is Melon Day, which started in the country of Turkmenistan. Share your favourite fruit salad recipe involving a couple of different types of melons.
Hashtag to use #melonday
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.
Hashtag to use #ricepuddingday
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.
Hashtags to use #nationallazyday #lazyday
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.
Hashtag to use #worldlionday
Video + blogging = vlogging. The launch of YouTube in the late 00’s took the world by storm, bringing forth a new way of interactive blogging that keeps the audience engaged in bigger and better ways than ever before. Promote your channel, share your favourite vloggers or find a new one to watch today.
Hashtag to use #vloggingday
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.
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.
Hashtag to use #playinthesandday
SON AND DAUGHTER DAY
Every August 11th is Son and Daughter Day, a chance to press pause on busy adult life, and tighten the bond between children and parents. Honour those family relationships today by giving a shout out to your children, or niece, nephew, or otherwise favourite young person, maybe even find a quote to present to your audience to show appreciation for how special those connections are.
Hashtag to use #sonanddaughterday
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.
Hashtag to use #presidentialjokeday
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.
Hashtag to use #youthday
VINYL RECORD DAY
Anyone with a record player will tell you that hearing music on vinyl is second to none, the best way to hear music. CDs and now streaming services often compress the data which change how much you hear, effecting the quality of the sound. Celebrate music the way that is was intended, spin a disc or whack on the jukebox today!
Hashtag to use #vinylrecordday
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
Hashtags to use #calligraphyday #worldcalligraphyday
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.
Hashtag to use #worldelephantday #elephantday
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.
Hashtags to use #nationalmiddlechildday #middlechildday
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!
Click here for more information and loads of graphics that you can share on social media.
Hashtag to use #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.
Hashtag to use #nationalproseccoday
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.
Hashtags to use #worldlizardday #lizardday
NATIONAL TATTOO REMOVAL DAY
With the popularity of the tattoo art trend on the rise, of course comes the rise in people requiring safe tattoo removal. One way to celebrate National Tattoo Removal Day is booking an appointment with an accredited local laser tattoo removal provider. Don’t have a regrettable tattoo? You could share some tasteful tattoo fails or show your support to all the folks out there who might be ready to laser that tatt’ off!
Hashtags to use #nationaltattooremovalday #tattooremovalday
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!
Hashtags to use #nationalrelaxationday #relaxationday
WORLD HONEY BEE DAY
The humble honey bee is the most domesticated species of bee in the world. Bees are busy being one of the biggest pollinator of food crops, even more popular than butterflies, birds and bats. There are over 25,000 species of bees! On top of that, they produce delicious honey. No doubt they deserve their own day.
Hashtags to use #honeybeeday #worldhoneybeeday
Self-proclaimed as the world’s largest treasure hunt, geocaching uses GPS satellites to track down the location of hidden items by other geocachers. Who doesn’t want to hunt for hidden treasures? Any one can leave a geocache box and upload the coordinates to geocaching.com. Why not give it a go today?
Hashtag to use #geocachingday
Hashtag to use #thriftshopday
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.
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….
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.
Hashtags to use #nationalrollercoasterday #rollercoasterday
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.
“Only got twenty dollars in my pocket”
Whether looking for a bargain or hunting for a vintage piece, thrift shopping is a great way to track down unique shopping finds. The bonus for thrift shopping is that it is great for the environment. What would normally get thrown out and left in landfill – becomes your new treasure!
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!
Hashtags to use #nationalilovemyfeetday #ilovemyfeetday #ilovemyfeet
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.
Hashtags to use #nationalfajitaday #fajitaday
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!
Hashtag to use #serendipityday
NEVER GIVE UP DAY
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ― Thomas Edison
Sometimes it is hard to find motivation to achieve our plans. It is okay to pause every now and then when you are feeling the pressure. What we want to build within ourselves is the courage and resilience to never give up on what matters most to us. Use today as a way to motivate yourself and your audience to smash those goals!
Hashtag to use #nevergiveupday
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.
Hashtag to use #orangutanday
Photography, recording imagery via the activity of light, began in the late 1830s. Photographic history dates back to the invention of the camera obscura in the 11th century, but photography technology itself hasn’t been around all that long. Commercial cameras, polaroids, digital cameras, camera phones… it’s come a long way!
Celebrate this day by sharing some of your favourite photographs or find an interesting fact or quote to share.
Hashtag to use #photographyday
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.
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.
Hashtags to use #worldmosquitoday #mosquitoday
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MEDICAL TRANSPORTERS
Ambulance workers and other medical transporters deserve recognition as a vital part of our health systems. Medical transporters are professional, lack no nerve and have the trained ability to perform pretty extensive health procedures all in a vehicle. You can show your respect by saying thank you today.
Hashtags to use #internationaldayofmedicaltransporters #dayofinternationaltransporters #medicaltransportersday
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.
Hashtags to use #worldseniorcitizensday #seniorcitizensday
Poetry is a special art form, using literacy to convey a story, and translated into many languages, can inspire great emotion from the masses.
Poetry Day, founded in 1994, is celebrated every August 21st, to pay tribute to all kinds of poets, the famous, the amateurs, and all of those in-between.
You could share a line from your favourite poem or ask your audience to share their favourite poets or poems in particular.
Hashtag to use #poetryday
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.
Hashtag to use #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.
TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET DAY
Cats, do you wish they could talk? They’d probably mostly be pretty sassy. Unfortunately, cats do not communicate to us humans much verbally, nor are they likely to let you know with their behaviour or body language that they are unwell. Survival instincts dictate that most cats will act very tough even when they are in a lot of pain. Yearly vet appointments for worming, vaccinations, and a general check up will help keep your feline friend in top shape.
Hashtag to use #takeyourcattothevetday
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.
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.
Hashtag to use #spongecakeday
RIDE THE WIND DAY
Ride the Wind Day is observed on August 23 commemorates that day in 1977 where the MacCready Gossamer Condor won the Kremer prize, as being the the first human-powered aircraft capable of controlled and sustained flight.
You don’t have to be a aeronautical engineer or skydiver to enjoy the wind! Bike riding. Hang gliding. Parachuting. Sailboating. Flying a kite.
You could share a DIY craft post about how to make a kite or share what makes you feel free, with the wind in your hair!
Hashtag to use #ridethewindday
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.
PLUTO DEMOTED DAY
Planet Pluto 1930-2006
You might have been one of the people who were in school when Pluto was the ninth and last planet from the sun in the solar system. Well, back on August 24th, 2006, after Caletch astronomers found a similar sized dwarf planet Eris the year previous, it eventually lead the International Astronomical Union to reclassify poor Pluto from planet status to dwarf planet.
Orreries and Solar System models worldwide had to be replaced, and Pluto became even more icier than ever. Jokes aside, you can celebrate this day by learning something new about space or sharing a fun fact about Pluto.
“Our favourite dwarf planet since 2006”
Hashtag to use #plutodemotedday
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!
Hashtag to use #waffleday
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!
BANANA SPLIT DAY
Bananas and ice cream, see there is a way to make fruit fun and make ice cream healthy. Ish. A banana split can be enjoyed on this day with no guilt, you are just commemorating this very important day, after all.
Celebrate by, well, eating a banana split! Share your favourite banana split recipe with some unique toppings!
Hashtags to use #bananasplitday
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.
Hashtag to use #womensequalityday
Webmistress – web·mis·tress
A woman whose occupation is designing, developing, marketing, or maintaining websites.
The term dates back to the 1990s and it was not as common as it is now for women to work in web. Fast forward to 2006, Kat Valentine thought it would be a good idea to acknowledge all the hardworking women in the web industry.
Promote some women in the web business that you know, hey, maybe someone you work with or even yourself!
Hashtag to use #webmistressday
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.
Hashtag to use #nationaldogday
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!
Hashtags to use #internationalbatnight #batnight
JUST BECAUSE DAY
Celebrate this day in any way you like. Do something for no reason. Just because.
Hashtag to use #justbecauseday
Burger Day and Just Because Day are on the same day, we’re gonna go ahead and make the connection there. Eat a burger today, just because, it’s you know, burger day. Easy equation to make.
Ground beef, chickpea patty, deconstructed, there are thousands of ways to enjoy a burger, share a recipe today.
Hashtag to use #burgerday
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.
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.
Hashtag to use #nationalbowtieday
The fourth Friday in August is Daffodil Day, an appeal day where people donate for cancer cure research. Daffodils are one of the first flowers to bloom after winter in spring, so became a symbol of hope for the 2 out of 5 people who will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.
Share a e-daffodil on this day, perhaps encouraging people to donate to their local cancer research councils.
Hashtag to use #daffodilday
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!
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.
FRANCHISE APPRECIATION DAY
The last Saturday in August is Franchise Appreciation Day, which was created to help people find more awareness for local franchises.
Franchises generally start as small businesses that then branch out to allow people to have access to their brand, knowledge and processes.
Franchisors are often also small business owners, and while operating under a larger umbrella, it still can be tough, as can any enterprise.
Is there an up and coming franchise that you cannot get enough of? Share your appreciation today!
Hashtag to use #franchiseappreciationday
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.
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.
Hashtag to use #griefawarenessday
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.
Hashtag to use #nationalbeachday
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.
Ah, the humble slinky. One of the most popular toys of all time. Why is it called the slinky, you ask? Perhaps ‘precompressed helical spring’ toy wasn’t quite so catchy, the slinky slinks around for hours worth of fun!
You can celebrate the slinky today by finding one of the toys and doing some experiments, then share your entertainment with your audience!
WE LOVE MEMOIRS DAY
A memoir comes in many forms – anecdotes, themes, historical accounts, photographs. They might not be exactly the same as a dry auto-biography detailing someone’s entire existance, but a little snippet of a part of their experiences in this thing called life.
Audience prompt – ask them – what are some of the life lessons you could impart to the world in the form of memoir?
Hashtag to use #welovememoirsday
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?
Hashtag to use #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.
- 1st – 7th INTERNATIONAL CLOWN WEEK
- 1st – 7th WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK
- 4th- 10th INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANT DOG WEEK
- 12th – 18th AFTERNOON TEA WEEK
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.