If you’re looking for ways to create engaging social media posts easily, then you can’t look past our July Content Calendar. This post is jam-packed with July content ideas and templates which will make planning your monthly content calendar a walk in the park.
We’ve done all the hard work for you by researching, checking and double-checking weird holidays and celebration days to make it easy for you to get inspiration to fill your content calendar for July. Keep on reading for a full selection of daily, weekly and monthly ideas to get you excited. We’ve also included marketing tips and the good hashtags to get you going.
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These monthly calendar posts come to you throughout the year on our Easil Blog. We review them annually so that you’re always set to go.
Here’s what we’ve included in our July content calendar:
- A reason to celebrate for every day of July. Choose the holidays that work for your business to convert into interesting social media posts.
- Weird, wonderful and wacky holidays to celebrate. Juxtaposing unique and unusual holidays with your business makes for engaging social media posts.
- Reasons for week-long holiday celebrations.
- Reasons for month-long holiday celebrations.
Whether it’s Independence Day, Bikini Day or Friendship Day, we got you covered with our July content calendar. And of course, we haven’t forgotten the yummy World Chocolate Day. A great reason to indulge in chocolate heaven social media posts.
TIPS FOR USING OUR JULY CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Here’s how to get the best result of this July content calendar:
- Use the ideas to inspire you to create appealing social media content for your customers that breaks away from the humdrum. Your customers are people and sometimes using a day like Give Something Away Day can get you engaging in a human-to-human way. You’ll be amazed at how relatable some of these days are with your followers. Obviously, choose the days that will work best for your business.
- Remember that this list of content calendar ideas doesn’t include every holiday day out there, we have cherry-picked the ones that we think will appeal to your customers. You may have other reasons to celebrate that are unique for your country or community. You will be amazed how helpful this comprehensive list can be to spark your creativity.
- Check the day before posting. We have checked and double-checked the dates on this list, but some days may fall on the first Monday of the month and so change from year to year. Different countries may celebrate the same holiday on different dates, so it makes sense to do a quick check.
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ADDING IMAGES TO YOUR JULY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
You can use our July content calendar in many ways. You can start with one our Easil templates to edit and create your design. Or, use your own photos or images to create something bespoke. How you choose to illustrate each day is entirely up to you.
HOT TIP: Quotes are engaging, so you can post a quote that relates to certain days. For example, the 20th of July is Moon Day and there are many wonderful lunar-related quotes.
MONTH OF JULY CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Let’s get going! Here’s our list of daily reasons to celebrate in July:
INTERNATIONAL JOKE DAY
People will always remember how you make them feel, so why not put a smile on someone’s face on this day. Tell a joke no matter how corny. Ask your audience for their favorite joke for an engaging social media post.
Hashtag to use #InternationalJokeDay
O, Canada. The 1st of July marks the day of the Canadian confederation, it was on this day in 1867 that Canada begun its journey from British colony to single Dominion. At the time, the colonies of Canada became the 4 provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario, whereas today there are 10 provinces, as well as 3 territories. Celebrations include parades, fireworks, picnics and of course, the humble BBQ.
Hashtag to use #CanadaDay
SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR DAY
This celebration day is great to encourage engagement with your followers. Ask them about what they have planned for their second half of the year. Are they on track with financial, health or personal goals? What have they achieved so far?
Hashtag to use #SecondHalfOfTheYear
WORLD UFO DAY
Whether you believe in aliens landing on Earth in spaceships, or not, this day is great for fun posts about little green men or unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Hashtag to use #WorldUfoDay
I FORGOT DAY
A day to confess things you’ve forgotten about and to make amends. Forgetting is human and sharing something behind-the-scenes you’ve forgotten will remind your audience that you make mistakes too. A simple “I forgot” graphic and a short story can get conversation flowing.
Hashtag to use #IForgotDay
INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC BAG FREE DAY
We should all know by now that we use too many plastic bags and the environmental problem. Here’s a day to consciously do something about it. If you are involved in retail, get cloth bags or paper bags printed and post pictures of your bag on social media showing your support of the day. Many people will have a mass of plastic bags stored somewhere. Take a picture of your stash of plastic bags and ask people if they have one too. Start a discussion about the problem and ask people what they are going to do about it.
Hashtag to use #PlasticBagFreeDay
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STAY OUT OF THE SUN DAY
It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere and it’s tempting to spend too long in the sun. Even in an Australian winter, the sun can be harsh.
It’s a good celebration day to remind us to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. Pictures of pretty parasols or sunhats work well as well as images of the sun.
Hashtag to use #StayOutOfTheSun
EAT BEANS DAY
The humble bean is a powerhouse of nutrition. Celebrate by sharing your favorite bean dish, whether it is chilli non carne, hummus, or simply baked beans on toast. Share some fun facts on an infographic about these pulses. Or find a stunning stock image to use on social media. Here are 7 Awesome Free Stock Image Libraries that we have sourced for you.
Hashtag to use #EatBeansDay
COMPLIMENT YOUR MIRROR DAY
Depression is a serious issue and we are often our own worst critic. Compliment your mirror day is not about vanity, it is about boosting your self-esteem. Encourage your followers to be nice to themselves on this day.
Hashtag to use #ComplimentYourMirrorDay
CAESAR SALAD DAY
Caesar Salad is one of the most popular salad recipes. Considered a classic, they are simple to make and delicious to boot! Lettuce, croutons, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, garlic, dijon mustard, parmesan cheese… delicious. Wonder if you could make a new recipe and add some jackfruit into it?!
Hashtag to use #CaesarSaladDay
INDEPENDENCE DAY (USA)
There are so many wonderful images you can share on to celebrate American Independence Day. Fireworks, family barbeques or anything with the American flag make good posts images. You can also create a fun fact quiz or celebrate the Independence Day movie.
Normally, we would suggest one hashtag for the day, but since millions of Americans will be celebrating this day, take a look at this great article with 70 hashtag suggestions for Independence Day. You can also view more of our free 4th of July animated templates here.
Hashtags to use #IndependenceDay #FourthOfJuly #4thOfJuly
Make today your Independence from meat day. Jackfruit is an interesting large fruit from South Asia which can be used in sweet and savory dishes and is naturally suitable for vegans. As a meat-substitute, it is soy, cholesterol and gluten free. Jackfruit adds a meat-like texture to dishes. For tasty recipes like Jackfruit “tuna” melt sandwich visit this site.
Hashtag to use #JackfruitDay
Did you that the bikini was launched to the world on the 5th July 1946 by French engineer, Louis Reard who was running his mother’s lingerie business? It wasn’t the first two-piece swimsuit, but it was considered shocking because it exposed the navel. Bikini-style woman’s attire dates back as early as 5600 BC. Whether you have a “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” or any other bikini, it’s time to celebrate it.
Hashtag to use #BikiniDay
APPLE TURNOVER DAY
You body may not be bikini-ready, but you can always enjoy the 5th of July by celebrating the comforting Apple Turnover Day. Indulge in a decadent treat of flaky pastry stuffed with apple. While you can get stock images of apple turnover, I highly recommend getting the real thing…as a prop…just remember to take a picture for social media…before you eat it.
Hashtag to use #AppleTurnoverDay
NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY
Did you know that the Scottish introduced fried chicken to America? It would have been plain at that stage, as it was the spices that the African slaves in the South added to the fried chicken that made it the tasty meal that it is today.
Almost everyone has a favorite fried chicken recipe or restaurant. To get a discussion going, ask whether people like their fried chicken with waffles.
Hashtag to use #FriedChickenDay
Pucker up because Kissing Day encourages kissing around the world. Did you know that on average 18-to 21 year olds make out 11 times a week? But kissing is not just for the young – 5% of over 45 year olds share a passionate snog 31 times a week! Celebrate International Kissing Day with a beautiful image of lips or kissing couples or lipstick kisses.
Hashtags to use #InternationalKissingDay #NationalKissingDay #KissingDay
WORLD CHOCOLATE DAY
Chocoholics around the world like celebrating chocolate days (there are a few days that celebrate this treat during the year). So of course, we had to include this in our July Content Calendar!
Apparently dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and some research suggests that dark chocolate (which has a higher cacao level than milk chocolate) may have health benefits, and who are we to argue? Any image of chocolate or recipe on social media with this magical ingredient will get your audience drooling and while you have their attention, ask them a question.
Hashtag to use #WorldChocolateDay
INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY
It’s the first of July and the day is irie, it’s IRE – International Reggae Day. A celebration of reggae music, and all around Jamaican culture in general, International Reggae Day is a great day to learn about reggae music history and bust out some classics… Bob Marley. Jimmy Cliff. Peter Tosh. Toots & the Maytals. Or why not find some new reggae musicians and bring them into your musical rotation? It’s the day for it!
Hashtags to use #ReggaeDay #InternationalReggaeDay
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COMIC SANS DAY
As a designing company we couldn’t let a day that celebrates a font slip past. Love it or hate it Comic Sans is probably the most talked about font, and even has its own weird holiday on the first Friday of July. Find some Comic Sans memes or jokes to share. Or dare to use comic sans in a graphic. It’s allowed only for one day!
Hashtags to use #ComicSans #ComicSansDay
NATIONAL MACARONI DAY
Mac ‘n Cheese is a nostalgic dish with many childhood memories. This little elbow-shape pasta doesn’t have to be smothered with a cheese sauce of course, but most people like it that way. Get people talking about whether they see macaroni as a side dish or a complete meal. Ask them what cheese they add or simply post a picture of macaroni cheese sauce and ask them for the first word they think of when they see it.
Hashtag to use #NationalMacaroniDay
BE A KID AGAIN DAY
Celebrate being a kid again on Be a Kid Again Day! Let go of your adult cares and worries and embrace that inner childlike spirit. Enjoy life from the perspective of a kid and have a blast doing it! Make the most of Be a Kid Again Day by revisiting the joy and wonder of childhood. Allow yourself to be carefree and relish the fun that being a kid brings. Experience the world anew and revel in the sheer delight of it all!
Hashtag to use #BeAKidAgainDay
VIDEO GAME DAY
There two similar days celebrating video games Video Game Day on the 8th of July and National Video Games Day on the 12th September. Since we love video games, it is a great day to talk about your best video game or even the first video game you ever played.
Hashtag to use #VideoGameDay
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SUGAR COOKIE DAY
A day you can be shameless and get your sugar rush from eating tasty sugar cookies. The sugar cookie dates back to Eighteen Century Pennsylvania. Bake your own or buy some.
Hashtag to use #SugarCookieDay
BUILD A SCARECROW DAY
The First Sunday in July brings us to Build A Scarecrow Day. Many of us don’t get the opportunity to build many if any scarecrows in our lifetime, so today is the day to give it a go!
Hashtag to use #BuildAScarecrowDay
TEDDY BEAR PICNIC DAY
Teddy Bear’s Picnic (Anne Murray)
“If you go down in the woods today
You’d better go in disguise!
For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain
Because today’s the day the
Teddy Bears have their picnic”
If you have young children, Teddy Bear Picnic Day is a very good reason to have a picnic. And don’t forget the teddy bears.
Hashtag to use #TeddyBearPicnicDay
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PIÑA COLADA DAY
And getting caught in the rain.
Hashtag to use #PinaColadaDay
NATIONAL KITTEN DAY
Who can resist a baby kitten? They are undeniably some of the cutest, most endearing animals on earth! Their gentle nature and sweet mews can leave anyone with a warmth in their heart. Their innocence and cuteness is a joy to behold and they can bring a smile to anyone’s face. Celebrate National Kitten Day in any way you’d like! Whether you’ve recently welcomed a kitten into your home, have a long-time love of kittens, or are yet to adopt one, there are plenty of ways to recognize this day.
Hashtag to use #NationalKittenDay
WORLD POPULATION DAY
The world population reached 8 billion in 2022 and every year tens of millions of people are added to the total. United Nation hosts World Population Day to highlight the problem of ever increasing numbers on the earth’s resources and to encourage family planning.
Hashtag to use #WorldPopulationDay
COW APPRECIATION DAY
Every Second Tuesday of July is Cow Appreciation Day. Skip the burger and share a fun fact about our favourite large domesticated cloven-hooved herbivores – the humble cow.
“We will fight for bovine freedom
And hold our large heads high”“Cows With Guns” – Dana Lyons
Hashtag to use #CowAppreciationDay
NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MUFFIN DAY
Don’t tell the other muffins, but blueberry muffins get a day all to themselves. Make sure you celebrate by eating one today.
Hashtag to use #BlueberryMuffinDay
DIFFERENT COLORED EYES DAY
Heterochromia is the term used to describe a variation in a someone’s eye color. This phenomenon occurs in humans, as well as other mammals, such as dogs, cats, horses, cattle and even some ferrets! Mila Kunis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., David Bowie… some really incredible people have this usually harmless condition. Let’s celebrate this unique variation of genes today!
Hashtag to use #DifferentColoredEyesDay #HeterochromiaDay
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ETCH A SKETCH DAY
If you had an Etch A Sketch, no doubt some of your finest artwork was created on one when you were a child! It’s a wonderful perspective, creating something special in the moment and just wiping it away. Bring on the nostalgia, celebrating this day with different forms of creativity, at all kinds of skill levels.
Hashtag to use #EtchASketchDay
NEW CONVERSATIONS DAY
Australia’s Awkward Silence company created New Conversations Day as a way to break up the boring small talk we can find ourselves having in day to day life. What a way to spice up the day! Some question prompt examples include “what have you learnt this week?”, “what is something on your bucket list you want to achieve this year?” and “what would be your perfect day?”
Hashtag to use #NewConversationsDay
Unplug from technology. Cut out the complications. And appreciate the simple things in life. At least for a few hours on the 12th July. It really is that simple.
Hashtag to use #SimplicityDay
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NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY
There is something satisfying about eating French fries as a side or on its own. And it seems wrong not to have fries with a burger. So, do you just add a sprinkling of salt, topping or condiments to yours?
Hashtag to use #NationalFrenchFryDay
EMBRACE YOUR GEEKNESS DAY
Is there something that you are passionate about but that you keep hidden because you don’t want people to think you are a geek? This day is about embracing your inner geek and talking about it. Create engagement on social media by asking people to share their hidden geekiness.
Hashtag to use #EmbraceYourGeeknessDay
The French National Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille which was a turning point in the French Revolution. What a great day for Francophiles to celebrate anything French: French wine, French food or the Eiffel Tower. World Kissing Day may have passed but you can always try French kissing.
Hashtag to use #BastilleDay
Who needs an excuse to eat a freshly grilled kebab, whether it is a doner or a shish. The skewered meat meal originates from the middle east.
Hashtag to use #KebabDay
INTERNATIONAL NUDE DAY
International Nude Day originated in New Zealand and is now celebrated in 30 countries around the world. Celebrate the beauty of the body. Enjoy the freedom and the benefits of getting greater exposure to vitamin D.
Obviously, since public nudity is illegal in many places, we suggest that you celebrate this day at home or with like-minded friends. Obviously, you need to be careful about which images you use to share this day on social media too.
Hashtag to use #InternationalNudeDay
SHARK AWARENESS DAY
This misunderstood ocean predator needs a day of acknowledgement. These prehistoric fish deserve our respect. A great day for giving some “fintastic” facts. Or support a local Aquarium.
And If you are really stuck for ideas for shark awareness, you can always resort to talking about “Baby Shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo”
Hashtag to use #SharkAwarenessDay
GUMMI WORM DAY
Ah, the tasty gummi worm. The spiritual successor to the gummi bear, the gummi worm is a popular sweet and tangy confectionery. Whether you prefer regular flavours, or the sour variety, grab a treat today!
Hashtag to use #GummiWormDay
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GIVE SOMETHING AWAY DAY
Most of us have too much stuff. On Give Something Away Day, it is a great excuse to do a bit of decluttering and do your bit for someone who needs it more. Have a look at your crowded cupboards, pick up a few items and ask the Marie Kondo question: “Does it give me joy?” Maybe it needs to give joy to someone else.
Hashtag to use #GiveSomethingAwayDay
CORN FRITTERS DAY
Delicious corn fritters, a simple combination of batter and corn kernels. Originating in the South of the United States, where they are known for frying just about everything, corn fritters are a tasty meal, good for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. A common recipe includes adding guacamole, salsa, bacon and cherry tomatoes. Not bad!
Hashtag to use #CornFrittersDay
WORLD SNAKE DAY
There are over 3000 snake varieties and about a quarter of them are venomous, and only a small portion of these are dangerous to people. This is a day to find out more about the slithering serpent. Snakes are symbolic for fertility, rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing so you might want to choose that angle if it works for your business.
Hashtag to use #WorldSnakeDay
NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY
This fun holiday is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of July each year and so deserves to be in our July Content Calendar. The whole of July is ice-cream month too, so if you haven’t posted anything about this cooling dessert, then maybe the 21st of July is a good day to do so. Scoops of icecream on a dish or cone or in a sundae, there are so many choices about how to represent this day that has been celebrated since 1984. Enjoy!
Hashtag to use #NationallIceCreamDay
FRESH SPINACH DAY
To balance all the unhealthy eating days in July, it is good to celebrate a healthy habit holiday. Superfood spinach is a great source of iron, calcium and magnesium.
Hashtag to use #FreshSpinachDay
Tattoos have been around as long as man could figure out how to do it, even ancient Egyptian mummies have been found with permanent markings on their bodies. People with tattoos used to be few and far between, but are now fairly common place in today’s age. Tattoo Day itself is a younger holiday, having only been observed since 2016. Share your tattoo/s today.
Hashtag to use #TattooDay
WORLD EMOJI DAY
We love emojis, it’s hard to believe that they haven’t be around forever. The first emoji was designed in Japan by Shigetaka Kurita in 1999. They are so expressive and add color to text. Make sure you add plenty of emojis to your post on the 17th July to celebrate World Emoji Day.
Hashtag to use #WorldEmojiDay
NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY
One of America’s favorite fast foods, the simple frankfurter in a roll has become an institution at fairgrounds and baseball games. National Hot Dog Day varies year to year based on when the North American Meat Institute hosts its annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill. In 2019, the weird holiday falls on the 17th July. Did you know that the correct etiquette for eating a hotdog is five bites?
Hashtag to use #HotDogDay
NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to millions of people. Honor this modern-day hero with one of his quotes that will inspire others. United Nation hosts Nelson Mandela International Day to celebrate his life.
Hashtag to use #MandelaDay
INSURANCE NERD DAY
Insurance Nerds. Yep, that’s a thing! And rightly so, insurance is a very common thing in our modern world, and this day was founded to say thank you to all those nerds out there who keep us updated with all the best information, busting the “boring” stereotype once and for all.
Hashtag to use #InsuranceNerdDay
Caviar is salt-cured roe from a sturgeon, and the combination of its unique taste and texture has helped it to become considered one of the top delicacies of the world. If you have tried it, you either love it or hate it, one would imagine. Caviar is considered very special, no wonder it has its own day, celebrating culinary adventure!
Hashtag to use #CaviarDay
Another excuse to celebrate with a cocktail in July!
The rum-based Daiquiri was one of Ernest Hemmingway’s and JF Kennedy’s favorite tipples. You can always claim that you are having one of your five a day when you have a Strawberry Daiquiri.
Hashtag to use #DaiquiriDay
You don’t have to go ‘dancing in the moonlight’ or go ‘walking on the moon’ to celebrate this celestial body. The moon has inspired great poems, songs and paintings. Find an interesting lunar quote to share on this day.
Hashtag to use #MoonDay
NATIONAL LOLLIPOP DAY
Need a sugar rush? Let lollipops be your confectionary crush. Not only are lollipops sweet to eat, they also make pretty social media posts.
Hashtag to use #NationalLollipopDay
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WORLD JUMP DAY
World Jump Day, hey? So the idea is that everyone jumps at exactly the same time. Why have millions of people jump simultaneously? Why, to see if we can change the orbit of Earth. Hah… Woah, did you feel that?!
Hashtag to use #WorldJumpDay
INTERNATIONAL CHESS DAY
Remember chess? Time to dust off your board and get playing on International Chess Day. This war strategy game as we know it originated in the 1400’s from even older Chinese, Indian and Persian games, chess has remained a staple board game, building problem solving skills, abstract reasoning abilities, strategy, logic and patience. Did you know that the longest game of chess lasted over 20 hours? A total of 269 moves between Ivan Nikolic and Goran Arsovic in 1989 – that’s no small feat.
Hashtag to use #InternationalChessDay
GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY
This day is celebrated on the third Thursday every quarter and in July, it’s on the 18th in 2019. It is a brilliant prompt to ask your customers questions to find out more about what makes them tick. Try using a poll to get to know your customers better.
Hashtag to use #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay
Lamingtons are iconic Australian culinary treats to have with tea. Squares of sponge cake coated with chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut. Delicious. Ironically, Baron Lamington who the cakes were named after, couldn’t stand them and referred to them as “those bloody poofy woolly biscuits”.
Hashtag to use #LamingtonDay
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NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY
On National Junk Food Day, you get to indulge in all of your favorite treats – from ice cream, to bacon, to milkshakes, to hot dogs, to pizza – whatever your heart desires. But please be mindful that eating too much of these high-fat, high-sugar, high-salt, high-calorie treats can be hazardous to your health, so do so at your own risk. And remember, mom always knows what’s best for you, so tomorrow it’s back to a healthy diet. Enjoy National Junk Food Day, and treat yourself!
Hashtag to use #NationalJunkFoodDay
SPOONERS (SPOONERISM) DAY
Spoonerism is named after nineteenth century Reverend William Archibald Spooner who was born on the July 22. He had the terrible habit with the ‘slip of his tongue’. A spoonerism is a verbal mistake where the constants of two word are swopped often to comedic effect. He famously said “The Lord is a shoving leopard” instead of “The Lord is a loving shepherd”. Have fun with some word play today.
Hashtag to use #SpoonersDay #Spoonerism
What an excuse to eat this sticky, sweet fruit. Mangoes were first cultivated in India over 5000 years ago. Whether you like eating mango on its own, in a recipe, as a sorbet, or a juice, celebrate this weird holiday with an image of a mango, a recipe or anything mango coloured.
Hashtag to use #MangoDay
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GORGEOUS GRANDMA DAY
You are only as old as you feel. And I bet your grandmother doesn’t spend all day in a rocking chair knitting socks. Tell the world about your gorgeous grandma. Share your story about why you love your nana on social media and share a picture of your grandmother or someone growing old disgracefully.
Hashtags to use #GorgeousGrandma #GorgeousGrandmaDay
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Who doesn’t like a splash of color? Everything becomes a bit better with sprinkles. July is ice cream month and it would be rude not have ice cream with a few sprinkles. Or if you are in Australia, have fairy bread as a snack on the 23rd July, no matter how old you are. Sprinkle your magic over your social media posts with a pop of pastel colors.
Hashtag to use #SprinklesDay
Family is important and it is great to celebrate bonds with family members. The cousin relationship is special. Childhood is often spent in the close company of cousins, but as time moves on, you may not see your cousins as often. Ask your followers about their cousins. Or use this day to talk about family trees. Do you know how all your cousins are related?
Hashtag to use #CousinsDay
What a wonderful excuse to celebrate everything Mexican and to talk about Tequila in our July Content Calendar. Did you know that all tequilas need to originate from one of five regions in Mexico? Or did you know that the blue agave plant that is used to make tequila is not a cactus? Or that Mexicans typically sip tequila rather than doing it as a shot with lime and salt? Celebrate National Tequila Day with images of anything Mexican or pictures of a Magarita cocktail.
Hashtag to use #TequilaDay
Did you know that carousels go clockwise in Europe, and anticlockwise in the USA? Many people have fond childhood memories of these merry-go-rounds and they feature in many films. Including horror ones! Celebrate Carousel day with a picture of a beautiful carousel with handcrafted horses. Or use the carousel as a symbol of going round and round and never getting anywhere, to engage with your fans.
Or, if you are a social media expert, you can always use this day to talk about carousel ads for Facebook and Instagram.
Hashtag to use #CarouselDay
HOT FUDGE SUNDAE DAY
You could gain a lot of weight if you celebrate all the foodie holidays. We couldn’t let Hot Fudge Sundae Day slip past without a mention. Very rich. Very indulgent. Pictures of these will get tastebuds tingling. July is ice-cream month, after all!
Hashtag to use #HotFudgeSundaeDay
ALL OR NOTHING DAY
Throw caution to the wind and dare to do something that you have been resisting. Fortune favours the bold. Encourage your audience to take up the challenge by finding an inspiring quote to use and ask them what they are going to do to take up the “all or nothing” gauntlet.
Hashtag to use #AllOrNothingDay
Parents often don’t get enough appreciation. So as well as Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day, we have Parents’ Day. Parents’ Day is the fourth Sunday of July, and a special time of year where we can show gratitude for the person who people who raised us.
Hashtag to use #ParentsDay
AUNT & UNCLE DAY
Aunts and uncles get their own day too! There’s a special bond between aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Posting an acknowledgement is a small token wherein the response can generate togetherness and appreciation in your audience.
Hashtags to use #AuntAndUncleDay #AuntDay #UncleDay
COFFEE MILKSHAKE DAY
Coffee. Milkshake. What a winning combination. If it’s a hot day and you need a pick me up, a coffee milkshake is the way to go! Share a home recipe or some 1950s diner nostalgia.
Hashtag to use #CoffeeMilkshakeDay
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HOLISTIC THERAPY DAY
Looking after ourselves can be a great way to prevent illnesses, and often holistic therapies aim to treat the whole body and not just particular ailments. If your brand relates to health, this could be a day to create content about wellness.
Hashtag to use #HolisticTherapyDay
We’ll hand our 27th July Content Calendar entries over to Ellen for a fun introduction:
It’s Bagpipe Appreciation Day and National Take Your Pants for a Walk Day! Which, if you think about it, are strangely similar. – Ellen DeGeneres
It’s Bagpipe Appreciation Day and National Take Your Pants for a Walk Day! Which, if you think about it, are strangely similar.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 27, 2014
BAGPIPE APPRECIATION DAY
The bagpipes may not be everyone’s cup of tea but, the Scottish Great Highland instrument played by men in kilts is very memorable.
The Scottish are not the only nation to play the bagpipe so you could find some fun facts about bagpipes to share on social media. The theme song from ‘Braveheart’ has bagpipes in it which are hauntingly beautiful. Alternatively, who can forget that Ross from ‘Friends’ wanted to play the bagpipes at Chandler and Monica’s Wedding. There are brilliant blooper videos and memes that you can share.
Hashtag to use #BagpipeAppreciationDay
NATIONAL WALK ON STILTS DAY
Stilt walkers are frequently associated with clowns, jugglers, and other similar acts. Despite this, many people are unaware of the extensive ceremonial and practical history of these props in numerous cultures. This year’s Walk on Stilts Day is a great time to learn more about this useful tool and try it out for yourself! Is it safe to say that you are prepared to join the many individuals from the beginning of time who have involved braces for work and play? Then it’s time to give stilts a shot! You can gradually raise the height of your stilts as you gain confidence. Living the high life!
Hashtag to use #NationalWalkOnStiltsDay
NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PANTS FOR A WALK
The idea of this day is to take your pants for a walk with you in them. Being outside in fresh air has health benefits. You could encourage people to go out for a walk on this day or your could be silly and find memes and videos of people literally walking their pants by dragging them along on a leash.
Hashtag to use #NationalTakeYourPantsForAWalkDay
WORLD HEPATITIS DAY
World Hepatitis Day is organised by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness of this virus and try to eliminate one of the biggest global health threats of our time. Hepatitis causes 1.34 million deaths a year. Click here to find out more about the virus and what you can do to help.
Hashtags to use #WorldHepatitisDay #HepAware #Hepatitis #WHD2023
NATIONAL TALK IN AN ELEVATOR DAY
The accepted norm for riding in an elevator with strangers is for everyone to stare at the floor numbers above as they change in silence. What would happen if you broke that silence? How do you know that there isn’t a potential business opportunity just waiting for you, if you just broke the silence? National Talk in an Elevator Day is about stepping out of your comfort zone and starting a conversation. It won’t be a long one. Probably only 90 seconds by the time one of you leaves. How about it? Share an image of people in an elevator and get the conversation going about chance meetings.
Hashtag to use #TalkInAnElevatorDay
MILK CHOCOLATE DAY
Chocolate = happy. It’s a simple equation! We average 3 days a month dedicated to chocolate, milk chocolate is one of the most popular ways to enjoy chocolate. Share a recipe for a delightful snack!
Hashtag to use #MilkChocolateDay
Did you know that in times of recession, cosmetic sales continue to thrive? It’s called the “lipstick effect”. The theory is that you will cut down on big-ticket items when times are tight, but still buy little luxuries for yourself. Lipstick has been used since Ancient Egyptian times. Cleopatra apparently used crushed beetles and ants to make her lips red. Luckily, we don’t have to resort to pulverizing insects now to have the perfect pout.
Hashtag to use #LipstickDay
NATIONAL LASAGNA DAY
“I never met a lasagna I didn’t like” – Jim Davis (Garfield)
Lasagna is one of those dishes that gives you a hug and of course it gets a listing in our July Content Calendar. This Italian dish loved by Garfield, tends to be a family favorite. Ask your followers who makes the best lasagne in their family.
Hashtag to use #NationalLasagnaDay
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP
The International Day of Friendship was established by the United Nations to remind us that friendships exist even in war-torn areas and that human bonds make challenges more bearable. Ask your followers to celebrate the people in their lives who are always there for them.
Hashtag to use #InternationalDayOfFriendship
NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY
Whether you prefer baked or non-baked cheesecake and whatever your favorite flavour, this day is a good day to use up your calories on this delicacy. You can even get vegan cheesecakes. Remember to take a picture for social media before you tuck in.
Hashtag to use #CheesecakeDay
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NATIONAL MUTT DAY
Images of cute dogs tug the heart strings. Celebrate mixed breed dogs by asking your followers to share their photos of their pooches. National Mutt Day is celebrated twice a year to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters. The other day is the 2nd of December.
Hashtag to use #NationalMuttDay
HARRY POTTER’S BIRTHDAY
If you are a Harry Potter fan, it’s a good excuse to post a magical birthday wish for JK Rowling’s beloved hero. The special wizard was born on the 31st July 1980 which means he has a BIG birthday this year! A fun way to celebrate is with a version of the pink chocolate birthday cake with “Happee Birthdae Harry” written in green that Hagrid gave Harry when they met.
Hashtag to use #HappyBirthdayHarryPotter
WEEK-LONG JULY CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Some celebrations last for more than a day. Here are some week-long celebrations to post about.
- Clean Beaches Week (1-7 July)
- Hellen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week (starts last Sunday in June)
- Eye Safety Awareness Week (starts last Sunday in June)
- Tour De France (6-28 July in 2019)
- National Scrabble Week (20-24 July)
- National Zoo Keeper Week (21-27 July)
MONTH LONG JULY CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
And finally, some month-long holidays in July to inspire you. The following weird holidays are celebrated for an entire month in July. So, you have an entire month to post about them.
- Dry July (Australia)
- Anit-Boredom Month
- Picnic Month
- National Blueberry Month
- Cell Phone Courtesy Month
- Independent Retailer Month
- Plastic Free July
- Ice Cream Month
- World Watercolour Month
- National Hot Dog Month
THAT’S A JULY CONTENT WRAP!
You will be set to create content with our July content calendar now. Remember, if you get stuck, consider the week-long and month-long celebration ideas too.
It’s time to create some stunning July visual posts!
Which July Celebration days have inspired you? Have we missed any obvious holidays in our July Content Calendar? Send us a DM on social if we need to add any!