Are you ready to be inspired by ideas for engaging social media posts by our September Content Calendar Ideas? Plan your September content ahead by using our easy-to-edit template ideas.
We are giving you monthly content calendar posts throughout the year which we review annually so that you are good to go.
Keep on reading to discover daily, weekly and monthly content calendar selection. We’ve included local, national and international holidays or “celebration” days for you to use throughout our September Content Calendar.
This content calendar is brimming full of ideas for content, templates and marketing ideas. We have also included hashtags so it’s super easy for you.
HOT TIP: Some of our suggested holidays and celebrations below come with Easil templates. All you do is click into your Easil account and you are ready to start designing. It’s easy to set up and get started for free with one of our trial accounts if you don’t have an Easil account yet.
Here’s what we’ve included in our September Content Calendar:
- There’s a day of celebration for every day in September – sometimes more than one suggestion.
- Choose the holiday that inspires you and convert it into social media posts or brand content.
- We have also included wacky, weird and wonderful holidays. These are the holidays that make engaging fun posts that your audience will love.
- Suggested week-long holiday celebrations for September.
- Suggested month-long holiday celebrations for September.
Whether it’s Pet Rock Day, Read a Book Day or National Cheeseburger Day, you’re ready for action with our September Content Calendar. Don’t forget the popular, official and well-loved holidays like 9/11 Remembrance Day and World Rhino Day, to remind your audience about when you create content.
TIPS FOR USING OUR SEPTEMBER CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Choose the “days” or celebrations that your audience will relate to. Put yourself into the shoes of your ideal customer. What are they interested in, outside of your business and what you normally talk about? Do they love reading? Do they have pets? Do they love conserving nature? Just because they followed you for your business-related content, doesn’t mean they don’t want to talk about animals or art or alcohol. Get creative by using our weird and unusual holidays. Remember, posting about something like Chocolate Milkshake Day can make you more human and relatable? Everyone likes Chocolate Milkshake, right?
Remember this is not an exhaustive list. We can’t possibly list every single day of celebration for September. But it’s a good list to get you started. Feel free to search for other types of celebration days to add to this list.
Check the day before posting. We have double-checked every entry, but we’d suggest that you check the day in your region or country. Some of these days don’t change every year, and others do. For example, some of the days fall on the 3rd Sunday of the Month etc. We may have missed something. We recommend that you do a quick check yourself before posting. If we’ve made an error, please let us know! And that includes hashtags.
Not all countries are covered. Please note that Easil is based in Australia, but the holidays in this post are from around the world. Many of them are North American Holidays with some from Australia, some international holidays. This post would go on forever if we included every country. But if you use the list as a starting point, you’ll be fired up with ideas.
Hint, Hint – come back to Easil to create images for the content you decide to post. There are images and templates in this post to get you started.
ADDING IMAGES TO YOUR SEPTEMBER SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
You can use our September content calendar in many different ways. Start with one of our Easil templates to edit and create your design. Or, you can use your own photos or images to create something custom. How you choose to illustrate the day is only limited by your creativity.
HOT TIP: Why not post a quote that relates to the day in question? For example, the 28th September provides a perfect opportunity for this, with Confucius Day.
MONTH OF SEPTEMBER CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Ready? Here’s our list of holidays for the month of September:
LETTER WRITING DAY
When was the last time you received a personal letter? How did it make you feel? In a digital world, it’s easy to forget the joy that letters can bring. Use Letter Writing Day to put pen to paper to compose a thoughtful letter to someone you care about. Encourage your followers to do the same too.
Hashtag to use #LetterWritingDay
Little Miss Tofu sits on a tuffet eating her curds and whey.
Good for you? Check. Versatile? Check. Tasty? Check. Plant-based protein? Check. Tofu is made from dried soybeans, following a process to create solid pulp and liquid soy (which becomes soy ‘milk’). Rich in protein, it is no longer just for vegetarians and vegans. Share a delicious recipe including tofu today!
Hashtag to use #TofuDay
GINGER CAT APPRECIATION DAY
Garfield will be the first one to tell you that ginger cats are the best cats. Did you know – all ginger cats are tabby cats but not all tabby cats are ginger? Also, 80% of ginger cats are male, due to the distribution of the ginger “agouti” gene. There you go, the more you know. On this day, you could find an adorable ginger kitty photo or share your favourite line from that famous ginger cat comic.
Hashtag to use #GingerCatAppreciationDay
NATIONAL BLUEBERRY POPSICLE DAY
These frozen treats are refreshing in hot weather. You can buy some to celebrate this holiday or, better still, make some. There are lots of recipes for making blueberry popsicles which range from healthy to decadent. Ask your fans to share their favorite recipe.
Hashtag to use #BlueberryPopsicleDay
CALENDAR ADJUSTMENT DAY
In September 1752, we lost 11 days. Not sure where they went. Not really. Our calendars on this day changed from Julian to Gregorian, same one we follow today (along with a good portion of the rest of the world). In an instant, September 3rd changed to the 14th of September, so in effect, we had a time warp, wherein absolutely nothing happened for 11 days. Rumour has it, that some people believed that it would mean they would live shorter lives. You could share your appreciation for the calendar, or those lost 11 days!
Hashtag to use #CalendarAdjustmentDay
NATIONAL WELSH RAREBIT DAY
Welsh Rarebit used to be called Welsh Rabbit and no, there’s not a hint of bunny in this cheesy toast dish. The first reference to this delicacy was in 1725 was “Welsh Rabbit” fifty years later it had changed to “Welsh Rarebit”. At that time, according to the Telegraph in keeping with the British tradition of taking a dig at the Welsh, the word “Welsh” often meant something substandard or fake. There’s a wide range of recipes ranging from simply melting cheese on toast to premixing cheese with flour, ale and mustard before pouring on bread. One thing all the recipes have in common is oodles of melted cheese.
Hashtag to use #WelshRarebitDay
The first skyscraper was the Home Insurance Building in Chicago which was completed in 1885. It was the first building to constructed with a structural steel frame. Since then the race has been on to construct the tallest building in the world. At the moment, the tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, U.A.E which is 2717 feet tall. That is until the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is completed in 2020. It will be 3,304 feet tall. Find an image of city skyline and share some fun facts about skyscrapers.
Hashtag to use #SkyscraperDay
NATIONAL LAZY MOM’S DAY
Celebrated on the first Friday of September, this holiday is about giving Mom’s the day off from her normal household chores. Make sure you tell your children and partner that it is an actual holiday and that you won’t be cooking/doing the dishes/cleaning/doing laundry for one day. Put your feet up and enjoy.
Hashtag to use #LazyMomsDay
NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY
This holiday was founded in 2005 by animal behaviorist and philanthropist Colleen Paige to bring awareness to the plight of wildlife globally. It also is to acknowledge the works of zoos and animal sanctuaries to preserve endanger animals and educate the public. You can celebrate the date by supporting your local animal sanctuary or a conservation charity. What’s your favorite wild animal?
Hashtags to use #NationalWildlifeDay #WildlifeDay
WORLD BEARD DAY
It’s considered rude for men to shave on the first Saturday of September! This is the day to celebrate facial hair follicles. Beards are very trendy now ranging from goatees to bandholz. Apparently, beards are a sign of masculinity. Do you agree or disagree? Start a debate about beard vs no beards, or show some love by posting an image of your favorite beard.
Hashtags to use #WorldBeardDay #BeardDay
WORLD SEXUAL HEALTH DAY
Sexual health is often a taboo subject. The World Association of Sex Health (WAS) founded the day in 2010 to ensure that sexual health issues are discussed everywhere. It is celebrated in 35 countries. Help break the taboo.
Hashtag to use #WorldSexualHealthDay
NATIONAL MACADAMIA NUT DAY
The delicious, rich, buttery nut is celebrated around the world on the 4th of September. Macadamia nuts are native to Australia, but did you know that now most will be are grown in Hawaii? Celebrate National Macadamia Nut Day by eating these wonderful tasty nuts by themselves or forget calories and indulge in a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie. Heavenly!
Hashtag to use #MacadamiaNutDay
INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY
Vultures are not attractive birds… they certainly lost out in the good looks department. They have unpleasant habits. They pick at dead carcasses. Their role in ecosystem is often misunderstood and many species are threatened by illegal poisoning. Conserving vulture species is important for ecology. International Vulture Awareness Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of September to raise awareness of these scavenging birds of prey.
Fun Facts about vultures: Vultures are social and there a few collective nouns associated with them depending on what they are doing. A group of vultures resting in a tree is called a committee, a group flying is called a kettle, and group feeding on a carcass is called a wake.
Hashtags to use #InternationalVultureAwarenessDay #VultureAwarenessDay
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.
Hashtags to use #InternationalBaconDay #BaconDay
FATHER’S DAY (AUSTRALIA)
There are different theories why Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September in Australia, and in June in many parts of the world. It doesn’t really matter. Father’s Day has been celebrated in Australia since 1936, and it’s good to celebrate your dad with a special day. Share Dad jokes or ask your fans for one word that describes their father.
Hashtag to use #FathersDay
CHEESE TOAST DAY
Cheese Toast Day
Cheese + toasted bread = sandwich heaven. Remember the Sizzler’s cheese toast? We hear they released the recipe for that one – thick cut white bread, pecorino cheese and butter. How do they make something so simple, SO tasty? Whether grilled cheese, or in the sandwich press, maybe even a jaffle maker… delicious!
Hashtag to use #CheeseToastDay
PET ROCK DAY
Pet Rock Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September. The lovely thing about painted stone pets is that they don’t need any food or water and if you forget about them, all you need to do is dust them off and they are good as new. Pet Rocks started in the 70’s and recently they have had a revival with many Facebook Groups encouraging people to find pet rocks hidden in the local area, take a picture and then hide them somewhere new. Paint your own one or look out for pet rocks in the wild!
Hashtag to use #PetRockDay
NATIONAL BE LATE FOR SOMETHING DAY
National Be Late for Something Day make freak out particularly punctual people. It’s good to be reminded that sometimes you need to take the time to smell the roses. Sticking rigidly to a schedule creates stress. Try being purposely late today and see what happens. Did your world fall apart or did something unexpected happen?
Be Late for Something Day was established by the Procrastinators’ Club of America shortly after they were founded in 1956.
For people who tardiness is a habit, this holiday is an excuse not to feel guilty about being late.
Hashtag to use #BeLateForSomethingDay
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY
The date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”
Support a charity that is close to your heart on social media and encourage people to do the same.
Hashtag to use #InternationalDayOfCharity
Labor Day has been celebrated as a national holiday in the USA and Canada on the first Monday of September since 1894. It pays tribute to all the hard-working men and women who play a vital role in the economy. Labor Day marks the end of summer so, make the most of this occasion with a picnic or BBQ, attend a labor parade or use the day to enjoy a day with friends and family. Good images to share on social media would be of picnics, fireworks and BBQS.
Hashtag to use #LaborDay
READ A BOOK DAY
Take some time on this holiday to curl up with an interesting book. Read a Book Day is to encourage you to set some time for reading. Make yourself a cup of tea (or pour yourself a glass of wine), find somewhere comfy and quiet and lose yourself between the pages. Use this fun celebration to discuss books on social media. Share your “shelfies” (a snap of your bookshelf) and ask your fans to do the same.
Hashtag to use #ReadABookDay
COFFEE ICE CREAM DAY
Caffeine and dessert, what a winning combination! Turns out that coffee-flavoured ice cream is one of the most popular flavours in the U.S. What’s your favourite coffee ice cream? Mocha? Classic? Affogato? Ice cream cake? Ice cream sandwich? The possibilities are endless. Exchange new flavour combinations today, or maybe even a homemade ice cream recipe! Bon app’!
Hashtag to use #CoffeeIceCreamDay
FIGHT PROCRASTINATION DAY
“If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.” – Brian Tracy
If the thought of “Be Late for Something Day” and “National Lazy Mom’s Day” has you breaking out in hives, you will adore Fight Procrastination Day. This holiday is about taking action and avoiding putting off important tasks. To be super-efficient combine this celebration with “Read a Book Day and read Brian Tracy’s book “Eat that Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastination and get more things done in less time.”
Hashtag to use #FightProcrastinationDay
What does it mean to be superhuman? Superhuman Day was founded as a way to tribute the many people with disabilities. This includes the athletes who take part in the Paralympic Games, which is a perfect example to add to the definition of superhuman! Superhuman Day was put in place to acknowledge as well as inspire those with disabilities. You can share a story and spread the motivation today.
Hashtag to use #SuperhumanDay
BUY A BOOK DAY
The premise is simple: buy a book! Whether it’s a special edition hardcover, or a second-hand paperback, or an eBook, or getting a book out from the library – today is the day to turn the television off, switch off your social media, and enjoy the simplicity of a good story. Reading a good book can bring you back home to yourself. Perhaps you could share a list of your favourite books, personal or related to your business.
Hashtag to use #BuyABookDay
GRANDMA MOSES DAY
It’s never too late to start something new! Grandma Moses only started painting in earnest at 78, when arthritis made embroidery too painful. She is an inspiration for anyone who thinks they are too old for a new adventure. She waited years to manifest her childhood dream. She was born on the 7th September 1860 and died at the age of 101. She was a prolific painter who managed to produce 1500 charming rural landscapes in the last three decades of her life.
Hashtag to use #GrandmaMosesDay
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY
750 million adults still can’t read and write. Two thirds of them are women. United Nation’s International Literacy Day is to raise awareness of the issue and to encourage coming together to create solutions. You can do your bit by sharing information about literacy on social media.
Hashtag to use #InternationalLiteracyDay
STAR TREK DAY
“Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end” – Dr. Spock
It would be “highly illogical” not to share some geeky goodness on the day honouring the revolutionary science fiction television series that dared to “boldly go where no man has gone before”. It was on this day, 8th September, all the way back in 1966, when the original series first premiered. Wish your audience a “live long and prosper” greeting today!
Hashtags to use #StarTrekDay #TrekkieDay
Since 2011, the 8th of September has been recognised as a day for the actors (like they need more recognition). Theatre, film, television, actors have blessed our lives from as early as BC times, particularly Ancient Greece, which is known as where the birth of theatre. Fast-forward to the Elizabethan era, where a man named William Shakespeare (maybe you have heard of him) solidified acting as a fine art form through his well-written and layered playworks. Share an audition tape or describe a favourite impactful acting scene you like.
Hashtag to use #ActorsDay
INTERNATIONAL SUDOKU DAY
The World Puzzle Federation thought that 9/9 would be a symbolic day to celebrate Sudoku because of the 9 by 9 grid that is used for this brain teaser. The name “Sudoku” originates from two Japanese words: “su”, which means “number,” and doku, which means “single.” Even though Sudoku uses numbers, it doesn’t require any mathematics. It is all about logic.
Hashtags to use #SodokuDay #InternationalSodokuDay
NATIONAL TEDDY BEAR DAY
“For I am a bear of very little brain, and long words bother me.” ― A.A. Milne, The World of Winnie-the-Pooh
Did you have a teddy bear as a child? National Teddy Bear Day celebrates these cuddly toys. Famous teddy bears include Winnie-the-Pooh, the marmalade-loving Paddington Bear, Yogi Bear and many more. Find a quote from a bear that makes you smile.
Hashtag to use #TeddyBearDay
Modern life, if it is anything, it’s LOUD. Noise is everywhere – loud music, shouting, power tools, that super fast car speeding past right outside your bedroom window… it’s all enough to give us all tinnitus! Today is dedicated to putting that all behind us, as much as we can, slow down and let some peaceful silence. You could even look into a meditation retreat, if you want to really enjoy the silence. Encourage your audience to turn the volume down and embrace quiet solitude today.
Hashtag to use #QuietDay
WONDERFUL WEIRDOS DAY
Are you a bit of weirdo? Well, aren’t we all! Who wants to be normal anyway? Let’s embrace it! Today is the day to wear your favourite kooky outfit, do something out there, celebrate what makes each person unique. Some say you can even join the Ministry of Silly Walks on this day, by perfecting and demonstrating your weirdest walk. What makes you special? Who are some of your favourite but wonderful weirdos?
Hashtag to use #WonderfulWeirdosDay
INTERNATIONAL MAKE-UP DAY
Celebrate International Make-up day by learning a new make-up tip. Whether it is perfecting the perfect pout, finding the perfect brush or layering your eyeliner, have fun making the most of your features.
OR, is this day actually a Made-up day? We’re not convinced it’s an official holiday, but have left it in for fun regardless!
Hashtags to use #MakeUpDay #InternationalMakeUpDay
WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY
Every 40 secs someone dies by committing suicide. For every suicide, 25 people attempt suicide. World Suicide Prevention Day is organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention to help develop multi-level interventions through educating and building support networks globally. It’s estimated that for every suicide, 135 people are affected by it.
Hashtag to use #WSPD
TV DINNER DAY
Ah, the humble TV dinner. Plenty of people store some ready-made meals in their freezers, they are super convenient and these days can even be not too bad for you. There’s no need to feel guilty, perhaps you don’t even mind a few frozen meal. Grab our your stable table and and microwave your favourite prepackaged meal today. Mmm…!
Hashtag to use #TVDinnerDay
There isn’t much else in this world cuter than an alpaca! The alpaca is much like the modern dog or cat, bred from their wild ancestors into the domesticated form we see today. The alpaca is a descendant from the South American camelid called the vicuna, they are also related to the almost as cute llama. Today you might want to you share a funny fact about alpacas or an adorable photo.
Hashtag to use #AlpacaDay
9/11 REMEMBERANCE DAY
Where were you when you heard that two planes had crashed into the twin towers? In 2001, the world was shocked by four coordinated hijacking of American passenger-carrying airplanes by the Islamic terrorist group, al-Qaeda. Two were flown directly into each of the Twin Towers in New York, another into the Pentagon. The fourth crashed. The attacks killed about 3000 people and injured a further 6000, causing $10 billion pounds of damage. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in human history.
Hashtag to use #911RemembranceDay
MAKE YOUR BED DAY
According to recent research by Sleepolis, people who make their bed tend to be adventurous, confident, sociable and high maintenance. People who don’t tend to be shy, moody, curious and sarcastic. Start this weird holiday the right way by making your bed. Images of made or unmade beds will work for this celebration.
Hashtag to use #MakeYourBedDay
HOT CROSS BUN DAY
Not just for Good Friday or over the Easter holiday – Hot Cross Bun Day is celebrated all the way late run the year on the 11th of September. Can’t find them at the bakery? The ingredients are more simple than they look… flour, yeast, sugar, spice, currants, butter, milk and water… why not have a go at making them yourself!
Hashtag to use #HotCrossBunsDay
NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS DAY
“No news is good news” – this proverbial phrase is said to date back to King James I of England back in 1616, who apparently said “no news is better than evil news”. Now it may relate back to “ignorance is bliss”, as if you haven’t heard anything, it doesn’t necessarily mean that nothing bad has happened. “Out of sight, out of mind”, “bury your head in the sand”, today is the day you can switch off the news and enjoy the good news!
Hashtag to use #NoNewsIsGoodNewsDay
WORLD FIRST AID DAY
World First Aid Day was started by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 2000 to encourage more people to learn First Aid. It is celebrated on the second Saturday in September. Knowing what to do in emergencies saves lives.
Hashtag to use #WorldFirstAidDay
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMERS DAY
The Day of the Programmer is celebrated on the 256th day of each year. Programmers get the significance of 256. Computers work on a binary system and 2 to the power of 8 is 256. There are 256 values that can fit in a memory location which is called a byte.
00110010 00110101 00110110
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY
Did you know that the first “milkshakes” were alcoholic drinks containing whiskey in 1885? By the early 1900’s, they had become wholesome milky drinks containing ice-cream. Chocolate Milkshake Day combines two awesome ingredients – chocolate and ice-cream. What a great excuse to celebrate!
Hashtags to use #NationalChocolateMilkshakeDay #ChocolateMilkshakeDay
NATIONAL POLICE WOMAN DAY
National Police Woman Day is to honor all women who work in law enforcement. The first female police officer in the U.S.A is mostly likely to have been Marie Owens who transferred to the police department in Chicago in 1891.
Hashtag to use #PoliceWomanDay
VIDEO GAMES DAY
Arcade games, console games, computer games, VR games – there are so many video games today. The video game industry is huge, generating around US$130+ billion dollars per year. Today is the day we’re all allowed to not leave the house, and spend the day with friends and family – in-person or online – and play some of your favourite games. Why not take advantage? Share your favourite video games, and ask your audience to share their favourites as well.
Hashtag to use #VideoGamesDay
The US Congress proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day as Grandparent’s Day in 1978. Celebrate the elder members of your family tree by doing something special for them. It’s a good day to bring generations together for a family celebration. If you no longer have grandparents, spend time with an elderly person. Have fun on social media by encouraging people to show their grandparents or their grandchildren (depending on the demographics of your audience).
Hashtag to use #GrandParentsDay
ROALD DAHL DAY
Roald Dahl was a treasured British writer, who is best recognised for creating some classic children’s novels. Some of Dahl’s better known works include “James and the Giant Peach”, “Matilda”, “The BFG”, “The Witches” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Did you read any Roald Dahl as a child? Share your favourite story today.
Hashtag to use #RoaldDahlDay
NATIONAL PEANUT DAY
Did you hear the rumor about the peanut butter? I don’t wanna spread it.
Peanuts probably should be called peanots because they are not technically nuts. They are legumes.
Cholesterol-free peanuts contain more protein than any other nut. Grab a handful of peanuts or spread peanut butter on toast.
Hashtag to use #NationalPeanutDay
CELIAC AWARENESS DAY
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by a negative reaction when someone eats food containing gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye and oats, so foods such as bread, pasta, cereals, biscuits, cakes, pies, many every day foods. Depending on the severity of the gluten intolerance, it can inflame or completely destroy the lining of the small intestine, which leads to poor absorption of essential minerals and nutrients from food. The best treatment is complete abstinence from food that contains gluten. You could promote awareness by posting a delicious gluten-free recipe.
Hashtag to use #CeliacAwarenessDay
NATIONAL HUG YOUR BOSS DAY
Show your boss that you appreciate them by letting them know. Hugging your boss may not be appropriate or physically possible (if you work remotely), but you can always show them gratitude. If you work in an environment where you can hug your boss, surprise them with a big embrace first thing in the morning.
Hashtags to use #HugYourBossDay #NationalHugYourBossDay
POSITIVE THINKING DAY
Positive thinking is actually neurologically proven to be good for you! When you’re feeling happy, your stress cortisol levels drop, and your serotonin levels increase, therefore making you even happier. Positive thinking increases cognition, focus, analysing and problem-solving abilities. That’s not to say that we need to be positive 100% of the time, that is not realistic, that’s one reason why we can set aside this day to try our best at focusing on what is positive in our lives. What are you grateful for? The glass is half full today!
Hashtag to use #PositiveThinkingDay
NATIONAL CREAM FILLED DONUT DAY
Stop at your local bakery and buy a cream filled donut. It is calorie free on national holidays. Wink, wink!
Hashtag to use #CreamFilledDonutDay
EAT A HOAGIE DAY
A “hoagie” is an American term for a sandwich made of a long roll of French or Italian bread filled with meat, cheese, and other toppings. Alternative names for hoagies are torpedo, grinder, sub, hero, and po’boy. Whatever you call it, enjoy one today.
Hashtag to use #EatAHoagieDay
Gobstoppers or Jawbreakers are a kind of round hard candy, often quite large – hence the names! They are made by a slow process of adding layers of different colours and flavours, which can take weeks to produce, as each later needs to cool before the next layer can be added. A larger gobstopper can take days or even weeks to finish, wanna start one today?
Hashtag to use #GobstopperDay
“We defend the natural world and promote peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse, and championing responsible solutions for our fragile environment.” – Greenpeace
Greenpeace was founded on the 15th of September 1971 and this holiday celebrates all the good work they are doing protecting the environment. Greenpeace encourage action so find a cause that you can support on their website.
Hashtag to use #GreenpeaceDay
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY
Democracy is about freedom, respect for human rights and holding periodic and genuine elections. So many people still do not have the right to vote. Share a video from the United Nations resources page or an image that represents voting for this day.
Hashtags to use #InternationalDayOfDemocracy #DayOfDemocracy
INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY
If you are dotty for dots then this is a great day for you to celebrate. International Dot Day is named after the story of the girl who discovers her creative side when a caring teacher challenges to make her mark. The book is called The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.
Hashtag to use #DotDay
CHEESE PIZZA DAY
Traditionally pizzas are made of a small number of ingredients. Probably the most common ingredient – cheese! Whether it’s just plain mozzarella or adding in some others – today is the day to celebrate this simple, yet delicious pizza variety. Why not try it with some romano or gorgonzola? Yum!
Hashtag to use #CheeseToastDay
WORLD PLAY DOH DAY
Did you know that Play Doh was originally sold as a wallpaper cleaner? The inventor, Joe McVicker didn’t have an advertising budget but managed to convince an American children’s show, Captain Kangaroo, to feature the product once a week for 2% of sales. Captain Kangaroo loved the product and started featuring it three times a week. Make something fun out of Play Doh to celebrate.
Hashtag to use #WorldPlayDohDay
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
The United Nations takes the preservation of the ozone layer seriously. Join the people who care about the environment around the world to celebrate this day. Try to do one thing to reduced your carbon footprint.
Hashtag to use #InternationalDayForThePreservationOfTheOzoneLayer
NATIONAL GUACOMOLE DAY
Get your chips ready to dip into this lovely, creamy green dip to honor this weird holiday. The Aztecs in Mexico invented this smashed avocado dish hundreds of years ago. Guacomole is healthy because of its high protein and potassium count. What’s not to love.
Hashtag to use #GuacomoleDay
COLLECT ROCKS DAY
Pick up some pebbles today. It’s Collect Rocks Day.
Hashtag to use #CollectRocksDay
NATIONAL APPLE DUMPLING DAY
What a delicious dessert. Half an apple smothered in sugar and cinnamon and wrapped in a buttery pastry. Baked in the oven, the cooking smell will bring back childhood memories. Add a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. Yum.
Hashtag to use #AppleDumplingDay
INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC DAY
“What kind of music do you have here?”
“We got both kinds – we got country AND western!”
Dating back to 2003, International Country Music Day is celebrated every September 17th, which marks the birthday of Hank Williams (1923-1953). Williams was one of the most significant and influential country musicians of all time, with songs such as “Lovesick Blues”, “Hey, Good Lookin’” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, his work is still celebrated to this day. Bust out your banjo, crank up the Johnny Cash, and share your favourite country songs with your audience today.
Hashtags to use #InternationalCountryMusicDay #CountryMusicDay
CONSTITUTION DAY (USA)
The Constitutional Convention was signed on September 17 in 1787 in Philadelphia. Constitution Day and Citizens Day recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and people who have become U.S. citizens.
Hashtag to use #ConstitutionDay
NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY
A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey conducted in 2014 found that 74% of American Adults prefer cheese on their burgers. According to the Guinness World Records, the largest hamburger weighed 913.54 kg (2,014 lb). And if you are making the largest hamburger in the world, would you make it a cheeseburger? Of course! The gigantic meat feast was topped with a massive 18.14 kg (40 lb) of cheese. Hungry?
Hashtag to use #CheeseburgerDay
WORLD BAMBOO DAY
Bamboo isn’t only food for Pandas. The first World Bamboo Day was celebrated in Thailand in 2009 to raise awareness of the benefits of this fast growing grass. Bamboo is one of the strongest materials on earth. It has a unique ability of being able to bend without breaking. It is used in construction, textiles and it’s shoots can be eaten too.
Hashtag to use #BambooDay
EAT AN APPLE DAY
The third day of September brings us to Eat An Apple Day, there to remind us of the most simple, yet healthy and tasty snacks around – the humble apple. What is your favourite variety of apple? Or do you prefer apple desserts? Share your apple goodness today.
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We all want it, we all deserve it. Today is a day put in place to help people to reflect and learn how to be a respectful person. How can we show this towards others? It could be in your personal life or within the office, or doing a kind deed to a stranger, respect can be shown to fellow humans in many ways. You could share a story where you or someone else has shown respect, or offer a list of suggestions for what others can do to spread respectfulness around. You get out what you put in!
Hashtag to use #RespectDay
COASTAL CLEANUP DAY
The third Saturday of September is International Coast Clean Up Day. There is 620 thousand kms, or 372 thousand miles of coastline in the world. More than a third of the total human population live close to the coast, this means there’s a lot of coastline to look after and a lot of hands that can help! If you’re one of the 2+ billion people who live near a coast, head on over there today to help reduce the amount of trash from the beach and waterways. If you don’t live near the coast or can’t get to the water today, you could help by doing something as simple as skipping using the plastic straw in your drink, or using a reusable water bottle instead of a single use plastic one. Every bit counts towards reducing the amount of waste in our oceans, this is our chance to make a difference and encourage the people around us to as well.
Hashtag to use #CoastalCleanupDay
INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY
Blow me down and shiver me timbers. Ye be wanting to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. It’s worth getting all Jack Sparrow with your friends and colleagues. Started in 2002 by two friends messing around, it has become a very popular day. Best ye be learnin’ t’ be talkin’ like a buccaneer.
Hashtag to use #TalkLikeAPirateDay
NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING DAY
If you have a sweet tooth, you will love being able to tuck into a silky-smooth butterscotch pudding. We don’t know who came up with the idea but raise a spoon to this wonderfully tasty holiday.
Hashtag to use #ButterscotchPuddingDay
NATIONAL PUNCH DAY
Rum punch originated around 1655. The oldest rum punch recipe is Bajan (Barbadian) rum punch. There’s a national rhyme about the recipe: “One of Sour, Two of Sweet, Three of Strong, Four of Weak.” The sour is lime juice, sweet is sugar, strong is rum and water is the weak. It is served with a dash of Angostura bitters and nutmeg. Another popular rum punch drink is Planters Punch. Its ingredients are dark rum, pineapple juice, lemon juice, grenadine, sugar syrup and a few dashes of Angostura bitters. It would be rude not to celebrate this holiday without trying a rum punch. Cheers.
Hashtags to use #NationalRumPunchDay #RumPunchDay #NationalPunchDay #PunchDay
WIFE APPRECIATION DAY
The third Sunday of September is Wife Appreciation Day. Initially, it was said to have been founded as a day for married women who do not have children, but today it can be to honour your partner whether married, and/or with kids or not. Partners work very hard to keep their partner healthy and happy. Showing appreciation for your partner can be done with gifts, quality time, as well as sharing your gratitude with your audience. Thank you, wifeys!
Hashtags to use #WifeAppreciationDay
NATIONAL PEPPERONI PIZZA DAY
According to Pizza Today, Pepperoni is the most popular topping of pizza in the USA and over 250 million pounds of pepperoni is consumed just as a pizza topping in the States! Post a picture of a wonderfully cheesy peperoni pizza and ask your community to tell you their favorite topping.
Hashtag to use #PepperoniPizzaDay
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
The United Nations theme for 2019 is: “Climate Action for Peace”. Natural disasters displace three times as many people as conflicts. Scarcity of resources which create tension and mass movement of people affect every country on every continent. Acting on combatting climate change is a way to protect peace around the world.
Hashtag to use #DayOfPeace
WORLD GRATITUDE DAY
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” —Zig Ziglar
Celebrate World Gratitude Day by saying “Thank you”. Share a personal story on social media about why you would like to thank someone or what you are grateful for at the moment.
Hashtag to use #WorldGratitudeDay
WORLD ALZHEIMERS DAY
50 Million people are living with dementia around the globe. World Alzheimer’s Day raises awareness for organizations and individuals worldwide about the issues faced by people affected by dementia.
Hashtag to use #WorldAlzheimersDay
J.R.R Tolkien’s beloved characters for The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, shared a birthday on the 22nd of September. Hobbits are unlikely heroes being between two and four feet tall, but they accomplish amazing feats. Hobbit Day has been celebrated since 1973, the year that Tolkien died.
Celebrate by having a second breakfast or walking barefoot.
Hashtag to use #HobbitDay
WORLD RHINO DAY
There are five species of rhinoceroses. Two in Africa and three in Southern Asia. Three of the species are on the critically endangered list due to illegal hunting. Their horns are used in Traditional Chinese Medicines and as status symbols. There are less than 30,000 rhinoceroses in the wild. World Rhino Day is about raising awareness of this big herbivore.
Hashtag to use #WorldRhinoDay
Do you sometimes draw while you are on the phone or in a meeting or in a meeting? Flowers, stick figures, animals, patterns, and the like. Scribbling down some drawings while daydreaming can be a rewarding experience, and potentially telling into the artist’s subconscious, a doodler’s doodles can tell you how they were feeling that day! Doodle Day was founded in 2004 as a way to raise money for epilepsy. Drawings are submitted with donations, or even auctioned off. You could share a doodle alongside a link to an epilepsy charity, or even set up an auction.
Hashtag to use #DoodleDay
The equinox takes place twice a year when the sun is exactly over the equator. The word “equinox” comes from Latin, meaning equal day and night.
Hashtag to use #EquinoxDay
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SIGN LANGUAGE
There are 70 million deaf people worldwide and 300 different sign languages. Only two percent of deaf people have access to sign language education. The United Nations day is to raise awareness of the importance of sign language for deaf people’s human rights.
Hashtag to use #InternationalDayOfSignLanguage
EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY DAY
Educational Technology is using computer software, or even hardware, combine with educational theory and potentially educational practice, as a way to teach the student about a particular subject. Educational Technology is everywhere now, and playing a massive role in the classroom, whether in-person or online learning. Technology is a big part of our lives, and using it in an educational way can help the student learn in a more interactive way, helping them to retain more information. Find an online course you may want to undertake, or are you an expert in a subject? You could even start planning a course you could teach yourself online!
Hashtag to use #EducationalTechnologyDay
RESTLESS LEGS AWARENESS DAY
Restless Legs Syndrome was discovered by prominent Swedish neurologist Karl-Axel Ekbom (1907-1977), so this day of awareness is on his birthday, the 23rd of September. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) causes uncomfortable urges in the legs to move constantly, particularly at night, which effects the sleep levels of those who suffer from it. It is at this point, unknown as to what causes RLS, but it is thought to be linked with dopamine or iron levels. Today is a day to observe this condition and the people who have it, as the medical world are still looking for a cure.
Hashtag to use #RestlessLegsAwarenessDay
NATIONAL PUNCTUATION DAY
What’s a prisoners favorite punctuation mark?
A period, it marks the end of a sentence.
Grammar geeks will be in their element on National Punctuation Day. Celebrate by explaining the difference between its and it’s and your and you’re.
Hashtag to use #PunctuationDay
LASH STYLISTS’ DAY
Founded in 2017, by Polish company Noble Lashes, September 24th is the day for the Lash Stylist. There’s a fine art to being a lash stylist, or technician, so of course they deserve their own day of recognition! A fairly new occupation, lash artists now even have stylist competitions to see who can produce the best set of fluttering eyelashes. You could share a photo of your favourite style of lashes, maybe even a photo of when your eyelashes have looked their best?!
Hashtag to use #LashStylistsDay
NATIONAL BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS DAY
The beautiful bluebird is a symbol of happiness in many countries around the world. Is it a coincidence that Twitter chose a bluebird as it’s icon? Post pictures of the magnificent bluebird and spread happiness around.
Hashtag to use #BluebirdOfHappinessDay
NATIVE AMERICAN DAY
Celebrated on the fourth Friday of September in the States of California and Nevada, this holiday honors the role that Native Americans played in American History and celebrates Native American culture.
Hashtag to use #NativeAmericanDay
HUG A VEGETARIAN DAY
Each vegetarian saves the lives of over a hundred animals each year by their meat-free diet. That’s worth a hug, isn’t it? Share a picture of two animals hugging.
Hashtag to use #HugAVegetarianDay
COMIC BOOK DAY
Comic books are said to have been around since all the way back in the 19th Century. “The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck” by Rodolphe Töpffer, published in 1837, is considered to be the first ever comic book. It wasn’t until another 100 years later, in the 1930s, that they really started to take off. What was your favourite comic book? Start a conversation with your audience!
Hashtag to use #ComicBookDay
NATIONAL ONE-HIT WONDERS DAY
National One-hit Wonders Day celebrates all the artists who had their fifteen minutes of fame with one memorable hit. It’s a great excuse to sing along to a playlist of your favorite one hit wonder songs.
Hashtag to use #OneHitWonderDay
NATIONAL COOKING DAY
Forget about ordering in, eating out or microwaving a ready meal on National Cooking Day. Discover your inner chef and cook something from scratch. Find images of pots and pans or cooking ingredients to share.
Hashtag to use #NationalCookingDay
WORLD DREAM DAY
“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean
Where would we be without our dreams? Dreams come from your heart, and then occupy the mind, and form into tasks or goals that can change your life into the one you want to live. Dream big, set goals, take action – it’s time to feel the inspiration of your dreams today. You could celebrate World Dream Day by sharing some of your dreams, or further more, some of the dreams you have actualised into goals, whether on their way or have reached completion. The sky’s the limit!
Hashtags to use #DreamDay #WorldDreamDay
Physical fitness is so important for our general well-being. While food choices and amounts play an extremely important role in our health, next comes fitness. Exercising has tremendous effects on quality of life, both for the body and the mind. Regular exercise keeps stress levels down, reducing anxiety, and keeping an all-around improved mood. Maybe you aren’t as fit as you want to be, I’m sure not many of us are these days, today is the perfect day to start building a new fitness regime and sharing it with your audience. Let’s get moving!
Hashtag to use #FitnessDay
EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES
The aim of European Day of Languages is to encourage learning different languages and discover more about languages at any language. There are 225 indigenous languages in Europe alone. Have some multilingual fun and test out your language skills by playing some of the language games on the European Day of Languages website.
Hashtag to use #EuropeanDayOfLanguages
SAVE YOUR PHOTOS DAY
Many of us have had this scenario happen to us – we forget to back up a hard drive and it breaks or gets lost, or our garage floods and we lose precious family photos. Photographs are an important momento in our lives, that can be a piece of family history kept for generations to come. Remind your audience to add it to the cloud, back up those hard drives, scan photos, get another round of copies done, do whatever we can do maintain those valuable sentiments.
Hashtag to use #SaveYourPhotosDay
Celebrate Lumberjack Day by dressing up in plaid shirt. Add suspenders, boots and a beard to complete the look. Eat some pancakes. And if you dare, sing Monty Python’s “Lumberjack Song”. This is a lighthearted day so enjoy it.
Hashtag to use #LumberJackDay
WORLD DEAF DAY
World Deaf Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of September each year. Learn how to sign basic greetings for World Deaf Day
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WORLD TOURISM DAY
World Tourism Day is to celebrate the role that Tourism has is supporting destination countries economy and communities. What a wonderful day to talk about travel and exotic locations. Find images of tropical beaches or recognisable landmarks. Engage with your audience by asking them about their favorite travel destination.
Hashtag to use #WorldTourismDay
CRUSH A CAN DAY
Use this holiday to take out your frustrations on a helpless aluminum can. Squash it, crush it or smash it. Have fun. And don’t forget to recycle it afterwards.
Hashtag to use #CrushACanDay
“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.” – Mark Angelo
The fourth Sunday of September is reserved for World Rivers Day, which was founded in 2005 by Canadian conservationist, Mark Angelo. There are 165 major rivers across the globe, and 76 of them are over 1600 kilometres or 1000 miles long. Not only do river systems provide the lifeblood for life on Earth, they have also historically been a source of trade, transport and technological advancement. World Rivers Day say you can celebrate by organising a stream clean up, or start by sharing a memorable quote, or a fun fact about a local river near you.
Hashtags to use #WorldRiversDay #RiversDay
ASK A STUPID QUESTION DAY
Do you stop yourself from asking questions because you think that you will be judged because it’s silly? On Ask a Stupid Question Day, make sure you ask the questions that you want to know. Sprinkle in some spectularly silly ones too.
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GOOD NEIGHBOUR DAY
Every September 28th is Good Neighbour Day. Good Neighbour Day was proclaimed in the U.S. in 1978 by President Carter. Do you know your neighbours? Now is the day to be a good neighbour! What does being a good neighbour mean to you? Say hello, asking how they are, baking them some cookies, or picking some herbs or flowers from your garden, invite them in to your home, asking for advice – there are plenty ways to spark up a connection with your neighbour. The right kind of neighbourhood could become a part of your extended family!
Hashtag to use #GoodNeighborDay
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Conficius
Celebrate the Chinese philosopher’s birthday with a quote. Confucius lived over 2500 years ago, yet his teaching remains relevant today because he inspired people to do their best.
Hashtag to use #ConfuciousDay
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION
UNESCO hopes that Universal Access to Information day will encourage freedom of expression, access to information to all, including those with disabilities.
Hashtag to use #InternationalDayForUniversalAccessToInformation
WORLD HEART DAY
The World Heart Federation wants you to be a Heart Hero by promising to make a simple change to your heart health: Cook, eat more healthily, lower your cholesterol and exercise more.
Hashtag to use #WordHeartDay
Biscotti (also known as Cantucci) is a twice-baked, oblong-shaped almond biscuit that originated in the Tuscan city of Prato, Italy, in the 18th century or earlier. Dry in texture, it is said that biscotti is best served with coffee, some also have with milk, tea or even as an after-dinner snack paired with a dessert wine. Share a recipe (not Nonna’s super secret family recipe but another almost as good one) today (and enjoy in moderation!)
Hashtag to use #BiscottiDay
INTERNATIONAL PODCAST DAY
The 30th of September is a good day to give a shout out to podcasts that you love.
Hashtag to use #InternationalPodcastDay
NATIONAL MUD PACK DAY
Mud packs or face masks have been around since Cleopatra used them to keep her skin soft, smooth and looking young. If you are brave, try sharing a mud pack selfie on social media.
Hashtag to use #MudPackDay
INTERNATIONAL TRANSLATION DAY
International Translation Day pays tribute to the work of all language professional. They play an important role in bringing nations together.
Hashtag to use #InternationalTranslationDay
WEEK-LONG SEPTEMBER CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Some celebrations for September deserve more than just a single day of celebration. So, we added week-long celebrations to our list so you have more scope for posts. Here’s a few to get you started:
- National Indoor Plant Week – third week of September
- International Week of the Deaf – 23-29th September 2019
MONTH LONG SEPTEMBER CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
And don’t forget to tap into some month-long holidays in September! The following holidays are celebrated for an entire month in September – which is handy, because now you get an entire month to post about them.
- World Alzheimer’s Month
- Chicken Month
- Better Breakfast Month
- Classical Music Month
- Hispanic Heritage Month (from the 15th September to the 15th October)
- Honey Month
- National Courtesy Month
- National Piano Month
- Self Improvement Month
- National Sewing Month
- Happy Cat Month
- Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month
- Preparedness Month
- Suicide Prevention Month
- Mushroom Month
- Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
- Hunger Action Month
THAT’S A SEPTEMBER CONTENT WRAP!
Now you have all the September celebration and holiday ideas you need in order to prepare your content with our September Content Calendar! And if you get stuck, consider some of the week-long and month-long celebration ideas too.
It’s time to create some engaging September posts with visuals!
What’s your favorite September Day of Celebration? Have we missed any awesome holidays in our September Content Calendar?
Please tell us in the comments below.