366 Days to celebrate on Social Media

366 Days to Celebrate in Social Media - Garlic Friday Blog

Okay, so we're already one whole month into the year, but this list is going to give you a bunch of inspiration throughout the year when you're banging your head against the wall trying to come up with something to talk about with your tribe (aka your readers).

I've scoured the interwebs for the fun and frivolous as well as the super important and noteworthy "official" days celebrated around the world. Use these as inspiration for your next interaction with your fans or use it as an excuse to plan a whole product launch around a theme! 

Are you ready? Here they come!!!

JANUARY

January is officially: Get Organised Month / Brainteaser Month / Creativity Month

Jan 1 - New Years Day
Jan 2 - Cream Puff Day
Jan 3 - Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
Jan 4 - World Braille Day
Jan 5 - Bird Day
Jan 6 - Apple Tree Day
Jan 7 - I'm Not Going to Take it Anymore Day
Jan 8 - Bubble Bath Day
Jan 9 - Apricot Day
Jan 10 - Peculiar People Day
Jan 11 - Clean off your Desk Day
Jan 12 - Poetry at work Day
Jan 13 - Rubber Duckie Day
Jan 14 - Dress up your pet Day
Jan 15 - Hat Day
Jan 16 - International Hot & Spicy Food Day
Jan 17 - Kid's Inventors Day
Jan 18 - Thesaurus Day
Jan 19 - Popcorn Day
Jan 20 - Penguin Awareness Day
Jan 21 - Hugging Day
Jan 22 - Answer your cat's questions Day
Jan 23 - Women's Healthy Weight Day
Jan 24 - Belly Laugh Day
Jan 25 - Opposite Day
Jan 26 - Australia Day / Spouse's Day
Jan 27 - Chocolate Cake Day
Jan 28 - Data Privacy Day
Jan 29 - International Fun at Work Day
Jan 30 - Croissant Day
Jan 31 - Inspire your Heart with Art Day

FEBRUARY

February is: Library Lovers Month / UK Heart Month / Hot Breakfast Month / Bake for Family Fun Month

Feb 1 - Dump your Significant Jerk Day
Feb 2 - World Play your Ukulele Day
Feb 3 - Carrot Cake Day
Feb 4 - Thank a Mailman Day
Feb 5 - World Nutella Day
Feb 6 - Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Feb 7 - Send a Card to a Friend Day
Feb 8 - Kite Flying Day
Feb 9 - Stop Bullying Day
Feb 10 - Umbrella Day
Feb 11 - Make a Friend Day
Feb 12 - Darwin Day (as in the scientist not the city)
Feb 13 - Employee Legal Awareness Day
Feb 14 - Valentines Day
Feb 15 - Singles Awareness Day
Feb 16 - Innovation Day
Feb 17 - Random Acts of Kindness Day
Feb 18 - Drink Wine Day
Feb 19 - Chocolate Mint Day
Feb 20 - Love your Pet Day
Feb 21 - International Mother Language Day
Feb 22 - Be Humble Day
Feb 23 - Banana Bread Day
Feb 24 - Inconvenience Yourself Day
Feb 25 - Chilli Day
Feb 26 - Tell a Fairy Tale Day
Feb 27 - Open that Bottle Night
Feb 28 - Floral Design Day
Feb 29 - Leap Year Day

MARCH

March is: Nutrition Month / Women's History Month / Craft Month / International Ideas Month

Mar 1 - World Compliment Day
Mar 2 - Old Stuff Day
Mar 3 - World Book Day
Mar 4 - Grammar Day
Mar 5 - Absinthe Day
Mar 6 - Dentist's Day
Mar 7 - Be Heard Day (for small businesses)
Mar 8 - International Women's Day
Mar 9 - Get over it Day
Mar 10 - World Kidney Day
Mar 11 - Middle Name Pride Day
Mar 12 - Girl Scout Day
Mar 13 - Check your batteries Day
Mar 14 - International Ask a Question Day
Mar 15 - True Confessions Day
Mar 16 - Lips Appreciation Day
Mar 17 - St Patrick's Day
Mar 18 - Awkward Moments Day
Mar 19 - Client's Day
Mar 20 - International Day of Happiness
Mar 21 - Single Parent's Day
Mar 22 - World Water Day
Mar 23 - Puppy Day
Mar 24 - Tuberculosis Day
Mar 25 - Waffle Day
Mar 26 - Purple Day (awareness of epilepsy)
Mar 27 - Neighbour Day
Mar 28 - Weed Appreciation Day (not the kind you smoke)
Mar 29 - Smoke and Mirrors Day
Mar 30 - Take a Walk in the Park Day
Mar 31 - World Backup Day

APRIL

April is: Jazz Appreciation Month / Poetry Month / Garden Month / Decorating Month

Apr 1 - April Fool's Day
Apr 2 - World Autism Day
Apr 3 - Find a Rainbow Day
Apr 4 - Vitamin C Day
Apr 5 - Caramel Day
Apr 6 - Day of Hope
Apr 7 - World Health Day
Apr 8 - Zoo Lovers Day
Apr 9 - Winston Churchill Day
Apr 10 - Sibling Day
Apr 11 - World Parkinson's Disease Day
Apr 12 - Walk on your Wild Side Day
Apr 13 - Scrabble Day
Apr 14 - Look up at the sky Day
Apr 15 - Take a Wild Guess Day
Apr 16 - Wear your Pyjamas to Work Day
Apr 17 - Haiku Poetry Day
Apr 18 - Amateur Radio Day
Apr 19 - Bicycle Day
Apr 20 - Volunteer Recognition Day
Apr 21 - High Five Day
Apr 22 - Earth Day
Apr 23 - World Book Night
Apr 24 - Teach your children to save Day
Apr 25 - ANZAC Day / Hug a Plumber Day
Apr 26 - Pretzel Day
Apr 27 - World Stationery Day
Apr 28 - Biological Clock Day
Apr 29 - International Dance Day
Apr 30 - Honesty Day

MAY

May is: Photo Month, BBQ Month, Get Caught Reading Month

May 1 - Batman Day
May 2 - Baby Day
May 3 - Paranormal Day
May 4 - Star Wars Day
May 5 - Cartoonists Day
May 6 - No Homework Day
May 7 - Join Hands Day
May 8 - Iris Day
May 9 - Lost Sock Memorial Day
May 10 - Stay Up All Night Night
May 11 - Eat What You Want Day
May 12 - International Nurse's Day
May 13 - Top Gun Day
May 14 - Fair Trade Day
May 15 - Chocolate Chip Day
May 16 - Biographer's Day
May 17 - World Telecommunications Day
May 18 - No Dirty Dishes Day
May 19 - World IBD Day
May 20 - Bike to Work Day
May 21 - Learn to Swim Day
May 22 - Goth Day
May 23 - Turtle Day
May 24 - Brother's Day
May 25 - Senior Health & Fitness Day
May 26 - World Lindy Hop Day
May 27 - Sunscreen Day / Don't Fry Day
May 28 - Amnesty International Day
May 29 - Biscuit Day
May 30 - Water a Flower Day
May 31 - No Tobacco Day

JUNE

June is: Camping month, Soul Food month, Candy Month

Jun 1 - Say Something Nice Day
Jun 2 - Leave the Office Early Day
Jun 3 - Doughnut Day
Jun 4 - Hug Your Cat Day
Jun 5 - Cancer Survivors Day
Jun 6 - Yo-Yo Day
Jun 7 - Chocolate Ice Cream Day
Jun 8 - Best Friends Day
Jun 9 - Donald Duck Day
Jun 10 - Ball Point Pen Day
Jun 11 - World Doll Day
Jun 12 - Superman Day
Jun 13 - Sewing Machine Day
Jun 14 - World Blood Donor Day
Jun 15 - Smile Power Day
Jun 16 - Fresh Veggies Day
Jun 17 - Apple Strudel Day
Jun 18 - World Juggling Day
Jun 19 - Martini Day
Jun 20 - World Productivity Day
Jun 21 - Make Music Day
Jun 22 - Chocolate Éclair Day
Jun 23 - Pink Day
Jun 24 - Take Your Dog to Work Day
Jun 25 - Global Beatles Day
Jun 26 - Beautician's Day
Jun 27 - Sunglasses Day
Jun 28 - Insurance Awareness Day
Jun 29 - Camera Day
Jun 30 - Social Media Day

JULY

July is: Independent Retailer Month, Picnic Month, Ice Cream Month

Jul 1 - International Joke Day / Canada Day
Jul 2 - World UFO Day
Jul 3 - International Plastic Bag Free Day
Jul 4 - Independence from Meat Day / Independence Day (USA)
Jul 5 - Bikini Day
Jul 6 - Fried Chicken Day
Jul 7 - Global Forgiveness Day
Jul 8 - Cow Appreciation Day
Jul 9 - Sugar Cookie Day
Jul 10 - Teddy Bear Picnic Day
Jul 11 - World Population Day
Jul 12 - Etch a Sketch Day
Jul 13 - Embrace your Geekness Day
Jul 14 - Shark Awareness Day
Jul 15 - Gummi Worm Day
Jul 16 - World Snake Day
Jul 17 - World Emoji Day
Jul 18 - Nelson Mandela International Day
Jul 19 - Daiquiri Day
Jul 20 - Space Exploration Day
Jul 21 - Junk Food Day
Jul 22 - Hammock Day
Jul 23 - Gorgeous Grandma Day
Jul 24 - Tell An Old Joke Day
Jul 25 - Merry-Go-Round Day
Jul 26 - All or Nothing Day
Jul 27 - Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day
Jul 28 - Milk Chocolate Day
Jul 29 - Talk in an Elevator Day
Jul 30 - Father -in-Law Day
Jul 31 - Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day

AUGUST

August is: Romance Awareness Month

Aug 1 - International Child Free Day
Aug 2 - Ice-Cream Sandwich Day
Aug 3 - Watermelon Day
Aug 4 - Assistance Dog Day
Aug 5 - International Beer Day
Aug 6 - Wiggle Your Toes Day
Aug 7 - Sister's Day
Aug 8 - International Cat Day
Aug 9 - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Aug 10 - Lazy Day
Aug 11 - Son & Daughter Day
Aug 12 - International Youth Day
Aug 13 - International Left Handers Day
Aug 14 - Social Security Day
Aug 15 - Relaxation Day
Aug 16 - Rollercoaster Day
Aug 17 - Black Cat Appreciation Day
Aug 18 - Bad Poetry Day
Aug 19 - World Humanitarian Day
Aug 20 - World Honey Bee Day
Aug 21 - Men's Grooming Day
Aug 22 - Be an Angel Day
Aug 23 - Go Topless Day
Aug 24 - International Strange Music Day
Aug 25 - Kiss & Makeup Day
Aug 26 - Women's Equality Day
Aug 27 - Franchise Appreciation Day
Aug 28 - Bow Tie Day
Aug 29 - More Herbs, Less Salt Day
Aug 30 - Frankenstein Day
Aug 31 - Trail Mix Day

SEPTEMBER

September is: Piano month / Chicken Month

Sep 1 - Wattle Day (Australia)
Sep 2 - Bring Your Manners To Work Day
Sep 3 - World Beard Day
Sep 4 - Pet Rock Day
Sep 5 - International Day of Charity
Sep 6 - Fight Procrastination Day
Sep 7 - Buy a Book Day
Sep 8 - Literacy Day
Sep 9 - Hug Your Boss Day
Sep 10 - Swap Ideas Day
Sep 11 - Make Your Bed Day
Sep 12 - Video Games Day
Sep 13 - Positive Thinking Day
Sep 14 - Cream Filled Donut Day
Sep 15 - International Dot Day
Sep 16 - Step Family Day
Sep 17 - International Country Music Day
Sep 18 - Respect Day
Sep 19 - Talk Like a Pirate Day
Sep 20 - Get Ready Day
Sep 21 - International Day of Peace
Sep 22 - Business Women's Day
Sep 23 - Hug a Vegetarian Day
Sep 24 - Punctuation Day
Sep 25 - Psychotherapy Day
Sep 26 - World Dream Day
Sep 27 - Ancestor Appreciation Day
Sep 28 - Ask a Stupid Question Day
Sep 29 - World Heart Day
Sep 30 - International Translation Day

OCTOBER

October is: Breast Cancer Awareness month, Fair Trade month, Pizza month

Oct 1 - International Coffee Day
Oct 2 - Change a Light Day
Oct 3 - World Habitat Day
Oct 4 - World Animal Day
Oct 5 - World Teachers Day
Oct 6 - Mad Hatters Day
Oct 7 - Frappe Day
Oct 8 - Octopus Day
Oct 9 - Fire Prevention Day
Oct 10 - World Mental Health Day
Oct 11 - Face Your Fears Day
Oct 12 - Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
Oct 13 - World Sight Day
Oct 14 - Be Bald & Free Day
Oct 15 - Bridge Day
Oct 16 - Steve Jobs Day
Oct 17 - Wear Something Gaudy Day
Oct 18 - No Beard Day
Oct 19 - Evaluate Your Life Day
Oct 20 - World Statistics Day
Oct 21 - Reptile Awareness Day
Oct 22 - Caps Lock Day
Oct 23 - Mother-in-law Day
Oct 24 - United Nations Day
Oct 25 - World Pasta Day
Oct 26 - Howl at the Moon Day
Oct 27 - World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Oct 28 - International Bandana Day
Oct 29 - Internet Day
Oct 30 - Checklist Day
Oct 31 - Halloween

NOVEMBER

November is: World Vegan month, Peanut Butter Lovers month, Movember

Nov 1 - World Vegan Day
Nov 2 - Stress Awareness Day
Nov 3 - Cliché Day
Nov 4 - Use Your Common Sense Day
Nov 5 - World Tsunami Awareness Day
Nov 6 - Zero Tasking Day
Nov 7 - Hug a Bear Day
Nov 8 - Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day
Nov 9 - World Freedom Day
Nov 10 - Sesame Street Day
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day (Australia) / Armistice Day
Nov  12 - World Quality Day
Nov 13 - World Kindness Day
Nov 14 - World Diabetes Day
Nov 15 - World Student Day
Nov 16 - International Day for Tolerance
Nov 17 - World Philosophy Day
Nov 18 - Go Home On Time Day
Nov 19 - International Men's Day
Nov 20 - Guinness World Record Day
Nov 21 - World Hello Day
Nov 22 - Go for a Ride Day
Nov 23 - Fibonacci Day
Nov 24 - Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
Nov 25 - Shopping Reminder Day
Nov 26 - Cake Day
Nov 27 - International Aura Awareness Day
Nov 28 - French Toast Day
Nov 29 - Giving Tuesday / Electronic Greetings Day
Nov 30 - Computer Security Day

DECEMBER

December is: Human Rights Month, Tie Month

Dec 1 - World AIDs Day
Dec 2 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Dec 3 - Disability Day
Dec 4 - World Wildlife Conservation Day
Dec 5 - International Ninja Day
Dec 6 - Pawnbrokers Day
Dec 7 - Letter Writing Day
Dec 8 - Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day
Dec 9 - Lost & Found Day
Dec 10 - Gingerbread Decorating Day
Dec 11 - World Mountain Day
Dec 12 - Gingerbread House Day
Dec 13 - Violin Day
Dec 14 - Monkey Day
Dec 15 - Cat Herders Day
Dec 16 - Underdog Day
Dec 17 - Maple Syrup Day
Dec 18 - International Migrants Day
Dec 19 - Look for an Evergreen Day
Dec 20 - Games Day
Dec 21 - Cross Word Puzzle Day
Dec 22 - Date Nut Bread Day
Dec 23 - Festivus
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve / Egg Nog Day
Dec 25 - Christmas
Dec 26 - Boxing Day / Thank you Note Day
Dec 27 - Visit the Zoo Day
Dec 28 - Card Playing Day
Dec 29 - Tick Tock Day
Dec 30 - Bacon Day
Dec 31 - Make up your Mind Day

There is no doubting this is a quirky list, but I think sometimes the best inspiration comes from the kooky side of us. I don't think you should dedicate a social media post to every day on this list - it's highly unlikely your readers are going to want to see that kind of thing. 

Good luck and I hope your mind is buzzing with ideas on how to implement a few of these days into your own themes for your business marketing plan. 

NOTE: This is list is a little Australian centric because I'm lucky enough to live down under, but I've tried to include a couple extra international days here and there for our global readers.

BONUS POINTS: 5 points for every day you'd already heard of - Okay GO!!!