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Social Media Holidays: August

Build out your August content calendar with these Social Media Holidays!


Summer is in full gear, and August brings a plethora of social media holidays and awareness weeks to celebrate! From Black Business Month to Summer Sun Safety Month, National Peach Month to National Immunization Awareness Month, there's something for everyone. Mark your calendars for World Breastfeeding Week, National Farmers Market, National Health Center Week, and World Water Week. Plus, don't miss out on fun-filled days like National Coloring Book Day, International Beer Day, and National Lazy Day. Join us as we make the most of August's vibrant festivities!


Month of August – Black Business Month, Summer Sun Safety Month, National Psoriasis Awareness Month, National Panini Month, National Peach Month, National Immunization Awareness Month, Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month, National Civility Month, National Breastfeeding Month, Family Fun Month, Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month


Awareness Weeks

World Breastfeeding Week - July 31st to August 5th

National Farmers Market, National Health Center – August 6th - August 12th

World Water Week – August 20th – August 24th


August 1st – World Wide Web Day #WorldWideWebDay, Respect for Parents Day #RespectForParentsDay, National Girlfriends’ Day

August 2nd – National Coloring Book Day #NationalColoringBookDay, Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3rd – National Watermelon Day

August 4th – Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, International Beer Day

August 5th – National Oyster Day**

August 6th – National Sister Day

August 7th – Professional Speakers Day, Purple Heart Day

August 8th – International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay, National CBD Day

August 9th – National Book Lovers Day #NationalBookLoversDay, International Day of the World’s Indigenous People,

August 10th – National Lazy Day #LazyDay

August 11th – National Sons and Daughters Day #SonsAndDaughtersDay

August 12th – International Youth Day #YouthDay, Middle Child’s Day, World Elephant Day #WorldElephantDay

August 13th – International Lefthanders Day #LefthandersDay

August 14th – National Financial Awareness Day

August 15th – National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay

August 16th – National Tell a Joke Day #NationalTellAJokeDay

August 17th – National Nonprofit Day, National Thrift Shop Day, Marcus Garvey Day

August 18th – National Couple's Day, Bad Poetry Day

August 19th –World Humanitarian Day #WorldHumanitarianDay, National Aviation Day #NationalAviationDay, World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay,

August 20th – National Lemonade Day #NationalLemonadeDay

August 21st – Senior Citizen’s Day

August 22nd – American Business Women’s Day

August 23rd – Health Unit Coordinators Day

August 24th – National Waffle Day #NationalWaffleDay

August 25th – National Banana Split Day, National Park Service Founders Day

August 26th – National Women’s Equality Day #WomensEqualityDay, National Dog Day #NationalDogDay

August 28th – National Bow Tie Day

August 29th – National Lemon Juice Day

August 30th – National Grief Awareness Day

August 31st – National Eat Outside Day


Although these are just a few ideas, there are many more ways brands, businesses, and organizations can join in on the conversation of these Social Media Holidays.


For more resources and tips, subscribe to our blog to get a new list of Social Media Holidays each month!

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