2018 HASHTAG HOLIDAYs

 
Hashtag Holidays

It's 2018, and almost every business has a hashtag holiday. These social media holidays offer a unique opportunity to raise awareness about your product, service or cause, but like most things "social media" timing is everything. 

If you run a pancake house, March 4th or #NationalPancakeDay offers the perfect occasion to create a buzz on social media about your business, but be careful hijacking an unrelated hashtag holiday can cause a tidal wave of negative publicity for your business.

Have fun with hashtag holidays and remember a creative campaign will set you apart from your competition. 

 

January 2018

January 2: Science Fiction Day #ScienceFictionDay

January 4: National Trivia Day #NationalTriviaDay

January 5: National Bird Day #NationalBirdDay

January 8: Clean Off Your Desk Day #CleanOffYourDeskDay

January 11: Human Trafficking Awareness Day #HumanTraffickingDay

January 13: National Sticker Day #NationalStickerDay

January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day #MLKDay - National Hat Day #NationalHatDay

January 18: Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

January 20: Cheese Lovers Day #CheeseLoversDay - World Day of Social Justice #SocialJusticeDay

January 21: National Hugging Day #NationalHuggingDay

January 22: Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

January 24: National Compliment Day #NationalComplimentDay

January 25: Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD - Opposite Day #OppositeDay

January 28: Data Privacy Day #PrivacyAware - National Pie Day #PieDay

 

February 2018

February 2: Groundhog Day #GroundhogDay -World Wetlands Day #WorldWetlandsDay

February 4: World Cancer Day #WorldCancerDay - Super Bowl Sunday #SB52

February 5: National Weatherperson’s Day #NationalWeatherpersonsDay

February 7: National Send a Card to a Friend Day #SendACardToAFriendDay

February 8: National Boy Scouts Day #BoyScoutsDay

February 9: National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay

February 10: National Umbrella Day #NationalUmbrellaDay

February 11: Inventors Day #InventorsDay

February 13: Mardi Gras #MardiGras - World Radio Day #WorldRadioDay

February 14: Valentine's Day #ValentinesDay

February 15: Singles Awareness Day #SinglesAwarenessDay

February 16: Chinese New Year #YearOfTheDog

February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day #RandomActsOfKindnessDay

February 18: National Battery Day #NationalBatteryDay

February 19: Presidents Day #PresidentsDay

February 20: Love Your Pet Day #LoveYourPetDay

February 21: International Mother Language Day #IMLD

February 21: National Margarita Day #NationalMargaritaDay

February 28: Pink Shirt Day #PinkShirtDay

 

March 2018

March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover's Day #PeanutButterLoversDay

March 2: National Employee Appreciation Day #EmployeeAppreciationDay

March 3: World Wildlife Day #WorldWildlifeDay

March 4: National Grammar Day #NationalGrammarDay - National Pancake Day #NationalPancakeDay

March 6: National Dentist's Day #DentistsDay

March 7: National Be Heard Day #NationalBeHeardDay - National Cereal Day #NationalCerealDay

March 8: International Women's Day #BeBoldForChange - Popcorn Lover's Day #PopcornLoversDay

March 10: National Day of Unplugging #NationalDayOfUnplugging

March 11: National Worship of Tools Day #WorshipOfToolsDay - Daylight Savings #DaylightSavings

March 12: National Girl Scout Day #GirlScoutDay - National Napping Day #NationalNappingDay

March 14: Potato Chip Day #NationalPotatoChipDay - Pi Day #PiDay

March 15: World Consumer Rights Day #WCRD2018

March 16: National Freedom of Information Day #FreedomOfInformationDay

March 17: St. Patrick's Day #StPatricksDay

March 18: Awkward Moments Day #NationalAwkwardMomentsDay

March 19: National Let's Laugh Day #NationalLetsLaughDay

March 20: World Storytelling Day #WorldStorytellingDay - First Day of Spring #FirstDayofSpring

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination #RacialDiscriminationDay

March 22: World Water Day #WorldWaterDay

March 23: National Puppy Day #NationalPuppyDay

March 24: Red Nose Day #RedNoseDay - Earth Hour Day #EarthHour

March 25: Tolkien Reading Day #TolkienReadingDay

March 26: National Spinach Day #NationalSpinachDay - Purple Day #PurpleDay

March 27: American Diabetes Association Alert Day #AmericanDiabetesAssociationAlertDay - National Joe Day #NationalJoeDay

March 30: National Take a Walk in the Park Day #NationalWalkInTheParkDay

March 31: World Backup Day #WorldBackupDay - Transgender Day of Visibility #TDOV

 

April 2018

April 1: #AprilFools

April 2: World Autism Awareness Day #WAAD

April 3: Find a Rainbow Day #FindARainbowDay - National Walking Day #NationalWalkingDay

April 4: Hug a Newsperson Day #HugANewsperson

April 7: World Health Day #LetsTalk - Beer Day #NationalBeerDay

April 10: National Siblings Day #NationalSiblingsDay -Equal Pay Day #EqualPayDay

April 11: National Pet Day #NationalPetDay

April 12: International Day of Human Space Flight #InternationalDayOfHumanSpaceFlight

April 13: Make Lunch Count Day #NationalMakeLunchCountDay

April 16: National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day #PJDay

April 17: Haiku Poetry Day #HaikuPoetryDay - National Tax Day #TaxDay

April 18: National Columnists' Day #NationalColumnistDay

April 19: Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay - High-Five Day #NH5D

April 20: National Look-Alike Day #NationalLookAlikeDay

April 22: Earth Day #EarthDay2018

April 23: National Picnic Day #NationalPicnicDay - World Book Day #WorldBookDay

April 25: National Telephone Day #NationalTelephoneDay - Denim Day#DenimDay

April 26: National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day #COUNTONME

April 27: Arbor Day #ArborDay

April 29: International Dance Day #InternationalDanceDay

April 30: National Honesty Day #NationalHonestyDay - International Jazz Day #JazzDay

 

May 2018

May 1: #MayDay - #LawDay

May 2: #BabyDay

May 3: #NationalDayofPrayer -  #WPFD2018 (World Press Freedom Day) - #PasswordDay

May 4: #MayThe4thBeWithYou - #BirdDay - #InternationalFirefightersDay - #NoPantsDay

May 5: #CincoDeMayo - #KentuckyDerby - #FreeComicBookDay - #RevengeoftheFifth - #BombshellsDay

May 6: #NursesDay - #NoDietDay - #NationalLemonadeDay

May 7: #MelanomaMonday

May 8: #TeacherAppreciationDay

May 9: #EuropeDay - #GiveBIG (Seattle)

May 10: #WorldLupusDay

May 11: #EatWhatYouWantDay - #MilitarySpouseAppreciationDay

May 12: #InternationalNursesDay - #NationalLimerickDay - #NationalTrainDay

May 13: #MothersDay - #TopGunDay

May 15: #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay - #NationalChocolateChipDay

May 17: #IDAHOT2018 (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) - #GAAD (Global Accessibility Awareness Day) - #WorldBakingDay

May 18: #EndangeredSpeciesDay - #BikeToWorkDay - #MuseumDay - #NationalPizzaPartyDay

May 19: #ArmedForcesDay - #WorldWhiskyDay

May 20: #ClinicalTrialsDay

May 22: #HarveyMilkDay

May 23: #WorldTurtleDay

May 24: #RedNoseDay - #BrothersDay

May 25: #NationalWineDay - #TowelDay - #GeekPrideDay - #NationalTapDanceDay

May 26: #WorldDraculaDay

May 27: #Indy500

May 28: #MemorialDay - #NationalHamburgerDay

May 31: #WorldNoTobaccoDay

 

Most Popular Hashtag Holidays in May

 

June 2018

June 1: #NationalDonutDay - #NationalMilkDay - #SaySomethingNiceDay

June 3: #NationalEggDay

June 4: #HugYourCatDay - #NationalCheeseDay - #NationalCognacDay

June 5: #WorldEnvironmentDay

June 6: #DDay - #NationalRunningDay

June 8: #BestFriendsDay

June 12: #LovingDay - #SupermanDay

June 14: #NationalBourbonDay

June 15: #NationalFlipFlopDay - #NaturePhotographyDay

June 16: #TapasDay

June 17: #FathersDay

June 18: #NationalPicnicDay

June 19: #Juneteenth - #NationalMartiniDay

June 20: #RefugeeDay

June 21: #YogaDay - #NationalSelfieDay - #WorldMusicDay - #GoSkateboardingDay - #WorldGiraffeDay

June 23: #NationalPinkDay

June 27: #NationalSunglassesDay

June 28: #NationalHandshakeDay - 

June 29: #NationalCameraDay - #MudDay

June 30: #ArmedForcesDay (UK) - #SocialMediaDay

 

Most Popular Hashtag Holidays in June

 

July 2018

July 1: National Postal Worker Day #NationalPostalWorkerDay

July 2: World UFO Day #WorldUFODay

July 4: Bikini Day #NationalBikiniDay

July 7: World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay

July 11: Cheer Up the Lonely Day #CheerUpTheLonelyDay

July 12: Malala Day #MalalaDay - Simplicity Day #NationalSimplicityDay

July 13: French Fry Day #NationalFrenchFryDay

July 15: Give Something Away Day #GiveSomethingAwayDay

July 17: World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay

July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day #MandelaDay

July 20: Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay - Moon Day #MoonDay

July 24: Cousins Day #NationalCousinsDay

July 27: Talk in an Elevator Day #TalkInAnElevatorDay

July 29: Lipstick Day #NationalLipstickDay

July 30: International Day of Friendship #DayOfFriendship

 

August 2018

August 1: Respect for Parents Day

August 2: National Coloring Book Day #NationalColoringBookDay

August 5: Friendship Day #FriendshipDay

August 8: International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay

August 9: National Book Lovers Day #NationalBookLoversDay

August 10: National Lazy Day #LazyDay

August 11: National Sons and Daughters Day #SonsAndDaughtersDay - Bowling Day #NationalBowlingDay

August 12: International Youth Day #YouthDay - World Elephant Day #WorldElephantDay

August 13: International Lefthanders Day #LefthandersDay

August 15: National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay

August 16: National Tell a Joke Day #NationalTellAJokeDay

August 19: World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay - World Humanitarian Day #WorldHumanitarianDay

August 20: National Radio Day #NationalRadioDay

August 26: National Dog Day #NationalDogDay - National Women’s Equality Day #WomensEqualityDay

August 27: Just Because Day #JustBecauseDay

August 31: College Colors Day #CollegeColorsDay

 

September 2018

September 3: Labor Day #LaborDay

September 4: National Wildlife Day #NationalWildlifeDay

September 5: International Day of Charity #CharityDay

September 6: Read a Book Day #ReadABookDay

September 8: International Literacy Day #LiteracyDay

September 9: National Grandparents Day #NationalGrandparentsDay

September 11: National Day of Service and Remembrance #911Day

September 12: National Video Games Day #NationalVideoGamesDay

September 13: Positive Thinking Day #PositiveThinkingDay

September 14: Stand Up To Cancer Day #KissCancerGoodbye

September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day #TalkLikeAPirateDay

September 21: International Day of Peace #PeaceDay - Miniature Golf Day #MiniGolfDay

September 22: Car-Free Day #CarFreeDay - Hobbit Day #HobbitDay - First Day of Fall

September 24: Family Day #FamilyDay

September 26: National Women’s Health and Fitness Day #FitnessDay

September 27: World Tourism Day #WTD2018

September 28: World Rabies Day #WorldRabiesDay - National Good Neighbor Day #GoodNeighborDay

September 30: International Podcast Day #InternationalPodcastDay

 

October 2018

October 1: International Coffee Day #InternationalCoffeeDay

October 2: International Day of Nonviolence #InternationalDayOfNonviolence

October 3: National Techies Day #TechiesDay

October 4: World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay - National Taco Day #NationalTacoDay

October 5: World Teachers Day #WorldTeachersDay - World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay

October 10: World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHeathDay

October 11: International Day of the Girl #DayOfTheGirl - World Sight Day #WorldSightDay

October 13: National Train Your Brain Day #TrainYourBrainDay

October 14: National Dessert Day #DessertDay

October 15: Global Handwashing Day #GlobalHandwashingDay

October 16: World Food Day #FoodDay - Bosses Day #BossesDay

October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty #EndPoverty

October 18: Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

October 20: World Statistics Day #StatisticsDay

October 21: Reptile Awareness Day #ReptileAwarenessDay

October 24: United Nations Day #UNDay

October 25: Greasy Foods Day #GreasyFoodsDay

October 26: National Pumpkin Day #NationalPumpkinDay

October 29: Internet Day #InternetDay

October 30: National Publicist Day #NationalPublicistDay - Checklist Day #ChecklistDay

October 31: Halloween #Halloween

 

November 2018

November 1: World Vegan Day #WorldVeganDay - National Authors Day #NationalAuthorsDay

November 3: National Sandwich Day #NationalSandwichDay

November 4: National Candy Day #NationalCandyDay - Daylight Saving Time Ends #DaylightSavings

November 7: Stress Awareness Day #StressAwarenessDay

November 8: National Cappuccino Day #CappuccinoDay

November 11: Veterans Day #VeteransDay

November 13: World Kindness Day #WKD

November 14: World Diabetes Day #WDD

November 15: America Recycles Day #BeRecycled

November 16: International Day for Tolerance #ToleranceDay - Button Day #NationalButtonDay

November 17: International Students Day #InternationalStudentsDay - Unfriend Day #NationalUnfriendDay

November 19: International Men’s Day #InternationalMensDay

November 20: National Entrepreneurs Day #EntrepreneursDay

November 21: World Hello Day #WorldHelloDay

November 22: Thanksgiving Day #Thanksgiving

November 24: National Day of Listening #DayOfListening - Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall

November 26: National Cake Day #NationalCakeDay - Cyber Monday #CyberMonday

November 27: National Day of Giving #GivingTuesday

November 29: Electronic Greeting Card Day #ElectronicGreetingCardDay

November 30: Computer Security Day #ComputerSecurityDay

 

December 2018

December 1: World AIDS Day #WAD2018

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities #IDPWD

December 4: National Cookie Day #NationalCookieDay

December 5: World Soil Day #WorldSoilDay - International Ninja Day #InternationalNinjaDay

December 6: Microwave Oven Day #MicrowaveOvenDay

December 8: Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day #PretendToBeATimeTravelerDay - Brownie Day #NationalBrownieDay

December 10: Human Rights Day #HumanRightsDay - Nobel Prize Day #NobelPrize

December 11: International Mountain Day #InternationalMountainDay

December 14: National Salesperson Day #SalespersonDay

December 21: Crossword Puzzle Day #CrosswordPuzzleDay - First Day of Winter

December 23: Festivus #Festivus

December 26: Thank You Note Day #ThankYouNoteDay

December 30: No Interruptions Day #NoInterruptionsDay - Bacon Day #BaconDay

December 31: New Year’s Eve #NYE

 
 

Originally published 08/10/17, updated 06/05/18.