Social Media Holiday Calendar: October, November + December 2020

Does September feel like the start of a new year to anyone else?

It’s probably the effect of 16+ years of adhering to an academic calendar, but whenever September rolls around, we feel a weird need to stock up on highlighters and start planning. 

While this year certainly hasn’t been like previous ones (😷), we’re still feeling the urge to plan and organize.

And we’re starting with our content calendar!

(We may have abandoned our Instagram back in March when it felt like the world was ending, so hopefully, this will help us get back on that wagon….😬)

We want to help you too, so we created a SOCIAL MEDIA HOLIDAY CALENDAR you can use to plan and generate content relevant to your industry.

With Halloween candy already flooding the stores (CVS needs to chill out), the major holidays are right around the corner so this calendar includes National and International holidays for October to December of 2020.

And next week, we’ll be sharing a full 2021 Social Media Holiday Calendar! So keep an eye out for that, too. 

Our favorite social holidays are listed below (so bookmark this page!) and you can also download a PDF calendar version below that you can save to your computer or print out to tape above your desk. We’ve designed it with pretty photos from our native New Zealand so it’s nice to look at. 

Use it to always have inspiration about what to post on social media!

So cheers to a fresh start this September: we hope you keep healthy, stay motivated, and never run out of content ideas. 🙂

P.S. If you plan to create video content around these social holidays, check out our NEW pricing for Subscriptions and Add-On’s HERE


October 2020

1. International Coffee Day #InternationalCoffeeDay

1. World Vegetarian Day #WorldVegetarianDay

2. World Smile Day #WorldSmileDay

3. National Techies Day #TechiesDay

4. World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay

4. National Taco Day #NationalTacoDay (should be celebrated everyday)

5. World Teachers Day #WorldTeachersDay

10. World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHeathDay

11. International Day of the Girl #DayOfTheGirl

14. National Dessert Day #DessertDay

15. Global Handwashing Day #GlobalHandwashingDay (especially relevant this year)

16. World Food Day #FoodDay

16. Bosses Day #BossesDay

17. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty #EndPoverty

21. Reptile Awareness Day #ReptileAwarenessDay

24. United Nations Day #UNDay

25. Greasy Foods Day #GreasyFoodsDay

30. Checklist Day #ChecklistDay

31. Halloween #Halloween


November 2020

1. World Vegan Day #WorldVeganDay

1. National Authors Day #NationalAuthorsDay

3. National Sandwich Day #NationalSandwichDay

4. National Candy Day #NationalCandyDay

8. National Cappuccino Day #CappuccinoDay

8. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) Day #STEMDay

11. Veterans Day #VeteransDay

13. World Kindness Day #WKD

14. World Diabetes Day #WDD

15. Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day #CleanOutYourRefrigeratorDay

17. International Students Day #InternationalStudentsDay

19. National Entrepreneurs Day #EntrepreneursDay

21. World Hello Day #WorldHelloDay

25. Thanksgiving Day #Thanksgiving

26. National Cake Day #NationalCakeDay

28. Small Business Saturday (The last Saturday of November) #ShopSmall

30. Cyber Monday


December 2020

1. World AIDS Day #WAD2020

2. Cyber Monday #CyberMonday

3. International Day of Persons with Disabilities #IDPWD

4. National Cookie Day #NationalCookieDay

10. Human Rights Day #HumanRightsDay

10. Nobel Prize Day #NobelPrize

11. National Salesperson Day #SalespersonDay

21. Crossword Puzzle Day #CrossWordPuzzleDay

24. Christmas Eve

25. Christmas

26. Boxing Day

30. No Interruptions Day – Last Work Day of the Year #NoInterruptionsDay

31. New Year’s Eve #NYE


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