Ballyhoo’s List of Key Dates and Events for Your Social Media and Editorial Calendars – 2023

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Observational dates provide marketers with the opportunity to support a deserving movement or get involved with some fun, as well as serving as content ideas. Year on year, we create a list of observational dates and events to help you plan your content for the coming year. So, without further ado, here is Ballyhoo’s List of Key Dates and Events for your Social Media and PR Calendars for 2023…

January 2023

DateEventSame date next year?
1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayYes
12 JanuaryKiss a Ginger DayYes
16 JanuaryMartin Luther King Jr Day (US)Yes
17 JanuaryBlue MondayNo
21 JanuaryNational Hugging DayVariable
22 JanuaryChinese New YearNo
25 JanuaryBurns NightYes
31 JanuaryHogmanayNo

February 2023

DateEventSame date next year?
4 FebruaryWorld Cancer DayYes
9 FebruaryNational Pizza Day (US)Yes
12 FebruaryThe Super BowlNo
14 FebruaryValentine’s DayYes
15 FebruarySingles Awareness DayYes
17 FebruaryRandom Acts of Kindness DayYes
21 FebruaryShrove Tuesday/Pancake DayNo

March 2023

DateEventSame date next year?
1 MarchSt David’s Day Yes
2 MarchWorld Book DayFirst Thursday in March
3 MarchWorld Hearing Day Yes
5 MarchAnthony’s BirthdayYes
8 MarchInternational Women’s Day Yes
9 MarchWorld Kidney DayNo
10 MarchAlison’s BirthdayYes
15 MarchYoung Carers Action DayNo
17 MarchSt Patrick’s Day Yes
17 MarchRed Nose Day/Comic ReliefNo
18 MarchGlobal Recycling Day Yes
19 MarchMother’s Day (UK)No
20 MarchFirst Day of Spring/Spring Equinox Yes
21 MarchWorld Poetry Day Yes
22 MarchWorld Water Day Yes
23 MarchRamadan BeginsNo
26 MarchPurple Day (Epilepsy Awareness)Yes
26 MarchClocks Go ForwardNo

April 2023

DateEventSame date next year?
1 AprilApril Fools Day Yes
2 AprilWorld Autism Awareness DayYes
2 AprilInternational Children’s Book DayYes
7 AprilWorld Health DayNo
7 AprilGood FridayNo
9 AprilEaster SundayNo
10 AprilEaster MondayNo
22 AprilEarth DayNo
23 AprilSt George’s Day Yes
23 AprilLondon MarathonNo
26 AprilWorld Intellectual Property Day Yes

May 2023

DateEventSame date next year?
1 MayBig Asthma Bake Sale MonthYes
1 MayBank HolidayNo
6 MayThe Coronation of King Charles IIINo
8 MayGarden DayNo
8 MayBank HolidayNo
12 MayInternational Nurses’ DayYes
13 MayWorld Fair Trade Day2nd Saturday in May
15 MayInternational Day of FamiliesYes
17 MayWorld Baking DayNo
20 MayWorld Bee DayNo
21 MayF.A Cup FinalNo
23 MaySam’s BirthdayYes
26 MayBallyhoo’s BirthdayYes
29 MayBank HolidayNo

June 2023

DateEventSame date next year?
1 JunePride MonthYes
5 JuneWorld Environment Day Yes
12 JuneDiabetes Awareness Week Begins No
15 JuneNational Beer Day Yes
18 JuneFather’s Day No
21 JuneWorld Music DayYes
21 JuneSummer SolsticeBetween June 20-22
23 JuneTake Your Dog to Work Day No

July 2023

DateEventSame date next year?
3 JulyWimbledon beginsNo
7 JulyWorld Chocolate DayYes
16 JulyBritish Open BeginsNo
17 JulyWorld Emoji DayYes
29 JulyInternational Tiger DayYes
30 JulyWorld Friendship DayYes

August 2023

DateEventSame date next year?
1 AugustYorkshire DayYes 
4 AugustEdinburgh International Festival Begins No
8 AugustInternational Cat Day Yes
13 AugustNational Prosecco DayYes
13 AugustInternational Left-Handers DayYes
19 AugustWorld Photo Day Yes
27 AugustNotting Hill Carnival Begins No
28 AugustAugust Bank Holiday No

September 2023

DateEventSame date next year?
2 SeptemberInternational Bacon Day1st Saturday in September
5 SeptemberInternational Day of CharityYes
9 SeptemberRebecca’s BirthdayYes
10 SeptemberWorld Suicide Prevention DayYes
13 SeptemberRoald Dahl DayYes
14 SeptemberInternational Coding Week BeginsNo
19 SeptemberInternational Talk Like A Pirate DayYes
16 SeptemberGreat British Beach Clean Week beginsNo
16 SeptemberOktoberfest beginsNo
18 SeptemberRecycle Week beginsNo
18 SeptemberInternational Week of Happiness at Work beginsNo
23 SeptemberAutumn equinoxNo
28 SeptemberNational Fitness DayNo
29 SeptemberWorlds Biggest Coffee Morning Yes

October 2023

DateEventSame date next year?
1 OctoberBlack History MonthYes
1 OctoberWorld Vegetarian DayYes
3 OctoberBuy British DayNo
5 OctoberWorld Teachers’ DayYes
8 October World Dyslexia Day No
9 OctoberWorld Post DayYes
10 OctoberWorld Mental Health DayYes
11 OctoberNational Coming Out DayYes
15 OctoberGlobal Hand Washing DayYes
16 OctoberWorld Food DayYes
19 OctoberConflict Resolution DayNo
29 OctoberClocks go backNo
30 OctoberJames’ BirthdayYes
31 OctoberHalloweenYes

November 2023

DateEventSame date next year?
1 NovemberWorld Vegan DayYes
1 NovemberNational Stress Awareness DayYes
5 NovemberGuy Fawkes/Bonfire NightNo
11 NovemberRemembrance DayYes
12 NovemberDiwaliNo
13 NovemberWorld Kindness Day Yes
14 NovemberWorld Diabetes DayYes
20 NovemberWorld Children’s Day (observed by ~28 countries)Yes
24 NovemberBlack FridayNo
27 NovemberCyber MondayNo
30 NovemberSt Andrew’s DayYes

December 2023

DateEventSame date next year?
2 DecemberSmall Business SaturdayNo
3 DecemberInternational Day of Persons with DisabilitiesYes
8 DecemberHanukkahNo
9 DecemberChristmas Jumper DayNo
22 DecemberWinter solsticeNo
25 DecemberChristmas DayYes
26 DecemberBoxing DayYes
31 DecemberNew Years EveYes

If we’ve missed any important dates, we’d love to hear from you on Instagram or Twitter. Hopefully, Ballyhoo’s List of Key Dates and Events for your Social Media and PR Calendars 2023 will give you some good ideas for your social media channels and blogs.

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