Ballyhoo’s List of Key Dates and Events for Your Social Media and Editorial Calendars – 2024

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These dates provide marketers with the opportunity to support a deserving movement or get involved with some fun, and serve as content ideas to ensure your platforms are kept relevant and up-to-date. Year on year, we create a list of observational dates and events to help you plan your content for the coming year. Here is Ballyhoo’s List of Key Dates and Events for your Social Media and PR Calendars for 2024…

January 2024

DateEventSame date next year?
1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayYes
2 JanuaryBank Holiday ScotlandYes
15 JanuaryBlue MondayNo
21 JanuaryNational Hugging DayVariable
25 JanuaryBurns NightYes

February 2024

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

March 2024

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

April 2024

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

May 2024

DateEventSame date next year?
1 MayBig Asthma Bake Sale MonthYes
6 MayBank HolidayNo
12 MayInternational Nurses’ DayYes
11 MayWorld Fair Trade Day2nd Saturday in May
15 MayInternational Day of FamiliesYes
17 MayWorld Baking DayNo
20 MayWorld Bee DayNo
23 MaySam’s BirthdayYes
26 MayBallyhoo’s BirthdayYes
27 MayBank HolidayNo

June 2024

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

July 2024

DateEventSame date next year?
1 JulyWimbledon beginsNo
7 JulyWorld Chocolate DayYes
17 JulyWorld Emoji DayYes
29 JulyInternational Tiger DayYes
30 JulyWorld Friendship DayYes

August 2024

DateEventSame date next year?
2 AugustEdinburgh International Festival Begins No
5 AugustBank Holiday ScotlandNo
8 AugustInternational Cat Day Yes
13 AugustNational Prosecco DayYes
13 AugustInternational Left-Handers DayYes
19 AugustWorld Photo Day Yes
24 AugustNotting Hill Carnival Begins No
26 AugustAugust Bank Holiday No
31 AugustInternational Bacon DayNo

September 2024

DateEventSame date next year?
5 SeptemberInternational Day of CharityYes
9 SeptemberRebecca’s BirthdayYes
10 SeptemberWorld Suicide Prevention DayYes
13 SeptemberRoald Dahl DayYes
14 SeptemberInternational Coding Week BeginsNo
18 SeptemberInternational Week of Happiness at Work beginsNo
19 SeptemberInternational Talk Like A Pirate DayYes
20 SeptemberGreat British Beach Clean Week beginsNo
21 SeptemberOktoberfest beginsNo
21 SeptemberRecycle Week beginsNo
22 SeptemberAutumn equinoxNo
29 SeptemberWorlds Biggest Coffee Morning Yes

October 2024

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
17 OctoberConflict Resolution DayNo
27 OctoberClocks Go BackNo
30 OctoberJames’ BirthdayYes
31 OctoberHalloweenYes
31 OctoberDiwaliNo

November 2024

DateEventSame date next year?
1 NovemberWorld Vegan DayYes
1 NovemberNational Stress Awareness DayYes
5 NovemberGuy Fawkes/Bonfire NightYes
10 NovemberRemembrance SundayNo
11 NovemberRemembrance DayYes
13 NovemberWorld Kindness Day Yes
14 NovemberWorld Diabetes DayYes
20 NovemberWorld Children’s Day (observed by ~28 countries)Yes
29 NovemberBlack FridayNo
30 NovemberSmall Business SaturdayNo
30 NovemberSt Andrew’s DayYes

December 2024

DateEventSame date next year?
2 DecemberCyber MondayNo
3 DecemberInternational Day of Persons with DisabilitiesYes
12 DecemberChristmas Jumper DayNo
21 DecemberWinter solsticeNo
25 DecemberChristmas DayYes
25 DecemberHanukkah
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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