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

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It seems like there is a day for everything these days. Some promote awareness for some very serious and worthy causes, while some just provide an excuse to eat cake or drink beer. Either way, these observational dates provide marketers with the opportunity to support a deserving movement or get involved with some fun and frivolity.

But with the ever-growing list of observational days and events how can we keep track of what’s happening when? Well, from now on, the 1st of January every year will be known as “Ballyhoo’s List of Key Dates and Events for your Social Media and PR Calendars” day.

Here we will provide a growing list of observational dates and events to help you plan your content for the coming year. Although we like to think we are, we are not perfect, so if we’ve missed any important dates, or you think we have got something wrong, we’d love to hear from you in the comments. So, without further ado, here is Ballyhoo’s List of Key Dates and Events for your Social Media and PR Calendars…

January 2022

DateEventSame date next year?
1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayYes
12 JanuaryKiss a Ginger DayYes
17 JanuaryBig Energy Saving Week beginsVariable
19 JanuaryNational Popcorn Day (US)Yes
21 JanuaryMartin Luther King Jr Day (US)
National Hugging Day
25 JanuaryBurns NightYes

February 2022

DateEventSame date next year?
1 February Chinese New YearNo
4 FebruaryWorld Cancer DayYes
9 FebruaryNational Pizza Day (US)Yes
13 FebruaryThe Super BowlNo
14 FebruaryValentine’s DayYes
15 FebruarySingles Awareness DayYes
17 FebruaryRandom Acts of Kindness DayYes

March 2022

DateEventSame date next year?
1 MarchShrove Tuesday/Pancake DayNo
1 MarchSt David’s Day Yes
3 MarchWorld Hearing Day Yes
3 MarchWorld Book Day First Thursday in March
8 MarchInternational Women’s Day Yes
9 MarchNational No Smoking Day No
10 MarchWorld Kidney DayNo
16 MarchYoung Carers Action DayTBC
17 MarchSt Patrick’s Day Yes
18 MarchGlobal Recycling Day Yes
18 MarchRed Nose Day/Comic ReliefNo
20 MarchFirst Day of Spring/Spring Equinox Yes
21 MarchWorld Poetry Day Yes
22 MarchWorld Water Day Yes
26 MarchPurple Day (Epilepsy Awareness)Yes
27 MarchMother’s Day (UK)No
27 MarchClocks Go ForwardNo

April 2022

DateEventSame date next year?
1 AprilApril Fools Day Yes
2 AprilWorld Autism Awareness Day
International Children’s Book Day
7 AprilWorld Health DayNo
15 AprilGood FridayNo
17 AprilEaster SundayNo
18 AprilEaster MondayNo
23 AprilSt George’s Day Yes
26 AprilWorld Intellectual Property Day Yes

May 2022

DateEventSame date next year?
1 MayBig Asthma Bake Sale MonthYes
2 MayBank HolidayNo
4 MayStar Wars DayYes
12 MayInternational Nurses’ DayYes
14 MayWorld Fair Trade Day2nd Saturday in May
15 MayChildren’s Day (UK)No
15 MayInternational Day of Families
FA Cup Final
May or June
23 MaySam’s BirthdayYes
26 MayBallyhoo’s BirthdayYes
30 MayCricket World CupNext in 2023

June 2022

DateEventSame date next year?
1 JuneInternational Children’s Day (observed by ~50 countries) Yes
3 JunePlatinum Jubilee Bank HolidayNo
5 JuneWorld Environment Day Yes
14 JuneDiabetes Awareness Week Begins (TBC) No
15 JuneNational Beer Day Yes
19 JuneFather’s Day No
21 JuneWorld Music Day
Summer Solstice
Between June 20-22
24 JuneTake Your Dog to Work Day No
27 JuneWimbledon BeginsNo

July 2022

DateEventSame date next year?
7 JulyWorld Chocolate DayYes
14 JulyBritish Open BeginsNo
17 JulyWorld Emoji DayYes
29 JulyInternational Tiger DayYes
30 JulyWorld Friendship DayYes

August 2022

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

September 2022

DateEventSame date next year?
4 SeptemberInternational Bacon Day1st Saturday in September
5 SeptemberInternational Day of CharityYes
10 SeptemberWorld Suicide Prevention DayYes
13 SeptemberRoald Dahl DayYes
14 SeptemberInternational Coding Week BeginsNo
18 SeptemberLondon Fashion Week beginsNo
19 SeptemberInternational Talk Like A Pirate DayYes
17 SeptemberGreat British Beach Clean Week beginsNo
17 SeptemberOktoberfest beginsNo
20 SeptemberRecycle Week begins
International Week of Happiness at Work begins
23 SeptemberAutumnal equinoxNo
25 SeptemberWorlds Biggest Coffee Morning Yes

October 2022

DateEventSame date next year?
1 OctoberWorld Vegetarian DayYes
3 OctoberLondon Marathonusually held in April
5 OctoberWorld Teachers’ DayYes
7 October World Dyslexia Day No
9 OctoberWorld Post DayYes
10 OctoberWorld Mental Health DayYes
11 OctoberNational Coming Out DayYes
13 OctoberNational No Bra DayYes
15 OctoberGlobal Hand Washing DayYes
16 OctoberWorld Food DayYes
20 OctoberConflict Resolution DayNo
30 OctoberClocks go backNo
31 OctoberHalloweenYes

November 2022

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

December 2022

DateEventSame date next year?
3 DecemberInternational Day of Persons with DisabilitiesYes
9 DecemberChristmas Jumper DayNo
21 DecemberWinter solsticeNo
25 DecemberChristmas DayYes
26 DecemberBoxing DayYes
31 DecemberNew Years EveYes

And that’s a wrap. Hopefully, Ballyhoo’s List of Key Dates and Events for your Social Media and PR Calendars 2022 will give you some good ideas for your social media channels and blogs. As I said, we are not perfect, so if we have missed any, or there are any that you think we should add, then please let us know in the comments below.

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