Social Media Holiday Calendar 2024

Social Media Holiday Calendar 2024

Looking to up your social media game and boost brand recognition? Incorporating social media holidays into your content calendar is a savvy move! 

Special days, such as #NationalPizzaDay or #InternationalCoffeeDay, provide ample opportunities for brands to engage with their audience in fun and creative ways. 

Special observances, such as #HolocaustRemembranceDay or #WomensHistoryMonth, also provide an opportunity to reflect, share, and support the causes or values your brand holds close. 

To help guide your social media calendaring efforts in 2024, we’ve compiled your go-to list of all of Canada’s leading social media days this year. 

Get ready to dive in and watch your brand soar! 

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Social Media Holidays 2024

JANUARY 2024

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Months

  • Tamil Heritage Month
  • National Soup Month 
  • National CBD Month
  • Financial Wellness Month
  • Alzheimer Awareness Month
  • Crime Stoppers Month

Weeks

  • Third Week: National Non-Smoking Week

Days

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 3: Mind-Body Wellness Day 
  • January 4: National Trivia Day 
  • January 4: Spaghetti Day
  • January 4: World Braille Day
  • January 4: National Ribbon Skirt Day
  • January 5: National Bird Day
  • January 7: Golden Globe Awards 
  • January 11: Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • January 15: National Hat Day 
  • January 15: National Bagel Day 
  • January 15: Blue Monday 
  • January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 15: Intestinal Malrotation and Volvulus Awareness Day (International)
  • January 19: National Popcorn Day
  • January 20: Cheese Lovers Day
  • January 21: National Hugging Day
  • January 23: National Pie Day
  • January 24: International Day of Education
  • January 25: Opposite Day
  • January 26: World Leprosy Day
  • January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day 
  • January 27: Family Literacy Day
  • January 28: Data Privacy Day
  • January 29: National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack 
  • January 28: International Lego Day
  • January 31: Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

 

FEBRUARY 2024

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Months

  • Black History Month 
  • National Snack Food Month 
  • Heart & Stroke Month
  • Love to Read Month
  • Psychology Month
  • Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month
  • Junior Achievement Month

Weeks

  • First Week: Eating Disorder Awareness Week (National)
  • First Week: National Therapeutic Recreation Week (National)
  • First Week: White Cane Week (National)
  • February 7–14: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (National)
  • Third Week: Nonprofit Appreciation Week (ONN)
  • Third Week: Scout-Guide Week (National)
  • Third Week: Heritage Week (National)
  • Third Week: Freedom to Read Week (National)

Days

  • February 2: World Wetlands Day
  • February 2: Groundhog Day
  • February 4: World Cancer Day
  • February 4: Grammy Awards 
  • February 6: Safer Internet Day
  • February 7: National Girls and Women in Sports Day
  • February 7: Send a Card to a Friend Day
  • February 10: Chinese New Year 
  • February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science 
  • February 11: Inventors Day
  • February 11: Super Bowl LVIII 
  • February 11: 211 Day
  • February 12: National Pizza Day 
  • February 13: Galentine’s Day
  • February 13: Mardi Gras
  • February 13: Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Health (National)
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 15: National Flag Day of Canada Day 
  • February 15: International Childhood Cancer Day (International)
  • February 15: Canada’s Agriculture Day
  • February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day (International)
  • February 18: National Drink Wine Day 
  • Third Monday: Heritage Day (National, except some provinces)
  • February 19: Family Day (Canada, except Quebec)
  • February 20: National Love Your Pet Day
  • February 20: World Day of Social Justice
  • February 21: National Pancake Day
  • February 22: National Margherita Day
  • February 22: Human Trafficking Awareness Day (National)
  • February 22: Thinking Day (National)
  • Last Wednesday: Pink Shirt Day (Anti-bullying) (National)
  • February 23: National Stand Up to Bullying Day
  • February 24: World Bartender Day
  • February 29: Leap Day 

 

MARCH 2024

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Months

  • Irish Heritage Month 
  • Women’s History Month
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • National Ladder Safety Month
  • Easter Seals Month (Ontario)
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month (International)
  • Fraud Prevention Month (International)
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month (National)
  • Kidney Month (National)
  • Liver Health Month (National)
  • Therapy Awareness Month (Canada)
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Month (National)
  • National Nutrition Month (National)
  • National Social Work Month (National)
  • Red Cross Month (National)
  • Youth Science Festival Month (National)

Weeks

  • First Week: National Pharmacy Awareness Week (National)
  • First Week: Social Work Week Ontario
  • First Week: World Orphan Week (International)
  • Second Week: World Glaucoma Awareness Week (International)
  • Second Week: Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
  • Second Week: International Grant Professionals Week
  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Week: March 19 – 25
  • Third Week: National Francophonie Week

Days

  • March 1: National Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 1: National Wedding Planning Day 
  • March 1: Zero Discrimination Day
  • March 1: National Day of Unplugging 
  • March 1: Self-Injury Awareness Day (International)
  • March 3: World Wildlife Day (International)
  • March 5: International Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) Awareness Day (International)
  • March 6: Dentist’s Day
  • March 7: National Cereal Day
  • March 8: International Women’s Day 
  • March 8: United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace (International)
  • March 9: Barbie Day
  • March 9: Picnic Day
  • Second Thursday: World Kidney Day (International)
  • March 10: Daylight Savings
  • March 10: Academy Awards
  • March 10: Ramadan Begins
  • March 10-16: National Patient Safety Awareness Week
  • March 11: World Plumbing Day
  • March 14: Commonwealth Day
  • March 14: Pi Day 
  • March 14: Popcorn Lover’s Day
  • March 14: Potato Chip Day
  • March 15: World Sleep Day
  • March 15: National Day to Combat Islamophobia 
  • March 15: Global Recycling Day
  • March 15: World Consumer Rights Day
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 19: First Day of Spring 
  • March 20: International Day of Happiness 
  • March 20: World Oral Health Day
  • March 20: World Storytelling Day
  • March 20: International Francophonie Day (International)
  • 3rd Tuesday: World Social Work Day (International)
  • 3rd Friday: Grant Professionals Day (International)
  • March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • March 21: World Down Syndrome Day
  • March 21: World Poetry Day
  • March 22: World Water Day 
  • March 23: National Puppy Day
  • March 24-30: National Cleaning Week
  • March 24: National Cocktail Day
  • March 24: World Tuberculosis Day
  • March 25: Waffle Day 
  • March 26: Purple Day (Epilepsy) (International)
  • March 27: World Theatre Day
  • March 29: Good Friday
  • March 30: Earth Hour Day 
  • March 30: Doctor’s Day 
  • March 31: Easter Sunday
  • March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility 
  • March 31: Trans Day of Visibility (International)
  • End of March: National 30-hour Famine (National)

 

APRIL 2024

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Months

  • Sikh Heritage Month 
  • Genocide Remembrance Month 
  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • Autism Awareness Month 
  • Stress Awareness Month 
  • Move More Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Daffodil Month (National)
  • National Oral Health Month
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month (National)
  • Parkinson Awareness Month (National)
  • Poetry Month (National)
  • Records Management Month (National)
  • Rosacea Awareness Month (National)

Weeks

  • April 1–7: National Window Safety Week
  • April 1–7: National Public Health Week
  • Second Week: National Wildlife Week (National)
  • Second Week: National Dental Hygiene Week (National)
  • Second Week: Ontario Coaches Week
  • Second Week: World Homeopathy Awareness Week (International)
  • Third Week: National Medical Laboratory Week (National)
  • Third Week: National Soil Conservation Week (National)
  • Third Week: National Volunteer Week (National)
  • Third Week: Screen-Free Week (International)
  • Third Week: Community Cleanup 
  • April 15–19: National Work Zone Awareness Week
  • April 21–27, 2024: Canadian Fertility Awareness Week
  • Fourth Week: Arts and Culture Week (British Columbia)
  • Fourth Week: National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week
  • Last Week: Canadian Infertility Awareness Week

Days

  • April 1: April Fool’s Day
  • April 1: Easter Monday
  • April 2: World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 5: Walk to Work Day
  • April 7: World Health Day
  • April 7: Green Shirt Day (National)
  • April 9: Ramadan Ends
  • April 9: Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge 
  • April 10: Eid al-Fitr 
  • April 11: National Pet Day
  • April 12: International Lawyer’s Day 
  • April 13: National Plant Appreciation Day
  • April 16: National Stress Awareness Day 
  • April 16: Advance Care Planning Day
  • April 17: National Law Day
  • April 17: International Hemophilia Day
  • April 18: Healthy Kids Day
  • April 20: Volunteer Recognition Day
  • April 20-22: Global Youth Service Days
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 22: Passover Begins
  • April 23: World Book Day 
  • April 24: World Meningitis Day
  • April 24: Administrative Professionals Day (International)
  • April 27-28: Yom HaShoah 
  • April 28: Pay it Forward Day
  • April 28: National Day of Mourning
  • April 29: International Dance Day
  • April 30: International Jazz Day
  • April 30: Passover Ends

 

MAY 2024

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Months

  • Canadian Jewish Heritage Month 
  • Motorcycle Safety Month 
  • National Bike Month
  • National Electrical Safety Month 
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Building Safety Month 
  • Asian Heritage Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • Global Employee Health & Fitness Month 
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Asthma Awareness Month
  • Brain Tumour Awareness Month
  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
  • Car Care Month
  • Celiac Awareness Month
  • Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) (International)
  • Community Living Month (Ontario)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Canada International Doula Month
  • Hemochromatosis Awareness Month
  • Huntington Disease Awareness Month
  • LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month (National)
  • Lupus Awareness Month (National)
  • MedicAlert Month (National)
  • Motorcycle Awareness Month (National)
  • MS Awareness Month (National)
  • Museum Month (Ontario)
  • Physiotherapy Month (National)
  • Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month (National)
  • Abuse/Assault Prevention Month (Ontario)
  • Speech and Hearing Awareness Month (North America)
  • Vision Health Month (National)

Weeks

  • First Week: Education Week (April 28–May 2) (Ontario)
  • First Week: Be Kind to Animals Week (International)
  • First Week: Drinking Water Week (British Columbia)
  • First Week: Emergency Preparedness Week (National)
  • First Week: Hospice Palliative Care Week (National)
  • First Week: Hunger Awareness Week (National)
  • First Week: Mental Health Week (National)
  • First Week: National Composting Awareness Week (National)
  • First Week: North American Occupational Health and Safety Week (North America)
  • May 6–10: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Week Prior to Mother’s Day: National Elizabeth Fry Week
  • Second Week: National Nursing Week (National)
  • Second Week: National Police Week (National)
  • Second Week: Naturopathic Medicine Week (National)
  • Second Week: Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (Canada)
  • May 12–18: Police Week
  • Third Week: Paramedic Services Week (Canada)
  • Third Week: National Road Safety Week (National)
  • Third Week: National VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) Week (National)
  • May 18–24: National Safe Boating Week
  • May 19–25: EMS Week
  • Fourth Week: National AccessAbility Week (National)
  • Fourth Week: National Water Safety Week (National)
  • Fourth Week: National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (National)
  • Fourth Week: Nova Scotia’s Access Awareness Week (May 29th – June 4th) (Nova Scotia)

Days

  • May 1: National Heatstroke Prevention Day 
  • May 1: Music Monday
  • May 1: Doctor’s Day (Ontario)
  • May 2: National Fitness Day
  • May 3: World Press Freedom Day (International)
  • May 4: Star Wars Day 
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • May 5: World Laughter Day
  • May 5: International Day of the Midwife (International)
  • May 5: Red Dress Day for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) (National)
  • May 5: World Pulmonary Hypertension Day (International)
  • May 6: Belonging: National Day to End Bullying (National)
  • May 6: National Space Day
  • May 6: World Ankylosing Spondylitis/Axial Spondyloarthritis Day
  • Second Saturday: World Fair Trade Day (International)
  • May 7: National Child & Youth Mental Health Day (National)
  • May 8: International Thalassaemia Day (International)
  • May 8: World Red Cross Day (National)
  • May 8: National Receptionist Day
  • May 10: World Lupus Day (International)
  • May 12: International Nurses Day
  • May 12: Mother’s Day
  • May 12: International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) (International)
  • May 12: Canada Health Day
  • May 14: International Migratory Bird Day 
  • May 15: International Day of Families
  • May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
  • May 17: World Baking Day 
  • May 18: International Museum Day
  • May 19: World IBD Day
  • May 20: Victoria Day 
  • May 20: World Bee Day 
  • May 20: National Rescue Day
  • May 20: World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
  • May 21: World Whiskey Day
  • May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity
  • May 25: National Wine Day 
  • May 25: National Missing Children’s Day (National)
  • May 27: Sunscreen Day
  • May 28: National Multiple Births Awareness Day
  • Mat 28: Hamburger Day
  • May 30: World MS Day
  • May 31: World No-Tobacco Day
  • May 31: Red Shirt Day

 

JUNE 2024

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Months

  • National Indigenous History Month
  • ALS Awareness Month (National)
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month (National)
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • DeafBlind Awareness Month (Ontario)
  • International CDKL5 Awareness Month (International)
  • LGBTQ Pride Month
  • International Men’s Health Month 
  • National Safety Month
  • National Indigenous History Month 
  • Italian Heritage Month
  • Filipino Heritage Month
  • Portuguese Heritage Month 
  • March of Dimes Canada
  • National Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
  • Recreation and Parks Month
  • Stroke Month (National)
  • Thyroid Awareness Month (National)

Weeks

  • First Week: Alberta Seniors’ Week (Alberta)
  • First Week: Canadian Environment Week (National) 
  • First Week: National Sun Awareness Week (National)
  • First Week: National Tourism Week (National)
  • First Week: Staffing for Canada Week (National)
  • Second Week: International Men’s Health Week (International)
  • Second Week: Rivers to Oceans Week (National)

Days

  • First Sunday: National Cancer Survivors Day (National)
  • June 1: International Children’s Day 
  • June 1: Intergenerational Day (National)
  • June 3: World Bicycle Day
  • June 4: National Cheese Day 
  • June 5: Global Running Day
  • June 5: World Environment Day 
  • June 6: Higher Education Day 
  • June 6: Clean Air Day (National)
  • June 6: HS Awareness Day (International)
  • June 7: National Donut Day 
  • June 8: Best Friends Day 
  • June 8: World Oceans Day 
  • June 9: International Children’s Day
  • June 12: World Day Against Child Labour
  • June 14: World Blood Donor Day
  • June 14: World Blood Donor Day
  • June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • June 16: Father’s Day
  • June 17: CDKL5 Awareness Day (International)
  • Third Sunday: Plaid for Dad (National)
  • June 19: Juneteenth 
  • June 20: First Day of Summer
  • June 20: World Refugee Day
  • June 20: Eid al-Adha
  • June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • June 21: World Music Day
  • June 21: International Yoga Day
  • June 21: National Selfie Day
  • June 22: World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day
  • June 27: Canadian Multiculturalism Day
  • June 27: PTSD Awareness Day (National)
  • June 29: World Industrial Design Day
  • June 30: Social Media Day 

 

JULY 2024

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Months

  • National Firework Safety Month
  • Vehicle Theft Prevention Month
  • Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month (International)
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National Anti-Boredom Month
  • National Watermelon Month
  • National Parks & Recreation Month
  • Tennis Month
  • World Watercolour Month

Weeks

  • Third Week: National Drowning Prevention Week
  • Third Week: Capture the Sunset Week
  • Third Week: National Zookeeper Week

Days

  • July 1: Canada Day
  • July 1: International Joke Day
  • July 1: Dominion Day
  • July 1: Memorial Day (Newfoundland)
  • July 3: International Plastic Bag Free Day
  • July 4: Independence Day (US)
  • July 5: Calgary Stampede
  • July 6: International Day of Cooperatives
  • July 6: International Kissing Day
  • July 6: National Fried Chicken Day
  • July 7: World Chocolate Day 
  • July 7: Islamic New Year Starts
  • July 9: Nunavut Day (Nunavut)
  • July 9: Cow Appreciation Day
  • July 11: World Population Day
  • July 12: Orangemen’s Day (Newfoundland)
  • July 12: National French Fry Day
  • July 13: Social Media Giving Day
  • Third Saturday: Parks Day (National)
  • July 15: World Youth Skills Day
  • July 16: Ashura Starts
  • July 17: National Hot Dog Day
  • July 17: National Tattoo Day
  • July 17: World Emoji Day
  • July 18: Nelson Mandela Day
  • July 20: Canada Parks Day
  • July 21: National Ice Cream Day 
  • July 24: Cousins Day
  • July 24: International Self-Care Day
  • July 25: St James TG
  • July 25: National Intern Day
  • July 26: Start of the 2024 Summer Olympics 
  • July 28: World Hepatitis Day
  • July 28: World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
  • July 30: International Friendship Day
  • July 30: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
  • July 30: National Cheesecake Day
  • July 31: National Avocado Day

 

AUGUST 2024

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Months

  • Black Business Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • National Black Business Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Child Support Awareness Month
  • National Peach Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • National Fishing Month
  • National Inventors Month

Weeks

  • First Week: World Breastfeeding Week
  • First Week: International Clown Week 
  • First Week: National Minority Donor Awareness Week
  • First Week: National Cleanse Your Skin Week
  • Second Week: National Farmers Market Week
  • Second Week: National Exercise with Your Child Week
  • Second Week: International Assistance Dog Week
  • Second Week: National Health Centre Week
  • Second Week: Stop On Red Week
  • Second Week: National Resurrect Romance Week
  • Second Week: National Simplify Your Life Week
  • August 10–13: National Hobo Week
  • August 14-20: National Bargain Hunting Week 
  • Week of August 16: National Balayage Week
  • Third Week: National Training Week
  • August 19–25: National Aviation Week 
  • August 21–25: National Composites Week 
  • August 25–31: Be Kind To Humankind Week

Days

  • August 1: Emancipation Day
  • August 1: IPA Day
  • August 1: National Girlfriends Day
  • August 2: International Beer Day 
  • August 2: National Colouring Book Day
  • August 2: Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • August 3: Food Day (Canada)
  • August 3: National Watermelon Day
  • August 4: National Sister Day
  • August 5: Civic Holiday
  • August 5: Heritage Day
  • August 5: Natal Day (Nova Scotia)
  • August 5: New Brunswick Day (British Columbia)
  • August 5: Saskatchewan Day
  • August 5: Simcoe Day (Ontario)
  • August 5: Terry Fox Day
  • August 6: Jamaica Indep. Day
  • August 7: National Lighthouse Day
  • August 7: Regatta Day
  • August 8: International Cat Day 
  • August 8: National CBD Day
  • August 9: National Book Lovers Day
  • August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • August 10: National Lazy Day
  • August 12: International Youth Day 
  • August 12: Tisha B’Av
  • August 12: International Youth Day
  • August 12: World Elephant Day
  • August 13: International Left-handers Day
  • August 14: National Financial Awareness Day
  • August 15: National Relaxation Day 
  • August 15: National Acadian Day
  • August 15: National Relaxation Day
  • August 16: National Tell A Joke Day
  • August 17: Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • August 18: Never Give Up Day (National)
  • August 19: World Photo Day
  • August 19: Discovery Day (Yukon)
  • August 19: World Humanitarian Day
  • August 20: National Lemonade Day
  • August 21: World Entrepreneurs Day
  • August 23: International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism in Canada
  • August 24: National Waffle Day
  • August 26: National Dog Day 
  • August 26: Women’s Equality Day
  • August 28: National Bow Tie Day
  • August 29: International Day Against Nuclear Tests
  • August 30: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
  • August 31: Overdose Awareness Day

 

SEPTEMBER 2024

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Months

  • World Alzheimer’s Month
  • National Food Safety Education Month 
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Classical Music Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)
  • International Update Your Resume Month
  • Intergeneration Month
  • International Strategic Thinking Month
  • Library Card Sign-Up Month
  • National Little League Month
  • National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Fruit & Veggies Month
  • National Italian Cheese Month
  • National Piano Month
  • National Potato Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • National Rice Month
  • National Self-Care Awareness Month
  • National Sewing Month
  • National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
  • National Square Dance Month
  • National Suicide Prevention Month
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Save Your Photos Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • Arthritis Month (National)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Month (National)
  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month (National)
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (International)
  • Literacy is Life Month (British Columbia)
  • Men’s Cancer Health Awareness Month (National)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Month (National)
  • National Duchenne Awareness Month (National)
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (National)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month (International)
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (National)
  • Recovery Month (National)
  • Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month (International)
  • Syringomyelia & Chiari Malformation Month (National)
  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month (International)

Weeks

  • September 3–9: National Waffle Week
  • Second Week: Mennonite Heritage Week
  • September 10–12: National Days of Prayer and Remembrance
  • September 10–16: National Arts in Education Week 
  • September 15–21: National Farm Safety Week
  • September 17–23: Constitution Week 
  • September 17–23: National Farm Animals Awareness Week 
  • September 19–25: International Week of the Deaf People 
  • Third Week: Acne Awareness Week (National)
  • Third Week: Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week (International)
  • Third Week: National Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (National)
  • Third Week: National Forest Week (National)
  • Fourth Week: Gender Equality Week

Days

  • September 2: Labour Day (CAN & US)
  • September 4: Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Awareness Day (National)
  • September 5: International Day of Charity
  • September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day
  • September 5: Spinal Cord Injury Day (International)
  • September 6: National Read a Book Day
  • September 7: International Bacon Day
  • September 7: National Beer Lovers Day
  • September 7: World Beard Day
  • September 7: International Duchenne Awareness Day
  • September 7: Still’s Disease Awareness Day (International)
  • First Sunday after Labour Day: National Grandparents’ Day
  • September 8: International Literacy Day
  • September 8: Star Trek Day
  • September 9: International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day
  • September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day
  • September 11: National Day of Service
  • September 12: United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
  • September 12: National Video Games Day
  • Second Sunday: Terry Fox Run
  • September 13: Alzheimer Coffee Break Day (National)
  • September 15: International: Day of Democracy
  • September 15: Worldwide Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • September 16: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • September 18: Big Brothers Big Sisters Day (National)
  • September 16: Mexico Independence Day
  • September 18: International Equal Pay Day
  • September 18: Cheeseburger
  • Third Friday: Military Family Appreciation Day (National)
  • September 19: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
  • Third Saturday: National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day (National)
  • September 21: World Alzheimer’s Day
  • September 21: International Day of Peace
  • September 22: First Day of Fall
  • September 22: Autumnal Equinox
  • September 22: CML Awareness Day (National)
  • September 23: Bisexuality Day
  • September 23: International Day of Sign Languages
  • September 25: National Daughter’s Day
  • September 26: World Maritime Day
  • September 26: International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
  • September 27: World Tourism Day
  • September 27: National Tree Day
  • September 28: Selichot
  • September 28: International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI)
  • September 28: National Drink Beer Day
  • September 28: National Son’s Day
  • September 28: World Rabies Day
  • September 29: National Coffee Day
  • September 30: International Podcast Day 
  • September 30: International Translation Day
  • September 30: Orange Shirt Day / National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

 

OCTOBER 2024

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Months

  • German Heritage Month 
  • Canadian Islamic History Month 
  • Latin American Heritage Month 
  • Women’s History Month 
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • Autism Awareness Month (National)
  • Cancer Awareness Month (National)
  • Canada Library Month (National)
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month (National)
  • Community Support Month (Ontario)
  • Dwarfism Awareness and Acceptance Month (Ontario) 
  • Healthy Workplace Month (National)
  • Investor Education Month (International) 
  • Islamic History Month (National)
  • Canada Learning Disabilities Awareness Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month (National)
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month (National)
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month (National)
  • Women’s History Month (National)
  • Disability Employment Awareness Month (Manitoba)
  • Foster Family Month (British Columbia)
  • Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (National)

Weeks

  • October 2–4: Rosh Hashana
  • First Week: Mental Illness Awareness Week (National)
  • First Week: National Family Week
  • October 4–10: World Space Week (International)
  • October 1–7: National Carry a Tune Week
  • October 2–6: Customer Service Week
  • October 11–12: Yom Kippur
  • Second Week: Citizenship Week (National)
  • Second Week: Community Health & Wellbeing Week (Regional)
  • Second Week: Fire Prevention Week (National)
  • Second Week: National Cooperative Week
  • October 8–14: Earth Science Week
  • October 8–14: Emergency Nurses Week 
  • October 8–14: Fire Prevention Week
  • October 8–14: OCD Awareness Week
  • October 10–14: National School Lunch Week
  • October 15–21: National Chemistry Week
  • October 15–21: National Friends of Libraries Week
  • Third Week: Foster Family Week (National)
  • October 16–20: National Character Counts Week
  • October 16–20: National Food Bank Week
  • October 16–20: National Health Education Week
  • October 16–20: Nuclear Science Week
  • October 16–20: National School Bus Safety Week
  • Third Week: National School Safety Week
  • October 16–22: Free Speech Week
  • Third Week: Ontario Library Week
  • Third Week: Workplace Bullying Awareness Week (National)
  • Third Week: YWCA Week Without Violence (National)
  • Third Week: National Down Syndrome Awareness Week (National)
  • October 23–31: Red Ribbon Week
  • October 25–31: National Magic Week
  • Fourth Week: International Brain Tumour Awareness Week
  • Fourth Week: National Block Parents Week
  • Fourth Week: Waste Reduction Week (National)
  • Last Week: Disarmament Week (International)

Days

  • October 1: International Coffee Day 
  • October 1: National Seniors Day 
  • October 1: World Vegetarian Day
  • October 1: International Day for Older Persons
  • October 1: International Music Day
  • October 1: Treaty Day (Nova Scotia)
  • October 2: Wrongful Conviction Day (International)
  • October 2: International Day of Non-Violence
  • First Monday: World Habitat Day
  • First Wednesday: World Cerebral Palsy Day
  • October 3: Mean Girls Day
  • October 3: National Boyfriend Day
  • October 4: World Smile Day 
  • October 4: National Taco Day
  • October 4: World Animal Day 
  • October 5: International Teachers Day 
  • October 8: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
  • October 9: Leif Erikson Day
  • October 9: World Post Day
  • October 10: World Mental Health Day 
  • October 11: National Coming Out Day
  • October 11: World Sight Day
  • October 11: World Egg Day
  • October 11: Day Of The Girl
  • October 13: International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
  • October 13: No Bra Day
  • October 14: Thanksgiving (Canada)
  • October 14: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • October 14: Columbus Day
  • October 15: International Day of Rural Women
  • October 15: International Idic15 Awareness Day
  • October 15: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • October 16: Bosses Day
  • October 16: World Food Day
  • October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • October 17: National Pasta Day
  • October 17: Spirit Day
  • October 18: Persons Day (National)
  • October 18: World Menopause Day
  • October 19: National Psoriatic Arthritis Day
  • October 22: National Nut Day
  • October 24: Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day (National)
  • October 24: United Nations Day and World Development Information Day (International)
  • October 24: World Development Information Day
  • October 25: Dwarfism Awareness Day (Ontario)
  • October 26: National Pumpkin Day
  • October 27: World Occupational Therapy Day
  • October 27: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
  • October 29: National Cat Day 
  • October 31: Halloween
  • October 31: World Cities Day

 

NOVEMBER 2024 

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Months

  • Adoption Awareness Month (British Columbia)
  • Hindu Heritage Month 
  • Movember — Men’s Health Awareness Month
  • Amaryllis Month (National)
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Awareness Month (National)
  • Crohn’s Disease and Colitis Awareness Month (National)
  • Diabetes Month (National)
  • Family Violence Prevention Month (Alberta)
  • Incontinence Awareness Month (National)
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month (National)
  • National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Campaign
  • National Financial Literacy Month
  • Osteoporosis Month (National)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month (National)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (National)
  • Woman Abuse Prevention Month (Ontario)
  • World Quality Month

Weeks

  • First Week: Canadian Patient Safety Week (National)
  • First Week: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness Week (Alberta)
  • First Week: Media Literacy Week (National)
  • First Week: Medical Radiation Technologists Awareness Week (National)
  • First Week: National Pain Awareness Week (National)
  • First Week: Veterans’ Week (National)
  • November 5–11: Veterans’ Week
  • Second Week: National Addiction Awareness Week (National)
  • Second Week: National Seniors’ Safety Week (National)
  • Third Week: Bullying Awareness Week (National)
  • Third Week: Education Savings Week (National)
  • Third Week: Multiculturalism Week (British Columbia)
  • Third Week: Restorative Justice Week (National)
  • Third Week: National Marfan Awareness Week (National)
  • November 20–26: Canada History Week
  • November 25–December 6: White Ribbon Campaign (National)
  • November 25–December 10: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 

Days

  • November 1: World Vegan Day
  • November 1: National Authors Day
  • November 1: All Saints Day
  • November 1: International Sturge Weber Syndrome Awareness Day
  • November 2: All Souls Day
  • November 2: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
  • November 3: Daylight Saving Time Ends 
  • November 3: International Day for Biosphere Reserves
  • November 4: National Candy Day
  • November 5: International Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day
  • November 5: Bonfire Night
  • November 5: World Tsunami Awareness Day
  • November 6: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  • November 8: STEM Day 
  • November 8: Indigenous Veterans Day / National Aboriginal Veterans Day
  • November 10: World Science Day for Peace and Development
  • November 11: Remembrance Day
  • November 11: Armistice Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day (US)
  • November 12: Diwali
  • November 13: World Kindness Day 
  • November 14: World Diabetes Day
  • November 15: International PEN Day of the Imprisoned Writer
  • November 15: National Philanthropy Day
  • November 16: International Day of Tolerance
  • November 17: International Students Day
  • November 17: World Prematurity Day
  • November 17: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
  • November 19: National Entrepreneurs Day
  • November 19: National Enteropathic Arthritis Day
  • November 19: National Mens Day
  • November 19: World Toilet Day
  • November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance (International)
  • November 20: National Child Day 
  • November 20: Universal Children’s Day
  • November 20: Africa Industrialization Day
  • Third Thursday: World Pancreatic Cancer Day
  • Third Tuesday: National Bereavement Day 
  • Third Thursday: International Children’s Grief Awareness Day
  • November 21: National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims
  • November 21: World Philosophy Day
  • November 21: World Television Day
  • November 23: International Buy Nothing Day 
  • November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • November 26: End Economic Abuse Awareness Day (National)
  • November 26: National Cake Day
  • November 28: Thanksgiving (US)
  • November 29: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
  • November 30: Stomach Cancer Awareness Day
  • November 30: Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
  • Black Friday: Friday following Thanksgiving Day (US)
  • Cyber Monday: Monday following Thanksgiving Day (US)
  • Giving Tuesday: Tuesday following Thanksgiving Day (US)

 

DECEMBER 2024 

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Months

  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • Gift Of Sight Month
  • Worldwide Food Service Safety Moth
  • National Write a Business Plan Month
  • National Tie Month
  • National Pear Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
  • Learn a Foreign Language Month
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month
  • National Car Donation Month
  • International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month
  • World Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Decembeard

Weeks

  • November 25–December 10: 16 Days of Awareness Against Domestic Violence
  • December 1–7: Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week
  • First Week: National Handwashing Awareness Week
  • December 4–8: National Influenza Vaccination Week
  • December 2–8: National Grief Awareness Week
  • December 4–8: National Influenza Vaccination Week
  • December 25–January 2: Hanukkah (Chanukah)
  • December 26–January 1: Kwanzaa

Days

  • December 1: World AIDS Day
  • December 2: Cyber Monday
  • December 2: United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • First Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday: GivingTuesday
  • December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • December 4: National Cookie Day
  • December 5: International Volunteer Day
  • December 5: International Volunteer Day
  • December 5: World Soil Day
  • December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 
  • December 7: International Civil Aviation Day
  • December 9: Genocide Prevention Day
  • December 9: International Anti-Corruption Day
  • December 10: Human Rights Day
  • December 11: Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster
  • December 11: International Mountain Day
  • December 12: International Day of Neutrality
  • December 12: International Universal Health Coverage Day
  • December 17: Anti-Bullying Day (National)
  • December 17: National Maple Syrup Day
  • December 18: Arabic Language Day
  • December 18: International Migrants Day
  • December 20: International Human Solidarity Day
  • December 21: Winter Solstice
  • December 21: First Day of Winter 
  • December 23: Festivus
  • December 24: Christmas Eve
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 25: Hanukkah Begins
  • December 26: Boxing Day
  • December 26: Kwanza 
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve

 

You can join online conversations and maximize your reach by incorporating keywords and trending hashtags into your posts. 

From celebrating #SocialMediaDay to participating in #WorldEmojiDay, these holidays provide endless opportunities for creativity and connection. 

So why not make 2024 the year to step up your social media game? Give it a try and see the difference it makes in establishing a stronger bond with your followers!

Post By Kellie Anderson (3 Posts)

Kellie Anderson is the Social Media and Brand Manager at TechWyse. She is responsible for planning, developing, presenting, and delivering successful social media and content strategies for clients. When she isn’t tracking post performance and trends, Kellie can be found trying new restaurants or diving into a true crime podcast.

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