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

Ballyhoo’s List of Key Dates and Events

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

1 January New Year’s Day    
12 January Kiss a Ginger Day    
19 January National Popcorn Day
21 January Martin Luther King Day National Hugging Day Big Energy Saving Week Begins
25 January Burns Night    

February 2022

1 February Chinese New Year
4 February World Cancer Day
9 February National Pizza Day (US)
14 February Valentines Day
15 February Singles Awareness Day
17 February Random Acts of Kindness Day

March 2022

1 March Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day  
1 March St David’s Day  
3 March World Hearing Day  
3 March World Book Day  
8 March International Women's Day  
9 March National No Smoking Day  
10 March World Kidney Day  
17 March St Patrick’s Day  
18 March Red Nose Day/Comic Relief  
18 March Global Recycling Day  
20 March First Day of Spring/Spring Equinox  
21 March World Poetry Day  
22 March World Water Day  
27 March Mother's Day Clocks Go Forward

April 2022

1 April April Fools Day  
2 April World Autism Awareness Day International Children's Book Day
7 April World Health Day  
15 April Good Friday  
17 April Easter Sunday  
18 April Easter Monday  
23 April St George's Day  
26 April World IP Day  

May 2022

1 May Big Asthma Bake Sale
2 May Bank Holiday
4 May Star Wars Day
6 May Bank Holiday
12 May International Nurses' Day
15 May International Day of Families
18 May FA Cup Final
23 May Sam’s Birthday
26 May Ballyhoo's Birthday!
30 May Cricket World Cup

June 2022

1 June International Children's Day  
3 June Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday  
5 June World Environment Day  
10 June Diabetes Awareness Week Begins (TBC)  
15 June National Beer Day  
16 June Father's Day  
21 June World Music Day Summer Solstice
24 June Take Your Dog to Work Day  

July 2022

7 July World Chocolate Day
14 July British Open Begins
17 July World Emoji Day
29 July International Tiger Day
30 July World Friendship day

August 2022

1 August Yorkshire Day  
2 August Edinburgh International Festival Begins  
8 August International Cat Day  
13 August National Prosecco Day International Left-Handers Day
19 August World Photo Day  
27 August Notting Hill Carnival Begins  
29 August August Bank Holiday  

September 2022

5 September International Day of Charity  
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day  
13 September Roald Dahl Day  
14 September International Coding week  
18 September London Fashion Week begins  
19 September International Talk Like A Pirate Day  
17 September Great British Beach Clean  
17 September Oktoberfest begins  
20 September International Week of Happiness begins  
23 September Autumnal equinox Recycle Week
25 September Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning  

October 2022

1 October World Vegetarian Day
5 October World Teachers’ Day
7 October World Dyslexia Day
9 October World Post Day
10 October World Mental Health Day
11 October National Coming Out Day
13 October National No Bra Day
15 October Global Hand Washing Day
16 October World Food Day
20 October Conflict Resolution Day
30October Clocks go back
31 October Halloween

November 2022

1 November World Vegan Day
3 November National Stress Awareness Day
5 November Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night
13 November World Kindness Day
14 November World Diabetes Day
25 November Black Friday
28 November Cyber Monday
30 November St Andrew’s Day

December 2022

3 December International Day of Persons with Disabilities
9 December Christmas Jumper Day
21 December Winter solstice
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day
31 December New Years Eve

And that’s a wrap. Hopefully, Ballyhoo’s List of Key Dates and Events for your Social Media and PR Calendars 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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