Important Dates for Social Media This Autumn/Winter

August is such an enjoyable and relaxing time for many, but it seems like when September hits, everything comes quickly! Before you know it, autumn is here, Halloween makes an appearance, then in a blink Christmas is here! This time of year is very busy for businesses. If you don’t plan your social media for autumn and winter ahead of time, it can be stressful too.

Now is absolutely the time to prepare your social media marketing for the rest of 2018. Having a strategy in place will help you be ready for the busy season without wondering what to post, free up some time, and reduce stress. Above all, you will be able to enjoy this wonderful time of the year.

To help businesses plan their social media marketing for the rest of 2018, we’ve compiled a list of important and just-for-fun dates to consider implementing into your posts:


1 – World Beard Day

3 – Labor Day (US)

5 – #CharityDay

8 – #LiteracyDay

8 – Star Trek Day

9 – NFL Opening Weekend

9 – Teddy Bear Day

12 – Video Games Day

19 – Talk Like a Pirate Day       

23 – First Day of Autumn


1 – International Coffee Day

5 – World Teachers’ Day

5 – World Smile Day

11 – #DayoftheGirl 

12 – World Food Day

31 – Halloween

October is also pizza month and breast cancer awareness month.


3 – Sandwich Day

5 – Bonfire Night

13 – World Kindness Day

19 – International Men’s Day

21 – World Hello Day

22 – Thanksgiving (US)

23 – Black Friday

24 – Small Business Saturday (US)

26 – Cyber Monday

26 – Cake Day

27 – Giving Tuesday


1 – Small Business Saturday (UK)

2 – Hanukkah Starts

3 – Make a Gift Day

21 – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

23 – Festivus

25 – Christmas Day

26 – Boxing Day

31 – New Year’s Eve

Before each month, we will go more in-depth about the dates and fun ways to include them in your content calendar, so be sure to check back!

Don’t forget to check out our blog about planning for Christmas too, where there are tips on what you should be doing now to prepare your business for the rush ahead of the big day.

Need some insight on putting together a strategy? Want to leave your content calendar to someone else? Digital Flamingo are happy to help with various solutions that aim to get your business seen! Get in touch now to discuss how we can help build a healthy social media presence for your business for this autumn/winter.

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