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Odd Holidays to Freshen Your Social Media Content

If you’re looking for new social media post ideas, utilize holidays to take funny photos or recognize specific members. Fun photos can be a great way to increase your Facebook Reach and industry holidays are a great excuse to recognize certain members.

Holidays Chambers Must Know About:

These are either federal holidays, obvious holidays, or they’re just really niche, like Small Business Saturday.

  • Jan 1 – New Year’s Day
  • Jan – 3rd Monday – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day
  • Feb – 3rd Monday – Presidents Day/Washington’s Birthday
  • Mar – 2nd Sunday – Daylight Savings Time (Spring Forward)
  • Mar 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
  • April – based on March equinox – Easter
  • May – 1st full Week – Small Business Week
  • May – 2nd Sunday – Mothers Day
  • May – last Monday – Memorial Day
  • June – 3rd Sunday – Fathers Day
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • Sept – 1st Monday – Labor Day
  • Sept – week of Sept. 10 – Chamber of Commerce Week
  • Oct – 2nd Monday – Indigenous Peoples’ Day (previously known Columbus Day 🙄)
  • Oct – 3rd Wednesday – Support Your Local Chamber Day
  • Oct. 31 – Halloween
  • Nov – 1st Sunday – Daylight Savings Time (Fall Back)
  • Nov – 4th Thursday – Thanksgiving
  • Nov – Friday after Thanksgiving – Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day
  • Nov – Saturday after Thanksgiving – Small Business Saturday
  • Nov – Monday after Thanksgiving – Cyber Monday, Green Monday
  • Nov – Tuesday after Thanksgiving – Giving Tuesday
  • Dec 25 – Christmas

Additional Holidays by Month:

These include a mix of holidays I think would be fun to promote on social media, as well as holidays that are job/industry related (like National Pharmacists Day) that may spur a member visit 😉.

January Holidays for Chamber Social Media
March Holidays for Chamber Social Media & Member Visits
May Holidays for social media and member visits
July Holidays for social media
september holidays for social media
November Holidays for social media
February holidays for chamber social media
April Holidays for social media
June Holidays for chamber social media ideas
August Holidays for social media
October Holidays for social media
December Holidays for Chamber Social Media

US Patriotic Holidays & Military Anniversaries

For you chambers that are intertwined with a military community & affiliated membership groups. (Source)

  • Feb 3 – Four Chaplains Day
  • Feb 19 – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday
  • March – Month of the Military Caregiver
  • March 3 – Navy Reserve Birthday
  • March 5 – Seabee Birthday
  • March 13 – K9 Veterans Day
  • Mar. 29 – Vietnam Veterans Day
  • April – Month of the Military Child
  • April 5 – Gold Star Wives Day
  • April 14 – Air Force Revere Birthday
  • April 23 – Army Reserve Birthday
  • April 30 – National Military Brats Day
  • May – National Military Appreciation Month
  • May 1 – Loyalty Day
  • May 1 – Silver Star Service Banner Day
  • May – 1st Thursday – National Day of Prayer
  • May 8 – VE (Victory in Europe) Day
  • May – Friday before Mother’s Day – Military Spouse Appreciation Day
  • May 13 – Children of Fallen Patriots Day
  • May – 3rd Saturday – Armed Forces Day
  • May – last Monday – Memorial Day (Decoration Day)
  • June 6 – D-Day
  • June 14 – Flag Day
  • June 14 – Army Birthday
  • June 23 – Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday
  • June 25 – Anniversary of the start of the Korean War
  • June 27 – National PTSD Awareness Day
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • July 27 – Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
  • July 29 – Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps
  • Aug 3 – Coast Guard Birthday
  • Aug 7 – Purple Heart Day
  • Aug 8 – VJ (Victory over Japan) Day
  • Aug 29 – Marine Forces Reserve Birthday
  • September – National Service Dog Month
  • Sept 11 – Patriot Day
  • Sept 18 – Air Force Birthday
  • Sept 21 – POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • Sept – last Sunday – Gold Star Mother’s & Family’s Day
  • Oct 13 – Navy Birthday
  • Oct 26 – National Day of the Deployed
  • November – USPS deadlines for military Christmas holiday mail
  • November – Military Family Month
  • Nov 10 – Marine Corps Birthday
  • Nov 11 – Veterans Day
  • Dec 1 – Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday
  • Dec 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
  • Dec 13 – National Guard Birthday
  • Dec – a Saturday (changes) – National Wreaths Across America Day
  • Dec 28 – Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant

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