Social Media Awareness Days for 2019

I would like to introduce to you my updated list of Social Media Awareness Days for 2019  to inform your Blog and Social Media Content!

What are Awareness Days?

A national or international awareness day is a date usually set by a major organization or government.  Awareness days commemorate a public health or ethical cause of importance on a national or international level.  There are also some awareness days that are just for fun!  Awareness days can form part of your social media strategy.

I would like to introduce to you my updated list of Social Media Awareness Days for 2019* to inform your Blog and Social Media Content! #blogging #bloggingtips #bloggingforbeginners #bloggingadvice #bloggingformoney #blogging101 #digitalmarketing #marketingtips #businesstips #businessmarketing

Why use them for Blog & Social Media Content?

If I’m struggling for social media post ideas or blog content at work, I will check what awareness days are coming up, and choose those that fall inline with the company mission.  This affords me the opportunity to re-purpose / re-share some older content to make it relevant again.

These awareness days also provide inspiration for new posts.  Most importantly, it’s always great to use your digital content to raise awareness for something that you feel strongly about.

Social Media Awareness Days for 2019

To make things easier on us both, I have hand-picked a cracking list of awareness days covering the whole of 2019.  I have tried to pick a mixture of days that could fit into various niches.  However, they could also be used to inspire you to try your hand at something new.  There is a mixture of serious and light-hearted because sometimes life can be hard enough.

The awareness days will be listed in the following order throughout.

  • Name with hyperlinked event website
  • Date(s)
  • Brief description/blurb
  • Media resources – links/Twitter handle/hashtags etc. (if available)

Please make a mental note of the order above … imagine if I had to list those subtitles within ALL the entries below.  *Cries*

This list is not exhaustive but there should be something below for everyone!  Anyway, let’s not waste any more time.


January Social Media Awareness Days 2019

I would like to introduce to you my updated list of Social Media Awareness Days for 2019* to inform your Blog and Social Media Content!

Dry January

January 1st – 31st

Dry January is the annual movement through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January.

Media Resources


Veganuary 2019

January 1st – 31st

Veganuary is dedicated to changing public attitudes, while providing all the information and practical support required to make the transition to veganism as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Media Resources


National Popcorn Day

January 19th

However you like to enjoy yours, what better day to treat yourself than today!

World Religion Day

January 20th

The aim of World Religion Day, held on the third Sunday in January every year, is to promote inter-faith understanding and harmony.

National Hug Day or National Hugging Day

January 21st

The idea of National Hug Day is to encourage everyone to hug family and friends more often.

Blue Monday 2019

January 21st

Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) claimed to be the most depressing day of the year.

National Handwriting Day

January 23rd

This year, we suggest you take advantage of National Handwriting Day on January 23 and use a pen or a pencil to rekindle that creative feeling through a handwritten note, poem, letter or journal entry.

Media Resources


National Storytelling Week

January 26th – February 2nd

National Storytelling Week is celebrated by all ages enjoying- Folk tales, fairy lore, figments, phantoms, dragons, serpents, storms at sea. A good teller will conjure intriguingly.

Media Resources


Big Garden Birdwatch

January 26th – January 27th

Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s largest garden wildlife survey.

Media Resources


February Social Media Awareness Days 2019

I would like to introduce to you my updated list of Social Media Awareness Days for 2019* to inform your Blog and Social Media Content!

LGBT History Month

February 1st – February 28th

The theme is History: Peace; Reconciliation and Activism. We will be celebrating the centenary of aftermath of the end of WWI and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, so there’ll be plenty to get our heads around.

Media Resources


World Wetlands Day

February 2nd

World Wetlands Day to raises global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. This day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Media Resources

@RamsarConv  #KeepWetlands  #WorldWetlandsDay

Children’s Mental Health Week

February 4th – February 10th

Children’s Mental Health week shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.  This years theme is ‘Healthy: Inside and Out.’

Media Resources

@Place2Be #childrensmentalhealthweek

Time To Talk Day

February 7th

Time To Talk Day brings the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems.

Media Resources


International Book Giving Day

February 14th

The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible.  It is all about sharing the love of books!

Media Resources

@bookgivingday #bookgivingday

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17th

It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations, nationwide, to encourage acts of kindness. It is a favorite day to many, as people everywhere are enjoying doing these acts of kindness.

Media Resources


You Can Care Week

February 25th-March 3rd

Many people have preconceived ideas about what caring for an older person is all about.
You Can Care Week is held each year to raise awareness of how rewarding a role in care is.

@Homeinsteaduk #YouCanCare!

March Social Media Awareness Days 2019

I would like to introduce to you my updated list of Social Media Awareness Days for 2019* to inform your Blog and Social Media Content!

Self-Injury Awareness Day

March 1st

Raising awareness about self-injury is incredibly important. Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, banishing judgment and fear, and reducing the number of people who feel alone and suffer in silence.

@LifeSIGNS  #selfinjury  #selfharm   #SIAD

Endometriosis Week

March 4th – March 10th

Endometriosis Week aims to raise awareness about this hidden and often unrecognized condition.


University Mental Health Day

March 7th

University Mental Health Day brings together the university community to make mental health a university-wide priority. Together we can inspire conversations and take action to shape the future of student mental health.

@UMHANUK   #UniMentalHealthDay

Nutrition and Hydration Week

March 11th – March 17th

Its purpose is to bring people together to create energy, focus and fun in order to highlight and educate people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and well being in health and social care.

Media Resources


World Sleep Day

March 15th

World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving.

Media Resources

@_WorldSleep  #worldsleepday 

International Day of Forests

March 21st

2019 theme is ‘Forests and Education.’ It will seek to raise awareness on how sustainably managed forests provide a wide array of contributions in this area.


Wear A Hat Day

 March 29th

Grab your favourite hat and raise funds to bring us closer to a cure for brain tumours. Take part with your school, workplace or simply at home with family and friends.

Media Resources


English Tourism Week

March 30th  – April 7th

Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week campaigns to raise the profile of the industry and celebrate the value and quality of tourism in England.

@VisitBritainBiz   #EnglishTourismWeek19 

April Social Media Awareness Days 2019

April Social Media Awareness Days for 2019* to inform your Blog and Social Media Content!

Family Safety Week

April 1st – April 5th


We’re shining a spotlight on simple things you can do to stop your child becoming an accident statistic. We’ll also share advice on good safety habits to get into, and the things you really need to buy to help keep your little ones safe.

Media Resources

National Pet Month 2019

April 1st – May 6th

With the help of our supporters we raise awareness of responsible pet ownership through educational campaigns, we celebrate the benefits of our pets and encourage fundraising for the nation’s needy pets. 

Media Resources


National Siblings Day 2019

April 10th

Siblings Day (sometimes called National Siblings Day or National Sibling Day) is a holiday recognized annually in some parts of the United States on April 10,[2] honoring the relationships of siblings

National Stationery Week

April 23rd – April 29th

A fun week for stationery addicts & designers.

Media Resources

#natstatweek #writingmatters

World Book Night 2019

April 23rd

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year.

Media Resources


International Jazz Day

April 30th

International Jazz Day celebrated around the world to promote dialogue, tolerance and peace through music.


May Social Media Awareness Days 2019

May Awareness Days 2019

Maternal Mental Health Month

April 29th–May 3rd

Together let’s make over the image of a perfect motherhood.  Let’s make over the notion that moms can do it all without support.

@thebluedotprj  #MakingOverMotherhood

ME Awareness Week

May 6th – May 12th

This is the one week of the year when everyone we know puts all their valuable energy into telling the world that M.E. is a real and physical disease.

Media Resources

International Astronomy Day

May 11th

Astronomy Day is an annual event in the United States – and later in other countries, like in Hungary – intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals.

National Children’s Day

May 12th

National Children’s Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults.

Media Resources


Mental Health Awareness Week

May 13th – 19th May

The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we see ourselves and how that makes us feel.


Learning Disability Week

May 13th – May 19th

This year’s theme is ‘community’ – whoever we are and where ever in Scotland we live, we can all be part of a community.

@SCLDNews  #LDWeek2019

International Day of Families

May 15th

The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them.

National Epilepsy Week

May 20th – May 26th

During National Epilepsy Week, we’ll be sharing stories – stories of people living with epilepsy. We’ll be asking your help as our campaigns on Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and sodium valproate continue.

Media Resources


World Turtle Day

May 23rd

The day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.

Media Resources


World Hunger Day

May 28th

World Hunger Day is an initiative by The Hunger Project. Started in 2011, it aims to celebrate sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.

Media Resources

#WorldHungerDay  @WorldHungerDay

June Social Media Awareness Days 2019

June Awareness Days 2019

Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

June 1st

We believe that with the creation of a international day to celebrate butterflies we will promote the importance and joy of butterfly gardening and habitat creation/restoration.


World Environment Day

June 5th

This World Environment Day, discover the many ways that you can help to combat plastic pollution.

@UNEnvironment  #BeatPlasticPollution  #WorldEnvironmentDay

National Best Friends Day

June 8th

Life wouldn’t be the same without best friends. They’re the friends that can be counted on to be there at a moment’s notice. The ones who love, laugh, support, and cherish – in both good and bad times.


Men’s Health Week

June 10th – June 16th

The focus for 2019 will be the impact of inequality and deprivation on men’s health – and we will be releasing reports and materials on the issue nearer the time.

@MensHealthForum  #mhw2019

Sewing Machine Day

June 13th

Sewing Machine Day celebrates the invention of the sewing machine of course.

Festival of Learning

June 17th

Our mission is to highlight the benefits of learning, celebrate achievements of adults who have used learning to transform their lives, and to encourage everyone to embrace lifelong learning.

@festival_learn #FestivalofLearning2019

Autistic Pride Day

June 18th

Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistics and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.

World Music Day

June 21st

If you are a musician, music group, arts organisation, venue, business – or anyone interested in turning Make Music Day into something huge – then go to the local networks page to see if there is an meeting near you!

Media Resources


National School Sport Week

June 24th -28th June

National School Sport Week encourages your pupils to be more active.


International Sunglasses Day

June 27th

Brought to you by The Vision Council, National Sunglasses Day is a commemorative date held annually on June 27 celebrating the importance of wearing shades to protect the eyes from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays.


July Social Media Awareness Days 2019

Social Media Awareness Days for July 2019

Talk To Us 2019

July 1st – July 31st

Throughout July, Samaritans branches are also holding events throughout the UK and Ireland to raise awareness of the services they offer in their local communities.

Twitter- @samaritans

World Chocolate Day 2019

July 7th

The event is dedicated to all things cocoa-based! Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate!

National Simplicity Day

July 12th

In the complicated world that we inhabit today where mobile phone’s, laptops and other modern day gadgets mean that we very rarely experience true peace and quiet to gather our thoughts, what better excuse to leave the technology at home and experience the feeling of truly being in the moment.

World Youth Skills Day 2019

July 15th

Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions.


World Emoji Day 2019

July 17th

In a time where we communicate verbally less and less, opting for emails, texts, even dictating messages through our devices, an emoji is a great way of expressing the sentiment behind our messages when they can quite often otherwise be lost.

#WorldEmojiDay @WorldEmojiDay

24/7 Samaritans Awareness Day/The Big Listen 2019

July 24th

24th July is 24/7 Samaritans Awareness Day, so get involved in the worthwhile cause of raising awareness for the important work that The Samaritans carry out.


International Tiger Day 2019

July 29th

A day to raise awareness of the decline of wild tiger numbers, leaving them on the brink of extinction and to encourage the celebration around the important work of Tiger conservation.

#WorldTigerDay  #InternationalTigerDay

World Friendship Day / International Day of Friendship 2019

July 30th

A day to honour friendship.

August Social Media Awareness Days 2019

Social Media Awareness Days for August 2019

Yorkshire Day – 2019

August 1st

Whether you’re from Yorkshire or not, celebrate like one of the locals on August 1st by donning your flat cap, walking the damp countryside with your whippet, eating a Yorkshire pudding with gravy, then settling down to complain about the rising price of a pint of best bitter, ending the night on a cheerier note by remembering the good old days.

Playday 2019

August 7th

On Playday thousands of children across the UK can get involved in their local community events, be it at their local park or community centre, or you can even set up your own playday to get your community involved.

Twitter @Playday4Nations

International Cat Day 2019

August 8th

International Cat Day is a celebration which takes place on 8 August, every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

International Youth Day 2019

August 12th

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August. The Focal Point on Youth selects a theme for the day often with input from youth organizations and members of the UN Inter-Agency Network in Youth development.

World Photo Day 2019

August 19th

A Celebration of Photography. is currently accepting submissions for photos to be featured on our site, for the world to appreciate! Be sure to share your best photos on social media.



International Day of the Disappeared

August 30th

A day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.

September Social Media Awareness Days 2019

Social Media Awareness Days for September 2019

International Literacy Day 2019

September 8th

Each year September 8th marks UNESCO’s International Literacy day, raising awareness globally on the issues surrounding adult and child literacy.

Sexual Health Week 2019

September 9th  – September 15th

FPA Sexual Health Week informs the public, influences service providers and supports health professionals.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

September 10th

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides.

World Contraception Day 2019

September 26th 

It is our mission to spread the word and raise awareness about contraception and safe sex. Our aim is to help each new generation
of adults make informed decisions until every pregnancy in the world is a planned one.


European Day of Languages 2019

September 26th

At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001.

National Fitness Day 2019

September 25th

We hope that by encouraging people from all walks of life, activity levels, and interests to share what fitness means to them, it will inspire others to live healthier and happier lives through being active.

#Fitness2Me #FitnessDay  @FitnessDayU @ukactive

FSC Friday 2019

September 27th

The Forest Stewardship Council will be hosting ‘FSC Friday’ an annual event designed to raise awareness about responsible forest management- the best way to keep using forest products and keep our forests too. FSC Friday started in 2008 and has grown every year, spreading to be a global event.

World Heart Day 2019

September 29th

World Heart Day is celebrated on 29th September of every year. It is aimed at drawing people’s attention to heart illness and the range of associated health issues.

October Social Media Awareness Days 2019

Social Media Awareness Days for October 2019

The Big Draw 2019

October 1st – October 31st

The Big Draw is the world’s largest drawing festival with the goal of promoting visual literacy and art education. This year’s theme is “PLAY” where kids and people who are ‘kids at heart’ can celebrate art by letting loose, discovering new things, embracing happy accidents, and of course drawing!

#TheBigDraw  #Play2019

Black History Month 2019

1st – 31st October

The main aims of Black History Month are to celebrate the achievements and contributions of black people not just in the UK, but throughout the world and also to educate all on black history.

World Vegetarian Day 2019

October 1st

Make a difference this October by informing others about the benefits of vegetarianism. You will be helping to create a better world because vegetarian diet have proven health benefits, save animals’ lives and help to preserve the Earth.

International Coffee Day 2019

October 1st

International Coffee Day is fast approaching. The International Coffee Organization has chosen a very special theme for this year’s celebrations: ‘Women in Coffee’.

@internationalcoffeeday     #internationalcoffeeday

National Poetry Day 2019

October 3rd

This year the theme is ‘Truth’ and thousands of events are expected to be happening all over the UK, bringing people together to celebrate the power of poetry.


National Work Life Week 2019

October 7th – October 11th

National Work Life Week is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance. Employers can use the week to provide activities for staff, and to showcase their flexible working policies and practices.

@workingfamuk #WorkLifeWeek


World Mental Health Day 2019

October 10th

Presented by the World Federation of Mental Health, World Mental Health Day will be on October 10, 2019. The goal is to help raise mental health awareness. Each of us can make a contribution to ensure that people dealing with problems concerning mental health can live better lives with dignity.


National Baking Week 2019

14th – 20th October

Pyrex originally founded National Baking Week back in 2007 with other like-minded baking brands, with the aim of encouraging people of all abilities to bake at home.


International Sloth Day 2019

October 20th

The unofficial holiday raises awareness about the life cycle and natural habitat of the Sloth. The day also calls on people to learn more about these native South and Central American animals.


National Mentoring Day 2019

October 25th

National Mentoring Day was launched to recognise the significant benefits of mentoring across the World and takes place on October 27th each year.




National Cat Day 2019

October 29th

National Cat Day was created in 2005 by Colleen Paige to raise awareness of the number of suffering cats that need care and homes. It also encourages pet owners to not take their cats for granted and shower them with affection and love!


I’m gonna be there with my fur babies…Are you?


November Social Media Awareness Days 2019

Social Media Awareness Days for November 2019

National Novel Writing Month 2019 (NaNoWriMo)

1st – 30th November

National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo is a month-long creative writing challenge that takes place every November. During the month participants from all over the world are challenged to write a 50,000-word first draft of a novel.

#NaNoWriMo @NaNoWriMo


International Stress Awareness Week 2019

4th – 8th November

Theme: RESILIENCE – the Power to Succeed!’

International Stress Awareness Week enables major goals to be achieved, including raising profile, achieving publicity about stress and stress prevention, and promoting the importance of wellbeing for individuals and organisations.


National Stress Awareness Day 2019

November 6th

National Stress Awareness Day is run by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA).  The theme of National Stress Awareness Day 2018 is ‘Does Hi-Tech cause Hi-Stress?’ And it will look at the negatives and positives of the lifestyle that aspects of computers, internet and automation have brought.


Self-Care Week 2019

13th – 19th November

“Choose Self Care for Life” is the strapline for the 2018 awareness week.  Self-Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self-care across communities, families and generations.


World Kindness Day 2019

November 13th

On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations.



World Television Day 2019

November 21st

World Television Day is not so much a celebration of the tool, but rather the philosophy which it represents. Television represents a symbol for communication and globalisation in the contemporary world.


16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence 2019

November 25th – December 10th

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence is aimed at businesses to support them to take action against domestic abuse and violence.


December Social Media Awareness Days 2019

Social Media Awareness Days for December 2019

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week 2019

1st – 7th December

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are often viewed as ‘invisible illnesses’. It was our mission this Awareness Week to increase understanding of Crohn’s and Colitis and ensure the true impact of these debilitating conditions is visible.

#MakingTheInvisibleVisible @CrohnsColitisUK


International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019

3rd December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities falls on the 3rd of December each year, with the aim of promoting empowerment, and helping to create real opportunities for people with disabilities.


Human Rights Day 2019

10th December

Human Rights Day commemorates the day the General Assembly of the UN adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UDHR is one of UN’s major achievements as well as the first enunciation of human rights across the world.



Christmas Jumper Day 2019

14th December

Christmas Jumper Day is an annual charity event, and in 2018, it is held on December 14th, with 100% of proceeds going to the charity ‘Save the Children’.


Christmas Morning Swim Day 2019

25th December

While it remains a time for family, friends, gift giving and food and drink; it’s also a day when thousands of people flock to the beach to see hundreds of brave swimmers enter into the sea.


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  1. Jo (A Rose Tinted World)

    December 31, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    How did I not know about Sewing Machine Day?! Fabulous list Rachael. Not heard of so many of these, but a great way to spread awareness

    1. rachaelhope90

      December 31, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      I included that one for you believe it or not 🙂 I was going to skip past it and was like noooo cuz I know a seamstress 🙂 xxx

  2. Cathy Ulrickson

    December 31, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    As always, you are the Queen of Resources! You are such a GIFT to our community!

  3. Cathy Ulrickson

    December 31, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    As always you are the Queen of Resources! You are such a GIFT to this community! Awesome post!

  4. Julie

    December 31, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    What a fun post Rachel! What a great resource to provide inspiration for blog posts, and social media posts and just fun info. to share with others! Thanks for sharing! I’ve made notes in my planner!

  5. Kim

    January 6, 2019 at 11:49 am

    How did I not know there was a popcorn day?! Thanks for sharing this list, it will definitely come in handy for creating new content and sharing relatable old content.

  6. Ruth

    January 29, 2019 at 11:51 am

    I’m currently trying to plan content for the next few months, and I can’t tell you what a HUGE help this has been. Have I mentioned lately that you are awesome? Thanks for keeping us all on track!

  7. Sarah

    August 23, 2019 at 9:19 am

    This is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you! Great piece.

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