Awareness Days for 2019 Blog & Social Media Content
Back in September 2018 I published a post containing important awareness days to see us up to the end of the year. We are now on the cusp of 2019 and my list needs updating! So I would like to introduce to you my updated list of Awareness Days for 2019* to inform your Blog and Social Media Content.
*January to June 2019.
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.
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.
Awareness Days for 2019
To make things easier on us both, I have handpicked 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
- 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 anymore time.
THIS IS A LONG LIST!
January Awareness Days 2019
January 1st – 31st
Dry January is the annual movement through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January.
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.
National Popcorn Day
However you like to enjoy yours, what better day to treat yourself than today!
The aim of World Religion Day, held on the third Sunday in January every year, is to promote inter-faith understanding and harmony.
The idea of National Hug Day is to encourage everyone to hug family and friends more often.
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.
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.
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.
January 26th – January 27th
Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s largest garden wildlife survey.
February Awareness Days 2019
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.
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.
@RamsarConv #KeepWetlands #WorldWetlandsDay
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.’
Time To Talk Day brings the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems.
The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible. It is all about sharing the love of books!
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.
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.
March Awareness Days 2019
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.
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.
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.
May 13th – 19th May
The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we see ourselves and how that makes us feel.
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.
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.
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.
The day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.
World Hunger Day is an initiative by The Hunger Project. Started in 2011, it aims to celebrate sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.
June Awareness Days 2019
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.
This World Environment Day, discover the many ways that you can help to combat plastic pollution.
@UNEnvironment #BeatPlasticPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay
National Best Friends Day
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.
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.
Sewing Machine Day celebrates the invention of the sewing machine of course.
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.
Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistics and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.
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!
June 24th -28th June
National School Sport Week encourages your pupils to be more active.
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.
The dates below include a selection of days from January to June 2019! See you again in 6 months to continue this epic journey! As always, thanks for joining me 🙂
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