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.
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
- 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.
THIS IS A LONG LIST!
January Social Media 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 Social Media 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 Social Media 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.
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.
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 Social Media 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.
July Social Media Awareness Days 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.
The event is dedicated to all things cocoa-based! Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate!
National Simplicity Day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A day to honour friendship.
August Social Media Awareness Days 2019
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.
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.
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 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.
A Celebration of Photography.
WorldPhotographyDay.com 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.
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
Each year September 8th marks UNESCO’s International Literacy day, raising awareness globally on the issues surrounding adult and child literacy.
September 9th – September 15th
FPA Sexual Health Week informs the public, influences service providers and supports health professionals.
World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides.
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.
At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001.
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
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 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
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!
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.
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 is fast approaching. The International Coffee Organization has chosen a very special theme for this year’s celebrations: ‘Women in Coffee’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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 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 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
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.
The dates below include a selection of days from January to August 2019! See you again in a month or so to continue this epic journey! As always, thanks for joining me 🙂
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