Some Social Media Content Ideas for December

December is here! Say hello to snow, the yule log channel on television, and endless Christmas music on the radio. Of course, you knew those things were coming – but did you know that December is Watermelon Month? Or that December 13th is Ice Cream Day?

Bookmark this list, and use it to plan your social media content for the month going forward. We’d hate to see a Bakery miss out on National Pastry Day – December 9th!

December Monthly Observances

AIDS Awareness Month
Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month
Bingo’s Birthday Month
National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Human Rights Month
National Tie Month
National Write A Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws (12/1-12/24)

Quince and Watermelon Month

Shutterstock / I am Kulz

Shutterstock / I am Kulz

Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) (12/17-2/5)
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

 

December Weekly Observances

Cookie Cutter Week, December 1-7
Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3-10
National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 4-10 (First Week)
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week, December 4-10 (First Full Week)
Computer Science Education Week, December 4-10
( Always week with 12/9. Birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.)
Cookie Exchange Week, December 5-9 (First M-F Week Before Christmas)
International Coelenterate Biology Week, December 5-9
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 5-9
Human Rights Week, December 10-17
Christmas Bird Count Week, December 14-1/5 (Always every year)
Halcyon Days, December 14-28 (Always seven days before/after the Winter Solstice)
Posadas, December 16-24
Saturnalia, December 17-23
Gluten-free Baking Week, December 18-24 (Week Before Christmas)
It’s About Time Week, December 25-31
Kwanzaa, December 26-January 1

 

December Daily Observances

Eat a Red Apple Day – December 1

National Pie Day – December 1

Rosa Parks Day – December 1

World AIDS Day – December 1

National Mutt Day – December 2

National Salesperson Day – December 2, 2016 (First Friday in December)

Special Education Day – December 2

Greenwood Day – December 3, 2016 (First Saturday in December)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3

National Apple Pie Day – December 3

National Cookie Day – December 4

National Dice Day – December 4

World Wildlife Conservation Day – December 4

Bathtub Party Day – December 5

Day of the Ninja – December 5

Shutterstock / KPG Payless2

Shutterstock / KPG Payless2

International Volunteers Day – December 5

Repeal of Prohibition Day – December 5

Microwave Oven Day – December 6

Miners’ Day – December 6

National Gazpacho Day – December 6

National Pawnbrokers Day – December 6

St. Nicholas Day – December 6

International Civil Aviation Day – December 7

National Cotton Candy Day – December 7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – December 7

Feast of the Immaculate Conception – December 8, 2016 (Catholic)

National Chocolate Brownie Day – December 8

Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day – December 8

International Anti-Corruption Day – December 9

National Pastry Day – December 9

Weary Willie Day – December 9

Dewey Decimal System Day – December 10

Human Rights Day – December 10

International Shareware Day – December 10, 2016 (Second Saturday in December)

National Day of Animal Rights – December 10

National Lager Day – December 10

Nobel Prize Day – December 10

International Mountain Day – December 11

National Noodle Ring Day – December 11

UNICEF Birthday – December 11

World Choral Day – December 11, 2016 (Second Sunday in December)

Worldwide Candle Lighting Day – December 11, 2016 (Second Sunday in December)

Gingerbread House Day – December 12

National 12 Hour Fresh Breath Day – December 12

National Cocoa Day – December 12

Poinsettia Day – December 12

Ice Cream and Violins Day – December 13

National Day of the Horse – December 13

US National Guard Birthday – December 13

Monkey Day – December 14

National Bouillabaisse Day – December 14

Bill of Rights Day – December 15

Cat Herders Day – December 15

Free Shipping Day – December 15, 2016 (Third Thursday in December with participating retailers)

International Tea Day – December 15

National Cupcake Day – December 15

Barbie and Barney Backlash Day – December 16

National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day – December 16

National Underdog Day – December 16, 2016 (Third Friday in December)

Zionism Day – December 16

National Maple Syrup Day – December 17

Pan American Aviation Day – December 17

Wright Brothers Day – December 17

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Shutterstock / bilha golan

International Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day – December 18

International Migrants day – December 18

National Roast Suckling Pig Day – December 18

National Hard Candy Day – December 19

International Human Solidarity Day – December 20

Mudd Day – December 20

National Fried Shrimp Day – December 20

National Sangria Day – December 20

World Snowboard Day – December 20, 2015

Ann & Samantha Day – December 21, 2016 (Summer & Winter Solstice Days – also June 20, 2016)

Crossword Puzzle Day – December 21

First Day of Winter/Winter Solstice – December 21, 2016 (movable day)

Forefather’s Day – December 21

Humbug Day – December 21

International Dalek Remembrance Day – December 21

Kiwi Fruit Day (California) – December 21

National Hamburger Day – December 21

National Homeless Person’s Remembrance Day – December 21

World Peace Day – December 21

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Yule – December 21

National Date Nut Bread Day – December 22

National Haiku Poetry Day – December 22

National Re-gifting Day – December 22, 2016 (Thursday before Christmas)

Festivus – December 23

Human Light Celebration – December 23

National Pfeffernuesse Day – December 23

Christmas Eve – December 24

National Egg Nog Day – December 24

A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day – December 25

Christmas – December 25

National Pumpkin Pie Day – December 25

Boxing Day – December 26

National Candy Cane Day – December 26

National Thank-You Note Day – December 26

National Whiner’s Day – December 26

National Fruit Cake Day – December 27

Visit the Zoo Day – December 27

Holy Innocents Day – December 28

National Chocolate Day – December 28 and 29

Pledge of Allegiance Day – December 28

Pepper Pot Day – December 29

Tick Tock Day – December 29

Bacon Day – December 30

Shutterstock / SosnaRadosna

Shutterstock / SosnaRadosna

 

Falling Needles Family Fest Day – December 30

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day (Baking Soda) – December 30

Leap Second Time Adjustment Day – December 31

Make Up Your Mind Day – December 31

National Champagne Day – December 31

Shutterstock / Africa Studio

Shutterstock / Africa Studio

New Year’s Eve – December 31

No Interruptions Day – December 31

Universal Hour of Peace Day – December 31

World Peace Meditation Day – December 31


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