Fall 2018 Social Media Holiday Guide

Donโ€™t miss any Hashtag Holidays this fall.

Planning ahead is essential when working in social media. You donโ€™t want to be the only one who missed #NationalGumboDay in New Orleans or forgot to wear your favorite ugly sweater on December 21st! Social media holidays, or Hashtag Holidays, are also great for helping to come up with creative content when all of your other ideas are tapped out. Your followers will enjoy seeing how you celebrate #TacoDay far more than getting linked back to your website for the third time in a week.

Sales are important, but getting your followers engaged and invested on social media pays off far more in the long run. At Online Optimism, we like to follow the 80/20 rule; 80% of your content should be fun, while 20% of your content remains promotional.

Use this list of fall social media holidays to get your creativity going and drive engagement among your followers in fall 2018!

๐Ÿ‚ 9/22 The official start of Fall (Fall Equinox)

๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€ 9/22 National Girls Night In Day
โ˜• 9/29 International Coffee Day

Cup of coffee with a ghost design on top, a perfect example of content for your fall social media

๐Ÿถ Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
๐ŸŒˆ LGBT History Month

๐Ÿ‘ถ 10/1 National Child Health Day
๐ŸŒฎ 10/4 Taco Day
๐ŸŽ‰ 10/6 Instagramโ€™s 8th Anniversary/World Smile Day
๐Ÿง  10/10 World Mental Health Day
๐Ÿฅ˜ 10/12 National Gumbo Day
๐Ÿ‘” 10/16 Bosses Day
๐Ÿ 10/17 National Pasta Day
โ™ 10/23 Scorpio Begins
๐ŸŽƒ 10/26 National Pumpkin Day
๐Ÿพ 10/27 National Black Cat Day
๐Ÿซ 10/28 National Chocolate Day
๐Ÿ‘ป 10/31 Halloween
๐Ÿ’€ 10/31-11/2 Dia De Los Muertos

Hands slicing a pumpkin pie with a knife and forkโ€”another great image to share on social media this fall.


๐Ÿง” Movember/No Shave November
๐Ÿ’œ National Alzheimerโ€™s Disease Month

โŒ› 11/4 Daylight Savings Time Ends
๐Ÿ”ฌ 11/8 STEM Day
โšœ๏ธ 11/9 National Louisiana Day
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 11/11 Veterans Day
๐Ÿค 11/13 World Kindness Day
๐Ÿ”๏ธ 11/17 Take a Hike Day
๐Ÿšซ National Unfriend Day
๐Ÿ’ผ 11/21 Entrepreneurs Day
๐Ÿ— 11/22 Thanksgiving Day
โ™ 11/22 Sagittarius Begins
๐Ÿ›๏ธ 11/23 Black Friday
๐Ÿฌ 11/24 Small Business Saturday
๐Ÿ’ป 11/26 Cyber Monday

This photo of pine needles, cinnamon sticks, and other festive decorations makes for a great social media share in fall.


๐ŸŽ—๏ธAIDS Awareness Month
โœŠ Universal Human Rights Month

๐ŸšŒ 12/1 Rosa Parks Day
๐Ÿ• 12/2 National Mutt Day
๐ŸŽ 12/3 Make a Gift Day
๐Ÿช 12/4 National Cookie Day
๐Ÿ’Œ 12/9 Christmas Card Day
โœŒ๏ธ 12/10 Human Rights Day
๐Ÿ  12/12 Gingerbread House Day
โ˜ƒ๏ธ 12/21 Ugly Sweater Day

โ„๏ธ 12/21 The official start of Winter (Winter Solstice)