Here’s your August Holidays and Observances Guide for Content. Happy August 1st! The year is moving right along, isn’t it? Last week I had finals for school, deadlines for work, and travel with my daughters, so forgive me for sending this the day of.
You can use these to :
- Create content for your website or blog
- Create content for your social media
- Draft pitches to pitch yourself to press outlets
- Be inspired for a sale or promo
We use them for all of the above.
Of course, this is not the full list of observances, and I only pull out the ones that I think will suit you all. You can also search monthly observances and see if you find something more. I would suggest looking at more than one calendar as many do not include every holiday and observance. One of my favorites is Brownielocks.
Happiness Happens Month
National Black Business Month-
National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Wellness Month
National Cleanse Your Skin Week: August 1-7
National Minority Donor Awareness Week (August 1-7)
World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7)
National Exercise With Your Child Week (August 7-13)
Daily Observances and Holidays
National Girlfriends Day
National Coloring Book Day
*National Rap Music Day: 2
National White Wine Day-
Single Working Women’s Day
National Underwear Day
National Fresh Breath Day
National Doll Day
Professional Speakers Day
Sister’s Day: 7 (First Sunday)
Digital Nomad Day
Happiness Happens Day
National Fried Chicken and Waffles Day
National CBD Day
International Female Orgasm Day
Book Lovers Day-
*National Shapewear Day
National Lazy Day
National Hip Hop Day
Vinyl Record Day
*Military Marriage Day
National Relaxation Day
National Rum Day
National Tell a Joke Day
National Nonprofit Day
National Thrift Shop Day
National Hot and Spicy Food Day
World Photography Day
National Radio Day
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
Women’s Equality Day
More Herbs, Less Salt Day
National Grief Awareness Day
How to Incorporate These into Your Content
You do not have to be in a specific industry to capitalize on these days. You may have a friend or business bestie who is a chef or a breastfeeding nurse, and you can spotlight them and their work. That is just an example.
Another example is for National Rum Day, you can create a reel of your favorite rums. You can do the same thing for National Nonprofit Day or share images (or a reel) of you volunteering with your favorite nonprofits.
The reason why I am pushing reels so much is that the algorithm favors reels right now, so why not take advantage of that?
If you are using these as a pitch, then you can say something like, “With so and so day approaching, I wanted to reach out and see if you are working on stories about…
If you use any of these ideas, please tag me, and I will share them in my stories as well.
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