Monday, 1 August 2016

August Editorial Calendar Ideas

Blogging Calendar - Holidays, Celebrations, Awareness Days, and Other Notable Occasions.

Throughout the year there are so many awareness days, commemorative days, special days, celebrations, holidays, observances, etc, etc. These can be great as blog post inspiration, or just for getting a bit of extra traffic to an existing post by repromoting it as a tie-in.

Read on for a list of notable dates for January - if the day has its own website or wiki page, I've linked to it. A lot of the weirder ones are USA based unofficial 'national days'; I've included them in the list if they've crossed the pond, or had a fair number of media hits when I googled them.

I've included links to any posts I've written for a particular day.


 Army Day. [China]
 Emancipation Day.
☆ Independence Day. [Benin]
 Lammas Day.
 Minden Day.
 National Day. [Switzerland]
 National Girlfriends' Day.
☆ National Milkshake Day. [USA]
 National Minority Donor Awareness Day.
 Pachamama Raymi (Mother Earth Feast). [Peru]
 Respect for Parents Day.
☆ Yorkshire Day. [UK]


Colouring Book Day.
Republic Day. [Republic of Macedonia]
Virgin de los Angeles. [Costa Rica]


 Flag Day. [Venezuela]
 Grab Some Nuts Day.
Independence Day. [Niger]
☆ National Watermelon Day. [USA]
 National White Wine Day. [USA]


 Coast Guard Day. [USA]
☆ Constitution Day. [Cook Islands]
 Single Working Women's Day.


☆ Independence Day. [Burkina Faso]
 National Oyster Day. [USA]
 Underwear Day.
 Victory Day. [Croatia]


 Feast of the Transfiguration.
☆ Independence Day. [Bolivia]
 Independence Day. [Jamaica]
 National Fresh Breath Day. [USA]
 National Root Beer Float Day. [USA]
 Sandcastle Day.


☆ Independence Day. [Ivory Coast]
 National Lighthouse Day. [USA]
 Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day.
 Professional Speakers' Day.
 Purple Heart Day. [USA]


☆ Father's Day. [Taiwan & Mongolia]
 International Cat Day.
☆ Nane Nane Day. [Tanzania]
 National Dollar Day. [USA]
 National Frozen Custard Day. [USA]
 National Happiness Day. [USA]
 Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbours' Porch Day.
 My Birthday! :)


International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. 
 National Book Lovers' Day. [USA]
 National Day. [Singapore]
 National Peacekeepers' Day. [Canada]
 National Rice Pudding Day. [USA]
 National Women's Day. [South Africa]


☆ Declaration of Independence of Quito. [Ecuador]
 Duran Duran Appreciation Day.
 National Lazy Day.
 National S'more Day. [USA]
 Skyscraper Appreciation Day.


 Flag Day. [Pakistan]
☆ Independence Day. [Chad]
 Mountain Day. [Japan]
 National Presidential Joke Day.
 Son and Daughter Day.


International Youth Day.
 Middle Child Day.
 Mother's Day. [Thailand]
 Vinyl Record Day.
☆ World Elephant Day.


☆ Independence Day. [Central African Republic]
International Lefthanders Day.
 National Filet Mignon Day. [USA]


Independence Day. [Pakistan]
 National Creamsicle Day. [USA]
 Navajo Code Talkers' Day. [USA]


Armed Forces Day. [Poland]
Assumption of Virgin Mary.
 Dozynki. [Various - Eastern Europe]
 Independence Day. [India]
 Independence Day. [Republic of the Congo]
 Mother's Day. [Costa Rica]
 National Acadian Day. [Canada]
 National Check the Chip Day. [USA]
National Day of Mourning. [Bangladesh]
 National Lemon Meringue Pie Day. [USA]
 National Liberation Day of Korea. [North & South Korea]
 Relaxation Day.
 Shusen-kinenbi (WWII Memorial Day). [Japan}
 V-J Day. [UK]


Ashenda. [Ethiopia]
Bennington Battle Day. [Vermont, USA]
 Children's Day. [Paraguay]
 National Airborne Day. [USA]
 National Bratwurst Day. [USA]
 National Rum Day. [USA]
 Rollercoaster Day.
 Tell a Joke Day.
 Wave at the Surveillance Cameras Day.


 Engineer's Day. [Colombia]
 Flag Day. [Bolivia]
 I Love My Feet Day.
 Independence Day. [Gabon]
Independence Day. [Indonesia]
 National Vanilla Custard Day. [USA]
 Thrift Shop Day.


☆ Arbor Day. [Pakistan]
 Bad Poetry Day.
 Constitution Day. [Indonesia]
☆ National Pinot Noir Day. [USA]


☆ Independence Day. [Afghanistan]
 International Orangutan Day.
 Mail Order Catalogue Day.
 National Aviation Day. [USA]
 National Potato Day. [USA]
 Savior of the Apple Feast Day.
World Humanitarian Day.


Akshay Urja Day. [India]
 Day of Restoration of Independence. [Estonia]
 St. Stephen's Day. [Hungary]
World Mosquito Day.


 National Spumoni Day. [USA]
 Ninoy Aquino Day. [Philippines]
☆ Senior Citizens' Day. [USA]
☆ World Fashion Day.
 Youth Day. [Morocco]


 Be an Angel Day.
 Madras Day. [India]
☆ National Eat a Peach Day. [USA]
 National Pecan Torte Day. [USA]
 Southern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day.
 Take Your Cat to the Vet Day.


Black Ribbon Day. [AKA European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism.]
 Day of the National Flag. [Ukraine]
 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
 National Sponge Cake Day. [USA]
 Ride with the Wind Day.


☆ Flag Day. [Liberia]
 Independence Day. [Ukraine]
☆ Knife Day.
☆ National Peach Pie Day. [USA]
 National Waffle Day. [USA]
 Nostalgia Night. [Uruguay]
 Pluto Demoted Day.
 Wilka Raymi. [Peru]


 Independence Day. [Uruguay]
 Kiss and Make Up Day.
☆ National Banana Split Day. [USA]
 National Whiskey Sour Day. [USA]
 Second Hand Wardrobe Day.


 Heroes' Day. [Namibia]
☆ National Cherry Popsicle Day. [USA]
 National Dog Day. [USA]
 National WebMistress Day.
 Repentance Day. [Papua New Guinea]
☆ Toilet Paper Day.
Women's Equality Day. [USA]


 Independence Day. [Moldova]
 Just Because Day.
 Lyndon Baines Johnson Day. [Texas, USA]
☆ National Banana Lovers Day. [USA]
 National Pots De Creme Day. [USA]
 "The Duchess" Who Wasn't Day. (Celebration of the life of Margaret Wolfe)


Crackers Over the Keyboard Day.
 Grandparents Day. [Mexico]
 National Cherry Turnover Day. [USA]
 Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day.


Beheading of St. John the Baptist.
 International Day against Nuclear Tests.
 More Herbs, Less Salt Day.
 National Chop Suey Day. [USA]
 National Lemon Juice Day. [USA]
National Sports Day. [India]
 Telegu Language Day. [India]


 Constitution Day. [Kazakhstan]
 Holistic Pet Day.
 International Cabernet Sauvignon Day.
International Day of the Disappeared.
 National Toasted Marshmallow Day. [USA]
☆ Victory Day. [Turkey]
 Whale Shark Day.


☆ Independence Day. [Kyrgyzstan]
Independence Day. [Malaysia]
 Independence Day. [Trinidad and Tobago]
 Limba noastra. [Moldova]
 Love Litigating Lawyers Day.
 Matchmaker Day.
 National Trail Mix Day. [USA]


Civic Day. [First Monday - Canada]
Picnic Day. [First Monday - Australia]
 Youth Day. [First Monday - Kiribati]
 National Night Out. [First Tuesday - USA]
 International Beer Day. [First Friday]
 National Mustard Day. [First Saturday - USA]
 American Family Day. [First Sunday - Arizona, USA]
 International Friendship Day. [First Sunday]
 Sisters' Day. [First Sunday]
 Kool-Aid Days. [First Weekend]
 Victory Day. [Second Monday - Rhode Island, USA]
 National Garage Sale Day. [Second Satruday - USA]
 Father's Day. [Second Sunday - Brazil & Samoa]
 Melon Day. [Second Sunday - Turkmenistan]
 Discovery Day. [Third Monday - Yukon, Canada]
 Men's Grooming Day. [Third Friday]
 Statehood Day. [Third Friday - Hawaii, USA]
☆ Chef Appreciation Day. [Third Friday]
 International Geocaching Day. [Third Saturday]
 International Homeless Animals' Day. [Third Saturday]
 National Honey Bee Day. [Third Saturday - USA]
 Children's Day. [Third Sunday - Argentina & Peru]
 Father's Day. [Last Monday - South Sudan]
 Liberation Day. [Last Monday - Hong Kong]
 National Burger Day. [Last Thursday - UK]
 Grandparents' Day. [Last Sunday - Taiwan]
 Go Topless Day. [Sunday nearest August 26th]
 International Bat Night. [Last Weekend]

Weeks / Months

International Clown Week. [August 1st-7th]
 International Assistance Dog Week. [Week beginning First Sunday]

☆ National Catfish Month. [USA]
☆ Romance Awareness Month.

For other months, click HERE.

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