Are you looking for August holidays or special dates to celebrate on social media?
Are you a small business owner or marketer?
Marketing your business on social media just got a lot easier with this complete list of August holidays and observances with special dates to promote.
Get ready for a fun-filled August with this comprehensive list of holidays and special observances!
From more popular holidays like Friendship Day to National Relaxation Day to more obscure celebrations like National Tooth Fairy Day and National Root Beer Float Day, there’s always a fun holiday to celebrate on social media.
So start planning your social media posts and promotions now – your audience and customers will thank you for it!
From August 1-31, there are over 255 holidays and special observances to choose from!
Here are a few of the biggest and most fun holidays in August.
– National Wellness Month
– International Beer Day
– Sister’s Day
– Friendship Day
– National Relaxation Day
– National Dog Day
– International Youth Day
So whether you’re looking for traditional holidays to promote your business or just some fun and unique days to celebrate, this list has you covered.
Check out the full list of 2023 holidays in August below.
Mark your calendars and get ready to explore fun, weird, and special dates in August 2023. Happy August!
Why August Holidays Make Great Social Media Posts
Back in my corporate marketing days, when I managed the social media channels for a $150 million business, I rejoiced when a holiday came around.
Holiday posts were easy to create, and they always received more “likes” than any other post.
Not many people will engage with a post about a company news release or an industry article, but many who see a post wishing everyone a Happy Relaxation Day will give it a “like.”
Including holidays in your social media content is an easy way to increase engagement and reach. People are already talking about the holiday, so you need to join the conversation.
You can use holiday-related hashtags, post photos celebrating the holiday, run contests, or offer discounts or special promotions related to the holiday.
Not sure how to get started? Here are some ideas:
- Share recipes for favorite dishes served on the holiday
- Give tips on how to decorate for the holiday
- Offer advice on entertaining during the holiday season
- Share photos of employees or customers celebrating the holiday
- Run a contest related to the holiday
- Offer a discount on products or services related to the holiday
With this list of August holidays, you will be able to easily come up with social media content ideas for August that will resonate with your audience and help you increase engagement and reach on your social channels.
For a business owner or marketer, holiday posts not only increase your social media engagement but they’re also easy posts to create that fill your followers with positive emotions.
When sharing a holiday post, always include an image or video with your status update, no matter what platform you’re using.
That’s because posts with an image get 2.3 times more engagement than posts without an image. (source)
Including an image with your post is the easiest way to DOUBLE engagement and it’s why the Social Media Content Club, our industry-leading social media software, is FULL of eye-catching images.
Also, tack on a holiday-themed hashtag to make it easy for people to find your content, and use location tagging if you have a physical storefront.
For more tips on how to increase your social media engagement, read: 5 Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement.
Holiday Hashtags for Social Media
When celebrating holidays on social media, it’s important to include the relevant hashtag(s) for that holiday in your post.
Hashtags will increase the reach of your post, exposing your business to a larger audience.
To learn why and how to use hashtags on social media, read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media.
Hashtags are such an essential piece to your success on social media that I’ve done the research for you.
Most of the holidays listed below include a hashtag for social media.
However, for best results, you’ll want to use 3 – 5 hashtags relevant to that holiday in your post.
If you’re pressed for time, the Social Media Content Club does the hashtag research for you and provides 3 popular and relevant hashtags for all major holidays.
Now that you know those helpful tips, let’s jump into the list of Holidays.
List of August National Holidays in 2023
In an effort to simplify this massive list of holidays, I’ve divided the days into five categories – public holidays, religious holidays, monthly observances, weekly observances, and daily observances.
Scroll down to view all 255+ holidays or use the following links to skip ahead to a specific category.
- August Public Holidays and Observances
- August Religious Holidays and Observances
- August Monthly Observances and Observances
- August Weekly Holidays and Observances
- August Daily Holidays and Observances
August Public Holidays in 2023
This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
|August 2||Regatta Day||#RegattaDay||Parts of Canada|
|August 7||British Columbia Day||#BCDay||British Columbia|
|August 7||Civic/Provincial Day||#CivicHoliday||Canada|
|August 7||Heritage Day||Alberta, Canada|
|August 7||New South Wales Bank Holiday||#NewSouthWalesBankHoliday||Parts of Australia|
|August 7||Picnic Day||#PicnicDay||Parts of Australia|
|August 7||Summer Bank Holiday||#BankHoliday||Scotland|
|August 16||Ekka (Royal National Agricultural Show Day)||#Ekka||Queensland, Australia|
|August 18||Gold Cup Parade||#GoldCupParade||Parts of Canada|
|August 28||Summer Bank Holiday||#BankHoliday||England, Wales, Northern Ireland|
August Religious Holidays in 2023
|August 15||Assumption of Mary||#AssumptionofMary||Christian|
August Monthly Holidays in 2023
|American Adventures Month|
|American Artists Appreciation Month|
|Arrr-gust: International Pirate Month|
|Black Business Month|
|Boomers Making A Difference Month|
|Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month|
|Get ready for Kindergarten Month|
|Happiness Happens Month|
|MedicAlert Awareness Month|
|Motorsports Awareness Month|
|National Back to School Month|
|National Breastfeeding Month|
|National Catfish Month|
|National Child Support Awareness Month|
|National Crayon Collection Month|
|National Dog Month|
|National Eye Exam Month|
|National Family Fun Month|
|National Goat Cheese Month|
|National Golf Month|
|National Hair Loss Awareness Month|
|National Immunization Awareness Month|
|National Panini Month|
|National Peach Month|
|National Sandwich Month|
|National SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Awareness Month|
|National Traffic Awareness Month|
|National Truancy Prevention Month|
|National Water Quality Month|
|National Wellness Month|
|National Win With Civility Month|
|Neurosurgery Awareness Month|
|Psoriasis Awareness Month|
|Romance Awareness Month|
|What Will Be Your Legacy Month|
August Weekly Holidays in 2023
|August 7 – 13||National Bargain Hunting Week|
|August 1 – 7||National Minority Donor Awareness Week|
|August 1 – 7||International Clown Week|
|July 31 – August 6||Single Working Women’s Week|
|August 1 – 7||World Breastfeeding Week|
|August 7 – 13||National Simplify your Life Week|
|August 4 – 13||Sturgis Motorcycle Rally|
|August 6 – 12||Exercise with Your Child Week|
|August 6 – 12||International Assistance Dog Week|
|August 6 – 12||National Farmers Market Week|
|August 6 – 12||Stop on Red Week|
|August 13 – 19||National Health Center Week|
|August 13 – 19||National Hobo Week|
|August 13 – 19||National Resurrect Romance Week|
|August 13 – 19||National Smile Week|
|August 13 – 19||Elvis Week|
|August 13 – 19||National Aviation Week|
|August 21 – 25||National Composites Week|
|August 23-29||Health Unit Coordinators Week|
|August 25 – 31||Be Kind To Humankind Week|
|August 26 – 27||International Bat Night|
|August 20 – 24||World Water Week|
August Daily Holidays in 2023
|August 1||Lammas Day||#LammasDay|
|August 1||National Disc Golf Day||#DiscGolfDay|
|August 1||National Girlfriends Day||#NationalGirlfriendsDay|
|August 1||National Minority Donor Awareness Day||#MinorityDonorAwarenessDay|
|August 1||National Night Out||#NightOut|
|August 1||National Raspberry Cream Pie Day||#RaspberryCreamPieDay|
|August 1||Respect for Parents Day||#RespectForParentsDay|
|August 1||Rounds Resounding Day||#RoundsResoundingDay|
|August 1||Sandcastle and Sculpture Day||#SandcastleAndSculptureDay|
|August 1||Scout Scarf Day||#ScoutScarfDay|
|August 1||Spider-Man Day||#SpiderManDay|
|August 1||World Wide Web Day||#WorldWideWebDay|
|August 2||National Coloring Book Day||#NationalColoringBookDay|
|August 2||National Ice Cream Sandwich Day||#IceCreamSandwichDay|
|August 3||National Grab Some Nuts Day||#NationalGrabSomeNutsDay|
|August 3||National Watermelon Day||#NationalWatermelonDay|
|August 4||Assistance Dog Day||#AssistanceDogDay|
|August 4||Braham Pie Day||#BrahamPieDay|
|August 4||International Beer Day||#BeerDay|
|August 4||National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day||#ChocolateChipCookieDay|
|August 4||National Coast Guard Birthday Day||#NationalCoastGuardDay|
|August 4||National White Wine Day||#nationalwhitewineday|
|August 4||Single Working Women’s Day||#SingleWorkingWomensDay|
|August 5||International Traffic Light Day||#InternationalTrafficLightDay|
|August 5||Mead Day||#MeadDay|
|August 5||National Jamaican Patty Day||#JamaicanPattyDay|
|August 5||National Mustard Day||#MustardDay|
|August 5||National Oyster Day||#NationalOysterDay|
|August 5||National Underwear Day||#NationalUnderwearDay|
|August 5||National Work Like A Dog Day||#NationalWorkLikeADogDay|
|August 6||American Family Day||#AmericanFamilyDay|
|August 6||Friendship Day||#FriendshipDay|
|August 6||Hiroshima Day||#HiroshimaDay|
|August 6||National Doll Day||#NationalDollDay|
|August 6||National Fresh Breath Day||#NationalFreshBreathDay|
|August 6||National Root Beer Float Day||#RootBeerFloatDay|
|August 6||National Wiggle Your Toes Day||#WiggleYourToesDay|
|August 6||Psychic Day||#PsychicDay|
|August 6||Sister’s Day||#SistersDay|
|August 7||National Beach Party Day||#NationalBeachPartyDay|
|August 7||National Lighthouse Day||#NationalLighthouseDay|
|August 7||National Raspberries N’ Cream Day||#RaspberriesNCreamDay|
|August 7||Professional Speakers Day||#ProfessionalSpeakersDay|
|August 7||Purple Heart Day||#PurpleHeartDay|
|August 8||International Cat Day||#CatDay|
|August 8||International Infinity Day||#infinity|
|August 8||National CBD Day||#CbdDay|
|August 8||National Dollar Day||#NationalDollarDay|
|August 8||National Frozen Custard Day||#FrozenCustardDay|
|August 8||National Zucchini Day||#ZucchiniDay|
|August 8||Odie Day||#OdieDay|
|August 8||Scottish Wildcat Day||#ScottishWildcatDay|
|August 8||The Date to Create||#TheDateToCreate|
|August 9||International Day of The World’s Indigenous People||#DayOfTheWorldsIndigenousPeople|
|August 9||National Book Lovers Day||#NationalBookLoversDay|
|August 9||National Rice Pudding Day||#NationalRicePuddingDay|
|August 9||National Veep Day||#NationalVeepDay|
|August 9||National Women’s Day||#nationalwomensday|
|August 10||National Duran Duran Appreciation Day||#DuranDuranAppreciationDay|
|August 10||National Lazy Day||#NationalLazyDay|
|August 10||National S’mores Day||#NationalSmoresDay|
|August 10||National Shapewear Day||#NationalShapewearDay|
|August 10||National Spoil Your Dog Day||#SpoilYourDogDay|
|August 10||World Lion Day||#WorldLionDay|
|August 11||Ingersoll Day||#IngersollDay|
|August 11||National Presidential Joke Day||#PresidentialJokeDay|
|August 11||National Raspberry Bombe Day||#RaspberryBombeDay|
|August 11||National Son and Daughter Day||#SonsAndDaughtersDay|
|August 12||International Youth Day||#YouthDay|
|August 12||National Model Aviation Day||#NationalModelAviationDay|
|August 12||National Bowling Day||#BowlingDay|
|August 12||National Garage Sale Day||#GarageSaleDay|
|August 12||National Julienne Fries Day||#JulienneFriesDay|
|August 12||National Middle Child Day||#MiddleChildDay|
|August 12||National Sewing Machine Day||#SewingMachineDay|
|August 12||National Vinyl Record Day||#VinylRecordDay|
|August 12||World Elephant Day||#ElephantDay|
|August 13||International Left-Handers Day||#LeftHandersDay|
|August 13||National Filet Mignon Day||#NationalFiletMignonDay|
|August 13||National Prosecco Day||#NationalProseccoDay|
|August 13||The Spirit of ’45 Day||#SpiritOf45Day|
|August 14||National Creamsicle Day||#CreamsicleDay|
|August 14||National Financial Awareness Day||#FinancialAwarenessDay|
|August 14||National Navajo Code Talkers Day||#NavajoCodeTalkersDay|
|August 14||National V-J Day||#VJDay|
|August 14||Victory Day in Rhode Island||#VictoryDay|
|August 14||World Lizard Day||#WorldLizardDay|
|August 15||Assumption of Mary||#AssumptionOfMary|
|August 15||Chant at the Moon Day||#talkingtothemoon|
|August 15||National Leathercraft Day||#NationalLeathercraftDay|
|August 15||National Lemon Meringue Pie Day||#LemonMeringuePieDay|
|August 15||National Relaxation Day||#NationalRelaxationDay|
|August 15||Nicolas Chauvin Day||#ChauvinDay|
|August 16||National Airborne Day||#NationalAirborneDay|
|August 16||National Medical Dosimetrist Day||#MedicalDosimetristDay|
|August 16||National Roller Coaster Day||#RollerCoasterDay|
|August 16||National Rum Day||#NationalRumDay|
|August 16||National Tell a Joke Day||#TellAJokeDay|
|August 17||Baby Boomers Recognition Day||#BabyBoomersRecognitionDay|
|August 17||National Black Cat Appreciation Day||#BlackCatAppreciationDay|
|August 17||National Nonprofit Day||#NationalNonprofitDay|
|August 17||National Thrift Shop Day||#NationalThriftShopDay|
|August 17||National Vanilla Custard Day||#NationalVanillaCustardDay|
|August 18||Bad Poetry Day||#BadPoetryDay|
|August 18||Helium Discovery Day||#HeliumDiscoveryDay|
|August 18||National Couple’s Day||#NationalCouplesDay|
|August 18||National Fajita Day||#NationalFajitaDay|
|August 18||National Ice Cream Pie Day||#IceCreamPieDay|
|August 18||National Mail Order Catalog Day||#MailOrderCatalogDay|
|August 18||National Men’s Grooming Day||#MensGroomingDay|
|August 18||Serendipity Day||#SerendipityDay|
|August 19||International Bow Day||#InternationalBowDay|
|August 19||International Geocaching Day||#GeocachingDay|
|August 19||International Homeless Animals Day||#HomelessAnimalsDay|
|August 19||International Orangutan Day||#OrangutanDay|
|August 19||National Aviation Day||#NationalAviationDay|
|August 19||National Potato Day||#PotatoDay|
|August 19||National Soft Ice Cream Day||#NationalSoftIceCreamDay|
|August 19||World Honey Bee Day||#WorldHoneyBeeDay|
|August 19||World Humanitarian Day||#HumanitarianDay|
|August 19||World Photo Day||#WorldPhotoDay|
|August 20||National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day||#ChocolatePecanPieDay|
|August 20||National Lemonade Day||#LemonadeDay|
|August 20||National Radio Day||#NationalRadioDay|
|August 20||World Mosquito Day||#WorldMosquitoDay|
|August 21||Cupcake Day (Australia)||#RspcaCupcakeDay|
|August 21||International Dalek Remembrance Day||#DalekRemembranceDay|
|August 21||National Brazilian Blowout Day||#BrazilianBlowoutDay|
|August 21||National Senior Citizens Day||#SeniorCitizensDay|
|August 21||National Spumoni Day||#NationalSpumoniDay|
|August 21||Take Your Cat to the Vet Day||#TakeYourCatToTheVetDay|
|August 22||Be An Angel Day||#BeAnAngelDay|
|August 22||National Bao Day||#NationalBaoDay|
|August 22||National Pecan Torte Day||#NationalPecanTorteDay|
|August 22||National Tooth Fairy Day||#NationalToothFairyDay|
|August 22||Never Bean Better Day||#NeverBeanBetterDay|
|August 22||World Plant Milk Day||#WorldPlantMilkDay|
|August 23||Cheap Flight Day||#CheapFlightDay|
|August 23||International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition|
|August 23||National Ride The Wind Day||#RideTheWindDay|
|August 23||National Sponge Cake Day||#NationalSpongeCakeDay|
|August 23||Valentino Day||#ValentinoDay|
|August 24||International Strange Music Day||#StrangeMusicDay|
|August 24||National Knife Day||#KnifeDay|
|August 24||National Peach Pie Day||#NationalPeachPieDay|
|August 24||National Waffle Day||#NationalWaffleDay|
|August 24||Pluto Demoted Day||#PlutoDemotedDay|
|August 24||Vesuvius Day||#VesuviusDay|
|August 24||William Wilberforce Day||#WilliamWilberforceDay|
|August 25||National Banana Split Day||#NationalBananaSplitDay|
|August 25||National Kiss and Make Up Day||#KissAndMakeUpDay|
|August 25||National Park Service Founders Day||#NPSFoundersDay|
|August 25||National Second-hand Wardrobe Day||#SecondhandWardrobeDay|
|August 25||National Whiskey Sour Day||#NationalWhiskeySourDay|
|August 26||National Cherry Popsicle Day||#CherryPopsicleDay|
|August 26||National Dog Day||#NationalDogDay|
|August 26||National Toilet Paper Day||#ToiletPaperDay|
|August 26||National WebMistress Day||#nationalWEBMISTRESSday|
|August 26||National Women’s Equality Day||#WomensEqualityDay|
|August 27||National Just Because Day||#NationalJustBecauseDay|
|August 27||National Pots De Creme Day||#NationalPotsDeCremeDay|
|August 28||Crackers Over The Keyboard Day||#CrackersOverTheKeyboardDay|
|August 28||Daffodil Day||#DaffodilDay|
|August 28||National Bow Tie Day||#NationalBowTieDay|
|August 28||National Cherry Turnovers Day||#CherryTurnoverDay|
|August 28||National Power Rangers Day||#NationalPowerRangersDay|
|August 28||National Red Wine Day||#RedWineDay|
|August 28||Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day||#RainbowBridgeRemembranceDay|
|August 29||Individual Rights Day||#IndividualRightsDay|
|August 29||International Day Against Nuclear Tests||#DayAgainstNuclearTests|
|August 29||More Herbs, Less Salt Day||#MoreHerbsLessSaltDay|
|August 29||National Chop Suey Day||#NationalChopSueyDay|
|August 29||National Lemon Juice Day||#LemonJuiceDay|
|August 30||Frankenstein Day||#FrankensteinDay|
|August 30||International Whale Shark Day||#WhaleSharkDay|
|August 30||National Beach Day||#BeachDay|
|August 30||National Grief Awareness Day||#GriefAwarenessDay|
|August 30||National Holistic Pet Day||#HolisticPetDay|
|August 30||National Toasted Marshmallow Day||#ToastedMarshmallowDay|
|August 31||International Overdose Awareness Day||#OverdoseAwarenessDay|
|August 31||Love Litigating Lawyers Day||#LoveLitigatingLawyersDay|
|August 31||National Diatomaceous Earth Day||#DiatomaceousEarthDay|
|August 31||National Eat Outside Day||#EatOutsideDay|
|August 31||National Matchmaker Day||#MatchmakerDay|
|August 31||National Trail Mix Day||#NationalTrailMixDay|
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September 2023 Holidays
The complete list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for September 2023 can be found here: AngieGensler.com/September-Holidays
To access the list of holidays for every month in 2023 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.
The month of August is packed with holidays and local observances that can be used as social media content.
From Friendship Day to International Beer Day, there are plenty of holidays and ideas to help you get your social media posts seen by more people.
And don’t forget about using monthly, weekly, and daily observances to keep your social media calendar full!
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