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Published July 10th 2023

17 Social Media Holidays to Celebrate This August

Check out the most captivating holidays and happenings in August 2023 to improve your social media marketing.

As the summer sun shines brighter, August arrives with its warm energy and interesting mix of holidays that are perfect for enriching social media calendars.

We've curated an engaging compilation of August's official and unofficial holidays for your brand to mark to engage your digital community. 

Get ready to turn up the heat on your social media engagement this August.

  • August 1. World Wide Web Day #WorldWideWebDay
  • August 1. Respect for Parents Day #RespectForParentsDay
  • August 2. National Coloring Book Day #NationalColoringBookDay
  • August 8. International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay
  • August 9. National Book Lovers Day #NationalBookLoversDay
  • August 10. National Lazy Day #LazyDay
  • August 11. National Sons and Daughters Day #SonsAndDaughtersDay
  • August 12. International Youth Day #YouthDay
  • August 12. World Elephant Day #WorldElephantDay
  • August 13. International Lefthanders Day #LefthandersDay
  • August 15. National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay
  • August 16. National Tell a Joke Day #NationalTellAJokeDay
  • August 19. World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay
  • August 19. World Humanitarian Day #WorldHumanitarianDay
  • August 20. National Lemonade Day #NationalLemonadeDay
  • August 26. National Dog Day #NationalDogDay
  • August 26. National Women’s Equality Day #WomensEqualityDay

August 1. World Wide Web Day #WorldWideWebDay

Celebrate the network that's connected us all around the world. This day is perfect for sharing facts about the internet's history, acknowledging its influence, or asking your followers about their favorite web-based innovations.

August 1. Respect for Parents Day #RespectForParentsDay

Early August offers the chance to appreciate parents everywhere. Encourage your followers to share touching stories, heartfelt messages, or lessons they've learned from their parents.

August 2. National Coloring Book Day #NationalColoringBookDay

Unleash your inner artist on National Coloring Book Day. It's the perfect day to share coloring challenges or showcase art from followers. Let's bring some color into our social media feeds.

August 8. International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay

Every dog has its day, but the Internet's unofficial mascots have their own day too. International Cat Day is a purr-fect time to share adorable cat videos, funny memes, or host a cute cat contest.

August 9. National Book Lovers Day #NationalBookLoversDay

From thriller aficionados to romance fans, National Book Lovers Day is for the avid page turners among us. Share your top book recommendations, ask followers for theirs, or run a virtual book club. Today, let's turn the page together.

August 10. National Lazy Day #LazyDay

Take a breather on National Lazy Day. It's time to share your best relaxation tips and your coziest couch photos, or ask your followers about their favorite lazy day activities. Let's embrace doing absolutely nothing together.

August 11. National Sons and Daughters Day #SonsAndDaughtersDay

National Sons and Daughters Day follows Respect for Parents Day earlier in August. Encourage your followers to share their proudest parenting moments, tips for engaging activities with their children, or heartwarming stories. 

August 12. International Youth Day #YouthDay

On International Youth Day, we honor the future leaders of the world. Share inspiring stories of young achievers, initiate discussions on youth empowerment, or highlight your brand's initiatives for supporting young people. Let's give a shout-out to the vibrant young minds that will shape our world.

August 12. World Elephant Day #WorldElephantDay

World Elephant Day calls attention to the plight of these magnificent creatures. Share facts about elephants, their importance to the ecosystem, and ways to contribute to their conservation.

August 13. International Lefthanders Day #LefthandersDay

Give a high five to all the lefties on International Lefthanders Day. Create content with your left-handed employees, share fun facts about left-handedness, or discuss the unique challenges they face.

August 15. National Relaxation Day #NationalRelaxationDay

Breathe in, breathe out, it's National Relaxation Day. Share relaxation techniques, promote wellness products, or ask followers how they unwind. Today, let's inspire our community to slow down and savor the moment.

August 16. National Tell a Joke Day #NationalTellAJokeDay

It's time to tickle some funny bones on National Tell a Joke Day. Share your favorite jokes, run a fun contest, or even host a virtual comedy hour. Let's share the joy of laughter together.

August 19. World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay

Capture the magic on World Photo Day. Organize a photography challenge, share spectacular shots, or offer tips for taking great photos.

August 19. World Humanitarian Day #WorldHumanitarianDay

Celebrate the unsung heroes of humanity on World Humanitarian Day. Share stories of humanitarian efforts, spotlight local heroes, or discuss how to contribute to a good cause. On this day, social media should be a kinder place to be.

August 20. National Lemonade Day #NationalLemonadeDay

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when the calendar gives you National Lemonade Day, it’s time to get creative. Share refreshing lemonade recipes, host a virtual lemonade stand, or simply post a toast to life's sweet and sour moments.

August 26. National Dog Day #NationalDogDay

Unleash your love for man's best friend on National Dog Day. Encourage followers to share adorable pictures of their dogs, share care tips, or highlight adoption and care initiatives.

August 26. National Women’s Equality Day #WomensEqualityDay

On National Women’s Equality Day, we celebrate the strides made towards gender equality. Discuss milestones in women's rights, share inspiring stories of powerful women, or discuss ways to further the cause.

That’s a wrap!

Now is the ideal time to start aligning your social media plans with this diverse range of holidays.

For more ideas and inspiration to enhance your social media content throughout the year, remember to refer to our Social Media Holiday Calendar 2023.

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