Daylight Saving TimeWith the upcoming time change (Spring Forward on Sunday, remember?), this is a good time to take a moment and look at some upcoming dates that could be great promotional events for your business.

Just as everyone has a cousin who will use any occasion as an excuse to party, we entrepreneurs should look at ways we can use the calendar for marketing our livelihood!

So we thought we’d give you enough time and save ourselves some time by pointing out what’s in the weeks ahead, all the way from Daylight Saving Time (no it’s not Savings) to the unofficial begin of summer in the United States…Memorial Day!

What a great time saver…we can use the graphics ourselves from this post for each of these upcoming events!  You can download them and use them too!  Just click on any image to open the full size file.  They’re already optimized for social media posting.

This is in no way meant to be a comprehensive list and it certainly doesn’t apply to every business, but it hopefully will get you thinking about what your target market audiences would be interested in.

March 2017

  • Women’s History Month
  • Nutrition Month

 

St. Patrick's Day12 Sunday – Daylight Saving Time Begins

17 Friday – St. Patrick’s Day

20 Monday – Spring Begins

29 Wednesday – National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

 

April 2017

  • National Garden MonthDecorating Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • Garden Month

 

1 Saturday – April Fools’ Day

3 Monday – World Party Day

7 Friday – National Beer Day, World Health Day

10 Monday – Passover Begins

12 Wednesday – International Day of Pink

16 Sunday – Easter

Tax Day18 Tuesday – Tax Day

(That’s right…Tuesday.  The 15th is on a Saturday and Monday is Washington DC Emancipation Day, so no federal workers to process tax returns.)

22 Saturday – Earth Day

26 Wednesday – Administrative Professionals Day

27 Thursday – Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

 

National Bike MonthMay 2017

  • Bike Month
  • Photo Month
  • Golf Month

 

Military Spouse Appreciation Day1 Monday – International Worker’s Day

4 Thursday – International Firefighters’ Day

5 Friday – Cinco De Mayo

12 Friday – Military Spouse Appreciation Day

14 Sunday – Mother’s Day

15 Monday – Peace Officers Memorial Day

20 Saturday – Armed Forces Day

26 Friday – Ramadan Starts

29 Monday – Memorial Day

 

 

Don’t just limit your efforts to these holidays!  You don’t have to be on Twitter to see that there are multiple holidays on any given day.  (Any excuse to promote, remember?)

Here are some great resources for looking up holidays (tip:  Confirm dates with Google.  Some countries celebrate the same holiday on different days):

Anyday Guide

https://anydayguide.com/

 

Days of the Year

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/

 

timeanddate

www.timeanddate.com

 

 

 

 

 

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