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.
- Women’s History Month
- Nutrition Month
17 Friday – St. Patrick’s Day
20 Monday – Spring Begins
29 Wednesday – National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
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
(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
- Bike Month
- Photo Month
- Golf Month
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):
Days of the Year