Free Social Media Content Calendar for 2021

By | 12 January 2021
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From cats to hamburgers and hugs to paperclips, there is a day of the year for all of them! So when it comes to creating content for your social media accounts, company blog or website, don’t stress and worry about the subject matter, take a look at Actuate’s free social media calendar for 2021 and start getting creative.

For those looking for even more ideas, the Internet is full of many more days of the year, celebrating all manner of things.

January 2021
1st New Year’s Day
Start the New Year as you mean to go on with a fresh start to your social media marketing.

4th Trivia Day
Share facts and trivia about your company, industry or the products you sell.

14th Dress Up Your Pet Day
Everyone loves a cute pet picture, so dress up your office pet and prepare to melt the hearts of your social media followers.

27th Chocolate Cake Day
There is nothing like a slice of chocolate cake to appeal to people and their stomach!

29th Fun At Work Day

Fun and work, yes, it is possible! Showcase the lighter side of your business with a funny photo or story.


February 2021

4th World Cancer Day
Take the time to show that your company supports this day dedicated to raising awareness about cancer, its prevention and treatment.

14th Valentine’s Day
Add a little love to your website to promote St. Valentine’s Day, the national holiday spreading love and affection to those we love.

16th Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
You’d be ‘flippin’ mad to forget this popular yearly event which helps fill kitchens up and down the country with plastic lemons!

20th Love Your Pet Day
Pet photos at the ready to make all of your followers go aww, an excellent excuse for some cuteness.

24th Pink Day
Turn your social media accounts pink to raise awareness of bullying and show your support for those in this unfortunate situation.


March 2021
4th World Book Day
World Book Day aims to change lives through a love of books and shared reading, why not get involved and show off your teams’ favourite reads?

8th International Women’s Day
Champion women’s rights and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide.

17th St. Patrick’s Day
Turn your profile green and celebrate this national day of Ireland for Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

19th Red Nose Day
Show what your office is doing to support Comic Relief and help the fight to end child poverty.

20th First Day of Spring
Share your excitement for the first day of spring when the weather starts to get warmer and trees begin to regain their leaves.

28th Daylight Savings
Spring forward, fall back… Yes, it’s that time of the year when we all lose 1 hour of sleep but get to welcome British Summer Time!


April 2021
1st April Fools Day
Get ready to announce your latest breakthrough in time-travel or that your team has been replaced by your new ACME Roboworker (Model 3000)! Yes, it’s time for April Fools Day.

4th Easter
Hide eggs throughout your website, promote an Easter egg hunt for your followers, or dress Dave up as a giant bunny! The fun you can have is endless.

2nd World Autism Awareness Day
Shine a spotlight on the hurdles faced by people living with autism and do your bit to show you support.

11th Pet Day
It’s time for a full-on cuteness offensive as you welcome Pet Day, the perfect day to fill your timeline with cute and cuddly images of all things furry.

22nd Earth Day
Champion environmental issues and even consider making a small environmental change in your office to show your support for this fantastic movement.


May 2021
1st May Day
The ancient festival of spring synonymous with dance, singing and CAKE… Need we say more?

2nd Baby Day
Not that we need a special day to celebrate these bundles of joy, but it is a great excuse to go googoo for babies.

10th Mother’s Day
Celebrate the most important humans of all, our mums and a great reason to promote suitable gifts.

17th International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Break out your rainbows and fight for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

20th World Bee Day
Get your social channels buzzing for World Bee Day in celebration of these cute little pollinators.

28th Hamburger Day
Does the office need an excuse to order in or eat out at your local gourmet burger joint? We are sure it’s classed as teambuilding.


June 2021
5th World Environment Day
Organised by the United Nations, World Environment Day encourages awareness and protection of our environment.

6th Cancer Survivor’s Day
Most people know someone who has been touched by this awful disease, but more people are surviving, and that’s something to celebrate.

21st First Day of Summer
Defined by the Earth’s axis and orbit around the Sun, the first day of summer (astronomical summer) is a great time to start your summer promotions.
20th Father’s Day

Father’s day is another prime time of the year to promote gifts for dads and help to boost your sales.

28th Logistics Day
Logistics Day, the perfect time to talk about the speedy and excellent delivery service your company offers.

30th Social Media Day
If you can’t make a fuss and connect with your followers on Social Media Day, then maybe you should look at outsourcing your social media to a company like us here at Actuate!


July 2021
1st Joke Day
Make someone laugh or smile on what should be one of the funniest days of the year.

17th World Emoji Day

25th Parents’ Day
Make sure you promote parents’ day and the gifts that can help show they are loved and thought fondly of.

26th Aunt and Uncle Day
Following on nicely from Parent’s Day, the reasons keep coming to promote gifts and more sales for your shop.

30th Friendship Day
Designed to celebrate friendship and a happy and positive day to work into your social calendar.


August 2021
5th Blogger Day
Make sure your blog is up to date with the perfect excuse to write a post… Blogger Day.

5th National Relaxation Day
Encourage your followers to treat and pamper themselves for National Relaxation Day.

16th National Tell a Joke Day
More jokes abound with National Tell a Joke Day!


September 2021
5th International Day of Charity
The title says it all: show your business’s caring side by supporting this fantastic day and showcasing your work within the community.

19th Talk Like A Pirate Day
Ahoy, ‘ave some fun wit’ Talk Like A Pirate Day ‘n why nah even dress fer th’ occasion.

21st International Day of Peace
A United Nations sanctioned holiday, also known as World Peace Day intended to promote peace and harmony worldwide.

22nd Business Women’s Day
Shout about the amazing women who work for your company and perhaps encourage them to write a guest blog article about an average day for them within your organisation.


October 2021
1st World Vegetarian Day
With more and more people turning veggie, this is your perfect opportunity to promote vegetarian and even vegan products to your audience.

15th World Students’ Day
Consider offering students a discount to promote World Students Day across your website.

31st Halloween
Celebrate all things spooky for Halloween.


November 2021
13th World Kindness Day
Another day for spreading positivity around the world which you should grasp and work into your marketing activities.

25th Thanksgiving
Not a UK holiday, but with a large American community now living in the UK, it’s still worth keeping in mind as a reason for great promotions and fun.

27th Small Business Saturday
Get online and promote yourself on one of the best days of the year to encourage people to shop locally.


December 2021
21st First Day of Winter
Although your company Christmas celebrations will be well and truly underway, the first day of winter is still worth mentioning.

24th Christmas Eve
Promote last-minute gift card sales up until Christmas Eve and then get ready for the sales.

25th Christmas Day
Show your human side and wish your followers a very Merry Christmas from your entire team.

26th Boxing Day
Did someone say SALES?

31st New Year’s Eve
Time to break out the bubbly and welcome in the New Year and even more sales.