The Complete July 2021 Social Media Holiday Calendar

Here are the most important (and strangest) holidays, events, and hashtags for social media managers and digital marketers to know in July.
Roza Tsvetkova
June 25, 2021 - 4 min. read

July is such an exciting month for our social media calendars! From UFO and World Chocolate Day to some great national holidays – it will be a great month for social media managers and their communities.

July 2

World UFO Day #WorldUFODay

Book July 2 in your calendars. It’s time to gather and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects. And why not tap into the great stories on social media around World UFO Day? Here is some inspiration from M&M’s in the UK.

July 4

Independence Day (United States)

This was the day the United States commemorated the Declaration of Independence of the United States in 1776. So, let your brand celebrate this important day with your US audience. This is how Xbox welcomed the holiday:

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Xbox (@xbox)

July 7

World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay

Welcome to the sweetest day of the year – World Chocolate Day! Rumors say it dates back to 1550 when chocolate was introduced in Europe. No matter what, it’s a great day to share some sweetness with your audience on social.

And don’t forget as sweet as chocolate is, it can be harmful to dogs. So this holiday is a good occasion to remind all pet-lovers to be careful.

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Pets at Home (@petsathomeuk)

July 11

Cheer Up the Lonely Day #CheerUpTheLonelyDay

It’s this time of the year when we come together to cheer someone who is feeling lonely. In pandemics, brands should come together with their communities to show that we are all in this together. A post on social can be special and come at just the right moment for your community fellows.

July 14

Bastille Day – National Day in France #BastilleDay

This is the national day of France or also known as Fête Nationale. It celebrates the turning point of the French revolution in 1790, and it’s marked every year with a spectacular show in Paris. Here is an example of how Givenchy Beauty celebrates the holiday on social:

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Givenchy Beauty (@givenchybeauty)

July 15

Give Something Away Day #GiveSomethingAwayDay

It’s that time of the year that we give away something as brands and society, not only to clean out the clutter that has accumulated but also to benefit charities or anyone else that might gain from your gift. So, how can your company contribute to it? Please share it on social and help someone in need.

July 15

Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

On this day, you can show your customers that you are ready to go the extra mile for them. It’s a great opportunity for your business to understand your customers better, engage and build loyalty via social media.

July 17

World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay

I can see the smile on your face! Yes, that’s a holiday we should all mark on our calendars, and it’s a fun one for all social media managers out there. So, are you ready to celebrate World Emoji Day? What’s your emoji for it? Facepalm?

July 18

Nelson Mandela International Day #MandelaDay

This is an important day in honor of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. It was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009.

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by European Parliament (@europeanparliament)

July 24

Tell an Old Joke Day #TellAnOldJokeDay

Does your brand want to be funny on social media? July 24th is the right day for it! Pick a relevant old joke to suit your tone of voice and share it with your community.

July 30

International Day of Friendship #DayOfFriendship

What a great day to celebrate our friends and communities! It was designated by the U.N. with the idea to promote and encourage peace, happiness, and unity. Check out how Carnegie Hall celebrates it on social media:

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Carnegie Hall (@carnegiehall)

Final thoughts

It’s time to wrap up for July. If you are looking for the complete monthly social media calendar, click on the download button below and save the image that pops up.

Happy July!

July Social Media Holiday Calendar.
Here are some key and fun dates to help you plan your content calendar.
Get your calendar