Social Media Posts Ideas for August 2017 Calendar

Jena Apgar

August 2019 Social Media post ideas are perfect for the small business owner struggling with what to share today. Whether it’s National Coloring Book Day or the now infamous, National Hug Your Boss Day (haha — ummm no), every day has something to celebrate online.

Just log onto Twitter, and quickly scan what’s trending on the left-hand side of the screen. There is always some obscure holiday trending!

So what do we have:

August 1: National Girlfriends Day

August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day

August 1: National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

August 2: International Beer Day — First Friday in August

August 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3: Campfire Day — First Saturday in August

August 3: Grab Some Nuts Day

August 3: International Hangover Day — First Saturday in August

August 3: National Clown Day — Saturday during International Clown Week

August 3: National Mustard Day first Saturday

August 3: National Watermelon Day

August 4: Friendship Day — First Sunday in August

August 4: International Forgiveness Day — First Sunday in August

August 4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 4: Sisters Day — First Sunday in August

August 4: U.S. Coast Guard Day — to honor the establishment on that day in 1790 of the Revenue Cutter Service, forebear of today’s Coast Guard, by the Treasury Department. On that date, Congress, guided by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, authorized the building of a fleet of ten cutters, whose responsibility would be enforcement of the first tariff laws enacted by Congress under the Constitution. Use hashtag #USCoastGuardDay

August 5: National Underwear Day

August 5: Work Like a Dog Day

August 6: Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 7: Chinese Valentine’s Day/Daughter’s Day — 7th day of 7th Lunar Month

August 7: National Lighthouse Day

August 8: Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day — now that’s not nice!

August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples — A day created by the United Nations to bring awareness to an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world’s population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. Use hashtag #WeAreIndigenous, #IndigenousDay, #IndigenousPeoplesDay, and #UNDRIP

August 10: Lazy Day

August 10: National S’mores Day

August 11: Presidential Joke Day

August 11: Son and Daughter Day

August 12: Eid-Ul-Adha — A Muslim holiday beginning on the tenth day of the Islamic month, the month of Hajj The first 10 days of the month are special times of religious prayer and recitation. Then, on the tenth day the four day holiday of Eid-Ul-Adha begins. It is a time for prayer and sacrificing, but not a time for fasting. Use hashtag #EidUlAdha

August 12: Middle Child’s Day

August 13: Left Hander’s Day

August 14: National Creamsicle Day

August 14 or 15: V-J Day — which date do you celebrate as the end of WWII?

August 15: Feast of the Assumption

August 15: Relaxation Day

August 16: National Tell a Joke Day

August 17: National Honey Bee Day — Declared by Thomas J. Vilsek, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, on August 11, 2009. It is sponsored by Pennsylvania Agriculture, Inc. The day was originally intended for beekeepers, as a day of education and promotion of honey bees and honey. The third Saturday in August was selected, so beekeepers would have a new supply of honey to promote. This holiday is a true “National” day, as it was declared by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Use hashtag #NationalHoneyBeeDay

August 17: National Thrift-shop Day

August 18: Bad Poetry Day

August 18: World Daffodil Day

August 19: Aviation Day

August 19: National Potato Day

August 20: National Radio Day

August 20: World Mosquito Day

August 21: National Spumoni Day

August 21: Senior Citizen’s Day

August 22: Be an Angel Day

August 22: National Tooth Fairy Day — and/or February 28

August 23: Ride the Wind Day

August 24: Vesuvius Day

August 25: Kiss and Make Up Day

August 26: National Dog Day

August 26: Women’s Equality Day

August 27: Global Forgiveness Day

August 27: Just Because Day

August 28: Race Your Mouse Day -but we are not sure what kind of “mouse”

August 29: More Herbs, Less Salt Day

August 30: Frankenstein Day

August 30: Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31: International Bacon Day — Saturday before Labor Day

August 31: National Eat Outside Day

August 31: National Trail Mix Day

Previous Month — July Social Media Post Ideas:

Capitalize on these valuable opportunities if they align with your branding. Please, do not JUST use the hashtag on top of something irrelevant.

So many options to participate in worldwide conversations — that is how you grow reach and authority and even vanity “likes” and “followers”.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line in the comments below!

Jena Apgar is an international speaker, digital agency CEO at Warfare Marketing, co-founder and trainer at Business Growth Network with the popular 90-Day Double My Business Challenge, and co-host of the popular videocast,, which takes you through what it takes to build a 6–8 figure business, to double your business, leveraging marketing strategies, funnels and traffic tactics. Join the 4,000 readers getting a dose of my best and most controversial marketing & business content. Join here.

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Mother of 3 dragons, Wife to an attorney, Kartra Queen, and Social Media Weirdo with a weakness for Mint Green Tea and Dallas-esque Champaign Campaigns.

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