Key dates for your diary 2023

6 December 2022

As we roll into 2023 it’s time to grab your diary and jot down the key dates coming up in the year ahead.

With plenty of weird and wonderful days to celebrate, your content calendars are sure to be full to the brim. But remember, you don’t need to honour every national day that comes around.

Only celebrate the holidays and dates that have a natural connection to your brand and resonate with your target audience to convey a meaningful message.

Pens at the ready- here are your key dates for 2023:

January

Throughout the month:

Dry January

Veganuary

1st: New Years Day

4th: National Trivia Day

National Trivia Day is a great excuse to share all your interesting trivial facts with co-workers and employees and test their general knowledge. To join in the festivities, you could:

-Share your favourite trivia facts on social media using the hashtag #NationalTriviaDay

-Begin every conversation with a “did you know” fact

-Set aside some time for employees and co-workers to play trivia board games

5th: Twelfth day after Christmas

11th: National Milk Day

12th: National Pharmacist Day

14th: World Logic Day

16th: Brew Monday

21st: World Religion Day

25th: Burns Night

27th: National Chocolate Cake Day

 

27th: National Fun at Work Day

On this day, why not inject some fun into the office to boost morale and increase productivity? To celebrate, you could:

-Introduce a fun dress code

-Have a team day out

-Host a ‘best costume’ contest

 

29th: National Puzzle Day

 

February

Throughout the month:

Black History Month

5th: British Yorkshire Pudding Day

9th: National Pizza Day

11th: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

13th: Galentine’s Day

13th: World Radio Day

14th: Valentine’s Day

14th: International Book Giving Day

17th: Random Acts of Kindness Day

On Random Acts of Kindness Day, make someone’s day a little better and a little brighter by:

-Write kindness messages to employees and customers to show your appreciation

-Pay it backwards. Gift your mailing list an exclusive discount or offer

-Host a giveaway on social media for followers

20th: National Love Your Pet Day

21st: Shrove Tuesday

22nd: Ash Wednesday

22nd: World Thinking Day

 

March

Throughout the month:

Women’s History Month

1st: World Music Therapy Day

3rd: Employee Appreciation Day

6th: British Pie Week

A celebration of all things pie, you can celebrate British Pie Week by:

-Hosting an office bake-off competition (get your followers on social media to judge)

-Throwing a pie eating contest

-Taking your employees to the best pie restaurant in town

8th: International Women’s Day

13th: National Napping Day

17th: Saint Patrick’s Day

 

17th: Red Nose Day

Get your #NosesOn and have fun while raising money for a great cause. You could:

-Have an office quiz

-Take part in a sponsored skydive, silence, or swim

-Host a raffle on social media

 

20th: International Day of Happiness

22nd: First Day of Ramadan

23rd: National Puppy Day – got some cute pups in the office? Snap a pick

27th: World Theatre Day

 

April

1st: April Fool’s Day

4th: International Carrot Day

5th: National Walking Day

National Walking Day is exactly what you think it is, the national day of walking. Celebrate by:

-Encouraging employees to walk to work

-Setting up an office walking club

-Hosting an office racewalk

9th: Easter Sunday

10th: National Siblings Day

14th: International Moment of Laughter Day

16th: World Voice Day

21st: National Tea Day

22nd: Earth Day

23rd: World Book Day

29th: International Dance Day

 

May

1st: May Day

2nd: International Harry Potter Day

4th: Star Wars Day

5th: Cinco de Mayo

6th: Coronation of King Charles III

7th: World Laughter Day

There are many benefits of laughter so make your customers and employees smile by:

-Posting a funny quote or picture to social media using the hashtag #WorldLaughterDay

-Treating employees to a comedy night

-Starting every conversation with a funny joke

10th: National Receptionists Day

13th: World Cocktail Day

16th: International Day of Light

21st: World Baking Day

30th: National Creativity Day

 

June

3rd: World Bicycle Day

4th: National Cheese Day

5th: World Environment Day

A day to raise awareness on environmental issues around the world, on World Environment Day, you can do your bit by:

-Planting trees

-Organising beach clean-ups

-Joining online protests

8th: National Best Friends Day

18th: Father’s Day

18th: International Picnic Day

23rd: International Writing Day

27th: International Bingo Day

28th: Eid al-Adha

30th: Take Your Dog to Work Day

 

July

1st: International Joke Day

15th: Give Something Away Day

A day to share and give freely to others, celebrate Give Something Away Day by:

-Volunteering at a soup kitchen

-Organising gift baskets to be donated to charity

-Starting an office fundraiser

16th: National Ice Cream Day

20th: International Chess Day

29th: International Lipstick Day

29th: International Tiger Day

30th: International Friendship Day

 

August

4th: International Beer Day

8th: International Cat Day

9th: International Coworking Day

Get your employees together and encourage a day of coworking. You can:

-Invite employees who work from home to spend time in the office

-Host events and seminars

-Share your coworking spaces on social media using the hashtag #InternationalCoworkingDay

10th: Lazy Day

13th: Left-Handers Day

28th: Summer bank holiday

 

September

4th: Organ Donation Week

9th: Emergency Services Day

Support the NHS and the emergency services on this day by:

-Attending local events

-Hosting a minute’s silence

-Joining the dedicated social media campaign using the hashtag #999Day

16th: World Cleanup Day

28th: National Sons Day

 

October

1st: Grandparents Day

5th: National Poetry Day

5th: World Teachers Day

6th: World Smile Day

It’s always nice to be nice but why not go the extra mile to make someone smile on World Smile Day? You could:

-Visit residential care homes

-Carry out good deeds throughout the day

-Donate meals to homeless shelters

29th: National Cat Day

31st: Halloween

 

November

Throughout the month:

Movember

1st: World Vegan Day

5th: Bonfire Night

8th: National Cappuccino Day

9th: British Pudding Day

13th: World Kindness Day

17th: International Students Day

19th World Toilet Day

24th: Black Friday

27th: Cyber Monday

28th: Giving Tuesday

The global day of giving, there are many things you can do to celebrate Giving Tuesday, including:

-Volunteering your time and talent

-Supporting causes close to your brand’s heart

-Announcing a new charity partner

 

December

2nd: Small Business Saturday

On the run-up to Christmas celebrate small businesses on Small Business Saturday by:

-Shopping small

-Sharing your favourite small businesses on social media

-Hosting a small business fair

5th: International Volunteer Day

8th: National Brownie Day

10th: Nobel Prize Day

11th: Green Monday

14th: Monkey Day

24th: Christmas Eve

25th: Christmas Day

26th: Boxing Day

 

For more 2023 content ideas, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Or for December 2022, content ideas, click here!

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