October: Let's create and Plan Content Special Days

What are you planning for your October social media content? If you haven’t already planned out your content you can get started by looking at some of the special days for this month. It’s an especially fun month for creating fun ideas because Autumn has arrived and Halloween is coming up too.

If you are struggling for images, check out Unsplash - they offer a free and high quality database of images that you can literally do anything with. In terms of time saving, using tools like Canva, Design Wizard, Adobe Spark and Wordswag means you won’t have to wait a long time for creative because you can create images quickly using templated designs (Just add your brand fonts and colours). Use a content calendar such as ContentCal to schedule, plan and analyse content across multiple social networks.

Don’t forget to do your hashtag research using tools like Hashtagger to see what relevant hashtags are available for these days and topics.

Here are some key dates from around the globe that you can create content around:

1st - International Day for the Elderly

1st - National Homemade Cookies Day

1st - World Vegetarian Day

2nd - National Custodial Worker Day

2nd - Name Your Car Day

3rd - National Boyfriends Day

3rd - National Kale Day - first Wednesday of October

3rd - Techies Day

3rd - Virus Appreciation Day

4th - National Golf Day

4th - National Frappe Day

5th - Do Something Nice Day

5th - World Smile Day first Friday of month

5th - World Teacher's Day

6th - Come and Take it Day

6th - International Frugal Fun Day - first Saturday of the month

6th - Mad Hatter Day

6th - Physician Assistant Day

6th - World Card Making Day - first Saturday of the month

7th - Bald and Free Day

7th - Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies

8th - American Touch Tag Day

8th - Columbus Day - second Monday of month

9th - Curious Events Day

9th - Fire Prevention Day

9th - Leif Erikson Day

9th - Moldy Cheese Day

10th - Emergency Nurses Day- second Wednesday of month

10th - International Newspaper Carrier Day

10th - National Angel Food Cake Day

10th - Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day -Second Wednesday of month

11th - It's My Party Day

12th - Cookbook Launch Day

12th - Old Farmer's Day

12th - Moment of Frustration Day

12th - National Gumbo Day

12th - World Egg Day - second Friday of month

13th - International Skeptics Day

14th - Be Bald and Free Day

14th - National Dessert Day - take an extra helping, or two

15th - White Cane Safety Day

16th - Bosses Day

16th - Dictionary Day

17th - National Fossil Day - Wednesday of Earth Sciences Week

17th - National Pasta Day

17th - Wear Something Gaudy Day

18th - No Beard Day

19th - Evaluate Your Life Day

20th - Brandied Fruit Day

21st Babbling Day

21st - Count Your Buttons Day

21st - National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day find a recipe, too.

20th - Sweetest Day - third Saturday of month

22nd - National Nut Day

23rd - National Mole Day

23rd - Tv Talk Show Host Day

24th - National Bologna Day

24th - United Nations Day

25th - Punk for a Day Day

25th - World Pasta Day

26th - Frankenstein Friday - last Friday in October

26th - National Mincemeat Day

27th - Make a Difference Day- fourth Saturday of the month, neighbors helping neighbors.

27th - National Tell a Story Day - in Scotland and the U.K.

27th - Navy Day

28th - Plush Animal Lover's Day

28th - Mother-In-Law Day - fourth Sunday in October

29th - Hermit Day

29th - National Frankenstein Day

30th - National Candy Corn Day

30th - Mischief Night

31st - Carve a Pumpkin Day - no surprise here

31st - Halloween

31st - Increase Your Psychic Powers Day

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