As we approach the second month of 2023, We thought it would be useful to compile some dates that businesses could use for their social media calendar. There are so many different celebrations and events that take place throughout the year. Some will be relevant and others not, so use what is right for your industry and help boost your online presence. To make it easier. We have gathered some of the most popular dates out there. So get planning for the year ahead with Vend’s Content Calendar tips.
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Dates in February for your Social Media Calendar
4th February 2023 – World Cancer Day
This is a day that some may have bad memories of, others might use this date to celebrate beating Cancer. However you plan to use it, it is a topic most people will engage with as according to statistics, 1 in 3 of us will get Cancer at some stage in life.
9th February – National Pizza Day
Each year on 9th February, Pizza is celebrated worldwide. From bases to toppings, homemade or store-bought, it’s a day to eat Pizza and lots of it! Use this day to get engaging with your followers on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Why not run a poll to see which base is the favourite? Do you prefer deep-pan, thin-crust or stone baked? Do you pick classic Margherita, meat feast or Hawaiian?
14th February – St. Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year and it is the day when most flowers are sold. It is a day to express how you feel about someone you care about. Will you be sending a card, chocolates or flowers to someone you care about? Don’t worry if you don’t celebrate this event in your calendar, it’s not for everyone, and can be seen as too commercialised!
20th February – National Love Your Pet Day
It doesn’t matter if you keep fish, rats, rabbits, dogs, cats, horses, spiders or snakes. Animals can bring so much joy and companionship. We love our pets and like to shop for them just as often as we treat ourselves. Whether you are a dedicated dog person, or own mischievous cats, celebrate together for National love your pet day!
Here’s a photo of Wednesday, the recent addition to Team Vend. Wednesday is a Black Labrador puppy.
21st February – Pancake Tuesday
Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is traditionally a feast day before the beginning of Lent. It falls 47 days before Easter Sunday each year. In days gone by, women used to use up all their ingredients in the pantry to prepare for the beginning of Lent the next day. Pancakes were the dish of choice. They taste good with butter, Nutella or syrup.
22nd February – Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday, also known as Lent, is the beginning of fasting until Easter Sunday. It symbolises when Jesus fasted in the Desert. However, many people, religious or not, still participate in Lent as it can help promote self-discipline. In most catholic churches, people will receive ashes placed onto their heads in the mark of a cross to celebrate the beginning of this sacred occasion.
23rd February – Digital Learning Day
Digital Learning Day takes place on the last Thursday in February each year. The day celebrates the positive impact digital technology has on learning and access to information. It is a day that drives growth and teaching. We have come a long way with access to digital resources at the touch of a button.
These dates are just some examples of the different types of events and national days out there that can be used to promote your social media pages and get your brand out there. It always helps to engage with followers on current events and celebrate dates together through creative content. Not sure where to start? Get in touch with us at Vend Digital and we can help you create social content for your industry.