National Holidays to Put On Your Calendar

National Holidays to Put on Your Marketing Calendar in 2018

It seems like there’s a national day or month for absolutely everything. Instead of becoming overwhelmed by the number of national holidays, put some of the holidays on your marketing calendar.

We all know the big holidays: Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Halloween, etc. Because these holidays are so well known, your marketing strategies might be overshadowed by bigger businesses. Lesser known holidays could be just what your marketing calendar needs!

Look through these holidays and more to find the ones that are most relevant to your company. Do you own a coffee shop? Make sure to put National Coffee Day on your calendar! Do you run a consignment shop? National Thrift Shop Day is your time to shine! Do you own a clothing boutique? Offer a special discount on National Zipper Day! The possibilities are endless!

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January

National Months

National Weeks

  • January 8-14: Universal Letter Writing Week

National Days

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 2: National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
  • January 3: National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
  • January 4: National Trivia Day
  • January 6: National Technology Day
  • January 8: Clean Off Your Desk Day
  • January 13: National Rubber Ducky Day
  • January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 24: National Compliment Day
  • January 28: Data Privacy Day
  • January 28: National Have Fun at Work Day
  • January 29: National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

February

 National Months

  • Black History Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Free and Open Source Software Month

National Weeks

National Days

  • February 2: Groundhog Day
  • February 4: Superbowl Sunday
  • February 6: National Frozen Yogurt Day
  • February 11: Inventors Day
  • February 12: National Clean Out Your Computers Day
  • February 13: Mardi Gras
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 16: Chinese New Year
  • February 18: National Drink Wine Day
  • February 19: President’s Day
  • February 20: Love Your Pet Day

March

National Months

  • National Craft Month
  • National Credit Education Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Women’s History Month

National Days

  • March 2: National Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 8: National Women’s Day
  • March 11: Daylight Saving Time
  • March 14: National Pi Day
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 22: National Goof Off Day
  • March 23: National Puppy Day
  • March 25: Palm Sunday
  • March 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
  • March 30: Good Friday

April

National Months

National Weeks

  • April 1-7: Golden Rule Week

National Days

  • April 1: April Fool’s Day
  • April 1: Easter
  • April 2: National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • April 4: National Walking Day
  • April 7: National No Housework Day
  • April 10: National Equal Pay Day
  • April 16: National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
  • April 17: Tax Day
  • April 25: National Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 26: National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  • April 29: National Zipper Day
  • April 30: National Hairstylist Appreciation Day

May

National Months

  • National Barbeque Month
  • National Photograph Month

National Weeks

National Days

  • May 1: National Loyalty Day
  • May 3: World Password Day
  • May 4: National Star Wars Day
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • May 13: Mother’s Day
  • May 15: Ramadan Begins
  • May 17: National Pack Rat Day
  • May 28: Memorial Day
  • May 29: National Paperclip Day
  • May 30: National Mint Julep Day

June

National Months

  • LGBTQIA Pride Month
  • National Adopt a Cat Month

National Weeks

  • June 3-9: National Gardening Week

National Days

  • June 1: National Leave the Office Early Day
  • June 6: National Running Day
  • June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • June 10: National Ballpoint Pen Day
  • June 14: National Flag Day
  • June 17: Father’s Day
  • June 21: International Day of Yoga
  • June 22: National Take Your Dog to Work Day
  • June 29: National Waffle Iron Day

July

National Months

  • National Anti-Boredom Month
  • National Independent Retailer Month
  • National Picnic Month

National Weeks

  • July 10-16: Everybody Deserves a Massage Week

National Days

  • July 4: Independence Day
  • July 6: National Fried Chicken Day
  • July 11: National Cheer Up the Lonely Day
  • July 15: National Give Something Away Day
  • July 24: National Drive-Thru Day
  • July 27: National System Administrator Appreciation Day
  • July 30: National Father-in-Law Day

August

National Months

National Weeks

  • August 5-11: National Farmers’ Market Week
  • August 6-12: National Bargain Hunting Week

National Days

September

National Months

  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Honey Month
  • National Preparedness Month

National Weeks

  • September 3-7: National Payroll Week
  • September 16-22: National Indoor Plant Week
  • September 23-29: National Dog Week

National Days

  • September 2: National College Colors Day
  • September 3: Labor Day
  • September 6: National Read a Book Day
  • September 7: National Beer Lover’s Day
  • September 9: Rosh Hashanah Begins
  • September 12: National Day of Encouragement
  • September 13: National Programmers Day
  • September 19: National IT Professionals Day
  • September 28: National Drink Beer Day
  • September 29: National Coffee Day

October

National Months

National Weeks

National Days

  • October 2: National Name Your Car Day
  • October 8: National Kick Butt Day
  • October 8: Columbus Day
  • October 12: National Farmer’s Day
  • October 16: Boss’s Day
  • October 18: National Get Smart about Credit Day
  • October 28: Mother-in-Law Day
  • October 29: National Cat Day
  • October 31: Halloween

November

National Months

  • Movember
  • National Gratitude Month
  • National Inspirational Role Models Month

National Weeks

  • November 18-24: National Game and Puzzle Week

National Days

  • November 1: National Men Make Dinner Day
  • November 4: Daylight Saving Time Ends
  • November 7: National Stress Awareness Day
  • November 8: National Cappuccino Day
  • November 11: Veteran’s Day
  • November 22: Thanksgiving
  • November 23: Black Friday
  • November 24: Small Business Saturday
  • November 26: Cyber Monday
  • November 27: National Day of Giving
  • November 30: Computer Security Day

December

National Months

  • National Tie Month
  • National Write a Business Plan Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month

National Weeks

  • December 12-20: Chanukah
  • December 26-January 1: Kwanzaa

National Days

  • December 1: National Pie Day
  • December 7: National Cotton Candy Day
  • December 21: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
  • December 24: Christmas Eve
  • December 25: Christmas
  • December 26: National Thank You Note Day
  • December 28: No Interruptions Day
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve