No More Writer’s Block! 800+ Unique Holidays, Celebrations & Observances to Fill Your Editorial Calendar Year-Round


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Do you sometimes find yourself at a loss for what to write about? Those days are going to be a thing of the past because with our massive list of unique holidays, celebrations and month-long observances, you’ll have more than two years worth of topics to write about daily!

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Sometimes, coming up with topics to write about is the hardest aspect of blogging. We all get a touch of writer’s block from time-to-time. When the writing blues strike, one thing I recommend is taking a look at the unique holidays and observances that happen in a given month. I mean, who doesn’t love National Doughnut Day?!

Crafting content around unique holidays is a great way to add evergreen content to your site. Wacky holidays, celebrations, and month-long observances generally happen every year (leap day excluded), so you’ll be able to refresh, republish, and reshare your content year after year.

Writing about unique holidays on your blog

Because these funny national days come around every year, I recommend writing posts that are as evergreen as possible so you can either republish or reshare them year after year after year. One super easy way to do this is to keep the year out of your post. For instance, just say that January 30 is croissant day, not January 30, 2018.

Some unique holidays you can have fun with on your blog and produce really creative content. Some days are more somber and may not fit all blogs. Whatever you do, don’t try to force something when it’s not a good fit just for the sake of new content.

 

Unique holidays and SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is incredibly important if you want your blog to rank in Google. With some solid keyword research, you might even find yourself ranking well in the search engines for some unique holidays and observances!

For instance, a quick look at my preferred SEO tool, Keysearch, shows that “Houseplant Appreciation Day” might be easy to rank for on Google! It may seem random, but if your blog is on the first page of search results for any of these unique holidays, some awesome traffic could head your way every time that holiday rolls around!

Some terms are going to be easier to rank for than others. For instance, Houseplant Appreciation Day is going to be 100x easier to rank for than Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sure, Breast Cancer Awareness Month probably has 100x as much traffic as Houseplant Appreciation Day (at least), but the competition is going to be incredibly fierce and hard to tackle.

Tip: The main keyword for most of these days is the actual name of the holiday/observance itself. This is what people are going to be Googling. Using a keyword research tool will help you find additional related words that you should pepper throughout your post.

By the way, if you’re really confused by the concept of SEO and how to make it work for your blog, check out my e-course, Introduction to SEO for Bloggers ($27.99).

 

Monetizing holiday and observance posts

Many holidays and celebrations can easily be written about in ways that can be monetized. For instance, on Bubble Bath Day you could write about the best bath bombs you’ve ever used or your favorite bath wash. You could share a DIY for a bath bomb, or you could write about the subscription box that sent you some amazing bath products. Heck, you could do a round-up of the best loofahs, or write about how loofahs are breeding grounds for mold and make some alternative body scrubbing suggestions. There are 100 ways you could approach writing about any holiday, so do a little bit of brainstorming to figure out what will work best for your site.

Affiliate links are a great way to monetize blog posts about unique holidays and/or many observances, but if you plan ahead, pitch your post ideas to advertisers to see if you can get sponsorships to write about these wacky holidays and/or receive free products to feature! When reaching out to potential sponsors, don’t forget to tell them what you can do for them. How will your post help promote them?

For some of the monthly observances listed below, I’ve shared some ideas for affiliate partners to help you get the juices flowing for other partnership ideas.

 

Update your post each year

Moving forward, each year you’ll need to update your post to make sure it’s still relevant and that all links work, and then either republish it or start sharing it on social media again about six weeks prior to the actual holiday.

 

800+ Unique Holidays, Celebrations & Month-Long Observances

 What to write about in January

 

January Month-Long Observances

Below are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the month of January.

 

National Bath Safety Month

This would be a great topic for mom/dad bloggers! Writing about tips for keeping children safe in the bath is practical AND easily monetizable!

 

National Hobby Month

Do you have a unique hobby? You get bonus points if you have a hobby that you can introduce to your readers with monetized content! For instance, if you knit, you would want to introduce your readers to the best yarn and knitting needles. If you’re a board game junkie, share some of your favorite board games and why they’re favorites in your house.

 

Hot Tea Month

Calling all tea lovers… January is your month! Share your favorite tea with your readers, or the best mugs, infusers, or teapots.

Affiliate partner ideas: If tea is what you want to write about, ShareaSale is the best affiliate network to check out. Just a sampling of the tea-centric merchants they work with includes Art of Tea, Simple Loose Leaf (a tea subscription service – which would be another great post idea as there are quite a few tea subscription boxes), Teabox (another subscription service), Teatulia, The Tea Spot, and so many more.

 

National Oatmeal Month

Who knew that oatmeal had its own month? Recipe bloggers could share a round-up of recipes they’ve written previously using oatmeal, or perhaps develop a new one. Beauty bloggers can share tips for using oatmeal in homemade beauty products.

 

National Soup Month

Sharing some favorite soup recipes is a must during National Soup Month, don’t you think? In addition, soup mugs, soup spoons, and other recipes that can be made using soup would be a big hit!

 

Additional month-long observances in January: National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month, Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, National Glaucoma Awareness Month, Thyroid Awareness Month, National Birth Defects Prevention Month

 

Holidays in January

DateHolidayYearly Occurrence
January 1National Hangover Day
January 2Science Fiction Day
January 3Festival of Sleep Day
January 3Fruitcake Toss Day
January 4National Spaghetti Day
January 4Trivia Day
January 5National Bird Day
January 6Bean Day
January 6Cuddle Up Day
January 8Bubble Bath Day
January 8Clean Off Your Desk Day
January 9Word Nerd Day
January 10Bittersweet Chocolate Day
January 10Houseplant Appreciation Day
January 10Cut Your Energy Costs Day
January 13International Skeptics Day
January 13Make Your Dream Come True Day
January 14Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 14Organize Your Home Day
January 15Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 15National Hat Day
January 16Appreciate a Dragon Day
January 16National Nothing Day
January 17Ditch New Year's Resolution Day
January 17Kid Inventors' Day
January 18Thesaurus Day
January 18Winnie the Pooh Day
January 19National Popcorn Day
January 20National Buttercrunch Day
January 20National Cheese Lover Day
January 20Penguin Awareness Day
January 21National Hugging Day
January 21Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 22Hot Sauce Day
January 22National Blonde Brownie Day
January 23National Pie Day
January 23National Handwriting Day
January 25Opposite Day
January 26Spouse's Day
January 27Chocolate Cake Day
January 28Fun at Work Day
January 28National Kazoo Day
January 29National Puzzle Day
January 30Croissant Day
January 31Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
January 1New Year's Day
January 10National Take the Stairs Day Second Wednesday in January
January 15Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s BirthdayCelebrated on the third Monday in January
January 26Australia Day

 

 

What to blog about in February

 

February Month-Long Observances

Below are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the month of February.

 

American Heart Month

While January is typically resolution and fitness month, writing about American Heart Month is a great way to educate your readers about heart disease and encourage them to pursue healthy lifestyles.

 

Black History Month

It’s hard for me to recommend monetizing such an important topic, but one way you could do that is to recommend books written by and about prominent African Americans. Or you could highlight businesses owned by African Americans.

 

Great American Pie Month

Calling all recipe creators – Great American Pie Month is calling your name! Share your favorite pie – or create a new one!

Affiliate partner ideas: You can easily promote the tools needed to make pies on your blog, like maybe pie plates and rolling pins from Macy’s or Sur La Table. You can also promote companies that will ship pies directly to people’s homes, which is perfect for the non-chefs among us! Harry & David ship pies, as does Collin Street Bakery and Dean & Deluca.

 

Additional month-long observances in February: Creative Romance Month, National Cherry Month, National Grapefruit Month, Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month, National Cancer Prevention Month

 

Holidays in February

DateHolidayYearly Occurrence
February 1National Freedom Day
February 1No Politics Day
February 2Groundhog Day
February 3Feed the Birds Day
February 4Thank a Mailman Day
February 5National Weatherman's Day
February 6National Chopsticks Day
February 7Send a Card to a Friend Day
February 8Boy Scout Day
February 8Kite Flying Day
February 9National Pizza Day
February 10Umbrella Day
February 11Make a Friend Day
February 11National Inventors Day
February 11White T-Shirt Day
February 12Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
February 13Galentine's Day
February 13Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday
February 14Valentine's Day
February 14National Organ Donor Day
February 15Single's Awareness Day
February 17Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 18National Drink Wine Day
February 19National Chocolate Mint Day
February 20Cherry Pie Day
February 20Love Your Pet Day
February 21Card Reading Day
February 22Be Humble Day
February 22National Margarita Day
February 23Tennis Day
February 24National Tortilla Chip Day
February 26National Pistachio Day
February 26Tell a Fairy Tale Day
February 27Polar Bear Day
February 28Floral Design Day
February 2National Wear Red Day
February 16Chinese New YearStarts on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar
February 2Bubble Gum DayFirst Friday in February
February 3Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast DayFirst Saturday in February
February 3The Day the Music Died
February 4Superbowl Sunday
February 12Clean out Your Computer DaySecond Monday in February
February 14Ash Wednesday
February 19President's DayThird Monday in February
February 29Leap DayNo Leap Day until 2020
February 3National Wear Red for Women's Heart Health Day
February 4World Cancer Day
February 22National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

 

 

What to write about in March

 

March Month-Long Observances

Below are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the month of March.

 

National Craft Month

Calling all crafters, March is for you! Even if you don’t typically write about crafting, talking about this month may be a new way to add some fun content to your site!

Affiliate partner ideas: Craftsy, via ShareaSale, is an amazing affiliate partner if you’re into crafting (or have an audience that is). They have so many different online classes and now you can even buy crafting supplies from their store. If you like writing about projects more than you enjoy making them, you might want to check out the Etsy affiliate program via Awin. Check out my post about getting started as an Etsy affiliate. Other programs you might want to check out include Cricut, Joann, and Michaels.

 

National Women’s History Month

There are so many different ways you could approach Women’s History Month. Perhaps you highlight some prominent women on your blog or books about prominent women. There are so many great children’s books about prominent women in history and you could review or highlight some of those.

 

Save Your Vision Month

Whether you really love sunglasses, or perhaps you write about something where having appropriate safety eyewear is important, Save Your Vision Month could be a great way to add more content to your site.

 

Additional month-long observances in March: Music in our Schools Month, National Frozen Food Month, National Irish American Heritage Month, National Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, Red Cross Month, Social Workers Month, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, Brain Injury Awareness Month, National Nutrition Month, National Kidney Month, National Endometriosis Awareness Month

 

Holidays in March

DateHolidayYearly Occurrence
March 1National Pig Day
March 1Peanut Butter Lovers' Day
March 3Caregiver Appreciation Day
March 3I Want You to be Happy Day
March 3Peach Blossom Day
March 6Dentist's Day
March 6National Frozen Food Day
March 8International Women's Day
March 12Girl Scouts Day
March 12Plant a Flower Day
March 13Ear Muff Day
March 13Jewel Day
March 14Learn About Butterflies Day
March 14National Potato Chip Day
March 14National Pi Day
March 15Everything You Think is Wrong Day
March 15Ides of March
March 16Everything You Do is Right Day
March 16Freedom of Information Day
March 16Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
March 17St. Patrick's Day
March 18Goddess of Fertility Day
March 20International Earth Day
March 20First Day of Spring
March 21Credit Card Reduction Day
March 21Fragrance Day
March 23Melba Toast Day
March 23National Chip and Dip Day
March 23National Puppy Day
March 24National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
March 25Pecan Day
March 26Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
March 26National Spinach Day
March 29National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
March 30National Doctor's Day
March 30Take a Walk in the Park Day
March 31World Backup Day
March 25Palm SundayThe Sunday before Easter Sunday
March 2Read Across America Day
March 29National Vietnam War Veterans Day
March 30Good FridayThe Friday before Easter Sunday
March 31PassoverObserved on the Hebrew calendar dates of Nissan 15-22.
March 1PurimObserved on the Hebrew calendar date of Adar 14.
March 2Employee Appreciation DayFirst Friday in March
March 2World Day of PrayerFirst Friday in March
March 4Oscar NightDate varies
March 8Popcorn Lover's DaySecond Thursday in March
March 15Incredible Kid DayThird Thursday in March
March 17National Quilting DayThird Saturday in March
March 20National Agriculture DayDate varies, but always during National Agriculture Week
March 11Daylight SavingsTime Begins

 
 
What to write about in April

 

April Month-Long Observances

Below are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the month of April.

 

Lawn and Garden Month

Any topic having to do with gardening – produce or flowers – and lawn maintenance would be perfect this month!

Affiliate partner ideas: You can link to gardening items that are available at so many different stores, like Walmart or Home Depot. Gardener’s Supply Company would obviously be a great fit, as would a company like Seeds Now, BloomingBulb, or Hoss. Don’t forget that you can also link to books about gardening and Amazon Associates is a great program for anything book-related!.

 

Stress Awareness Month

Share some of your favorite tips for taking it easy. Maybe that takes the form of your favorite cocktail, tips for having a relaxing at-home spa night or reviewing a local nail salon.

 

Additional month-long observances in April: National Humor Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, National Kite Month, National Poetry Month, National Pecan Month, National Welding Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, National Occupational Therapy Month, National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, National Cancer Control Month, Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month, National Autism Acceptance Month

 

Holidays in April

DateHolidayYearly Occurrence
April 1EasterSunday after the Paschal Full Moon
April 1April Fool's Day
April 1International Fun at Work Day
April 2Children's Book Day
April 2National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 3Don't Go to Work Unless It's Fun Day
April 3Tweed Day
April 3World Party Day
April 4School Librarian Day
April 5Go for Broke Day
April 5National Dandelion Day
April 6National Tartan Day
April 6New Beer's Eve
April 7Caramel Popcorn Day
April 7National Beer Day
April 7No Housework Day
April 7World Health Day
April 8Zoo Lover's Day
April 10Golfer's Day
April 10National Siblings Day
April 12Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
April 12National Licorice Day
April 13International Plant Appreciation Day
April 13National Peach Cobbler Day
April 13Scrabble Day
April 14Look Up at the Sky Day
April 14National Pecan Day
April 17Tax Day
April 15That Sucks Day
April 15World Art Day
April 16Mushroom Day
April 16National Eggs Benedict Day
April 16National Librarian Day
April 16National Stress Awareness Day
April 16Save the Elephants Day
April 19National Garlic Day
April 20Look Alike Day
April 20Volunteer Recognition Day
April 22Earth Day
April 22National Jelly Bean Day
April 23Lover's Day
April 23Take a Chance Day
April 24Pig in a Blanket Day
April 25Administrative Professionals DayWednesday of the last full week in April
April 25World Penguin Day
April 26National Pretzel Day
April 27National Prime Rib Day
April 27Tell a Story Day
April 28Great Poetry Reading Day
April 28Kiss Your Mate Day
April 29Greenery Day
April 29National Shrimp Scampi Day
April 30Hairstyle Appreciation Day
April 30National Honesty Day
April 6National Walk to Work DayFirst Friday in April
April 13Friday the 13th
April 16Patriot's DayThird Monday in April
April 19National High Five DayThird Thursday in April
April 21Husband Appreciation DayThird Saturday in April
April 26Take Your Daughter to Work DayFourth Thursday in April
April 27Arbor DayLast Friday in April

 
 
What to write about in May
 

May Month-Long Observances

Below are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the month of May.

 

Date Your Mate Month

This is certainly an interesting month to celebrate, eh? I recommend capitalizing on it by sharing some of your favorite date night ideas, or ways to increase romance in your relationship. Maybe you could share some recipes that are ideal for at-home date nights.

 

National Barbecue Month

Whether sharing your favorite barbecue recipes, barbecue tools, and accessories, or even grills themselves, National Barbecue Month is a great way to kick off summer!

Affiliate partner ideas: So many different stores with affiliate programs sell grills, like Lowe’s, Sears, Big Poppa Smokers, and Ace Hardware. BBQFans.com is an awesome source of barbeque tools. You can promote meat that can be delivered to people’s homes via programs like Snake River Farms or Zaycon Fresh. For something a little different, check out barbecue subscription boxes like Grill Masters Club and BBQ Box.

 

Additional month-long observances in May: Foster Care Month, Gifts from the Garden Month, Lupus Awareness Month, National Bike Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month, Brain Cancer Awareness Month, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month, Healthy Vision Month, National American Stroke Month, National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, National High Blood Pressure Education Month, National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month, National Mental Health Month, Arthritis Awareness Month, Hepatitis Awareness Month, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, Preeclampsia Awareness Month
 

Holidays in May

DateHolidayYearly Occurrence
May 1May Day
May 1Loyalty Day
May 1Mother Goose Day
May 1Save the Rhino Day
May 2Baby Day
May 2Brothers and Sisters Day
May 4Bird Day
May 4Star Wars Day
May 5Cinco de Mayo
May 5National Hoagie Day
May 5Oyster Day
May 6Beverage Day
May 6National Tourist Appreciation Day
May 6National Nurses Day
May 6No Diet Day
May 7National Tourism Day
May 8No Socks Day
May 8World Red Cross Day
May 10Clean Up Your Room Day
May 11Eat What You Want Day
May 11Child Care Provider DayFriday before Mother's Day
May 15National Chocolate Chip Day
May 16Love a Tree Day
May 15RamadanRamadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
May 16Wear Purple for Peace Day
May 17Pack Rat Day
May 18International Museum Day
May 18Visit Your Relatives Day
May 20Be a Millionaire Day
May 21National Waiters and Waitresses Day
May 22Buy a Musical Instrument Day
May 22World Goth Day
May 23Lucky Penny Day
May 25National Missing Children's Day
May 25National Brown Bag It Day
May 25National Wine Day
May 26Sally Ride Day
May 27Sunscreen Day
May 28Amnesty International Day
May 28National Hamburger Day
May 29Learn About Composting Day
May 30Water a Flower Day
May 31National Macaroon Day
May 31Save Your Hearing Day
May 28Memorial DayLast Monday in May
May 31World No Tobacco Day
May 1Law Day
May 3National Day of Prayer
May 8National Teacher Appreciation DayTuesday during the first full week of May
May 13Mother's DaySecond Sunday in May
May 19Armed Forces DayThird Saturday in May
May 20ShavuotOccurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan.
May 22National Maritime Day
May 21Victoria Day (Canada)Monday before May 25
May 5Free Comic Book DayFirst Saturday in May
May 9National Receptionist DaySecond Wednesday in May
May 11Military Spouses DayFriday before Mother's Day
May 12Birth Mother's DaySaturday before Mother's Day
May 12National Train DaySaturday closest to May 10
May 18National Bike to Work DayThird Friday in May
May 26International Jazz DaySaturday of Memorial Day weekend

 
 
what to write about in June
 

June Month-Long Observances

Below are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the month of June.
 

Aquarium Month

I’m not sure of the background for Aquarium Month, but it seems like you could approach this from a couple of different angles, including your favorite museums to visit or how to create and maintain an at-home aquarium.

 

Candy Month

Hey, it’s one of my favorite months! Use Candy Month to talk about your favorite sweets, create crafts using candy, share a new candy-filled recipe, or maybe share a specialty product, like kosher candy.

Affiliate partner ideas: Two of my favorite subscription boxes feature candy and both have affiliate programs! I recommend both CandyClub and MunchPak, the latter of which features goodies from around the world! In addition to subscription boxes, there are plenty of online candy stores with affiliate programs, like Old Time Candy (great for nostalgia), Dylan’s Candy Bar, Ghirardelli, Hershey, My M&M’s, and Russell Stover, among many others.

 

National Safety Month

There are so many different directions from which you could approach National Safety Month. For instance, maybe you want to write about ways to keep babies or pets safe or precautions you take before beginning a DIY project.

 

Additional month-long observances in June: Dairy Month, Gay Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Adopt a Cat Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, Rose Month, Turkey Lovers Month, Mental Health Month, National Cancer Survivors Month, Cataract Awareness Month, Men’s Health Month, National Scleroderma Awareness Month

 

Holidays in June

DateHolidayYearly Occurrence
June 6D-Day
June 14Army Birthday
June 27National HIV Testing Day
June 15Eid al-FitrCelebrated on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar
June 22Take Your Dog to Work DayFriday after Father's Day
June 21First Day of Summer
June 10Lailat al-QadrFalls on the last 10 nights of the Islamic month of Ramadan
June 1Dare Day
June 2National Rocky Road Day
June 4Applesauce Cake Day
June 4Hug Your Cat Day
June 4National Cheese Day
June 5Hot Air Balloon Day
June 5World Environment Day
June 6National Gardening Exercise Day
June 7National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 8Best Friends Day
June 8World Ocean Day
June 9Donald Duck Day
June 9National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
June 10Ball Point Pen Day
June 10Herbs and Spices Day
June 10Iced Tea Day
June 11National Corn on the Cob Day
June 12National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
June 12Red Rose Day
June 13National Weed Your Garden Day
June 13Sewing Machine Day
June 14Flag Day
June 15Smile Power Day
June 16Fresh Veggies Day
June 17Eat Your Vegetables Day
June 17Father's DayThird Sunday in June
June 18Go Fishing Day
June 18International Picnic Day
June 18International Sushi Day
June 18National Splurge Day
June 19National Kissing Day
June 20National Bald Eagle Day
June 21International Yoga Day
June 21National Selfie Day
June 22National Chocolate Eclair Day
June 23National Pink Day
June 26Beautician's Day
June 26Forgiveness Day
June 27Sunglasses Day
June 29Camera Day
June 30Meteor Day
June 1National Doughnut DayFirst Friday in June
June 4Cancer Survivors Day
June 14World Blood Donor Day
June 19World Sickle Cell Day

 
 
What to write about in July

 

July Month-Long Observances

Below are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the month of July.

 

National Ice Cream Month

I don’t know how many angles you can take writing about ice cream, but hey, it’s ice cream! You can’t go wrong trying to find a way to highlight this sweet and icy treat on your blog.

Affiliate partner ideas: Believe it or not, there are actually a few companies you can partner with to monetize posts about ice cream! For instance, eCreamery is one of the largest online ice cream shops and they have an affiliate program with ShareaSale! Another option is partnering with WisconsinMade.com, who ship a couple of different ice cream brands. If you don’t want to write about shipping ice cream, another approach you could take is by writing about ice cream makers, which are readily available at stores like Target and Kohl’s.

 

National Picnic Month

Whether you write about what to wear to a picnic, what to take to a picnic, or the world’s best picnic basket, there are plenty of ways to write about (and monetize) National Picnic Month!

 

UV Safety Month

I’ve written about UV safety a few times, but never from the standpoint of UV Safety Month. I’m kind of a nut about sun safety! A few ways to write about this month include how to protect sensitive baby skin from harmful UV rays, the best moisturizers with UV protection, awesome sunscreens, or ways to protect your eyes from UV rays.

 

Additional month-long observances in July: Dog Days of Summer, National Blueberry Month, National Anti-Boredom Month, National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, National Hot Dog Month, Eye Injury Prevention Month, National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

 

Holidays in July

DateHolidayYearly Occurrence
July 4Independence Day
July 22Tisha B'AvTypically occurs on the ninth day of the month of AV
July 22Parents' DayFourth Sunday in July
July 27National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
July 1Canada Day
July 1Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
July 1International Chicken Wing Day
July 2World UFO Day
July 3Stay out of the Sun Day
July 4National Country Music Day
July 5National Apple Turnover Day
July 5National Bikini Day
July 6International Kissing Day
July 6National Fried Chicken Day
July 7Chocolate Day
July 7National Strawberry Sundae Day
July 8Body Painting Day
July 8National Blueberry Day
July 8Video Games Day
July 9National Sugar Cookie Day
July 11National Blueberry Muffins Day
July 12Pecan Pie Day
July 13Embrace Your Geekness Day
July 13National French Fries Day
July 14Bastille Day
July 14Shark Awareness Day
July 15Be a Dork Day
July 15Cow Appreciation Day
July 17Peach Ice Cream Day
July 17World Emoji Day
July 19National Daiquiri Day
July 19National Raspberry Cake Day
July 20National Lollipop Day
July 21National Junk Food Day
July 22Hammock Day
July 23Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 24Amelia Earhart Day
July 24Cousins Day
July 24National Tequila Day
July 26All or Nothing Day
July 26Aunt and Uncle Day
July 28National Milk Chocolate Day
July 29International Tiger Day
July 29National Lasagna Day
July 30National Cheesecake Day
July 30Father-in-Law Day
July 30International Day of Friendship
July 15National Ice Cream DayThird Sunday in July
July 16Global Hug Your Kids DayThird Monday in July
July 18National Hot Dog DayThird Wednesday in July
July 28National Day of the CowboyFourth Saturday in July
July 27System Administrator Appreciation Day Last Friday in July

 
 
What to write about in August

 

August Month-Long Observances

Below are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the month of August.

 

Family Fun Month

During Family Fun Month you could write about any activities your family enjoys doing together. Maybe you have regular game nights or waterparks you enjoy visiting together.

 

National Golf Month

Whether you want to write about golf apparel, golf shirts, or golf vacations, this is your month to shine! My only question is why National Golf Month occurs toward the end of golf season?

Affiliate partner ideas: Some of the biggest golfing brands have affiliate programs, like Callaway Golf, Nike, and TaylorMade. You could recommend fun golf gift ideas, like Putter Pong, a golf-inspired tailgate game, or Swingshot, a camera that records and analyzes golf swings. Depending on your audience, you can promote a golf vacation at Sandals & Beaches Resorts.

 

Additional month-long observances in August: Admit You’re Happy Month, National Catfish Month, National Eye Exam Month, Peach Month, Romance Awareness Month, Water Quality Month, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, National Immunization Awareness Month, Medic Alert Awareness Month, Gastroparesis Awareness Month

 

Holidays in August

DateHolidayYearly Occurrence
August 4Coast Guard Birthday
August 7Purple Heart Day
August 15Assumption of Mary
August 19National Aviation Day
August 21Senior Citizens Day
August 22Eid al-AdhaCelebrated around the 10th to 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.
August 25Raksha BandhanObserved on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana.
August 26Women's Equality Day
August 24National Waffle Day
August 1National Girlfriends Day
August 1National Mountain Climbing Day
August 2National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
August 3International Beer DayFirst Friday in August
August 3National Watermelon Day
August 4Campfire Day
August 4International Hangover Day First Saturday in August
August 4National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
August 4National Mustard DayFirst Saturday in August
August 5Friendship DayFirst Sunday in August
August 5International Forgiveness DayFirst Sunday in August
August 5National Underwear Day
August 5Sisters DayFirst Sunday in August
August 7National Lighthouse Day
August 8Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day
August 9Book Lover's Day
August 10Lazy Day
August 10National S'mores Day
August 11Son and Daughter Day
August 12Middle Child's Day
August 13Left Hander's Day
August 15Relaxation DAy
August 17National Thriftshop Day
August 18Bad Poetry Day
August 18National Honey Bee Awareness DayThird Saturday in August
August 19National Potato Day
August 20National Radio Day
August 31National Trail Mix Day
August 22Be an Angel Day
August 25Kiss and Make Up Day
August 26National Dog Day
August 27Just Because Day
August 29More Herbs, Less Salt Day
August 30Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31National Eat Outside Day

 
 
What to write about in September

 

September Month-Long Observances

Below are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the month of September.

 

Baby Safety Month

While you could approach Baby Safety Month from the standpoint of writing about everything baby safety-related, you could also break it down into smaller topics, like ways to keep crawling babies safe (something I’m personally dealing with now), baby sun safety, or keeping babies safe when they’re with babysitters.

 

Fall Hat Month

There are a lot of unique holidays each year, many of which I’d never heard of before composing this post, including Fall Hat Month. It seems a little strange but hats can definitely make for fun blog fodder!

Affiliate partner ideas: There’s really no shortage of stores that sell hats! Lids is a great choice if you’re looking for sports caps, as is Fanatics. Preston & Olivia has some gorgeous Instagram-worthy hats, as does Shopbop.

 

Additional month-long observances in August: Chicken Month, Better Breakfast Month, Classical Music Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Honey Month, International Square Dancing Month, Little League Month, National Blueberry Popsicle Month, National Courtesy Month, National Piano Month, Self Improvement Month, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Awareness Month, Leukemia Awareness Month, Lymphoma Awareness Month, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Pain Awareness Month, Healthy Aging Month, National Cholesterol Education Month, National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month, National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month, Sepsis Awareness Month

 

Holidays in September

DateHolidayYearly Occurrence
September 2JanmashtamiCelebrated at midnight on the eighth day of Shravana month
September 3Labor DayFirst Monday in September
September 9National Grandparents DayFirst Sunday after Labor Day
September 10Rosh HashanaThe first two days of the Jewish new year, Tishrei 1 and 2
September 11Patriot Day
September 12Ganesh ChaturthiObserved on on the fourth waxing moon day during the month of Bhadrapada.
September 12MuharramMuharram is the first month of the Islamic calender
September 17Citizenship Day
September 18Air Force Birthday
September 19Yom KippurFalls each year on the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tishrei
September 21National POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 24First Day of SukkotFalls each year on the 21st day of the Jewish month of Tishrei
September 2International Bacon DaySaturday before Labor Day
September 5Be Late for Something Day
September 6Read a Book Day
September 7National Salami Day
September 8International Literacy Day
September 9Teddy Bear Day
September 10Sewing Machine Day
September 11Make Your Bed Day
September 12Chocolate Milk Shake Day
September 12National Video Games Day
September 13Fortune Cookie Day
September 13National Peanut Day
September 13Positive Thinking Day
September 15Make a Hat Day
September 16American Legion Day
September 16Step Family Day
September 16Mayflower Day
September 16Mexican Independence Day
September 16National Play Doh Day
September 16National Women's Friendship DayThird Sunday in September
September 16Wife Appreciation DayThird Sunday in September
September 16Working Parents Day
September 17Constitution Day
September 18National Cheeseburger Day
September 19International Talk Like A Pirate Day
September 20National Pepperoni Pizza Day
September 21International Peace Day
September 21Miniature Golf Day
September 21World Gratitude Day
September 22Business Women's Day
September 22Elephant Appreciation Day
September 22Hobbit Day
September 22Natinal Hunting and Fishing DayFourth Saturday in September
September 22Oktoberfest Begins
September 23First Day of Fall
September 23Checkers Day
September 25National Comic Book Day
September 28Ask a Stupid Question Day
September 28National Good Neighbor Day
September 28Native American DayFourth Friday in September
September 26Johnny Appleseed Day
September 13National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
September 29World Heart Day
September 22First Day of Fall

 
 
What to write about in October

 

October Month-Long Observances

Below are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the month of October.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

There are so many different angles and ways to cover Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Brands release so many products just during the month of October, and many of them can be promoted using affiliate links.

 

Cookie Month

Like Ice Cream Month and Candy Month, I am all about Cookie Month! It’s a great month to showcase your best cookie recipe, cookie crafts, cookie cutters, or, my personal favorite, mail-order cookies. Mail-order cookies make awesome gifts for new parents, birthdays, or new homes.

Affiliate partner ideas: I’ve ordered cookies from a few different places that have affiliate programs, including Mouth, Eleni’s New York, and Cheryl’s Cookies.

 

More month-long observances in October: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Computer Learning Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Eat Country Ham Month, International Drum Month, National Diabetes Month, National Pizza Month, National Vegetarian Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, Sarcastic Month, Seafood Month, Liver Cancer Awareness Month, National Physical Therapy Month, American Pharmacists Month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Dental Hygiene Month, National Chiropractic Month

 

Holidays in October

DateHolidayYearly Occurrence
October 1Child Health Day
October 8Columbus Day or Indigenous People's DaySecond Monday in October
October 13Navy Birthday
October 16Boss's Day
October 20Sweetest DayThird Saturday in October
October 31Halloween
October 18DussehraCelebrated on the tenth day of the dark fortnight of the month of Ashvin
October 1International Day for the Elderly
October 1National Homemade Cookies Day
October 1World Vegetarian Day
October 2National Custodial Worker Day
October 3National Boyfriends Day
October 3National Kale DayFirst Wednesday in October
October 3Techies Day
October 4National Golf Day
October 4National Frappe Day
October 5Do Something Nice Day
October 5World Smile DayFirst Friday in October
October 5World Teacher's Day
October 6International Frugal Fun DayFirst Saturday in October
October 6World Card Making DayFirst Saturday in October
October 9Fire Prevention Day
October 9Leif Erikson Day
October 10Emergency Nurses DaySecond Wednesday in October
October 10National Angel Food Cake Day
October 10Take Your Teddy Bear to Work DaySecond Wednesday in October
October 11It's My Party Day
October 12Moment of Frustration Day
October 12National Gumbo Day
October 12World Egg DaySecond Friday in October
October 13International Skeptics Day
October 14National Dessert Day
October 16Dictionary Day
October 17National Pasta Day
October 17Wear Something Gaudy Day
October 19Evaluate Your Life Day
October 21National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
October 22National Nut Day
October 24United Nations Day
October 25Punk for a Day Day
October 25World Pasta Day
October 27Make a Difference DayFourth Saturday in October
October 28Plush Animal Lover's Day
October 28Mother-In-Law DayFourth Sunday in October
October 29National Frankenstein Day
October 30National Candy Corn Day
October 8Canadian ThanksgivingSecond Monday in October
October 5National Depression Screening Day
October 10World Mental Health Day

 
 
What to write about in November

 

November Month-Long Observances

Below are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the month of November.

 

Peanut Butter Lovers Month

Peanut Butter Lovers Month is a great time to showcase your favorite peanut butter recipes or maybe ways you can add peanut butter to DIY beauty products (is that a thing?) or activities you can do with kids involving peanut butter.

 

National Sleep Comfort Month

If sleep is what you love – and who doesn’t love sleep?! – National Sleep Comfort Month is the month for you. The sleep industry is huge right now, and there are many ways you could tackle this topic, from reviewing your mattress, comparing various mattresses, writing about sheets or pillows, or giving other tips for getting a good night of sleep.

Affiliate partner ideas: Writing about mattresses may not be for everyone, but there are so many online mattress companies now and a great number of them have affiliate programs. ShareaSale has a ton of mattress affiliate programs, including Eight Smart Mattress, Nectar, Avocado, and Plushbeds. Take it a step further and write about pillows and other bed linens by featuring companies like I Love My Pillow, Night Pillows, My Pillow, Overstock, and Brooklinen.

 

More month-long observances in November: Aviation History Month, Child Safety Protection Month, International Drum Month, National Adoption Awareness Month, National Family Caregivers Appreciation Month, National Diabetes Awareness Month, National Epilepsy Month, National Model Railroad Month, National Novel Writing Month, Native American Heritage Month, Real Jewelry Month, Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Month, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, National Hospice/Palliative Care Month, National Home Health Care Month, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

 

Holidays in November

DateHolidayYearly Occurrence
November 1All Saints' Day
November 4Daylight Savings Time EndsFirst Sunday in November
November 11Veterans Day
November 6Election DayTuesday after the first Monday in November
November 10Marine Corps Birthday
November 15America Recycles Day
November 21The Prophet's BirthdayObserved on the 12th day of the third month of the Islamic calendar.
November 22ThanksgivingFourth Thursday in November
November 23Black FridayFriday after Thanksgiving
November 24Small Business SaturdaySaturday after Thanksgiving
November 26Cyber MondayMonday after Thanksgiving
November 1Dio De los Muertos
November 1Men Make Dinner DayFirst Thursday in November
November 2Deviled Egg Day
November 3Book Lovers DayFirst Saturday in November
November 3Housewife's Day
November 3Sandwich Day
November 5Guy Fawkes Day
November 6Saxophone Day
November 7Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
November 8Cook Something Bold Day
November 9Chaos Never Dies Day
November 10Forget-Me-Not Day
November 12Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
November 13Caregiver Appreciation Day
November 13Sadie Hawkins Day
November 13World Kindness Day
November 13Young Readers DaySecond Tuesday in November
November 14Operating Room Nurse Day
November 14World Diabetes Day
November 15Clean Your Refrigerator Day
November 15Great American Smokeout Third Thursday in November
November 15National Philanthropy Day
November 16Button Day
November 16Have a Party With Your Bear Day
November 16International Tolerance Day
November 16National Fast Food Day
November 17Homemade Bread Day
November 17National Adoption DaySaturday before Thanksgiving
November 17Take A Hike Day
November 17World Peace Day
November 20Universal Children's Day
November 23National Espresso Day
November 23You're Welcome DayDay after Thanksgiving
November 25National Parfait Day
November 28French Toast Day
November 28Red Planet Day
November 29Square Dance Day
November 30Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day

 
 
What to write about in December

 

December Month-Long Observances

Below are some of the topics that will be highlighted during the month of December.

 

Write a Friend Month

There’s nothing I love more than snail mail, and December is apparently a great month to not only reach out to long lost friends, but it’s also a great month to encourage your readers to do so. Loosely interpreted, I would think that you could encourage your readers to “write a friend” by sending holiday cards (and recommending your favorite brands), or perhaps you could share stationery picks that would make great gifts.

Affiliate partner ideas: There are quite a few companies that sell both stationery and holiday cards, which will give you plenty of ideas for tackling Write a Friend Month. Some affiliate partner ideas include Minted, Zazzle, Paper Culture, and York Photo.

 

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Chances are good that if you’re writing about toys and gifts in December, you’re not really looking for more content. There is more than enough to write about in December, but covering toys and gifts from the angle of “safety” is definitely a little different.

 

Additional month-long observances in December: Bingo Month, Stress-Free Family Holidays Month, Read a New Book Month, Learn a Foreign Language Month, AIDS Awareness Month

 

Holidays in December

DateHolidayYearly Occurrence
December 3HanukkahStarts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev
December 6St. Nicholas' Day
December 7Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 13National Guard Birthday
December 17Pan American Aviation Day
December 17Wright Brothers Day
December 24Christmas Eve
December 25Christmas
December 26Kwanzaa
December 26Boxing Day
December 31New Year's Eve
December 1Eat a Red Apple Day
December 1World AIDS Awareness Day
December 2National Fritters Day
December 4Santa's List Day
December 4Wear Brown Shoes Day
December 5Bathtub Party Day
December 5Repeal Day
December 7Letter Writing Day
December 7National Cotton Candy Day
December 8National Brownie Day
December 9Christmas Card Day
December 9International Children's DaySecond Sunday in December
December 9National Pastry Day
December 10Human Rights Day
December 12Poinsettia Day
December 13Ice Cream Day
December 13Violin Day
December 14International Monkey Day
December 14Roast Chestnuts Day
December 15Bill of Rights Day
December 15National Lemon Cupcake Day
December 16National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
December 17National Maple Syrup Day
December 18Bake Cookies Day
December 19Look for an Evergreen Day
December 19Oatmeal Muffin Day
December 20Go Caroling Day
December 21Crossword Puzzle Day
December 21Forefather's Day
December 21Humbug Day
December 21Look on the Bright Side Day
December 21First Day of Winter
December 23Festivus
December 24National Chocolate Day
December 24National Egg Nog Day
December 28Card Playing Day
December 30Bacon Day
December 31Make Up Your Mind Day
December 1Rosa Parks Day
December 2Special Education Day

 
 

These lists of obscure holidays, national days, and month-long observances were compiled thanks to the help of Holiday Insights, Holidays Calendar, TimeandDate.com, ChooseHope.com and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. If there are any mistakes or additions, please let me know.

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