Holidays and celebrations can be perfect opportunities for businesses to offer promotions or highlight their offerings. Even if you want to celebrate every day, there are enough national days to accomplish that goal. The following national day calendar can help you plan your marketing materials and bring some fun to your business throughout all of 2024.

What National Day is it Today?

National days provide a great way to promote your business throughout the entire year. There are national days and celebrations on nearly every date on the calendar. Look at our national day calendar below to find the specific holidays that are most relevant today.

Use Our National Days Calendar to Promote Your Business in 2024

Expanding on the content provided, using national days in your small business marketing strategy can be a highly effective way to attract new customers, engage with your existing clientele, and build your brand reputation. For instance, if you’re a bookstore owner looking to diversify your revenue stream, learning how to sell comic books and hosting a sales event on National Comic Book Day can be an exciting and profitable venture.

Let’s explore how to optimize this strategy:

  1. Identify Relevant Holidays: Make use of the national day calendar to spot holidays that align with your business. If you’re a bookstore, National Book Lovers Day or National Comic Book Day could be ideal. If you’re a restaurant, National Food Days might be more appropriate.
  2. Plan Ahead: Once you’ve identified the holidays that are relevant to your business, planning is crucial. Start preparing for the event at least a month in advance. This could involve ordering extra stock, arranging for guest appearances by local comic book artists, or creating engaging social media content.
  3. Promote Your Event: Utilize different channels to advertise your event. This could be through social media, email newsletters, or even local newspapers and radio stations. Create a business advertising guide that will help you plan your promotions across various channels and mediums.
  4. Engage with Your Customers: During the event, interact with your customers, ask for their feedback, and engage with them on social media. This can help build a sense of community and loyalty towards your business.
  5. Offer Special Promotions: On these special days, consider offering special discounts or incentives. For example, you could provide a discount on comic books on National Comic Book Day or offer a free bookmark with every purchase.
  6. Evaluate and Improve: After the event, take time to review its success. Consider what worked, what didn’t, and how you can improve for next time. This could involve surveying customers or tracking sales and engagement metrics.

Remember, using national days as part of your marketing strategy isn’t just about boosting sales for one day. It’s about creating memorable experiences for your customers, fostering a sense of community, and positioning your business as a go-to hub for your specific products or services.

The above examples of the bookstore offering comic books or the Mexican restaurant providing discounts on National Tequila Day are practical illustrations of how national days can be utilized effectively. By integrating these holidays into your marketing plan, you can increase visibility, boost customer engagement, and ultimately, enhance your business’s profitability.


National Day Calendar 2024

This national day calendar includes a full list of dates, months, and weeks throughout the year that may be relevant to small businesses. Read on for a complete list of occasions that your company and customers may want to celebrate throughout the year.

Monthly Holidays in January

National Hobby Month
National Mentoring Month
National Soup Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Hot Tea Month
National CBD Month
National Bath Safety Month

National Weeks in January

January 1-7 New Year’s Resolutions Week
January 14-20 National Home Office Safety and Security Week
January 14-20 National Pizza Week
January 28-February 4 Meat Week

National Days in January

January 1 New Year’s Day
January 1 National Hangover Day
January 1 National Bloody Mary Day
January 2 World Introvert Day
January 2 Personal Trainer Awareness Day
January 2 Buffet Day
January 2 National Science Fiction Day
January 3 National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 4 National Trivia Day
January 4 National Spaghetti Day
January 5 National Bird Day
January 5 National Whipped Cream Day
January 5 National Keto Day
January 6 Three Kings Day
January 6 National Technology Day
January 7 National Play Outside Day
January 8 National Bubble Bath Day
January 8 National Winter Skin Relief Day
January 8 National Career Coach Day
January 8 National Clean Off Your Desk Day
January 9 National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
January 9 National Shop for Travel Day
January 10 National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
January 11 National Milk Day
January 12 National Pharmacist Day
January 13 National Sticker Day
January 14 National Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 15 National Bagel Day
January 15 National Hat Day
January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 16 International Hot and Spicy Food Day
January 17 International Mentoring Day
January 18 National Thesaurus Day
January 18 Get to Know Your Customers Day
January 19 National Popcorn Day
January 20 National Cheese Lovers Day
January 20 National Disc Jockey Day
January 20 National Use Your Gift Card Day
January 22 National Polka Dot Day
January 23 National Pie Day
January 23 National Handwriting Day
January 24 National Peanut Butter Day
January 24 International Day of Education
January 24 Library Shelfie Day
January 25 National Irish Coffee Day
January 25 National Opposite Day
January 26 National Spouses Day
January 26 National Green Juice Day
January 27 Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27 National Chocolate Cake Day
January 28 Global Community Engagement Day
January 28 Data Privacy Day
January 28 National Fun at Work Day
January 29 National Puzzle Day
January 29 National Bubble Wrap Day
January 30 National Croissant Day
January 30 National Plan for Vacation Day
January 31 National Hot Chocolate Day
January 31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Monthly Holidays in February

Black History Month
American Heart Month
National Cancer Prevention Month
Children’s Dental Health Month
Responsible Pet Owner Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Snack Food Month
Free and Open Source Software Month

National Weeks in February

February 1-7 National Patient Recognition Week
February 5-9 National Pride in Foodservice Week
February 5-11 National Freelance Writer Appreciation Week
February 5-11 International Networking Week
February 12-18 National Secondhand Wardrobe Week
February 14-21 Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Education Week

National Days in February

February 1 National Dark Chocolate Day
February 1 Optimist Day
February 2 Groundhog Day
February 2 National Tater Tot Day
February 2 Bubble Gum Day
February 2 National Wear Red Day
February 3 Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
February 4 National Hemp Day
February 5 World Nutella Day
February 5 National Pork Rind Day
February 6 National Frozen Yogurt Day
February 6 Safer Internet Day
February 7 National Fettuccini Alfredo Day
February 7 National Girls and Women in Sports Day
February 7 National Send a Card to a Friend Day
February 8 Paczki Day
February 9 National Pizza Day
February 9 National Toothache Day
February 10 National Home Warranty Day
February 10 Global Movie Day
February 11 National Inventor’s Day
February 11 Super Bowl Sunday
February 12 National Football Hangover Day
February 12 National Clean Out Your Computer Day
February 13 Galentine’s Day
February 13 Fat Tuesday
February 14 Valentine’s Day
February 14 Ash Wednesday
February 15 Single’s Awareness Day
February 15 National Gumdrop Day
February 16 National Almond Day
February 16 National Caregivers Day
February 17 National Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 18 National Drink Wine Day
February 18 National Battery Day
February 19 National Lash Day
February 19 President’s Day
February 20 National Leadership Day
February 20 National Comfy Day
February 20 National Muffin Day
February 20 National Love Your Pet Day
February 21 National Grain Free Day
February 22 National Supermarket Employee Day
February 22 National Margarita Day
February 23 National Dog Biscuit Day
February 22 National Chili Day
February 23 National Tile Day
February 23 National Skip the Straw Day
February 24 National Tortilla Chip Day
February 25 National Clam Chowder Day
February 26 National Pistachio Day
February 27 National Strawberry Day
February 27 National Retro Day
February 28 National Tooth Fairy Day
February 28 National Pancake Day (also on September 26)
February 27 World Spay Day
February 28 National Floral Design Day
February 29 National Toast Day

Monthly Holidays in March

Women’s History Month
National Athletic Training Month
Irish American Heritage Month
National Craft Month
National Nutrition Month
National Credit Education Month
Asset Management Awareness Month
National Brain Injury Awareness Month
Endometriosis Awareness Month
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
National Sauce Month

National Weeks in March

March 1-7 National Invest in Veterans Week
March 2-8 International Women’s Week
March 3-9 Read an eBook Week
March 4-8 Dental Assistant Recognition Week
March 4-10 Telecommuter Appreciation Week
March 10-16 National Glaucoma Week
March 17-23 National Agriculture Week
March 18-24 Fix a Leak Week
March 24-30 National Cleaning Week
March 25-31 National Physicians Week

National Days in March

March 1 World Music Therapy Day
March 1 National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
March 1 National Employee Appreciation Day
March 1 National Day of Unplugging
March 2 Read Across America Day
March 2 (first Saturday of every month) National Play Outside Day
March 3 National Mulled Wine Day
March 4 National Sons Day
March 5 National Absinthe Day
March 6 National Frozen Food Day
March 6 National Dress Day
March 6 National Dentist’s Day
March 7 National Cereal Day
March 7 National Flapjack Day
March 8 International Women’s Day
March 8 National Proofreading Day
March 9 National Meatball Day
March 9 National Barbie Day
March 10 National Pack Your Lunch Day
March 10 Daylight Savings Time
March 11 World Plumbing Day
March 12 National Working Moms Day
March 12 Plant a Flower Day
March 12 National Equal Pay Day
March 13 National Jewel Day
March 13 National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
March 14 Pi Day
March 14 National Children’s Craft Day
March 14 National Potato Chip Day
March 14 International Day of Mathematics
March 16 National Curl Crush Day
March 16 National Quilting Day
March 16 National Corn Dog Day
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
March 17 National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
March 18 Global Recycling Day
March 18 National Biodiesel Day
March 18 National Sloppy Joe Day
March 19 International Clients Day
March 19 National Backyard Day
March 19 National Certified Nurses Day
March 19 National Poultry Day
March 19 International Read to Me Day
March 19 First Day of Spring
March 20 World Oral Health Day
March 20 National Ravioli Day
March 20 World Storytelling Day
March 21 Absolutely Incredible Kids Day
March 21 National Single Parent Day
March 21 National Fragrance Day
March 21 World Poetry Day
March 21 International Colour Day
March 22 National Goof Off Day
March 23 National Puppy Day
March 23 National Chia Day
March 23 National Chip and Dip Day
March 23 National Tamale Day
March 24 National Cocktail Day
March 24 National Cheesesteak Day
March 25 Tolkien Reading Day
March 26 National Spinach Day
March 26 Epilepsy Awareness Day
March 27 International Whiskey Day
March 28 World Piano Day
March 29 National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
March 29 Good Friday
March 30 National Doctors Day
March 30 National Virtual Vacation Day
March 31 International Transgender Day of Visibility
March 31 World Backup Day
March 31 National Tater Day
March 31 Easter

Monthly Holidays in April


National Brunch Month
National Financial Literacy Month
National Garden Month
National Decorating Month
Stress Awareness Month
National Landscape Architecture Month
National Poetry Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
National Internship Awareness Month
International Guitar Month
National Autism Awareness Month

National Weeks in April

April 1-7 International Pooper Scooper Week
April 15- 19 National Work Zone Awareness Week
April 21-27 National Coin Week
April 21-27 National Administrative Professionals Week
April 22-26 Every Kid Healthy Week

National Days in April

April 1 April Fools Day
April 6 National Handmade Day
April 6 National Play Outside Day (first Saturday of every month)
April 2 World Autism Awareness Day
April 2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 3 World Party Day
April 3 National Tweed Day
April 4 National Vitamin C Day
April 5 National Deep Dish Pizza Day
April 3 National Walking Day
April 4 National Burrito Day
April 6 National Caramel Popcorn Day
April 6 National Employee Benefits Day
April 7 National Beer Day
April 8 National Empanada Day
April 8 National Zoo Day
April 9 National Cherish an Antique Day
April 10 National Siblings Day
April 10 National Encourage a Young Writers Day
April 11 National Pet Day
April 12 National Only Child Day
April 12 National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
April 13 National Make Lunch Count Day
April 13 National Scrabble Day
April 14 National Gardening Day
April 15 Tax Day
April 15 National Laundry Day
April 16 National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
April 16 National Eggs Benedict Day
April 17 National Haiku Poetry Day
April 17 National Banana Day
April 17 National Crawfish Day
April 18 National Linemen Appreciation Day
April 18 National Animal Crackers Day
April 18 Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of every quarter)
April 19 National Garlic Day
April 20 National Record Store Day
April 20 Volunteer Appreciation Day
April 21 National Kindergarted Day
April 22 Earth Day
April 23 National Picnic Day
April 24 National Pigs in a Blanket Day
April 24 Denim Day
April 24 Stop Food Waste Day
April 24 National Administrative Professionals Day
April 25 National Hug a Plumber Day
April 26 National Kids and Pets Day
April 26 National Pretzel Day
April 25 National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
April 26 Arbor Day
April 27 Independent Bookstore Day
April 27 Celebrate Trails Day
April 27 National Pool Opening Day
April 27 World Veterinary Day
April 28 National Superhero Day
April 28 National Pet Parents Day
April 30 National Bubble Tea Day
April 30 National Hairstylist Appreciation Day

Monthly Holidays in May


Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
National Dental Care Month
National Foster Care Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
National Moving Month
National Military Appreciation Month
National Mental Health Awareness Month
National Hamburger Month
National Egg Month
National Photography Month
National Barbecue Month
Older Americans Month
National Inventors Month
Date Your Mate Month
National Water Safety Month
National Strawberry Month
National Salsa Month
Jewish American Heritage Month

National Weeks in May

April 28-May 4 National Small Business Week
May 6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6-12 Nurses Week
May 5-11 National Pet Week
May 12-18 National Police Week
May 15-21 National Bike to Work Week
May 16-22 American Craft Beer Week

National Days in May

May 1 May Day
May 1 International Workers Day
May 1 Law Day
May 1 National Skilled Trades Day
May 2 National Life Insurance Day
May 2 World Password Day
May 3 National Textiles Day
May 4 National Self-Employed Day
May 4 Star Wars Day
May 4 National Orange Juice Day
May 4 National Bird Day
May 4 National Play Outside Day (first Saturday of every month)
May 4 National Fitness Day
May 4 Kentucky Derby Day
May 4 National Scrapbooking Day
May 4 International Infertility Survival Day
May 4 Free Comic Book Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 6 National Beverage Day
May 6 National Nurses Day
May 6 International No Diet Day
May 7 National Teacher Appreciation Day
May 7 National Packaging Design Day
May 8 National Have a Coke Day
May 9 National Moscato Day
May 8 National Receptionist Day
May 10 National Clean Up Your Room Day
May 11 National Eat What You Want Day
May 11 National Dog Moms Day
May 11 National Babysitter’s Day
May 11 National Miniature Golf Day
May 11 National Train Day
May 12 National Limerick Day
May 12 Mother’s Day
May 12 International Nurses Day
May 13 National Women’s Checkup Day
May 13 National Apple Pie Day
May 15 International Day of Families
May 16 National Mimosa Day
May 16 National Barbecue Day
May 16 National Piercing Day
May 16 National Check Your Wipers Day (semi-annual also Nov. 16)
May 17 National Pack Rat Day
May 17 National Bike to Work Day
May 17 National Pizza Party Day
May 18 International Museum Day
May 20 National Rescue Dog Day
May 20 National Streaming Day
May 20 National Be a Millionaire Day
May 21 National Waitstaff Day
May 21 National Memo Day
May 21 International Tea Day
May 22 National Craft Distillery Day
May 22 World Paloma Day
May 22 National Buy a Musical Instrument Day
May 23 National Taffy Day
May 24 Brother’s Day
May 24 National Scavenger Hunt Day
May 24 National Road Trip Day
May 24 National Cooler Day
May 24 National Don’t Fry Day
May 25 Geek Pride Day
May 25 International Plastic Free Day
May 25 National Wine Day
May 27 National Grape Popsicle Day
May 27 Memorial Day
May 28 National Hamburger Day
May 28 National Brisket Day
May 29 National 529 Day
May 29 National Senior Health and Fitness Day
May 29 National Flip Flop Day
May 30 National Creativity Day
May 31 National Smile Day

Monthly Holidays in June


Pride Month
National Homeownership Month
National Dairy Month
National Candy Month
National Camping Month
National Safety Month
National DJ Month
National Soul Food Month
National Great Outdoors Month
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

National Weeks in June

June 1-9 National Fishing and Boating Week
June 2-8 National Garden Week
June 4-10 National Bed Bugs Awareness Week
June 10-16 Men’s Health Week
June 13-19 National Nursing Assistant’s Week
June 17-23 National Waste and Recycling Workers Week

National Days in June

June 1 Global Parents Day
June 1 World Milk Day
June 1 National Play Outside Day (first Saturday of every month)
June 1 National Trails Day
June 2 National Rotisserie Chicken Day
June 3 National Leave the Office Early Day
June 3 World Bicycle Day
June 3 National Egg Day
June 4 National Cheese Day
June 5 World Environment Day
June 5 National Running Day
June 6 D-Day
June 6 National Drive-In Movie Day
June 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 7 World Food Safety Day
June 7 National Donut Day
June 8 National Best Friends Day
June 8 National Outlet Shopping Day
June 8 World Oceans Day
June 8 National Rosé Day
June 9 Children’s Day
June 10 National Iced Tea Day
June 11 National Corn on the Cob Day
June 11 National Call Your Doctor Day
June 12 National Loving Day
June 12 National Red Rose Day
June 13 International Axe Throwing Day
June 13 National Sewing Machine Day
June 14 National Movie Night
June 14 National Bourbon Day
June 14 National Blood Donor Day
June 14 Flag Day
June 15 Nature Photography Day
June 15 National Smile Power Day
June 16 National Fudge Day
June 16 Father’s Day
June 17 National Eat Your Vegetables Day
June 17 Global Garbage Man Day
June 18 International Sushi Day
June 18 World Wanna Get Away Day
June 18 National Splurge Day
June 18 National Go Fishing Day
June 19 Juneteenth
June 19 National Watch Day
June 19 World Martini Day
June 20 World Productivity Day
June 20 National Vanilla Milkshake Day
June 20 National Ice Cream Soda Day
June 20 First Day of Summer
June 21 National Smoothie Day
June 21 International Yoga Day
June 21 National Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 21 Take Back the Lunchbreak Day
June 21 National Selfie Day
June 21 National Hydration Day
June 22 National HVAC Tech Day
June 25 National Strawberry Parfait Day
June 26 National Beautician’s Day
June 27 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Day
June 27 National Handshake Day
June 28 National Logistics Day
June 28 National Insurance Awareness Day
June 29 National Camera Day
June 30 Social Media Day
June 30 National OOTD Day

Monthly Holidays in July


National Independent Retailer Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Grilling Month
World Watercolor Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Hemp Month

National Weeks in July

July 14-20 Everybody Deserves a Massage Week

National Days in July

July 1 National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
July 1 National Postal Worker Day
July 2 National Anisette Day
July 3 National Eat Your Beans Day
July 4 Independence Day
July 4 National Caesar Salad Day
July 5 National Workaholics Day
July 5 National Bikini Day
July 6 National Play Outside Day (first Saturday of every Month)
July 6 National Fried Chicken Day
July 7 National Dive Bar Day
July 7 National Macaroni Day
July 8 National Freezer Pop Day
July 9 National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10 National Kitten Day
July 10 National Pina Colada Day
July 11 All American Pet Photo Day
July 11 National Mojito Day
July 12 National Simplicity Day
July 12 National French Fry Day
July 12 Collector Car Appreciation Day
July 13 National Beans ‘n’ Franks Day
July 14 National Mac and Cheese Day
July 15 National I Love Horses Day
July 15 National Clean Beauty Day
July 16 National Personal Chef Day
July 17 National Tattoo Day
July 17 National Lottery Day
July 17 National Hot Dog Day
July 18 National Caviar Day
July 18 Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of each quarter)
July 19 National Daquiri Day
July 20 National Fortune Cookie Day
July 21 National Ice Cream Day
July 21 National Junk Food Day
July 22 National Hammock Day
July 23 National Gorgeous Grandma Day
July 23 National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 24 National Drive-Thru Day
July 24 International Self Care Day
July 24 National Tequila Day
July 24 National Cousins’ Day
July 25 National Wine and Cheese Day
July 25 National Intern Day
July 25 National Chili Dog Day
July 25 National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
July 26 National Aunt and Uncle’s Day
July 26 National Talk in an Elevator Day
July 27 National Scotch Day
July 28 National Parents’ Day
July 28 National Milk Chocolate Day
July 28 National Waterpark Day
July 29 National Chicken Wing Day
July 29 National Lasagna Day
July 29 National Lipstick Day
July 30 National Father-in-Law Day
July 30 National Cheesecake Day
July 31 National Mutt Day
July 31 National Avocado Day

Monthly Holidays in August


National Dog Month
National Wellness Month
Black Business Month
National Back to School Month
National Sandwich Month
National Golf Month
Family Fun Month
National Eye Exam Month

National Weeks in August

August 1-7 World Breastfeeding Week
August 4-10 National Farmers Market Week
August 5-11 Simplify Your Life Week
August 12-18 National Bargain Hunting Week
August 18-24 National Management Training Week

National Days in August

August 1 National Girlfriends Day
August 1 National IPA Day
August 2 National Coloring Book Day
August 2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
August 2 International Beer Day
August 3 National Watermelon Day
August 3 National Play Outside Day (first Saturday of every month)
August 3 National Disc Golf Day
August 3 National Mustard Day
August 4 National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
August 4 National Sisters Day
August 4 National Friendship Day
August 4 American Family Day
August 5 National Work Like a Dog Day
August 5 National Underwear Day
August 6 National Fresh Breath Day
August 7 National Lighthouse Day
August 8 International Cat Day
August 8 National CBD Day
August 8 National Frozen Custard Day
August 9 International Coworking Day
August 9 National Book Lovers Day
August 10 National Lazy Day
August 10 National S’mores Day
August 10 National Shapewear Day
August 10 National Bowling Day
August 11 National Sons and Daughters Day
August 12 International Youth Day
August 12 National Vinyl Record Day
August 13 National Left Handers Day
August 13 National Prosecco Day
August 13 National Filet Mignon Day
August 14 National Creamsicle Day
August 15 National Relaxation Day
August 15 National Leathercraft Day
August 16 National Rum Day
August 16 National Roller Coaster Day
August 17 Black Cat Appreciation Day
August 17 National Nonprofit Day
August 17 National Thrift Store Day
August 18 National Fajita Day
August 18 National Pinot Noir Day
August 18 National Mail Order Catalog Day
August 19 World Photography Day
August 19 National Potato Day
August 20 International Day of Medical Transporters
August 20 National Lemonade Day
August 21 National Senior Citizens Day
August 21 Brazilian Blowout Day
August 22 National Tooth Fairy Day
August 22 World Plant Milk Day
August 23 National Cuban Sandwich Day
August 24 National Waffle Day
August 25 National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
August 25 National Whiskey Sour Day
August 26 National Dog Day
August 26 National Women’s Equality Day
August 27 National Just Because Day
August 28 National Red Wine Day
August 28 International Read Comics in Public Day
August 29 National Chop Suey Day
August 30 National Beach Day
August 30 National Grief Awareness Day
August 31 National Eat Outside Day
August 31 National Matchmaker Day

Monthly Holidays in September


National Suicide Prevention Month
Self Care Awareness Month
National Sewing Month
National Mortgage Professional Month
National Piano Month
Baby Safety Month
Self Improvement Month
National Potato Month
National Chicken Month
National Rice Month
National Preparedness Month
Sourdough September

National Weeks in September

September 1-7 National Waffle Week
September 1-7 National Compassionate Leadership Week
September 3-7 National Payroll Week
September 8-14 National Suicide Prevention Week
September 8-14 National Assisted Living Week
September 8-14 National Beauty and Barber Week
September 15-21 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
September 15-21 National Singles Week
September 15-21 National Indoor Plant Week
September 15-21 National Surgical Technologists Week
September 22-28 National Keep Kids Creative Week

National Days in September

September 1 National Hotel Employee Day
September 2 World Coconut Day
September 2 Labor Day
September 3 U.S. Bowling League Day
September 4 National Wildlife Day
September 5 National Cheese Pizza Day
September 6 National Food Bank Day
September 6 National Read a Book Day
September 7 National Play Outside Day (first Saturday of every month)
September 7 National Tailgating Day
September 7 National Cinema Day
September 7 National Beer Lovers Day
September 8 Star Trek Day
September 8 National Grandparents Day
September 9 National Teddy Bear Day
September 9 National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
September 10 National Swap Ideas Day
September 11 Patriot Day
September 11 National Make Your Bed Day
September 12 National Video Games Day
September 12 National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 12 Day of the Programmer
September 13 National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
September 13 National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
September 14 National Live Creative Day
September 14 National Parents Day Off
September 15 National Online Learning Day
September 15 National Double Cheeseburger Day
September 15 National Neonatal Nurse Day
September 15 Wife Appreciation Day
September 16 National Working Parents Day
September 16 National Stepfamily Day
September 16 National Tradesmen Day
September 16 National Guacamole Day
September 17 National IT Professionals Day
September 18 National Cheeseburger Day
September 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 20 National Care for Kids Day
September 20 Pepperoni Pizza Day
September 21 National Cleanup Day
September 21 National Dance Day
September 21 National Singles Day
September 22 American Business Women’s Day
September 22 National Girls’ Night
September 22 National Online Recovery Day
September 22 First Day of Fall
September 25 National Daughters Day
September 25 National Comic Book Day
September 25 National Lobster Day (semiannual also on June 15)
September 25 National Women’s Health and Fitness Day
September 26 National Family Day
September 26 National Pancake Day (also on February 28)
September 27 National Scarf Day
September 28 National Drink Beer Day
September 28 National Good Neighbor Day
September 28 National Family Health and Fitness Day
September 28 National Hunting and Fishing Day
September 29 National Coffee Day
September 30 National Chewing Gum Day

Monthly Holidays in October


National Women’s Small Business Month
National Work and Family Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Book Month
Financial Planning Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
LGBT History Month
National Cryptocurrency Month
National Vegetarian Month
National Pizza Month
National Pasta Month
National Dessert Month
National Cookie Month
National Cookbook Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Kitchen and Bath Month
National Field Trip Month
National Fair Trade Month
Photographer Appreciation Month
Self Promotion Month
National Sausage Month
National Seafood Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Reading Group Month
National Pretzel Month
National Fire Prevention Month

National Weeks in October

September 30-October 6 National Active Aging Week
October 1 – 7 National Spinning and Weaving Week
October 7-11 National Customer Service Week
October 6-12 National Physician Assistants Week
October 13-19 Healthcare Security and Safety Week
October 20-26 National Healthcare Quality Week
October 20-26 National Retirement Security Week
October 20-26 National Business Women’s Week
October 20-26 National Massage Therapy Week
October 21-27 National Pharmacy Week

National Days in October

October 1 National Pumpkin Spice Day
October 1 National Homemade Cookie Day
October 2 National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
October 3 National Boyfriend Day
October 3 National Techies Day
October 3 National Fruit at Work Day
October 3 Mean Girls Day
October 4 National Vodka Day
October 4 National Golf Lovers Day
October 5 National Do Something Nice Day
October 5 National Play Outside Day (first Saturday of every month)
October 6 National Coaches Day
October 6 National Noodle Day
October 6 World Smile Day
October 7 National Consignment Day
October 7 National Child Health Day
October 8 National Offroad Day
October 8 National Pierogi Day
October 10 World Mental Health Day
October 10 National Cake Decorating Day
October 11 National Coming Out Day
October 12 National Savings Day
October 12 National Farmer Day
October 12 I Love Yarn Day
October 12 National Motorcycle Ride Day
October 13 National Train Your Brain Day
October 14 Indigenous People’s Day
October 14 Columbus Day
October 14 National Online Bank Day
October 14 National Dessert Day
October 15 National Aesthetician Day
October 15 National Pharmacy Technician Day
October 16 World Food Day
October 16 National Liqueur Day
October 16 National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
October 16 Global Cat Day
October 16 National Boss’s Day
October 16 Department Store Day
October 16 National Sports Day
October 16 Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
October 17 Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of each quarter)
October 17 National Pasta Day
October 17 National Get Smart About Credit Day
October 18 National Legging Day
October 19 National LGBT Center Awareness Day
October 19 Sweetest Day
October 20 International Chefs Day
October 20 National Chicken and Waffles Day
October 21 National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
October 22 National Make a Dog’s Day
October 22 National Nut Day
October 22 National Color Day
October 23 National Croc Day
October 24 National Food Day
October 25 International Artists Day
October 25 National Greasy Foods Day
October 25 Frankenstein Friday
October 25 National Breadstick Day
October 26 National Pumpkin Day
October 26 National Trick or Treat Day
October 27 National Black Cat Day
October 27 National Mother-in-Law Day
October 27 National American Beer Day
October 28 National First Responders Day
October 28 National Chocolate Day
October 29 National Cat Day
October 29 National Oatmeal Day
October 30 National Publicist Day
October 30 National Candy Corn Day
October 31 Halloween
October 31 National Caramel Apple Day
October 31 Knock Knock Joke Day
October 31 National Magic Day

Monthly Holidays in November


National Career Development Month
National Novel Writing Month
National Family Literacy Month
World Vegan Month
Gluten Free Diet Awareness Month
National Gratitude Month
National Adopt a Senior Pet Month
National Long-Term Care Awareness Month
National Diabetes Month
National Alzheimer’s Month
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

National Weeks in November

November 10-16 International Fraud Awareness Week
November 11-15 National Young Readers Week
November 11-17 Global Entrepreneurship Week
November 11-17 World Kindness Week
November 27-December 4 National Farm City Week

National Days in November

Nov. 1 Day of the Dead
Nov. 1 All Saints Day
Nov. 1 World Vegan Day
Nov. 1 National Brush Day
Nov. 1 National Author’s Day
Nov. 1 National Family Literacy Day
Nov. 2 All Souls Day
Nov. 2 National Play Outside Day (first Saturday of every month)
Nov. 3 One Health Day
Nov. 3 End of Daylight Savings Time
Nov. 3 National Housewife’s Day
Nov. 3 National Sandwich Day
Nov. 4 Job Action Day
Nov. 4 National Candy Day
Nov. 5 National Donut Day (semiannual also first Friday in June)
Nov. 5 National Love Your Red Hair Day
Nov. 6 National Stress Awareness Day
Nov. 6 National Nacho Day
Nov. 7 National Retinol Day
Nov. 7 National Men Make Dinner Day
Nov. 7 National Merlot Day
Nov. 8 National STEM Day
Nov. 8 National Cappuccino Day
Nov. 9 World Adoption Day
Nov. 10 National Vanilla Cupcake Day
Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Nov. 11 National Sundae Day
Nov. 12 National French Dip Day
Nov. 13 World Kindness Day
Nov. 14 National Family PJ Day
Nov. 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov. 15 America Recycles Day
Nov. 16 International Check Your Wipers Day
Nov. 16 National Fast Food Day
Nov. 17 National Take a Hike Day
Nov. 18 National Princess Day
Nov. 19 World Toilet Day
Nov. 20 World Children Day
Nov. 20 National Child’s Day
Nov. 21 World Television Day
Nov. 21 National Rural Health Day
Nov. 21 National Stuffing Day
Nov. 22 National Cranberry Relish Day
Nov. 22 Substitute Educators Day
Nov. 23 National Espresso Day
Nov. 25 National Flossing Day
Nov. 25 National Brand Day
Nov. 26 National Cake Day
Nov. 28 Thanksgiving
Nov. 28 National French Toast Day
Nov. 29 Black Friday
Nov. 29 National Native American Heritage Day
Nov. 29 Electronic Greetings Day
Nov. 30 Computer Security Day
Nov. 30 Small Business Saturday

Monthly Holidays in December


National Write a Business Plan Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Learn a Foreign Language Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

National Weeks in December

December 11-16 Computer Science Education Week
December 15-21 Gluten Free Baking Week

National Days in December

December 7 National Play Outside Day (first Saturday of each month)
December 2 National Bartender Day
December 6 Faux Fur Friday
December 2 Cyber Monday
December 3 Giving Tuesday
December 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 4 National Cookie Day
December 4 National Sock Day
December 5 Bathtub Party Day
December 6 Mitten Tree Day
December 6 National Pawnbrokers Day
December 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 25 First Day of Hanukkah
December 8 National Brownie Day
December 9 Christmas Card Day
December 13 National Salesperson’s Day
December 10 National Lager Day
December 11 National App Day
December 11 National Stretching Day
December 11 International Mountain Day
December 12 Gingerbread House Day
December 12 National Poinsettia Day
December 13 National Cocoa Day
December 13 National Violin Day
December 14 Free Shipping Day (can’t confirm if it fluctuates)
December 15 National Cupcake Day
December 20 National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
December 17 National Maple Syrup Day
December 18 National Twin Day
December 19 Look for an Evergreen Day
December 20 Go Caroling Day
December 21 First Day of Winter
December 21 Crossword Puzzle Day
December 22 National Mathematics Day
December 23 Festivus
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 24 National Eggnog Day
December 25 Christmas
December 26 First Day of Kwanzaa
December 26 Boxing Day
December 26 National Candy Cane Day
December 27 National Fruitcake Day
December 27 Make Cutout Snowflakes Day
December 28 National Card Playing Day
December 29 National Hero Day (or Oct. 8?)
December 30 National Bacon Day
December 31 New Year’s Eve

Use Our Monthly Calendars to Plan Your Marketing Strategy in 2024

The national day calendar above includes a full selection of occasions you may want to integrate into your marketing research or marketing courses throughout the year. To use the data above, start by completing a review of the national day calendar to find the holidays that are most relevant to your business. For example, a grocery store may run a special on National Peanut Butter Day, and a social media influencer might run a branded campaign with a fashion partner on National Denim Day.

There are so many holidays that may relate to businesses throughout the year. So review this calendar at the beginning of each month or whenever you’re planning your marketing campaigns for the year, quarter, or month. Then you can decide whether you want to build an entire campaign or include a simple email or social post around the holiday.

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This article, “National Day Calendar for Business 2024” was first published on Small Business Trends

Source: Small Business Trends

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