Busy season is about to get even busier as we head into November! This month is already hectic with Christmas approaching. However, there are a lot of just for fun social media dates in November to get involved with to break up selling posts, jump on trending topics and to offer more engaging, relevant posts to our audience.
Here are some key dates and events to consider for your social media calendar this November!
Social Media Days in November 2021
1st – World Vegan Day – Today is for Vegans across the globe and highlighting all the benefits of veganism! Even if you’re not vegan, you can get in on the celebrations by trying out a new vegan dish or share your favourite vegan recipe.
3rd – Stress Awareness Day – We all experience stress every once in a while, but it’s how we manage it that matters. It’s terribly easy to feel overwhelmed with stress, but adopting healthy coping practices can help (and it’s an integral part of self-care, too!). What do you like to do to help avoid stress or what is your favourite coping technique when it all seems a bit much?
4th – Diwali – Diwali kicks off tonight for five nights. It is a major date in the Hindu, Sikh and Jain calendars, but everyone is welcomed to celebrate light over dark and new starts. Many will take part in festivities complete with lights and good food!
5th – Bonfire Night – Remember, remember the fifth of November! Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Day remembers Guy Fawkes’ foiled gunpowder plot traditionally with bonfires and fireworks, but recent events (lookin’ at you, Covid!) have meant some celebrations are a bit quieter still this year. However, there are plenty of ways to mark the evening at home, including enjoying Bonfire Night-themed foods.
11th – Remembrance Day (UK)/Veterans Day (US) – Today we remember those who have served, many who ended up making the ultimate sacrifice during conflict. To our men and women in uniform, past and present, thank you!
13th – World Kindness Day – “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” Let’s practice kindness today and every day! But today especially is a great day to offer a random act of kindness and make someone’s day. Don’t forget, kindness is contagious, so your action may trigger a positive chain of events that can bring smiles.
19th – International Men’s Day – International Men’s Day brings awareness to men’s issues, including mental and physical health, as well as valuing male role models in life. It coincides with Movember, a month-long awareness campaign for men’s health where men grow out their moustaches and beards to raise money to help tackle these issues. Find out how you can get involved over on the Movember website (there’s a lot more than just growing out facial hair to help bring awareness)!
21st – World Hello Day – A simple hello can spark endless possibilities. It can also be the opening dialogue needed to help solve conflict, which is why World Hello Day was created back in 1973 with the idea that communication brings peace. Why not say hello to new people or even those you haven’t spoken to in a while to open up communication?
21st – World Television Day – Today acknowledges the work of broadcast media. Whether for information or entertainment, television has played a strong role in how we consume media. What is your favourite television show?
25th – Thanksgiving – Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating in America! Thanksgiving is traditionally a day where families gather to feast and reflect on the past year while giving thanks for all the good that has happened. There is always something to be thankful for! For this, it is also a great day to give back to those in need.
26th – Black Friday – Love it or hate it, you cannot ignore the power of Black Friday! While you may not want to have a sale this weekend (and by no means should you feel like you have to), it is still important to show up during the busiest shopping weekends of the year! Plan in advance how you will do this to save on time and stress on the day (and if you want to book a Power Hour to go over this, be sure to get in touch soon!).
27th – Small Business Saturday (US) – Shop small, shop local and help support your independent businesses in the community after another trying year on Small Business Saturday and year-round. Have a look at what your local businesses have to offer, and you will find amazing deals, unique gifts and more, all while supporting your local economy. Plus, you will help a small business do a little happy dance! Small Business Saturday is on the 27th in the US and on December 4th in the UK.
28th – Hanukkah starts – The Festival of Lights starts quite early this year so make note! It starts on the 28th and lasts for eight nights while menorahs and lamps are lit, games are played, and families gather to celebrate a Jewish miracle. To all those celebrating, may you have a very Happy Hanukkah full of happiness and light.
29th – Cyber Monday – Cyber Monday was traditionally a day where digital sales would occur, but with eCommerce more popular than ever, it has turned into an extension of Black Friday sales for digital businesses. Sometimes these sales are slightly different than those found on Black Friday. Like Black Friday, the choice to participate is completely down to each business, but as this is another busy shopping day where many are seeking deals, it is still a good idea to show up on the day to active shoppers.
30th – Giving Tuesday – Rounding off the month and crazy weekend of sales is Giving Tuesday, a day of giving back at the end of the year, especially to local causes or those near and dear to your business. Some mark the day by donating products or a % of sales each day. For others, it’s giving their time or even just a shout out to show others how they can support a cause that’s important to you and your business.
Christmas is Coming!
November means Christmas is only right around the corner, and while it is a hectic time for many businesses, it should also be one that everyone can enjoy.
Plan your social media strategy for December now to avoid any last-minute rush and stress to get content out! This often leads to overwhelm and ineffective posting.
Don’t delay – Book a Social Media Power Hour to review your strategy before December arrives!