October 2017 National “Holidays”
Happy October! There are many new opportunities this month to take advantage of fun, national “holidays” which people love to celebrate online.
Of course, October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You’ll see lots of pink ribbons throughout the month. The month kicks off with World Vegetarian Day AND International Coffee Day! Raise your hand if your life depends on that cup of joe in the morning! Soon enough it will be National Taco Day. All of these tiny celebrations are a mere warm up for Halloween. Did you know consumers seen about $3 billion on costumes. That may seem like a lot, but take into consideration we spend $330 million on pet costumes. Those are some pampered pooches!
While there are too many of these festive holidays to list here, I’ll share the ones which are best suited for private clubs. In the least, take a photo or video and share a post on social media. You’ll see that the hashtag for each holidays trends on Twitter. I’ve included some ideas for casual events and activities inside your club. Most of these are National XYZ Day, but I’ve just listed them without using “National” on every date.
1st – World Vegetarian Day
1st – International Coffee Day
4th – National Taco Day
5th – World Teachers Day
6th – Mad Hatter Day
6th – World Smile Day
8th – 14th – Fire Prevention Week
9th – Columbus Day (Obviously this is a real holiday!)
10th – National Angel Food Cake Day
13th – Friday the 13th. Boo!
16th – Nat’l Boss’ Day
16th – World Food Day
17th – National Pasta Day (Note that WORLD Pasta Day is on the 25th!)
20th – International Chefs’ Day
20th – International Sloth Day
22nd – National Mother-In-Law’s Day
25th – World Pasta Day
27th – National American Beer Day
28th – National Chocolate Day (Oh, I’m celebrating, baby!!!)
31st – Halloween
You can always find more Food & Wine “holidays” at the Foodimentary website.
What is fun about this content, and why I often encourage you to share these fun national holidays is the fact that your members are going to see these celebrated online anyway with trending hashtags and information from other outlets. Why not participate and bring these celebrations to life online and inside your club with casual activities and events your members will enjoy?