Social Media Holidays 2019 - Sked Social

Top Social Media Holidays 2021 and Industry Hashtags

January 10, 2019
Gareth O'Sullivan

No matter what day it is, there’s always something to be celebrated across social media. Whether that’s Pizza Day, Puppy Day or even Telephone Day, the internet is always celebrating. A quick login to Twitter will give you the latest trending hashtags

No matter what day it is, there’s always something to be celebrated across social media.

Whether that’s Pizza Day, Puppy Day or even Telephone Day, the internet is always celebrating.

A quick login to Twitter will give you the latest trending hashtags on the lefthand side. However, doing that every day is rather inefficient, and if you’re an agency with multiple clients or an e-commerce brand with multiple important dates on your calendar, you’ll want to be pro-active with your well-timed social posts.

To help you plan in advance, we’ve highlighted the important social media holiday hashtags of 2019. We’ve even included a list of the trending hashtags for eight major industries too!

Not only will our list help you plan ahead, but it will also help you increase your content’s reach and build stronger connections with your followers.

If you’re already feeling overwhelmed by all of these dates, Sked Social makes it easy for you to keep track of major holidays worldwide.

Not only does our drag and drop social media calendar give you an instant snapshot of all your social media posts across Instagram, Facebook, and soon Twitter and Pinterest, but you can also add important social media events or holidays to be marked in your calendar.

Sked comes with pre-filled holiday reminders for every country in the world – but its functionality doesn’t stop there. You can add any holiday or custom event you wish, with a simple iCal URL.

Let’s get started with the most important social media hashtag holidays for 2019.

Here's What You’ll Find In This Article:

Social Media Hashtag Holidays 2019

January Social Media Hashtags 2019

1 - New Year's Day - Tuesday | #NewYearsDay
4 - National Trivia Day - Friday | #NationalTriviaDay
14 - Clean Off Your Desk Day - Monday | #CleanOffYourDeskDay
17 - Get to Know Your Customers Day - Thursday | #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay
23 - National Pie Day - Wednesday | #PieDay
25 - Opposite Day - Friday | #OppositeDay
28 - Community Manager Appreciation Day - Monday | #CMAD
28 - Data Privacy Day - Monday | #PrivacyAware

February Social Media Hashtags 2019

2 - Groundhog Day - Saturday | #GroundhogDay
2 - World Wetlands Day - Saturday | #WorldWetlandsDay
3 - Super Bowl LIII - Sunday | #SBLIII
4 - World Cancer Day - Monday | #WorldCancerDay
5 - Chinese New Year - Tuesday | #YearOfThePig
5 - Safer Internet Day - Tuesday | #SID2019
9 - National Pizza Day - Saturday | #NationalPizzaDay
11 - Inventors Day - Monday | #InventorsDay
14 - Valentine's Day - Thursday | #ValentinesDay
17 - Random Acts of Kindness Day - Sunday | #RandomActsOfKindnessDay
20 - Love Your Pet Day - Wednesday | #LoveYourPetDay

March Social Media Hashtags 2019

1 - National Employee Appreciation Day - Friday | #EmployeeAppreciationDay
3 - World Wildlife Day - Sunday | #WorldWildlifeDay
5 - National Pancake Day - Tuesday | #NationalPancakeDay
7 - National Be Heard Day - Thursday | #NationalBeHeardDay
8 - International Women's Day - Friday | #BeBoldForChange
8 - National Day of Unplugging - Friday | #NationalDayOfUnplugging
11 - National Napping Day - Monday | #NationalNappingDay
18 - Awkward Moments Day - Monday | #NationalAwkwardMomentsDay
19 - National Let's Laugh Day - Tuesday | #NationalLetsLaughDay
31 - World Backup Day - Sunday | #WorldBackupDay

April Social Media Hashtags 2019

1 - April Fools Day - Monday | #AprilFools
3 - National Walking Day -Wednesday | #NationalWalkingDay
10 - National Siblings Day - Wednesday | #NationalSiblingsDay
10 - Encourage a Young Writer Day | #EncourageAYoungWriterDay
11 - National Pet Day - Thursday | #NationalPetDay
16 - National Stress Awareness Day - Tuesday | #StressAwarenessDay
16 - National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day - Tuesday | #PJDay
20 - National Look-Alike Day - Saturday | #NationalLookAlikeDay
23 - National Picnic Day - Tuesday | #NationalPicnicDay
25 - National Telephone Day - Thursday | #NationalTelephoneDay
30 - National Honesty Day - Tuesday | #NationalHonestyDay

May Social Media Hashtags 2019

2 - World Password Day - Thursday | #WorldPasswordDay
7 - Thank a Teacher Day - Tuesday | #ThankATeacher
8 - National Receptionist Day - Wednesday | #NationalReceptionistDay
9 - Europe Day - Thursday | #EuropeDay
13 - Mother's Day - Sunday | #MothersDay
15 - International Day of Families - Wednesday | #FamilyDay
16 - Love a Tree Day - Thursday | #LoveATreeDay
17 - National Bike to Work Day - Friday | #BTWD
24 - National Scavenger Hunt Day - Friday | #NationalScavengerHuntDay

June Social Media Hashtags 2019

3 - Leave The Office Early Day - Monday | #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay
7 - National Donut Day - Friday | #NationalDonutDay
8 - Best Friends Day - Saturday | #BestFriendsDay
16 - Father’s Day - Sunday | #FathersDay
21 - National Selfie Day - Friday | #NationalSelfieDay
21 - World Music Day - Friday | #WorldMusicDay
21 - Take Your Dog to Work Day - Friday | #TakeYourDogToWorkDay
27 - National Sunglasses Day - Thursday | #NationalSunglassesDay
30 - Social Media Day - Sunday | #SMDay

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the number of hashtag holidays out there, and the time it will take the plan content around these days, you can start saving yourself over 100 hours per year by turning to Sked Social to plan, schedule and publish your Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest posts today. Start your 7-day free trial today and take advantage of our hashtag manager and super simple content scheduler.

July Social Media Hashtags 2019

7 - World Chocolate Day - Sunday | #WorldChocolateDay
11 - Cheer Up the Lonely Day - Thursday | #CheerUpTheLonelyDay
15 - Give Something Away Day - Monday | #GiveSomethingAwayDay
17 - World Emoji Day - Wednesday | #WorldEmojiDay
30 - International Day of Friendship - Tuesday | #DayOfFriendship

August Social Media Hashtags 2019

2 - National Coloring Book Day - Friday | #NationalColoringBookDay
8 - International Cat Day - Thursday | #InternationalCatDay
9 - National Book Lovers Day - Friday | #NationalBookLoversDay
16 - National Tell a Joke Day - Friday | #NationalTellAJokeDay
19 - World Photo Day - Monday | #WorldPhotoDay
26 - National Dog Day - Monday | #NationalDogDay

September Social Media Hashtags 2019

5 - International Day of Charity - Thursday | #CharityDay
6 - Read a Book Day - Friday | #ReadABookDay
12 - National Day of Encouragement - Thursday | #DayOfEncouragement
12 - National Video Games Day - Thursday | #NationalVideoGamesDay
21 - International Day of Peace - Saturday | #PeaceDay
27 - World Tourism Day - Friday | #WTD2019
30 - International Podcast Day - Monday | #InternationalPodcastDay

October Social Media Hashtags 2019

1 - International Coffee Day - Tuesday | #InternationalCoffeeDay
3 - National Techies Day - Thursday | #TechiesDay
4 - World Animal Day - Friday | #WorldAnimalDay
4 - National Taco Day - Friday | #NationalTacoDay
4 - World Smile Day - Friday | #WorldSmileDay
10 - World Mental Health Day - Thursday | #WorldMentalHeathDay
16 - World Food Day - Wednesday | #FoodDay
20 - World Statistics Day - Sunday | #StatisticsDay
30 - Checklist Day - Wednesday | #ChecklistDay
31 - Halloween - Thursday | #Halloween

November Social Media Hashtags 2019

1 - National Cook For Your Pets Day - Friday | #CookForYourPetsDay
1 - National Authors Day - Friday | #NationalAuthorsDay
8 - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) Day - Friday | #STEMDay
11 - Veterans Day - Monday | #VeteransDay
13 - World Kindness Day - Wednesday | #WKD
15 - Friday, Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day - Friday | #CleanOutYourRefrigeratorDay
19 - National Entrepreneurs Day - Tuesday | #EntrepreneursDay
26 - National Cake Day - Tuesday | #NationalCakeDay
28 - Thanksgiving Day - Thursday | #Thanksgiving
30 - Computer Security Day - Saturday | #ComputerSecurityDay
30 - Small Business Saturday - Saturday | #ShopSmall

December Social Media Hashtags 2019

2 - Cyber Monday - Monday | #CyberMonday
4 - National Cookie Day - Wednesday | #NationalCookieDay
13 - National Salesperson Day - Friday | #SalespersonDay
21 - Crossword Puzzle Day - Saturday | #CrosswordPuzzleDay
30 - No Interruptions Day – Last Work Day of the Year - Monday | #NoInterruptionsDay
31 - New Year’s Eve - Tuesday | #NYE

Industry Specific Hashtags

Believe it or not, there are also specific hashtags for industries too! Utilizing these hashtags will help you get noticed by your target audience, providing you’re sharing high-quality content that your audience will find value from. Here are the top trending hashtags for eight major industries.

Wellness, Health & Fitness Hashtags


Entertainment Hashtags

Best for Instagram only

Travel Hashtags

#Travelgram (Best for Instagram only)

Beauty Hashtags


Food Hashtags

#Instafood (Best for Instagram only)

Business & Entrepreneurship Hashtags

#SocEnt (for news related to social entrepreneurs)

Retail & Fashion Hashtags


Technology Hashtags

#Instatech (Best for Instagram only)

Utilizing hashtags in your social posts is vital for increasing your reach on social media networks.

Typically if you receive a lot of engagement whilst using these hashtags, your content will receive a boost from social networks, like Instagram, that curate a “popular” page. This is fantastic as it gives you even more publicity and multiple chances to engage and be seen by your target audience.

With all these hashtags, it can be a challenge to keep track of what to use and when to use them for your posts. That’s why at Sked Social, we love to make things easy. All our accounts come with a dedicated hashtag manager that keeps track and allows you to group hashtags for easy access and use.

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Step 1: Using Hashtag Templates

Hashtag Templates are easily accessible from Sked’s toolbar. Sked’s toolbar sits pretty on the left side of your screen. Here’s where you can access each of Sked’s features, including Templates.

Of course, you can add hashtags on Instagram through the comments:

  • Manually, one by one
  • By copy and pasting lists published on previous posts (when using a computer, laptop or tablet).

But, the time-saving and convenient Templates makes life even easier. Don’t waste time adding hashtags once your post goes live. Instead, Sked allows you to add Instagram hashtags in comments during the planning process.

From your home screen, click the Templates Icon.

Hashtag groups are the most productive way to add hashtags on Instagram via comments. Once the groups are set up, it’s only a matter of clicking a few buttons. Then you can add Instagram hashtags in comments in a flash.

Step 2: Creating Your Hashtag Groups

Once you’ve reached Templates, it’s time to create your groups.

Hot tip: We recommend titling your hashtag groups with the posting strategy topic. And if you’re managing many accounts, the business name too. By grouping together similar ‘themes’ you’ll know exactly which one to use when it comes time to post.

Click the blue Create new template button in the top right corner.

Instagram allows 30 hashtags per posts. Imagine how long it would take to add each hashtag individually. Grouping Instagram hashtags together save buckets of time. And best of all, you can then add Instagram hashtags in comments automatically.

Here you’ll need to add in your thirty hashtags individually, for each list. Be sure to put the hashtag symbol at the start of the word and hit the enter key to submit each one.

Once you have your lists organized, it’s time to add them to your post.

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Step 3: Adding Instagram Hashtags in Comments of Posts

Now that you have your hashtag lists categorized into different topics or posting strategies, this next step is a cinch.

You’ll want to navigate to the ‘create post’ button in the top left corner.

  1. Select your accounts
  2. Upload your chosen images
  3. Edit your images

From here, write up your caption in the top box. The First Comment box is where you'll want to add your hashtags.

To add Instagram hashtags in comments, simply navigate to the box underneath your caption.

Then, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the hashtag icon and select from your templates.

Now, all that’s left to do is to schedule your post using the scheduling tools at the bottom of your post planning screen.

Frequently Asked Hashtag Questions

Why should I use hashtags?

We could talk all day about why you should be using hashtags on all platforms, not just Instagram. We’ve covered literally everything about Instagram hashtags in this article. However, in short, hashtags are important, think of the social networks like a search engine and hashtags as keywords. People go to these social networks and enter specific “keyword hashtags” which result in the social posts tagged with the hashtags.

How many hashtags should I use?

This really depends on the social media network you are using them on. For Instagram, you can have up to 30 hashtags. Whilst not all 30 are needed, it will give you a better chance of reaching more users. However, try to focus on the hashtags that aren’t overused so you have a chance to stand out.

For other networks like Twitter and Facebook, up to three hashtags is ideal. You don’t want your posts to look “spammy”. With Instagram, you can get away with it, as there’s a sneaky section to place your hashtags.

How can I find out if a hashtag is overused?

If you’re wanting an answer for this question related to hashtags on Instagram, that’s easy. Enter your hashtag in the search function. Once entered, you’ll be able to see how many posts have been published with that particular hashtag.

Ideally, you want to use a mix of hashtags, some that are very popular along with others that have 100,000 posts or less. The latter will give you a chance to stand out and be featured in the top post section depending on how much engagement your content has received.

For other social networks, tools like RiteTag, HashTest and Hashtagify will give you an idea as to whether you should be using specific hashtags or not. These tools give you a guideline on whether they are overused, worth using or completely ignore as little to none use them.

To get the most out of using hashtags and generating more awareness and sales, consider using Sked Social to plan, schedule and publish your Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest posts with the famous hashtag manager and scheduling features. Start your 7-day free trial today!


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