Social Media Strategy Top Social Media Holidays 2019 and Industry Hashtags By Gareth O'Sullivan Posted January 10, 2019 Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 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. Free Ebook: Social Media Planning for professionals Carve hours out of your social media workflow. Read the Advanced Guide to Social Media Planning Success. Here’s What You’ll Find In This Article: January Social Media Hashtags 2019 February Social Media Hashtags 2019 March Social Media Hashtags 2019 April Social Media Hashtags 2019 May Social Media Hashtags 2019 June Social Media Hashtags 2019 July Social Media Hashtags 2019 August Social Media Hashtags 2019 September Social Media Hashtags 2019 October Social Media Hashtags 2019 November Social Media Hashtags 2019 December Social Media Hashtags 2019 Health & Fitness Hashtags Entertainment Hashtags Travel Hashtags Beauty Hashtags Food Hashtags Business & Entrepreneurship Hashtags Retail & Fashion Hashtags Technology Hashtags Frequently Asked Hashtag Questions 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. 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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 #GetHealthy #HealthyLife #HealthTalk #EatClean #EatLocal #FitFood #Nutrition #Paleo #Vegan #FitQuote #FitnessMotivation #Fitspo #GetFit #GoalSetting #Cardio #Cycling #Elliptical #FitFam #FitLife Entertainment Hashtags #Entertainment #News #Sports #NFL #Music #Newmusic #Fun #Talentedmusicians #Youtuber #Gigs #City #Entertainmentindustry #Group Best for Instagram only #Instaentertainment #Instanews #Instagroup #Instaindustry #Instasports #Instanfl #Instamusic #Instacity #Instagift Travel Hashtags #Travel #Trip #Places #Experience #Traveltuesday #Adventure #Photography #Traveltips #Wanderlust #Vacation #Travelgram (Best for Instagram only) #Explore #Holiday #Travels #Traveler #Traveller Beauty Hashtags #Beauty #Makeup #Makeupaddict #Makeupover #Fashion #Fragrance #Love #Skincare #Hair #Life #Health #Skin #Bblogger #Beautybasics #Beautyblogger #Photooftheday #Model Food Hashtags #Chefmode #Hungry #Foodlovers #FoodPorn #Cleaneating #Food #Nom #Foodgasm #Foodie #Yum #Tasty #Goodfood #Delish #Delicious #Instafood (Best for Instagram only) Business & Entrepreneurship Hashtags #Business #B2b #B2c #BizTip #SmallBusiness #SmallBiz #Startup #SME #SMEs #SMB #Entrepreneur #Entrepreneurship #Hustle #Makingmoves #SocEnt (for news related to social entrepreneurs) Retail & Fashion Hashtags #Fashion #Retail #Rcommerce #Styleoftheday #Fashioninspo #Trend #Streetstyle #Streetwear #Stylish #Design #Business #Shopping #Shop #Ootd #Shoes #Style #Luxury #Onlineshopping #Interior #Boutique #Sales #Designer #Visualmerchandising #Sneakers #Accessories #Shoppingonline #Clothes #Unique #Brand Technology Hashtags #Technology #Science #Bigdata #iphone #ios #Android #Mobile #Innovation #Startups #Tech #Cloud #Gadget #Instatech (Best for Instagram only) #Electronic #Device #Techtrends #Technews #Engineering 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. New Printable: Q2 Instagram Hashtag Holidays Print out this monthly calendar and never miss out on celebrating a social media holiday again. Step 1: Using the Hashtag Manager The Hashtag Manager is 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 the Hashtag Manager. 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 Hashtag Manager 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 Hashtag Manager Icon. Once you’re inside the Hashtag Manager, use it to: Add individual hashtags to posts by only needing to type the first few letters Or our favorite, add hashtag groups to coincide with each post’s strategy. 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 the Hashtag Manager, 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. Take a look at the column on the far right, ‘add new group.’ This is where the magic starts to happen. The group option allows you to add Instagram hashtags into lists for easy use. Click on the ‘new group’ box and add your hashtag list title. 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. Once you have your group title: Scroll to your new group Click ‘+new’ 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. You may also like: How Sked Social Helps Imagine Media Increase E-Commerce Sales on Instagram by 30% The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Best Social Media Channels For Your Business Glossier Marketing Strategy: How The Brand Took Social Media To The Next Level How To Create A Social Media Posting Schedule That Increases Your ROI 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 ‘upload post’ section of the side toolbar. Select your accounts Upload your chosen images Edit your images From here, write up your caption in the top box. You’ll notice a second box underneath your caption box. This is where you’ll place the first comment of your post. To add Instagram hashtags in comments, simply navigate to the box underneath your caption. Then, follow these simple steps: Click on the hashtag icon and navigate to the Hashtags, Mentions, OR Groups section. Choose the appropriate hashtags, mentions or groups. Click okay and see your group of hashtags and/or mentions magically appear! 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 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!