Marketing Calendar for 2021 – Key Dates You Shouldn’t Miss

Phoebe Skinner

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I think we can all agree that 2020 has not been the best of years and the pandemic has changed a lot of our plans, however with the recent news on the vaccinations, it looks like we could be looking at a brighter 2021. 

As a marketing agency, we are always keen to celebrate and promote key dates throughout the year and whilst this may have been a bit harder this year, we are certainly looking forward to a lot more celebrating in 2021, and we think a lot of you will agree! 

For that reason, we have put together a marketing calendar for 2021 so you can make sure you are not missing any key dates. 

Let’s start with January, time for a new start, you have had your Christmas break, agreed your new year resolutions and you are ready to see what the year brings. 

1st January – New Year’s Day 

1st – 31st January – Dry January or… Ginuary! (We know which one we would go for!) 

11th January – National Clean Off Your Desk Day

25th January – Opposite’s Day 

February, the month of love, but that isn’t all that happens in February! 

4th February – World Cancer Day

5th February – World Nutella Day (A particular favourite) 

14th February – Valentine’s Day (and our very own Andy’s Birthday!) 

17th February – Random Acts of Kindness Day

18th February – Drink Wine Day 🍷

20th February – Love Your Pet Day (Insert a harmony of ‘awww’s’)

By March you should be over the holiday winter slump, and it’s time for spring! 

8th March – International Women’s Day 

15th March – Napping Day (We may have to look into this!) 

20th March – First Day of Spring

26th March – Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness 💜

April – I wonder what our April Fool’s joke will be next year, this year we tried to get the whole team to join a Zoom call wearing a hat, but unfortunately, Richard did figure it out! 

1st April – April Fool’s Day

2nd April – World Autism Awareness Day 

7th April – World Health Day 👩‍⚕️

21st April – National Tea Day (We love a good cuppa in the office) 

May is a great month, nights are getting longer, and summer is slowly approaching! 

1st May – May Day 

4th May – Star Wars Day (May the fourth be with you!) 

11th May – Eat What You Want Day

13th May – World Cocktail Day (Isn’t every day a cocktail day?🍸)

June, we are halfway through the year, it’s time for heatwaves, pride rainbow flags and summer getaways! 

1st – 30th June – Men’s Health Month

1st – 30th June – LGBTQ Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈

5th June – World Environment Day

15th June – National Beer Day

20th June – Father’s Day 

21st June – First Day of Summer (Time to get those holidays booked!)

26th June – Armed Forces Day 

30th June – Social Media Day 

July, we are now halfway through summer, the kids are still off school, and we’re all trying to squeeze in that last-minute holiday! 

7th July – World Chocolate Day (We shall be celebrating this day!) 

17th July – World Emoji Day 😃😅😇🥰😛

23rd July – Summer Olympics begin 

30th July – International Friendship Day 

It’s the last month before the kids go back to school, and you are all counting down until the bank holiday so you can have a nice long weekend, let’s see what else is going on in August! 

8th August – International Cat Day 

9th August – Book Lover’s Day 📚

13th August – Left Hander’s Day

16th August – National Tell A Joke Day

26th August – International Dog Day 

31st August – Bank Holiday (Wahooooo!) 

The kids are back to school, summer holidays are over, and soon the sun will be disappearing. But it is only 4 months until Christmas! 

5th September – International Day of Charity 

10th September – World Suicide Prevention Day ❣️

13th September – Roald Dahl Day

16th September – 100 Days Till Christmas (Time to start the countdown!)

The spookiest time of the year, there’s quite a lot happening in October, let’s take a look. PS. did we mention, it’s now only 3 months until Christmas! 

1st October – World Vegetarian Day and International Coffee Day

5th October – World Teacher’s Day

6th October – World Mental Health Day

25th October – World Pasta Day

31st October – Samhain/Halloween 👻🎃💀

November is quite an exciting month, it’s the month before Christmas, there are Black Friday sales, and people spend the WHOLE month without shaving their moustache! 

1st November – World Vegan Day 

5th November – Bonfire Night 🎆

13th November – World Kindness Day 

14th November – Remembrance Sunday

26th November – Black Friday (Time to get those pressies!)

29th November – Cyber Monday (… More shopping…) 

Winter has begun by December, and although we don’t have many dates to share with you, the month does, of course, have Christmas, which is a date you need to celebrate. 

4th December – National Cookie Day 

24th December – Christmas Eve

25th December – Christmas Day 🎄🎅

26th December – Boxing Day

31st December – New Year’s Eve

That brings us to the end, I really do hope the above dates give you some inspiration when planning your marketing for 2021. Even though this year has been super tough, it’s important to remember the good times, no matter how big or small, keep hold of them and it will make you feel much better. 

We hope 2021 is a better year for us all and we get to do lots of celebrating! 💚

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