Days to Celebrate in Q1 2021

business resources Dec 28, 2020

While you are creating your content calendar for 2021, whether using the one inside the Lean Out Planner or your own, here are some fun events, days to celebrate, and national holidays to inspire your content.  Choose a few days that relate to your business, and get creative planning for them.  It could be something as simple as a social media post, or something you create an entire campaign around. You could plan to create photos that fit with the theme, or head over to Unsplash and find the perfect photo.

For example, let's say that one of the topics you frequently coach on is the importance of self-care and taking time to unplug when running a business (it's one of the topics we coach on a lot).  You could plan social media content, photos, and posts around National Bubble Bath Day, Plan for Vacation Day, and National Day of Unplugging (plus others).

You could take it one step further and plan an entire campaign around National Day of Unplugging.  Engage your community and plan a contest having your followers share how they are unplugging, then reward the winner with a gift card they can use towards their favorite way to unplug.

Or let's say you are a health coach who helps people eat healthy and gluten-free.  You could share your top gluten-free pancake recipe for National Pancake Day. 

You get the idea.  Have fun planning your content and marketing calendar for Q1 2021. 


January 2021 Days to Celebrate

National Holidays:
  • January 1st:  New Year's Day #NewYearsDay
  • January 18th:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day #MLKDay
 Other Fun Days to Celebrate:
  • January 2nd: National Science Fiction Day #ScienceFictionDay
  • January 4th: National Trivia Day #NationalTriviaDay
  • January 5th: National Bird Day #NationalBirdDay
  • January 6th: National Technology Day #TechnologyDay
  • January 6th: National Cuddle Up Day #NationalCuddleUpDay
  • January 8th: National English Toffee Day #EnglishToffeeDay
  • January 8th: National Bubble Bath Day #BubbleBathDay
  • January 9th: National Vision Board Day #VisionBoardDay
  • January 10th: National Sunday Supper Day #SundaySupper
  • January 11th: National Milk Day #NationalMilkDay
  • January 11th: National Clean Off Your Desk Day #CleanOffYourDeskDay
  • January 13th: National Sticker Day #NationalStickerDay
  • January 14th: National Dress Up Your Pet Day #DressUpYourPetDay
  • January 15th: National Hat Day #NationalHatDay
  • January 18th: National Thesaurus Day #NationalThesaurusDay
  • January 21st: National Hugging Day #NationalHuggingDay
  • January 21st: Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay 
  • January 22nd: Celebration of Life Day #CelebrationOfLifeDay
  • January 23rd: National Handwriting Day #NationalHandwritingDay
  • January 24th: National Compliment Day #NationalComplimentDay
  • January 24th: National Peanut Butter Day #NationalPeanutButterDay
  • January 25th: National Opposite Day #OppositeDay
  • January 26th: National Green Juice Day #NationalGreenJuiceDay
  • January 27th: National Chocolate Cake Day #NationalChocolateCakeDay
  • January 28th: National Have Fun at Work Day #FunatWorkDay
  • January 31st: National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day #InspireYourHeartWithArt

Join the private Facebook group to download the full list of all days to celebrate in 2021.

February 2021 Days to Celebrate

National Holidays:
  • February 17th: Presidents Day #PresidentsDay
Other Fun Days to Celebrate:
  • February 1st: National Freedom Day #NationalFreedomDay
  • February 1st: National Get Up Day #GetUpDay
  • February 2nd: Groundhog Day #GroundhogDay
  • February 3rd: National Women's Physicians Day #NationaWomensPhysiciansDay
  • February 4th: National Homemade Soup Day #NationalHomemadeSoupDay
  • February 5th: World Nutella Day #WorldNutellaDay
  • February 6th: National Play Outside Day #NationalPlayOutsideDay
  • February 7th: National Send a Card to a Friend Day #SendACardToAFriendDay
  • February 8th: National Clean Out Your Computer Day #CleanOutYourComputerDay
  • February 9th: National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay
  • February 11th: Inventors Day #InventorsDay
  • February 11th: National Make a Friend Day #NationalMakeAFriendDay
  • February 13th: Galentine's Day #GalentinesDay
  • February 13th: Global Movie Day #GlobalMovieDay
  • February 14th: Valentine's Day #ValentinesDay
  • February 17th: National Random Acts of Kindness Day #RandomActsOfKindnessDay
  • February 18th: National Drink Wine Day #NationalDrinkWineDay
  • February 19th: National Caregivers Day #NationalCaregiversDay
  • February 20th: Love Your Pet Day #LoveYourPetDay
  • February 21st: National Grain Free Day #NationalGrainFreeDay
  • February 22nd: National Margarita Day #NationalMargaritaDay
  • February 23rd: National Banana Bread Day #NationalBananaBreadDay
  • February 24th: National Tortilla Chip Day #NationalTortillaChipDay
  • February 26th: National Tell A Fairy Tale Day #TellAFairyTaleDay
  • February 27th: National Retro Day #NationalRetroDay
  • February 29th: National Time Refund Day #TimeRefundDay

Join the private Facebook group to download the full list of all days to celebrate in 2021.

March 2021 Days to Celebrate

National Holidays:
  • March 17th: Saint Patrick's Day #SaintPatricksDay
 Other Fun Days to Celebrate:
  • March 1st: National Peanut Butter Lover's Day #PeanutButterLoversDay
  • March 2nd: World Teen Mental Wellness Day​ #WorldTeenMentalWellnessDay
  • March 3rd: National Mulled Wine Day​ #NationalMulledWineDay
  • March 4th: National Son's Day #NationalSonsDay
  • March 5th: National Employee Appreciation Day​ #EmployeeAppreciationDay
  • March 6th: National Dress Day​ #NationalDressDay
  • March 7th: National Be Heard Day #NationalBeHeardDay
  • March 8th: International Women's Day #InternationalWomensDay #BeBoldForChange
  • March 10th: National Registered Dietician Nutritionist Day​ #RegisteredDieticianNutritionistDay
  • March 12th: National Plant a Flower Day​ #NationalPlantaFlowerDay
  • March 14th: National Write Your Story Day #WriteYourStoryDay
  • March 14th: Daylight Saving Time #DaylightSavingTime
  • March 15th: National Napping Day #NationalNappingDay
  • March 16th: World Social Work Day #WorldSocialWorkDay
  • March 19th: National Certified Nurses Day​ #NationalCertifiedNursesDay
  • March 20th: First Day of Spring #FirstDayofSpring #Spring2021
  • March 21st: World Down Syndrome Day #WorldDownSyndromeDay
  • March 21st: National Single Parents Day #NationalSingleParentsDay
  • March 23rd: National Puppy Day #NationalPuppyDay
  • March 29th: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day #MomPopBusinessOwnersDay
  • March 29th: National Vietnam War Veterans Day​ 
  • March 30th: National Doctors' Day #NationalDoctorsDay
  • March 30th: National Virtual Vacation Day #VirtualVacationDay
  • March 30th: National Take A Walk In The Park Day #TakeaWalkintheParkDay
  • March 31st: National Equal Pay Day #EqualPayDay


Join the private Facebook group to download the full list of all days to celebrate in 2021.


So, which days will you be planning to incorporate into your marketing and content calendar for Q1? 

We'll be focused on National Vision Board Day, National Clean Off Your Desk Day, and International Women's Day.

How about you? XX

by Crista Grasso

Crista Grasso is the go-to strategic planning expert for leading global businesses and online entrepreneurs when they want to scale.  Known as the "Business Optimizer", Crista has the ability to quickly cut through noise and focus on optimizing the core things that will make the biggest impact to scale a business simply and sustainably. She specializes in helping businesses gain clarity on the most important things that will drive maximum value for their clients and maximum profits for their business.  She is the creator of the Lean Out Method, 90 Day Lean Out Planner, and host of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast


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