Looking for some inspirational content to post about in December? You are in the right place. Observing trending social media holidays is extremely popular and the trend is growing. Knowing what to celebrate much in advance gives you the upper hand, since you have time to plan your content and perfect it. When the social media holiday is trending on Twitter or Instagram it is already too late to jump on the bandwagon. In other words, make sure you always keep track of what’s going on. This list of ours contains all major social media holidays and normal holidays celebrated in December 2020. Minor ones have been left off the list, so you can be sure that you won’t end up observing a holiday that no one has even heard of.

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Anyway, back to the social media holidays. A few notes first. The holidays listed are in no particular order. The hashtags are either official ones or ones that have been used previous years. If you want to suggest any additions to our list, leave us a comment.

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Social Media Holidays: December 2020

Our list of social media holidays in December 2020 contains the major ones, ie. holidays that have gotten at least some traction online in previous years. Apart from giving you just the names of these holidays, we have also done our homework and studied which hashtags have been used in previous years. Some of these hashtags are the official ones, while some have simply been commonly used. We recommend you to use all of these hashtags for maximum exposure. For some of these holidays, you might want to look for location-specific hashtags, such as #GivingTuesdayCanada or #BlackFridayNYC.

December 1

  • World AIDS Day #WorldAIDSDay #WorldAIDSDay2020
  • Rosa Parks Day (US)
  • National Eat A Red Apple Day (US) #EatARedAppleDay
  • Giving Tuesday #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday2020
  • National Day With(out) Art (US)

December 2

  • Special Education Day (US)
  • National Fritters Day (US)

December 3

  • National Roof Over Your Head Day (US)
  • Make a Gift Day #MakeaGiftDay
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities (United Nations) #IDPWD #DisabilityDay

December 4

  • World Wildlife Conservation Day #WorldWildlifeConservationDay #WildlifeConservationDay
  • International Cheetah Day #InternationalCheetahDay #Cheetah Day
  • National Cookie Day (US) #NationalCookieDay #CookieDay
  • National Dice Day (US) #NationalDiceDay #DiceDay

December 5

  • World Soil Day (United Nations) #WorldSoilDay
  • International Volunteers Day #InternationalVolunteersDay
  • National Repeal Day (US) #RepealDay #RepealDayParty
  • Bathtub Party Day #BathtubPartyDay

December 6

  • St. Nicholas Day #StNicholasDay #StNicholasDay2020
  • National Miners’ Day #MinersDay #NationalMinersDay
  • National Microwave Oven Day (US)

December 7

  • Walt Disney Day #WaltDisneyDay (celebrated on the first Monday of December)
  • International Civil Aviation Day #InternationalCivilAviationDay #InternationalCivilAviationDay2020 #CivilAviationDay
  • Pearl Harbor Day (US) #pearlharborday
  • National Cotton Candy Day (US) #NationalCottonCandyDay #CottonCandyDay

December 8

  • National Brownie Day #NationalBrownieDay #BrownieDay
  • Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day #PretendToBeATimeTravelerDay

December 9

  • International Anti-Corruption Day (United Nations) #AntiCorruptionDay
  • World Techno Day
  • National Pastry Day (US) #NationalPastryDay #PastryDay
  • Christmas Card Day #ChristmasCardDay

December 10

  • Human Rights Day (United Nations) #HumanRightsDay #HumanRightsDay2020
  • Nobel Prize Day (US)
  • Dewey Decimal Day (US)
  • International Animal Rights Day #InternationalAnimalRightsDay #AnimalRightsDay
  • Lager Day #LagerDay

December 11

  • Hanukkah  #Hanukkah #Hanukkah2020
  • International Mountain Day #InternationalMountainDay #InternationalMountainDay2020 #InternationalMountainsDay
  • UNICEF Birthday
  • Christmas Jumper Day (UK)

December 12

  • Gingerbread House Day (US) #GingerbreadHouseDay
  • Poinsettia Day (US) #PoinsettiaDay
  • International Shareware Day
  • International Universal Health Coverage Day (United Nations)

December 13

  • National Violin Day (US) #ViolinDay #NationalViolinDay
  • National Hot Chocolate Day (UK)
  • Worldwide Candle Lighting Day (US)

December 14

  • Monkey Day #WorldMonkeyDay #MonkeyDay
  • National Bouillabaisse Day (US)

December 15

  • Bill of Rights Day (US) #BillOfRights #BillOfRightsDay
  • National Cupcake Day (US)
  • Cat Herders Day (US) #CatHerdersDay

December 16

  • National Chocolate Covered Anything Day (US) #NationalChocolateCoveredAnythingDay #NationalChocolateCoveredAnythingDay2020
  • Day Of Reconciliation (South Africa) #DayOfReconciliation

December 17

  • Wright Brothers Day (US) #WrightBrothersDay
  • National Maple Syrup Day (US) #MapleSyrupDay

December 18

  • International Migrants Day (United Nations) #InternationalMigrantsDay #Migrants Day
  • Arabic Language Day (United Nations) #ArabicLanguageDay
  • Underdog Day (US)
  • Free Shipping Day (US)

December 19

  • National Hard Candy Day (US) #NationalHardCandyDay
  • National Oatmeal Muffin Day (US)

December 20

  • Ugly Sweater Day #UglyChristmasSweaterDay #UglySweaterDay  (celebrated on the third Friday of December)
  • National Sangria Day (US) #SangriaDay
  • National Mudd Day (US)
  • International Human Solidarity Day (United Nations)

December 21

  • Winter Solstice / First Day of Winter (Winter Shortest Day) #WinterSolstice #FirstDayofWinter
  • International Dalek Remembrance Day #DalekDay
  • Short Girl Appreciation Day #ShortGirlAppreciationDay
  • National Crossword Puzzle Day (US) #CrosswordPuzzleDay
  • National Humbug Day (US)
  • National Flashlight Day (US)

December 22

  • Forefathers Day (US)

December 23

  • Festivus #Festivus #FestivusMiracle
  • National Roots Day (US)
  • National Pfeffernusse Day (US)

December 24

  • Christmas Eve #ChristmasEve
  • National Egg Nog Day #NationalEggNogDay

December 25

  • Christmas Day #Christmas2020 #Christmas #Christmastime
  • National Pumpkin Pie Day #Pumpkin PieDay

December 26

  • Boxing Day (UK, Canada, Australia) #boxingday #boxingday2020
  • Day After Christmas Day (US)
  • National Thank You Note Day (US) #ThankYouNoteDay
  • National Candy Cane Day (US) #CandyCaneDay

December 27

  • National Fruitcake Day #NationalFruitcakeDay

December 28

  • Pledge of Allegiance Day (US)
  • National Chocolate Candy Day (US)
  • Holy Innocents Day (US)

December 29

  • Tick Tock Day #TickTockDay

December 30

  • Bacon Day #BaconDay

December 31

  • New Year’s Eve #NYE #NewYearsEve #NewYears2020 #NewYearsEve2020
  • Hogmanay (UK/Scotland)
  • National Champagne Day (US) #NationalChampagneDay
  • No Interruptions Day (US)

This was the list of social media holidays in December. We hope the list helps you come up with interesting social media content.

Sources we used to compile the list of Social Media Holidays in December:
https://www.timeanddate.com, https://www.thereisadayforthat.com, https://nationaldaycalendar.com,http://www.holidayscalendar.com, https://nationaltoday.com, https://www.checkiday.com.

Which social media holidays will you observe? Are we missing an important one? Let us know in the comments.