Get a head start on planning your marketing and promotion activities throughout 2023 with our free content calendar.
Whether you’re a marketer, social media manager, or small business owner, you can view some of the holidays, milestone events, month-long themes and seasonal observations occurring throughout the year that we’ve compiled alongside a treasure trove of content linked for your use.
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January 2023 Dates & Holidays
January is all about fresh starts, renewed commitments, and opening up new chapters. Discover motivational content that focuses on optimism, self-care, and rising to the occasion to meet resolutions. As cozy winter scenes continue, round out your materials with aspirational content focused on encouragement, goal-setting, fitness, and new beginnings.
January 16th is also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, in honor of the late Civil Rights icon.
|National Hobby Month||Icons | Photos|
|Winter||Icons | Photos|
|1: New Year’s Day||Icons | Photos|
|13: National Sticker Day||Icons | Photos|
|22: Lunar New Year||Icons | Photos|
February 2023 Dates & Holidays
February is Black History month, where we celebrate and honor the contributions of Black artists, thinkers, pioneers, and change-makers throughout history. Valentine’s Day (Feb 14th) also occupies the public conscious as we celebrate love in all its forms. Think romantic reds, pinks, hearts, champagne, and cuddled-up couples.
And don’t forget Punxatawney Phil on February 2nd, Groundhog’s Day.
|Friendship||Icons | Photos|
|Love||Icons | Photos|
|4: World Cancer Day||Icons | Photos|
|5: Lantern Festival||Icons | Photos|
|12: Super Bowl Sunday||Icons | Photos|
|14: Valentine’s Day||Icons | Photos|
|17: Random Acts of Kindness Day||Icons | Photos|
|21: Mardi Gras||Icons | Photos|
March 2023 Dates & Holidays
March is Women’s History Month– the perfect occasion to elevate female voices and reexamine the progress of female representation in the media. It’s also the time to start looking forward to springtime: bright florals, colorful visuals and new growth.
Celebrate March 21st – Downs Syndrome Awareness Day – with the heartfelt work of photographer Denis Kuvaiev.
|Women’s History Month||Icons | Photos|
|8: Holi||Icons | Photos|
|8: International Women’s Day||Icons | Photos|
|14: Pi Day||Icons | Photos|
|17: St. Patrick’s Day||Icons | Photos|
|22: Ramadan Begins||Icons | Photos|
|22: World Water Day||Icons | Photos|
|31: International Trans Day of Visibility||Icons | Photos|
April 2023 Dates & Holidays
April is Earth Month, in which people put their focus on environmental causes and appreciation of nature and the outdoors. While no shortage of doom and despair tend to dominate environment-related news cycles, photo and icon download trends point upwards: awe, wonder, regeneration and stewardship – with an inspired appreciation for the planet and its flora and fauna.
|Jazz Appreciation Month||Icons | Photos|
|Celebrate Diversity Month||Icons | Photos|
|Springtime||Icons | Photos|
|1: April Fools’ Day||Icons | Photos|
|9: Easter||Icons | Photos|
|18: Tax Day||Icons | Photos|
|20: 420||Icons | Photos|
|22: Earth Day||Icons | Photos|
May 2023 Dates & Holidays
May is the peak of spring and holds the promise of summer: good weather and sunnier days ahead. It is also both Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month – both of which serve as a reminder to look after the self and the greater community. Find cheery photos and icons of flowers in bloom, Mother’s Day bonding, and content focused on mental wellness.
|Mental Health Awareness Month||Icons | Photos|
|Older Americans Month||Icons | Photos|
|1: May Day||Icons | Photos|
|2 – 6: Teacher Appreciation Week||Icons | Photos|
|4: Star Wars Day||Icons|
|5: Cinco de Mayo||Icons|
|14: Mother’s Day||Icons | Photos|
|29: Memorial Day||Icons | Photos|
June 2023 Dates & Holidays
June marks the start of Summer and Pride Month: carefree days and celebration. Find diverse and inclusive photos that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and culture in all of its forms, and icons that usher in those good summer vibes: outdoor recreation, leisure, fun, and Father’s Day.
|Pride Month||Icons | Photos|
|Summer||Icons | Photos|
|Road Trips||Icons | Photos|
|8: World Oceans Day||Icons | Photos|
|18: Father’s Day||Icons | Photos|
|21: Summer Solstice||Icons | Photos|
July 2023 Dates & Holidays
In the peak of summer, July is alternately known as National Parks Month, Recreation Month, Picnic Month, or Grilling Month. If you haven’t noticed, a certain trend is emerging here: calls to get outside, enjoy the great outdoors, and soak up as much summer as possible.
|National Parks Month||Icons | Photos|
|Recreation Month||Icons | Photos|
|Picnic Month||Icons | Photos|
|Grilling Month||Icons | Photos|
|4: Independence Day||Icons | Photos|
|16: Ice Cream Day||Icons | Photos|
|17: World Emoji Day||Icons | Photos|
August 2023 Dates & Holidays
August begins Back-to-School season. It’s time to prep for an exciting year ahead with our free teacher resources, classroom-friendly photos, and educational icon collections that make lessons even more memorable.
|Back to School||Icons | Photos|
|National Dog Month||Icons | Photos|
|8: International Cat Day||Icons | Photos|
|19: World Photography Day||Icons | Photos|
|26: National Dog Day||Icons | Photos|
September 2023 Dates & Holidays
September continues back-to-school season and marks the transition into fall. Start getting your knit caps ready and snuggle up with a PSL as you browse hundreds of cozy photos of changing leaves, and quaint icon collections that serve a delightful touch of Cottage-core.
September 15 also marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which continues until October 15th.
|Autumn||Icons | Photos|
|Pet Rescue Month||Icons | Photos|
|4: Labor Day||Icons | Photos|
|21: International Day of Peace||Icons | Photos|
October 2023 Dates & Holidays
Two words: Spooky Season. As we approach the haunted holiday, get ready to spook up some autumnal delights with hundreds of Halloween icon collections, from the cute & kid-friendly to the utterly macabre (and several shades of spooky hilarity in between). Need to take your Halloween spirit beyond the screen? Check out some of our Halloween craft ideas.
|Breast Cancer Awareness Month||Icons|
|Disability Employment Awareness Month||Icons | Photos|
|Pizza & Pasta Month||Icons | Photos|
|9: Indigenous Peoples’ Day||Photos|
|11: National Coming Out Day||Icons | Photos|
|31: Halloween||Icons | Photos|
November 2023 Dates & Holidays
November is all about food, feasts, and family – and taking stock of all the things you’re grateful for. As those Autumn vibes continue, however, don’t neglect to start gearing up for the Christmas season, the commercially busiest time of year – especially to help audiences get their shopping done in time.
In the U.S., November also marks American Indian Heritage Month, a chance to acknowledge the many contributions and achievements of native peoples.
|American Indian Heritage Month||Icons | Photos|
|Movember / No-Shave November||Icons | Photos|
|2: Dia De Los Muertos||Icons | Photos|
|7: Election Day||Icons | Photos|
|11: Veterans Day||Icons | Photos|
|12: Diwali||Icons | Photos|
|23: Thanksgiving Day||Icons | Photos|
|24: Black Friday||Icons | Photos|
|25: Small Business Saturday||Icons | Photos|
|27: Cyber Monday||Icons | Photos|
|28: Giving Tuesday||Icons | Photos|
December 2023 Dates & Holidays
Snowflakes, hot cocoa, scarves, sleigh rides and gifts: the holidays are here and December is all about merrymaking. Find cheery and festive photos of family gatherings, Christmas decorations and Hanukkah icons to make the season bright. As another year draws to a close, December is also a time for reflection and retrospection.
|Winter||Icons | Photos|
|Winter Sports||Icons | Photos|
|8: First day of Hanukkah||Icons|
|21: Winter Solstice||Icons | Photos|
|24: Christmas Eve||Icons | Photos|
|25: Christmas Day||Icons | Photos|
|31: New Year’s Eve||Icons | Photos|
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