2019 Marketing Calendar

2019-01-18, by: Karen Stark
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Plan your promotions the year ahead, increasing brand reach and sales with a marketing calendar.

Christmas, Mother's Day, halloween and Valentines and well-known hot sales dates for commerce.

But there are many other Holidays that your brand can profit from, either for increasing brand awareness and/or sales, by creating an special promotional campaign.

For those businesses that uses content marketing in their toolkit, those dates also provide a sorce of new topics and ideas for blog posts.

Moreover, you can take advantage of Holiday-related social media tags to repurpose your existing content.

The appeal of holiday themed promotions and posts for e-commerce is undeniable, but all businesses can take advantage of those by using the right approach for their audience.

The key to a successful alternative holidays marketing calendar is picking the ones that are more relevant to your products or services and that resonate with your customers.

Here is a comprehensive list of 2019 standard Holidays and less widespread celebration dates so you can plan your content, sales and brand campaigns in advance:

2019 Marketing Calendar

   

Q1

January

  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • January 1 - Outback Bowl
  • January 1 - Rose Bowl
  • January 1 - NHL Winter Classic
  • January 3 - Festival of Sleep Day
  • January 3-6 - PGA Tournament of Champions
  • January 4 - Trivia Day
  • January 6 - Cuddle Up Day
  • January 7 - Golden Globes
  • January 7 - College Football Playoff National Championship
  • January 8 - Elvis's Birthday
  • January 9 - Girl Scout Cookie Pre-Sales Begin
  • January 10 - Houseplant Appreciation Day
  • January 14 - Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 15 - National Hat Day
  • January 17 - Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day
  • January 20 - Penguin Awareness Day
  • January 22 - Oscar nominations announced
  • January 23 - Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD
  • January 24 - Compliment Day
  • January 24-27 - Winter X Games
  • January 24 - Sundance Film Festival begins
  • January 25 - Opposite Day
  • January 26 - Spouse's Day
  • January 27 - Chocolate Cake Day
  • January 28 - SAG Awards
  • January 28 - Fun at Work Day
  • January 31 - Backward Day
 

February

  • February 1 - Wear Red Day
  • February 2 - Groundhog Day
  • February 2 - Bubble Gum Day
  • February 3 - Super Bowl Sunday
  • February 4 - World Cancer Day
  • February 5 - Chinese New Year
  • February 5 - World Nutella Day
  • February 7 - Give Kids a Smile Day
  • February 7 - Send a Card to a Friend Day #SendACardToAFriendDay
  • February 7-10 - AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
  • February 8 - Boy Scout's Day
  • February 10 - Umbrella Day
  • February 10 - Grammy Awards
  • February 11 - Make a Friend Day
  • February 12 - Lincoln's Birthday
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day
  • ebruary 15 - Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
  • February 15 - Single's Awareness Day
  • February 17 - Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • February 18 - Drink Wine Day
  • February 18 - President's Day
  • February 20 - Love Your Pet Day
  • February 21 - Crossfit Open begins
  • February 22 - Washington's Birthday
  • February 22 - Margarita Day
  • February 22 - Walk Your Dog Day
  • February 24 - Oscar Night
  • February 26 - Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales Begin
  • February 28 - Floral Design Day
 

March

  • March 1 - Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 1 - Peanut Butter Lover's Day
  • March 3 - Day of Unplugging
  • March 3 - World Wildlife Day
  • March 5 - Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday
  • March 6 - Ash Wednesday
  • March 6 - Dentist's Day
  • March 6 - Oreo Day
  • March 7 - Cereal Day
  • March 7-10 - Arnold Palmer Invitational PGA
  • March 8 - SXSW
  • March 8 - Popcorn Lover's Day
  • March 8 - International Women's Day
  • March 10 - Daylight Savings
  • March 11 - Napping Day
  • March 13 - Jewel Day
  • March 14 - Pi Day
  • March 14-17 - The Players Championship PGA
  • March 15 - The Ides of March
  • March 16 - World Sleep Day
  • March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
  • March 18 - Awkward Moments Day
  • March 20 - First Day of Spring
  • March 20 - Agriculture Day
  • March 20 - World Down Syndrome Day
  • March 22 - World Water Day
  • March 23 - Puppy Day
  • March 25 - Crossfit Open ends
  • March 26 - Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness
  • March 28 - Baseball Opening Day
  • March 29 - Mom & Pop Business Owner's Day
  • March 30 - National Doctor's Day
  • March 31 - Crayon Day
   

Q2

April

  • April 1 - April Fool's Day
  • April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 3 - Don't Go To Work Unless it's Fun Day
  • April 4 - School Librarian Day
  • April 7 - World Health Day
  • April 9 - Winston Churchill Day
  • April 10 - Free Cone Day (Ben & Jerry's)
  • April 10 - Golfer's Day
  • April 10 - Sibling Day
  • April 11 - National Pet Day
  • April 11-14 - Masters Tournament PGA
  • April 12 - National Grilled Cheese Day
  • April 12-21 - Coachella Music Festival
  • April 14 - Palm Sunday
  • April 15 - Tax Day
  • April 19-21 - Easter Holy week
  • April 20 - Lookalike Day
  • April 21 - Easter Sunday
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 25 - Take Your Daughter and/or Son to Work Day
  • April 25 - Administrative Professional's Day
  • April 27 - Arbor Day
  • April 27-29 - Talladega Superspeedway NASCAR
 

May

  • May 1 - May Day
  • May 1 - Mother Goose Day
  • May 2 - Thank A Teacher Day
  • May 4 - Star Wars Day
  • May 4 - Kentucky Derby
  • May 5 - Cinco De Mayo
  • May 8 - World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
  • May 10 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day
  • May 11 - Eat What You Want Day
  • May 12 - World Fair Trade Day
  • May 12 - Mother's Day
  • May 14-18 - Eurovision
  • May 16 - Love a Tree Day
  • May 16-19 - PGA Championship
  • May 18 - Armed Forces Day
  • May 18 - NASCAR Day
  • May 19 - Armed Forces Day
  • May 20 - Be a Millionaire Day
  • May 24 - Victoria Day (Canada)
  • May 25 - Geek Pride Day
  • May 26-Jun 9 - French Open
  • May 26 - Sally Ride Day
  • May 26 - Indianapolis 500
  • May 28 - Memorial Day
 

June

  • June 4 - Hug Your Cat Day
  • June 5 - World Environment Day
  • June 7-July 7 - Women's World Cup Soccer
  • June 8 - World Oceans Day
  • June 8 - Best Friend Day
  • June 9 - Donald Duck Day
  • June 10 - Iced Tea Day
  • June 13-16 - U.S. Open PGA
  • June 14 - Flag Day
  • June 16 - Father's Day
  • June 16 - World Juggler's Day
  • June 21 - First Day of Summer / Summer Solstice
  • June 21 - International Yoga Day
  • June 29 - Camera Day
  • June 30 - Social Media Day
  • une 30 - Stanley Cup Finals
  • une 30 - NBA Finals
   

Q3

July

  • July 1 - International Joke Day
  • July 1 - Canada Day
  • July 1-14 - Wimbledon
  • July 2 - World UFO Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • July 4 - Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
  • July 6-28 - Tour de France
  • July 7 - Chocolate Day
  • July 8 - Video Games Day
  • July 12 - Pecan Pie Day
  • July 13 - Rock Worldwide Day
  • July 13 - French Fry Day
  • July 16 - World Snake Day
  • July 17 - World Emoji Day
  • July 18 - World Hepatitis Day
  • July 18 - Hot Dog Day
  • July 21 - #NoMakeUp Day
  • July 24 - Amelia Earhart Day
  • July 25-28 - World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
  • July 26 - Aunt and Uncle Day
  • July 28 - Parents' Day
  • July 30 - Father-in-Law Day
  • July 30 - International Day of Friendship
 

August

  • August 1 - Crossfit Games begins
  • August 1 - World Lumberjack Championships
  • August 1-4 - Summer X Games
  • August 1 - NFL Preseason begins
  • August 2 - International Beer Day
  • August 5 - International Friendship Day
  • August 8 - International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay
  • August 9 - Book Lover's Day
  • August 12 - Middle Child's Day (Go Jan Brady!)
  • August 13 - Left-hander's Day
  • August 18 - Bad Poetry Day
  • August 19 - World Humanitarian Day
  • August 21 - Senior Citizen's Day
  • August 26 - Women's Equality Day
  • August 30 - Frankenstein Day
 

September

  • September 1 - International Bacon Day
  • September 2 - Labor Day
  • September 5 - Cheese Pizza Day
  • September 6 - Read a Book Day
  • September 8 - Grandparents Day
  • September 11 - 9/11
  • September 11 - Patriot's Day
  • September 13 - Uncle Sam Day
  • September 15 - Greenpeace Day
  • September 16 - Wife Appreciation Day
  • September 15 - Boys' and Girls' Club Day for Kids
  • September 17 - Constitution Day
  • September 17 - Citizenship Day
  • September 19 - International Talk Like a Pirate
  • September 21 - International Day of Peace
  • September 21 (until October 6th) - Oktoberfest
  • September 23 - Checkers Day
  • September 23 - First Day of Fall
  • September 27 - World Tourism Day
  • September 28 - Native American Day
  • September 29 - Coffee Day
  • September 29 - World Heart Day
  • September 30 - Rosh Hashanah
   

Q4

October

  • October 1 - World Vegetarian Day
  • October 2 - Name Your Car Day
  • October 2 - Brow Day
  • October 5 - World Teacher's Day
  • October 6 - World Smile Day
  • October 6 - Oktoberfest Ends
  • October 8 - Yom Kippur
  • October 9 - Columbus Day
  • October 9 - Leif Erikson Day
  • October 10 - World Mental Health Day
  • October 11 - It's My Party Day
  • October 14 - Columbus Day
  • October 14 - Canadian Thanksgiving
  • October 13 - World Egg Day
  • October 16 - World Food Day
  • October 16 - Boss' Day
  • October 18 - Spirit Day (anti-bullying)
  • October 19 - Sweetest Day
  • October 22 - MLB World Series begins
  • October 24 - United Nations Day
  • October 27 - Make a Difference Day
  • October 30 - Mischief Night
  • October 31 - Day of the Dead Begins
  • October 31 - Halloween
 

November

  • November 1 - All Saint's Day
  • November 2 - Day of the Dead Ends
  • November 3 - Sandwich Day
  • November 3 - King Tut Day
  • November 3 - Daylight Savings Time ends
  • November 6 - U.S. General Election Day
  • November 10 - Marine Corp Birthday
  • November 11 - Veterans Day
  • November 11 - Remembrance Day
  • November 12 - Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
  • November 13 - World Kindness Day
  • November 13 - Sadie Hawkins Day
  • November 14 - World Diabetes Day
  • November 15 - America Recycles Day
  • November 16 - International Tolerance Day
  • November 17 - Homemade Bread Day
  • November 28 - Thanksgiving Day
  • November 29 - Black Friday
  • November 30 - Giving Tuesday
  • November 30 - Small Business Saturday
 

December

  • December 1 - World AIDS Day
  • December 1 - Rosa Parks Day
  • December 2 - Cyber Monday
  • December 3 - Giving Tuesday
  • December 4 - Cookie Day
  • December 6 - St. Nicolas Day
  • December 7 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
  • December 9-15 - Presidents Cup PGA
  • December 9 - Christmas Card Day
  • December 9 - Green Monday
  • December 10 - Nobel Prize Day
  • December 12 - Poinsettia Day
  • December 14 - Roast Chestnuts Day
  • December 14 - Free Shipping Day
  • December 15 - Bill of Rights Day
  • December 18 - Bake Cookies Day
  • December 20 - Go Caroling Day
  • December 22 - First Day of Winter / Winter Solstice
  • December 22-30 - Channukah/Hanukkah
  • December 23 - Festivus
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 26 - Kwanzaa
  • December 26 - Boxing Day
  • December 31 - New Year's Eve
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