Another one of my favourite days kicks off August – Yorkshire Day on 01/08/2022. Celebrating where you are based or where you come from can be good evergreen content, and as someone who lives in Yorkshire I can tell you the county is very evergreen. Everyone with an interest in Yorkshire will be able to find something to post about. Maybe it will be the Dales, maybe it will be the wide open spaces you encourage others to visit, maybe it will be highlighting how wonderful your customers are if your business is based in Yorkshire. Did I mention I love Yorkshire?
Childcare and entertainment businesses can be playful on 03/08/2022 for Playday, the theme this year is #AllToPlayFor and is a call out for “more play, better play, every day!” Cycling businesses, and those who like to cycle to work, Cycle To Work day returns on 04/08/2022. It seems lockdown got lots of us on our bikes – except me!
Caterers and hospitality businesses, Afternoon Tea Week returns on 08/08/2022. A really good afternoon tea can be an excellent way to enjoy good food, good tea, and good company. International Prosecco Day bubbles up on 13/08/2022.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare set aside 08/08/2022 for International Cat Day. This will be a great day for animal-focused businesses to share information about their services. It can also be an excellent day to post pictures of your cats, though remember the reason behind the awareness day and post links back to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, yes you can look forward to more pictures of Mr Fish. In the interests of balance, 12/08/2022 is both Glorious Twelfth (the start of the shooting season for grouse in the UK) and World Elephant Day.
As mentioned in the July content prompts, there are many reasons how awareness days come into being. On 23/08/2022 there are two awareness days for remembrances: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition and Black Ribbon Day, the EU’s European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism.
Unofficial awareness days in August include Bad Poetry Day on 18/08/2022
Other awareness days:
- National Fishing Month runs from 01/08/2022
- National Allotments Week begins 08/08/2022 (theme ‘bugs, bees and broccoli’)
- Ashura (Islamic) is observed on 08/08/2022
- International Day of the World’s Indigenous People will be 09/08/2022
- International Youth Day will be 12/08/2022
- International Lefthanders Day is 13/08/2022
- Partition Horrors Remembrance Day (India) is observed on 14/08/2022
- Assumption (Roman Catholic) is observed on 14/08/2022 (England, Wales, Scotland) and 15/08/2022 (Ireland)
- World Humanitarian Day is 19/08/2022
- Independence Day of Ukraine is observed on 24/08/2022
- International Day Against Nuclear Tests is 29/08/2022
- Late Summer Holiday (UK) will be 29/08/2022
- International Day of the Disappeared will be 30/08/2022