September. Back to school, back to college and university. The return of International Talk like a Pirate Day on 19/09/2023, shiver me timbers! The shorter days are starting to make themselves more noticeable and the ramp up towards the end of the year (while it might seem too early to be mentioning Christmas, it is coming up and your business needs to be ready). Are you thinking ahead over the next few months? A good carefully crafted campaign reaps rewards. A planned schedule, consistency and clear messaging, this will help you shine online.
If you’d like to discuss how to do this contact me here or via my socials. Whatever you do, don’t post and pray.
World Suicide Prevention Day takes place on 10/09/2023, here are some resources. It’s okay not to feel okay, talk. I’m a mental health champion and you can reach out.
Summer is almost over. That said, businesses and organisations related to tourism have an opportunity to share what is special and great about their corner of the world on 27/09/2023 for World Tourism Day. Heritage Open Days return between 08/09/2023 and 17/09/2023, National Sporting Heritage Day is 30/09/2023, and Great British Beach Clean runs between 15/09/2023 and 24/09/2023. If you are local to my beloved Farsley then you’ll also be excited for the annual Aston Martin Day on the 16/09/2023.
Roald Dahl Story Day is 13/09/2023. Although he’s had some bad press lately as some of his writing has become ‘dated’ to say the least. His writing to me as a child was magical and to me he is one of the best storytellers there ever was.
The Soil Association’s Organic September starts 01/09/2023. This is a month-long campaign to raise awareness, and is a useful prompt for caterers, green grocers, hospitality and other food businesses and organisations. Maybe try shopping local and organic and share your find on your socials.
How well prepared is your business over privacy? There’s been a number of high profile leaks and hacks of personal sensitive information recently involving police forces, pension providers, and other organisations. 28/09/2023 is International Right To Know Day, and it is an excellent opportunity to strengthen your data protection policies and share details on your social media.
Also Ask A Stupid Question Day is 29/09/2023. There is no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to your socials, my inbox is open and you can ask anything anonymously.
Other awareness days:
- Month long observances: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Gynaecologic Cancer Awareness, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Awareness, Ovarian Cancer Awareness, National Suicide Prevention Month, Vegetable Month, Sepsis Awareness, Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness
- World Letter Writing Day is 01/09/2023
- National Cinema Day projects itself on 02/09/2023
- World Beard Day is 02/09/2023
- Merchant Navy Day is 03/09/2023
- National Payroll Week should begin 04/09/2023
- International Day of Charity is 05/09/2023
- International Literacy Day is 08/09/2023
- World Physical Therapy Day is 08/09/2023
- Emergency Services Day is 09/09/2023
- Jeans for Genes Week runs 18/09/2023 to 24/09/2023
- Mindfulness Day is helping us focus on 12/09/2023
- Battle of Britain Day is observed on 15/09/2023.
- World Lymphoma Awareness Day is 15/09/2023
- Software Freedom Day a worldwide celebration of free software will be 16/09/2023
- International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is 16/09/2023
- Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) is 16/09/2023 and 17/09/2023
- International Country Music Day is 17/09/2023
- World Water Monitoring Day is 18/09/2023
- International Day of Peace is 21/09/2023
- World Alzheimer’s Day will be 21/09/2023
- Epilepsy Action National Doodle Day is 22/09/2023
- World Car-Free Day stretches its legs and takes public transport on 22/09/2023
- International Astronomy Day is observed on 22/09/2023
- First Day of Autumn is 23/09/2023
- International Day of Sign Languages is 23/09/2023
- Girls In Aviation Day should be 23/09/2023
- Fire Door Safety Week begins 25/09/2023
- Yom Kippur (Jewish Day of Atonement) is 25/09/2023
- Freedom from Hunger Day is 28/09/2023
- World Rabies Day is 28/09/2023
- Milad al-Nabi (Islamic Prophet’s Birthday) is 27/09/2023
- Corn/Harvest Moon is 29/09/2023
- Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is 29/09/2023
- World Heart Day is 29/09/2023
- Succot (Jewish Tabernacles) is 30/09/2023