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Hashtag Holidays: January 2019 Calendar - Riotly Social Media

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2019 has finally arrived, and it’s time to step up your Instagram game! For some of us, recovering from the holiday season can be slow going. Need some help getting back into the swing of things? Read this article for our 2019 Hashtag Holidays Calendar! 

In this article, you’ll find a social media holiday calendar that lists at least one hashtag holiday for every day in January 2019.  

But don’t worry, we aren’t stopping there! We’ll be releasing a calendar like this one for every month this year. Sign up for our newsletter below for updates.

So, are you ready to dive into our list of 2019 #Hashtag Holidays? Let’s go!

2019 Hashtags: A Social Media Holiday Calendar

What is a Social Media Holiday?

Let’s talk about what exactly a “hashtag holiday” or “social media holiday” is.

Social media holidays are marked days throughout the year that have been created to unite people all over the world.

On a social level, these hashtag holidays a great way to connect with new people on social media through a shared interest.

From an Instagram growth and marketing perspective, social media holidays are great for driving brand awareness and promoting products or services.

Social media holidays are also a great excuse to post on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. This can be incredibly useful for brands who may not have any content to post for the week, or brands with limited media resources. 

Now that we know what a social media holiday is, let’s get down to business!

January 2019 Calendar

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Social Media Holiday Calendar, Jan 2019

New Year’s Day – January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!!! Ring in January 1st, 2019 with the #NewYearsDay.

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National Science Fiction Day – January 2, 2019

January 2nd, 1920 is the day the famed science fiction author Isaac Asimov was born.

To celebrate his incredible groundbreaking work, people are encouraged via social media to read one of his books or use the hashtag, #ScienceFictionDay.

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day – Jan 3, 2019

This social media holiday is recognized by the National Confectioners Association and celebrated by millions of people across the country.

Share some delicious chocolate covered cherries on January 3rd and use the hashtag #chocolatecoveredcherryday on social media.

National Trivia Day – January 4, 2019

Trivia night lovers, don’t forget to put your thinking caps on and celebrate #nationaltriviaday on January 4th!

National Bird Day – January 5, 2019

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National Bird Day

Bird watchers, bird lovers, and bird owners unite! National Bird Day was created to promote avian awareness. Use #NationalBirdDay on social media January 5th to spread the word.

National Cuddle Up Day


National Cuddle Up Day – January 6, 2019

Stay warm this January by cuddling up with your loved ones, pets and friends. Share a post on social media about who you cuddle up to with the hashtag #CuddleUpDay.

National Thank God It’s Monday Day – January 7, 2019

Celebrated every year on the first Monday in January, National Thank God It’s Monday Day was created to celebrate all the good things to come in the new year. Share your new job, promotion or raise with the hashtag #ThankGodItsMondayDay.

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National Bubble Bath Day – January 8, 2019

January 8th is the perfect excuse for treating yourself to a nice, relaxing soak in the tub. Use the hashtag #BubbleBathDay

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day – January 9, 2019

Use this hashtag holiday as an opportunity to thank your local law enforcement officers with the hashtag #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay. 

Cut Your Energy Costs Day – January 10, 2019

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Cut Your Energy Costs Day

This social media holiday is all about sharing what you do to cut your energy costs. Turn down your thermostat, remember to turn off the lights, take shorter showers or update your appliances. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #CutYourEnergyCostsDay

Human Trafficking Awareness Day – January 11, 2019

Created in 2010, this hashtag holiday has designated every January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Promote awareness with #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay.

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Kiss a Ginger Day

National Kiss a Ginger Day – January 12, 2019

Give a little smooch with the hashtag #KissAGingerDay.

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National Sticker Day – January 13, 2019

Celebrate all things stickers with hashtag #NationalStickerDay. 


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Dress Up Your Pet Day

Dress Up Your Pet Day – January 14, 2019

January 14th is the perfect day for showing off your pet in a stylish get-up! Use the hashtag #DressupYourPetDay.

National Hat Day – January 15, 2019

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Put on your favorite hat, snap a picture and share this hashtag holiday with #NationalHatDay.

National Religious Freedom Day – January 16, 2019

Use #religiousfreedom for this social media holiday.

Get to Know Your Customers Day – January 17, 2019

This hashtag holiday is celebrated every third Thursday in January. Promote your company and drive brand awareness by getting to know your customers and tagging #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay in your social media posts.

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Winnie the Pooh Day

National Winnie the Pooh Day – January 18, 2019

Celebrate this hashtag holiday with #WinniethePoohDay!

National Popcorn Day – January 19, 2019

Grab a seat in your favorite chair, turn on a movie and share this social media holiday by hashtagging #NationalPopcornDay.

National Cheese Lover’s Day – January 20, 2019

Brie, Gouda, Cheddar oh my! What’s your favorite cheese? Share with your friends on social media with the hashtag #CheeseLoversDay.

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Cheese Lovers Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 21, 2019

Always celebrated on the third Monday in January, celebrate with #MLKday.

National Blonde Brownie Day – January 22, 2019

Show off your baking skills on Instagram with this social media holiday. #BlondeBrownieDay.

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National Pie Day

National Pie Day – January 23, 2019

Pies all around! Share your favorite flavor with #PieDay.




National Compliment Day – January 24, 2019

This year, make your New Years Resolution to give out more compliments. Don’t forget to use the hashtag, #NationalComplimentDay.

National Opposite Day – January 25, 2019

Here comes the confusion! #NationalOppositeDay.

National Spouses Day – January 26, 2019

Use the hashtag #NationalSpousesDay to share your appreciation for your bae on January 26th.

National Chocolate Cake Day – January 27, 2019

Mmmmmmmm #ChocolateCakeDay.

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National Chocolate Cake Day


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National Fun at Work Day – January 28, 2019

Take some time out of your busy work to have some fun! Use #FunAtWorkDay.

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National Puzzle Day

National Puzzle Day – January 29, 2019

Show off that 1,000 piece Jigsaw puzzle you just finished with #Nationalpuzzleday. 

National Croissant Day – January 30, 2019

Show off your delicious breakfast with #NationalCroissantDay.

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, January 31, 2019

Share the art that moves you with #InspireYourHeartWithArtDay.

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