October 2020 #Hashtag Holidays – Social Static

October 2020 #Hashtag Holidays

There are hundreds of national and global hashtag holidays. By using these hashtags, you are connecting with your consumers who share similar interests, in an easy and accessible way. However, be sure to use relevant hashtags for your brand, instead plan around holidays that are most relevant to your business and create content that will resonate with your target audience.

The following list is a compilation of hashtags you can use this October to engage with your audience and create a real connection!

October 1st: International Coffee Day (#CoffeeDay #InternationalCoffeeDay)

Celebrate your shared love for coffee and support millions of farmers whose livelihoods depend on it.

October 2nd: International Day of Nonviolence

(#InternationalDayofNonviolence) and World Smile Day (#WorldSmileDay)

International Day of Nonviolence, also the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, is a day to spread the message of nonviolence through education and public awareness.

World Smile Day was created by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts who created the smiley face in 1963 – the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer. Harvey Ball created World Smile Day to encourage smiles and kind acts throughout the world on the first Friday in October each year.

October 4th: National Taco Day (#NationalTacoDay)

Celebrate National Taco Day by indulging in a savory tortilla stuffed with your choice of fillings.

October 10th: World Mental Health Day (#WorldMentalHealthDay)

Celebrate World Mental Health Day by raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and the importance of mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

October 11th: International Day of the Girl (#DayOfTheGirl)

International Day of the Girl recognizes girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face and to promote the empowerment and fulfilment of girls’ human rights. Get involved by sharing stories of adolescent girls or girl-led organizations.

October 14th: National Dessert Day (#DessertDay)

Stop by your favorite local bakery, to grab your favorite dessert and celebrate National Dessert Day.

October 15th: Global Hand Washing Day (#GlobalHandwashingDay)

Increasingly relevant this year in the midst of a global pandemic, celebrate Global Hand Washing Day by motivating others around the world to improve their hand washing habits.

October 16th: National Boss Day (#NationalBossDay) and World Food Day (#FoodDay)

Take this day to thank your boss (or yourself) for all of their hard work, kindness, and fairness throughout the past year.

Celebrating lots of food this month, so why stop? Celebrate World Food Day in honor of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945.

October 31st: Halloween (#Halloween)

We can’t forget about Halloween, likely the most popular holiday in October and the one people get most excited for. Celebrate by sharing a photo of your costume, decorations, or goodies that you plan to share during the festivities.


With so many hashtags to choose from for the month of October start planning out your content now! Remember to have fun but keep it relevant and engaging for your audience. 

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