Awareness Days to Create Content Around in October 2020

Autumn has landed! If you looking for something to talk about or join in the conversation with this month here are some celebratory days and hashtags to create content around for your followers to enjoy!

We've also pulled out some dates and ideas for you to create content around for your community. 

6th October - Mad Hatters Day #madhatterday 

Mad Hatter Day celebrates the Mad Hatter, from Alice In Wonderland. Mad Hatter Day is the perfect opportunity for you to bring out your daft side. If you have ever seen Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or read the book, then you will know all about the Mad Hatter. He is a silly character, who was originally illustrated by Sir John Tenniel. Known for his ridiculous riddles. A lovable character, and one that brings us in tune with our silly side. That is what Mad Hatter Day is all about! 

What you could do:

Host an online Mad Hatters Tea Party - Via Zoom or Facebook Live!

Ask your community to share fancy dress photos of them and run a compeition for the best Mad Hatter. 

Quote some of the Mad Hatters most famous sayings such as: 

“You can draw water out of a water-well,” said the Hatter; “so I should think you could draw treacle out of a treacle-well--eh, stupid?”

 

Excerpt taken from https://www.daysoftheyear.com/

16th October - World Food Day #worldfoodday 

World Food Day is not only about celebrating the amazing food that we have the privilege of indulging in, but it is about raising awareness for people who do not have such privilege. There are people all over the world who are suffering from hunger. Starvation is a massive problem in a number of countries, and we need to do more to raise awareness and combat this problem. It seems crazy that we live in a world whereby a large portion of the population can indulge in any sort of food they wish without a second thought while others struggle to put food on the table. 

We can also use World Food Day to raise awareness about healthy diets and what our bodies need. In recent times, education has grown about healthy diets and what foods are good and bad for our bodies, but we are not there yet! World Food Day gives us a great opportunity to further education and awareness in this area.

What you could do:

Ask your community to share photos of world food and tag you

Share photos of food and recipes

Do a live cook off or make a recipe live and send your fans a recipe card so they can join in with you! 

Excerpt taken from https://www.daysoftheyear.com/

 

29th October - Cat Day #CatDay

Cats people, you know what they’re like. They rule our lives as furry little gods, and have been cherished members of the family since long before the days of the Pyramids.

Cat Day was first created by Colleen Paige, a strong animal welfare advocate, to bring attention to the plight of the domestic cat. Cat’s are closely tied to humans, whether as pets or as feral animals ranging throughout cities and towns. As pets they are dearly loved and have been the source of some of the most ridiculous memes on the internet, and have brought joy and laughter to millions of people around the world.

What you could do: 

Social Media LOVES Cats - Need I say more? 

Ask your community to share photos of their companions whilst raising awareness for domestic cats. 

Share photos of cats throughout the day! 

Excerpt taken from https://www.daysoftheyear.com/

And so what else is happening in October?  

World Mental Health Day 2020 10-Oct #WorldMentalHealthDay2020
World Sight Day 2020 10-Oct #WorldSightDay2020
International Day of the Girl Child 2020 11-Oct #InternationalDayoftheGirlChild2020
National Coming Out Day 2020 11-Oct #NationalComingOutDay2020
World Egg Day 2020 11-Oct #WorldEggDay2020
International Animal Rights Day 2020 12-Oct #InternationalAnimalRightsDay2020
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2020 12-Oct #WorldHospiceandPalliativeCareDay2020
King Harold Day 2020 12-Oct #KingHaroldDay2020
Columbus Day in the USA 2020 12-Oct #ColumbusDayintheUSA2020
International Skeptics Day 2020 13-Oct #InternationalSkepticsDay2020
National No Bra Day 2020 13-Oct #NationalNoBraDay2020
Chocolate Week 2020 14-Oct #ChocolateWeek2020
National Adoption Week 2020 14-Oct #NationalAdoptionWeek2020
National Baking Week 2020 14-Oct #NationalBakingWeek2020
National Fossil Day in the USA 2020 14-Oct #NationalFossilDayintheUSA2020
Global Hand Washing Day 2020 15-Oct #GlobalHandWashingDay2020
Global Wave Of Light 2020 15-Oct #GlobalWaveOfLight2020
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2020 15-Oct #NationalLatinoAIDSAwarenessDay2020
White Cane Safety Day 2020 15-Oct #WhiteCaneSafetyDay2020
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2020 15-Oct #PregnancyandInfantLossRemembranceDay2020
World Food Day 2020 16-Oct #WorldFoodDay2020
Restart A Heart Day 2020 16-Oct #RestartAHeartDay2020
Boss's Day 2020 16-Oct #Boss'sDay2020
Conflict Resolution Day 2020 17-Oct #ConflictResolutionDay2020
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020 17-Oct #InternationalDayfortheEradicationofPoverty2020
International Credit Union Day 2020 17-Oct #InternationalCreditUnionDay2020
Anti Slavery Day 2020 18-Oct #AntiSlaveryDay2020
Epilepsy Action National Tea and Cake Break 2020 18-Oct #EpilepsyActionNationalTeaandCakeBreak2020
Wear it Pink 2020 18-Oct #WearitPink2020
Family Learning Festival 2020 19-Oct #FamilyLearningFestival2020
World Osteoporosis Day 2020 20-Oct #WorldOsteoporosisDay2020
Reptile Awareness Day 2020 21-Oct #ReptileAwarenessDay2020
Apple Day 2020 21-Oct #AppleDay2020
International Stammering Awareness Day 2020 22-Oct #InternationalStammeringAwarenessDay2020
Post Polio Syndrome Day 2020 22-Oct #PostPolioSyndromeDay2020
SUDEP Action Day 2020 23-Oct #SUDEPActionDay2020
Food Day in the USA 2020 24-Oct #FoodDayintheUSA2020
International Brain Tumour Awareness Week 2020 26-Oct #InternationalBrainTumourAwarenessWeek2020
Navy Day in the United States 2020 27-Oct #NavyDayintheUnitedStates2020
National Cat Day 2020 29-Oct #NationalCatDay2020
Mischief Night 2020 30-Oct #MischiefNight2020
Halloween 2020 31-Oct #Halloween2020
National Bug Busting Day 2020 31-Oct #NationalBugBustingDay2020
Museums At Night 2020 31-Oct #MuseumsAtNight2020

 

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