August 2021 Content Ideas and Inspiration
We’re in sunny August, a new month that brings us a lot of sunny beams and warm breezes!
“I am Summer, come to lure you away from your computer…
“I am Summer, come to lure you away from your computer...come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches“ - Oriana Green @NatureSpirits #augustcontent ideas Click To Tweet
come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches“ –
Oriana Green, @NatureSpirits
August is considered a month to book your holidays, enjoy the sea and the beach, relax with your friends and family and recharge your batteries!
I think one of my favourite August quotes is this one:
“If there’s a heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it“
“If there's a heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached to it“
- Jimmy Buffett #augustcontent ideas Click To Tweet
- Jimmy Buffett
As usual, we’re including our free downloadable calendar with at least one special, celebratory or sometimes just weird event for every day of the month. Carry on reading and scroll down to sign up for your copy!
August 2021 Monthly Events
I’ve picked 10 interesting themes that you could use for your social media for August but there are lots more you could choose from:
Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month
Immunization Awareness Month
- with the current Coronavirus pandemic it seems appropriate to recognise this campaign.
National Peach Month
National Road Victim Month
Sales Enablement Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
Traffic Awareness Month
Win With Civility Month
National Water Quality Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Arrr-gust: International Pirate Month!
if you want something fun! So, our usual mix of serious issues and fun this month.
“Arrr-gust: International Pirate Month! #augustcontent ideas Click To Tweet
The Romans gave this month its name in 8BC, after the first Roman Emperor Augustus who ruled from 27BC until his death in AD14. Before then, the month had been known as Sextilis, as it was the sixth of ten months in the Roman Calendar, which began with March.
The Anglo-Saxons called August “Weodmonath“ meaning “weed month“.
August is the busiest time for tourism as it falls in the main school holidays in many countries.
Many cultures call this month the harvest month or the time of harvest.
The astrological signs for August are Leo (July 24 - August 22) and Virgo (August 23 - September 23). The Celtic Zodiac sign is Salmon/Fish (August 5 - September 1).
According to folklore: “If the first week of August is unusually warm, The winter will be white and long.“
The birthstones for August are the peridot and the sardonyx and the flowers are the gladiolus and poppy.
August 2021 Weekly Events
I think my favourite weekly event for August has to be:
Be Kind To Humankind Week, August 25-31 2021Be Kind To Humankind Week, August 25-31 2021 #augustcontentideas Click To Tweet
Here are ten other weekly events in August that might appeal to you or have links to your business include:
International Clown Week, August 1-7
Simplify Your Life Week, August 1-7
World Breast Feeding Week, August 1-7
International Assistance Dog Week, August 1-7
Great British Beer Festival, August 3-7
Elvis Week, August 11-17
Exercise With Your Child Week, August 2-8
National Farmers’ Market Week, August 1-7
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week, August 2-8
World Water Week, August 23-27
Remember, there are plenty more for you to choose from that might be more appropriate to your business or interests.
August 2021 Special Days
Lammas Day is celebrated on August 1st in the Northern Hemisphere and February 1st in the Southern Hemisphere. Depending on whether it is considered a Christian or a pagan holiday, it can either celebrate the coming harvest or the Celtic god Lugh – the master of skills.
Lammas Day - 1st August.
A month with a diverse selection of events so everybody can find their favourite:
World Lung Cancer Day - 1 August
International Owl Awareness Day - 4 August
Beer Day - 6 August
Hungover Day - 7 August
World Lion Day - 10 August
Relaxation Day - 15 August
International Honey Bee Day - 21 August
Kiss and Make Up Day - 25 August
International Whale Shark Day - 30 August
International Honey Bee Day - 21 August #augustcontentideas Click To Tweet
There are holidays for every business and personality and, as a result, there are loads to choose from and I’m sure you’ll find some that are perfect for your business!
You can look up hundreds of fun holidays online to connect with your followers. Just type in ‘special events’ or ‘holiday days’ in your search engine of choice! Be careful to add the year, though, as many of these events change each year.
The alternative is to follow our new blog series every month. We plan to publish September’s suggestions at the end of July, October’s at the end of August, and so on. This way you’ll have time to prepare your content in advance. If you join our mailing list, you’ll get a reminder each month, a link to the new blog and the downloadable calendar link for that month.
We’ve put the most engaging ideas in a free downloadable one-sheet content inspiration calendar. A minimum of one idea a day but we couldn’t resist adding extras to give you plenty of choices! We add a calendar sheet every month for you to download.
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