Social Media Ideas for July 2023
July should mean that summer is in full swing, and the days are longer. The UK weather is unpredictable but perfect for outdoor fun. People are looking for all sorts of summer ideas, from recipes to holiday planning tips and more! There are plenty of summer activities happening this month and we have lots of content ideas to help you to support and reach your audience. Need even more social media ideas? Download our 30 FREE SOCIAL MEDIA IDEAS pdf.
National Days for July
1st- International Joke Day
1st – 23rd – Tour de France
1st – Pride in London
1st – 2nd – Independents’ Day UK
3rd – 9th – Health Information Week
3rd – 16th Wimbledon Tennis Championships
4th – American Independence Day
7th – World Chocolate Day
7th – 9th – British Grand Prix
14th – Emmeline Pankhurst Day
15th – St Swithin’s Day
16th – 23rd – The Open Championship (Golf)
17th – World Emoji Day
17th – National Tattoo Day
24th- National Tequila Day
20th July – 20th August – FIFA Women’s World Cup
24th – 27th – Royal Welsh Show
24th – Samaritans Awareness Day
27th – 30th – Camp Bestival
29th – International Tiger Day
31st – Harry Potter’s Birthday
Social Media Content Ideas for July
Health & Wellbeing Post Ideas for July
Health & Information Week 2023 will run from the 3rd – 9th and is a national, multi-sector campaign promoting high-quality information for patients and the public. High-quality health information can have a huge impact on people’s ability to stay healthy and manage illnesses effectively, giving them a better quality of life. Each day of the week has a different theme the first being Health Literacy. The annual awareness campaign for Samaritans is back this month – Samaritans Awareness Day on the 24th July is promoting that they are available 24/7. On this date and throughout July, they will be running their awareness-raising campaign Talk to Us, to remind people that they are here for anyone who needs someone to listen.
Sporting & Cultural Events in July
July is a huge sporting month on the calendar. The Wimbledon Tennis Championships start on the 3rd July. The British Grand Prix comes to Silverstone from the 7th – 9th. The Open Championship arrives at Royal Liverpool from the 16th – 23rd and is the 13th time this course has staged the championships. The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the tournament will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand and is scheduled to take place from 20th July to 20th August.
The Royal Welsh Show 24th – 27th, is back at the showground at Llanelwedd, the pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar. Along with an exciting four days of livestock and equine competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food, and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.
London Pride, is taking place on 1st July and the parade is the main event for Pride celebrations in London and usually starts at Hyde Park, goes down Piccadilly to Piccadilly Circus, and then turns south onto Haymarket and Trafalgar Square.
Camp Bestival, taking place from the 27th – 30th, the UK’s best-loved and most successful festivals at Lulworth Castle in Dorset combines action-packed festival adventures with a fantastic family feel.
Historical National Days in July
July has plenty of historical days to celebrate and honour the people involved. For our US friends – American Independence Day- the “Fourth of July” is a federal holiday in the US commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on 4th July 1776. The day is associated with fireworks, parades, barbeques, and carnivals and if you have an American audience or products, it’s a great day to get involved with.
The Battle of the Boyne, on the 12th, was a battle in 1690 across the River Boyne near the town of Drogheda, in the modern-day Republic of Ireland. King William’s forces defeated King James and he fled for France.
The 14th sees Emmeline Pankhurst Day – the British political activist that helped women get the vote and who has been named one of the most important people of the 20th Century.
St Swithin’s Day – Swithin’s Day, also called St. Swithun’s Day, (15th July), a day on which, according to folklore, the weather for a subsequent period is dictated. In popular belief, if it rains on St. Swithin’s Day, it will rain for 40 days, but if it is fair, 40 days of fair weather will follow.
Food and Drink Post Ideas in July
National Tequila Day is celebrated in the US on the 14th and is the celebration of everything to do with this classic drink, whether it is enjoyed straight or as part of a tasty cocktail.
The 7th of the month brings International Chocolate Day, not that we need an excuse, but it is a day that allows chocolate lovers around the world to indulge in their favourite treat guilt-free! On this day, anything chocolate goes, including hot chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate bars, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, vegan chocolate, or anything covered with chocolate!
Fun Social Media Post Ideas for July
International Joke Day on the 1st is not just a day for you to prove to everyone how funny you are. It is the perfect day for you to share laughs and to put a smile on people’s faces, could you organise a joke contest?
📅Who can remember the days before emojis? World Emoji Day is a celebration of all emojis, and the calendar emoji date is the reason the 17th was chosen. Do you have a favourite emoji?
On the 31st Harry Potter shares his birthday with author J.K. Rowling. It is a day when you can indulge a love of the wizard by reading, watching a movie, sipping a butterbeer or munching on a bag of Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans.
National Tattoo Day is on the 17th and we can learn more about the tattooing process and its societal importance and history, if you don’t have a tattoo, you’re likely to know someone who does!
Finally don’t forget Independents’ Day UK – a day to celebrate and support independent retailers across the UK.
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