“St Swithin’s Day, if it does rain
For forty days, it will remain
St Swithin’s Day, if it be fair
For forty days, t’will rain no more
According to traditional folklore, whatever the weather is like on St Swithun’s Day on the 15th – rain or shine – it will continue for the next 40 days and 40 nights. Here’s hoping for shine! 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 – 24th – Tour de France
1st – Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trouser Day
2nd – Pride in London
1st – 3rd – British Grand Prix
4th – American Independence Day
4th – 10th – Health Information Week
7th – World Chocolate Day
10th – 17th – The 150th Open Championship (Golf)
12th – Battle of the Boyne
14th – Emmeline Pankhurst Day
15th – St Swithun’s Day
17th – World Emoji Day
17th – National Tattoo Day
18th – 21st – Royal Welsh Show
20th – Apollo Landing
24th – National Tequila Day (US)
24th – Samaritans Awareness Day
28th -31st – Camp Bestival
28th July – 8th August – Commonwealth Games
29th – International Tiger Day
30th – International Day of Friendship
31st – Harry Potter’s Birthday
Social Media Post Ideas for July
Health & Wellbeing Post Ideas for July
Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day is on the 1st and is celebrating its 25th year. Find your weirdest, wackiest wrong trousers to be part of the fun. This would be a great day of fun-filled fundraising if you are an educator or are school-based.
Health & Information Week 2022 will be 4th – 10th and is a national, multi-sector campaign promoting high-quality information for patients and the public. The right information can have a huge impact on people’s lives, have a look at the ways you can get involved. The annual awareness campaign for Samaritans is back this month – Samaritans Awareness Day on the 24/ 7 is promoting that they are available 24/ 7 but is also encouraging people to become better listeners.
Sporting & Cultural Events in July
TheBritish Grand Prix 2022 comes to Silverstone from the 1st – 3rd. The 150th Open Championship arrives at St Andrews from the 10th – 17th and is sure to be an historic event in the sporting calendar. The Commonwealth Games commences on the 28th… Will you be going to any of these events? If you are a food and drink venue, why not celebrate these dates with offers and special menus.
The Royal Welsh Show 18th – 21st, is back at the showground at Llanelwedd. An exciting four days of livestock competitions, the show has plenty for everyone from forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping and of course food and drink.
London Pride , the UK’s most diverse Pride in London is back on the 2nd and calls for Visibility, Unity, and Equality. It is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity.
Camp Bestival, Camp Bestival is an annual British music festival, this year 28 – 31, at Lulworth Castle in Dorset and is targeted at families with small children.
Historical National Days in July
July has plenty of historical days to celebrate and honor 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. The Moon landings are celebrated on the 20th when Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon in 1969. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Along with Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin they were the first humans on the moon.
Food and Drink Post Ideas in July
National Tequila Day is celebrated in the US on the 14th, the origins of this day are a little murky, but we do know Tequila as we know it has been around since 1666 – that must be worth celebrating! We find there are a number of ‘Chocolate Days’ throughout the year and the 7th sees World Chocolate Day also known as International Chocolate Day in some parts of the world so let’s just celebrate the glorious stuff (again!).
Fun Social Media Post Ideas for July
📅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. What’s your favourite? International Day of Friendship is celebrated on the 30th, proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between people, countries, cultures, and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. On the 31st July pack your wand, hop on your broomstick and celebrate Happy Potter’s birthday, who celebrates the same day as J.K Rowling, coincidence? 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!
We stay on top of our monthly social media marketing ideas blogs, releasing them in advance to help you plan, so look at our other blogs across the year to help you gain ideas and inspiration to include in your marketing for your business.
Do you suffer from mindset mishaps?
Sharing your content on social media means you are visible (and sometimes vulnerable!)
Experiencing moments of unease about sharing online is perfectly normal. We’ve all had days where it feels overwhelming to put yourself out there.
You worry about what you’ve written.
You worry that it’s not professional.
You worry that it’s not good enough.
You worry that YOU aren’t good enough!
One worry escalates into another until you’re doubting your entire online existence.
How can you stop these feelings and reconnect with your content?
Try revisiting your social media goals. Why are you sharing your posts? Is it to build your email list, entertain your audience, sell your products or services, or grow your network?
Once you remember why you’re here you’ll be able to focus on what you want to say.
Another great tip is to look at the feedback your clients have left. Reading the uplifting comments left by people who have worked with you and loved it is a great way to shift your mindset. You may doubt yourself, but the truth is in the testimonials!
Stop those mindset mishaps before they begin by getting organised and planning your social media content.
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