Inspirational awareness days for your content in September 2024

As the Summer draw to an end and we attempt to get back to our regular routines, September offers no shortage of opportunities to create quick and engaging content for your social media feed.

September is positively bursting at the seams with health awareness days, sporting events and many other curious and interesting dates which are sure to spark conversation with your audience.

Try creating a post around an awareness day that means something to you; something that helps you to tell a business story or feels right for supporting how you market your product or service.  I’d recommend sprinkling a handful of days that are relevant to your audience throughout your Instagram feed. Use them sparingly to share a funny/interesting/thought provoking post to connect with your ideal customers around a shared interest.

I’ve highlighted a few of my favourites from this month, and listed the rest of these special days. Most of them are UK based but there are few fun US and Worldwide dates dropped in there too where I think there may be social media content opportunities for my community.

Tap on each of the events below and they will take you directly to the organiser’s page or to more info.

*If I’ve missed any key dates, I apologise, this is no easy job and I’m providing this to you for free.

*Please check all dates before using them in your marketing. It is your responsibility to check the accuracy of the information. I’m just sharing my own research to make life easier for you.

*Lastly please do bring any dates I have missed to my attention and I can add them in for others to view.

A few September highlights

Organic SeptemberSeptember

Raising awareness of the incredible benefits organic farming can bring for our climate, nature and our health.

Zero Waste Week2nd-6th September

Zero Waste Week team help individuals, and organisations reduce landfill waste, save money and preserve resources.

Heritage Open Days6th-15th September

Celebrate our fantastic history and culture by exploring hidden places and try out new experiences.

Teaching Assistants Day27th September

A day to recognise the valuable contribution Teaching Assistants make to children’s education and support.

British Beach Clean20-29 September

Every September thousands of people across the UK head to the coast to take part in the Great British Beach Clean.

National Fitness Day18th September

National Fitness Day is the most active day of the year. Join, run or host an event that celebrates all things fitness

Bike to School Week23-27 September

Celebrate cycling and scooting and the positive impact it has on children’s health and wellbeing as well as the environment.

International Podcast Day30th September

A celebration of the power of podcasts! A great opportunity to share your favourite or even your own podcast.

More September Awareness Dates

Slow September – Sounds good to me.

Secondhand September

Sourdough September

Oddfellows Friendship Month

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month 

World Fun Fair Month 

1 September – Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

2 September – Calendar Adjustment Day

2-16 September – Scottish Food & Drink fortnight

3 September – Welsh rarebit Day (US)

3 September – International Bacon Day (US)

4 September – International Vulture Awareness Day

4 September – Eat an Extra Dessert Day (US)

9 September – Air Ambulance Week

2 – 8 September – Know Your Numbers (Blood Pressure Awareness)

2-6 SeptemberNational Payroll Week

5 September International Day of Charity

7 September – World Beard Day

6 SeptemberNational Read a Book Day 

6 September – Fight Procrastination Day

8 SeptemberInternational Literacy Day

9 September  – Emergency Services Day 

9 – 12 SeptemberPension Awareness Week

10 September World Suicide Prevention Day

11 September 23 Year Anniversary of 9/11

11 September – Hot Cross Bun Day (US)

11 – 17 September Male Cancer Awareness Week 

11 – 17 September – Sexual Health Week

12 Sept – International Crochet Day

13 September – Roald Dahl Day

13 September World Sepsis Day

13 September – Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day (US)

14 September – Pitlochry Highland Games

15 SeptemberInternational Dot Day

15 SeptemberLymphoma Awareness Day

15 September – World Afro Day

15-21 September – Balance Awareness Week

16 September International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 

16 September – National Coding Week

16-22 September – Male Cancer Awareness Week

18 – 24 SeptemberJeans for Jeans Week

19 SeptemberInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day

19 September – Youth Mental Health Day 

20 Sep – 6 Oct  – British Food Fortnight

20 September – World Paella Day

21 September – World Peace Day

21 September World Alzheimers Awareness day

21 September – 6 OctoberOktoberfest

21 – 27 September – Forest Week

22 September – Autumn Equinox

22 September – Seed Gathering Season begins

22 Sept – World Rivers Day

23 – 29 September – Migraine Awareness Week

23 September – International Day of Sign Languages

23 September – World Car-Free Day

23-29 September – Organ Donation Week

23-29 SeptemberWorld Reflexology Week

23 – 29 September – National Eye Health Week

23-29 September- UK National Inclusion Week

25-29 September Fire Door Safety Week

25 – 29 September – International Week of Happiness at Work

26 September – European Day of Languages

27 September – National Doodle Day (for Epilepsy)

27 September – Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

28 September International day for Universal Access to Information

28 September – International Poké Day

28 September – Ask a Stupid Question Day

29 September – 5 October – Shetland Wool Week

29 September – World Heart Day

29 September – End Food Waste Day

29 September – World School Milk Day 

29 September – Thank You Hidden Heroes Day

30 September – National Sporting Heritage Day

30 September – International Translation Day

I hope this list of special awareness days for September help inspire some fresh content. Are there any opportunities to share a funny/business/personal story that might resonate with your community and/or your ideal customer?

121 Content Planning

If you would like further help in planning your content for Instagram for the month, take a look at my Content Power Hour or look out for the next content course or workshop. An outcome driven 121 session or series of sessions where you’ll go away with an armful of inspiration and ideas and a plan to follow.

If you have questions, please do get in touch.

Wishing you a great month!
Sarah x