From international bacon day to "I love food" day, September is F-U-L-L of especially fun food and health micro holidays to celebrate on social media.
If you haven't jumped on the micro holiday bandwagon yet, you're in for a treat.
Micro holidays are uber-popular, offer an instant posting theme, and allow you to highlight a variety of food, health and lifestyle trends which can be brilliant for engaging your audience while fitting the mission of your wellness business.
I've made it easy for you by gathering my "top 9" list to help get your creative posting ideas flowing.
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Food + Health Micro Holidays to celebrate on social media this September
Healthy Aging Month
Sept 2 - International Bacon Day #InternationalBaconDay
Sept 4 - National Macadamia Nut Day #NationalMacadamiaNutDay
Sept 9 - National “I love food” day #NationalILoveFoodDay
Sept 21 - International Day of Peace #InternationalDayOfPeace
Sept 22 - National Ice Cream Cone Day #NationalIcecreamConeDay
Sept 25 - National Women’s Health and Fitness Day #NationalWomensHealthAndFitnessDay
Sept 29 - World Heart Day #WorldHeartDay
Sept 30 - International Podcast Day #InternationalPodcastDay
Tips to get the most from these micro holidays on Social Media
1. Prompt Engagement
For instance, September 30th is International Podcast Day. What better opportunity to inspire your audience and start a conversation than by sharing your current favorite health and wellness podcast with your Instagram and Facebook followers. You can prompt engagement by asking them to share their current favorite podcast in the comments.
PRO TIP: Tag the podcast/show host you're highlighting in your post/story. This gets you on their radar and offers the potential of getting your post shared by them. Who knows, they might love what you're up to and invite you onto a future episode! Plus, they'll love and appreciate your support.
2. Leverage Topics To Fit Your Brand
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3. Post to Instagram Stories
PRO TIP: Just like with all your social media posts, be sure to use eye-catching photos LIKE THESE to entice viewers to stop the scroll and hang out on your feed a while. This is how you connect with new prospects, gain new followers and become memorable - which all leads to new prospects!