64 Social Media Holidays for Your 2023 Internal Comms Content Calendar [New Zealand]

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There are so many days of observance worldwide (and in New Zealand) that internal communicators can leverage to share content to their workforce, get more involvement from teams, or simply to build awareness. We've built this list to help you actively plan and prepare for fun days to celebrate in the office. These social media "holidays" and days of observances are fun ways to connect with your workforce.

Why do you need a content calendar?

A content calendar keeps everyone on the internal communications team on the same page and on schedule. There are other benefits of using a content calendar, such as:

How to include social media holidays in your internal comms content calendar

Assuming you have already set up an internal comms content calendar, you can now refer the social media holiday list above to see which of your campaigns can tie into the dates (and times). For example, if you have a men's health and wellbeing campaigned planned, that could coincide with Men's Health Week starting on 12 June.

How long will it take to add social media holidays to your internal communications?

It depends! If your content management system can allow you to efficiently whip up content, it won't take too long. Vibe makes it so much easier to add social media holidays to internal communication channel plan with a pre-built Celebrations slide. It's an easy set-and-forget solution for busy internal communicators.  All celebrations are pre-programmed and will appear around the actual date. It can include content like a social media mashup for Matariki, a list of events for ANZAC Day, funny jokes on St Patrick's Day or heartfelt quotes for Mothers Day; and if there's nothing scheduled, the slide will auto-hide.

New Zealand Social Media Holiday Calendar 2023

Our list is by no means exhaustive but it is a great starting point for internal communication specialists and employee engagement teams who want to know what important dates lie ahead so they can plan their campaign in a way that will be fun and engaging for the workforce. 

Check out the 2024 calendar here

January 2023 Social Media Holidays

February 2023 Social Media Holidays

March 2023 Social Media Holidays

April 2023 Social Media Holidays

May 2023 Social Media Holidays

June 2023 Social Media Holidays

Automatically share social celebrations for the workplace

Set-and-forget celebrations throughout the year. The Celebrations slide may show a Social Media mashup for Matariki, a list of events for ANZAC Day, jokes to chuckle at for St. Patrick's Day or heart-felt quotes for Mother's Day.

All celebrations are pre-programmed and will appear around the actual date.

July 2023 Social Media Holidays

August 2023 Social Media Holidays

September 2023 Social Media Holidays

October 2023 Social Media Holidays

screenshot of Vibe Linkedin post for world mental health day
Here's an example of how we've aligned our social media post to World Mental Health Day in 2022. 

November 2023 Social Media Holidays

December 2023 Social Media Holidays

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