December 2021
Awareness Days

Looking for inspiration for your next marketing or social media campaign? Then check out this list of National, International and World awareness days for December 2021.

We’ve included a mix of serious and not so serious awareness days to give you flexibility with your messaging and lot’s of inspiration to your next campaign.

1st December

Tree Dressing Day

If you’ve not done it already you could dress your Christmas tree today.

But, if it’s still too early to get into the Christmas spirit then maybe just take part in the age-old tradition of tying strips of cloth to trees in your local area and celebrate the role trees play in our communities.


3rd December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Do you offer a product or service that helps the estimated 1 billion people living with a disability worldwide? If so, then today’s the perfect day to shout about it.


4th December

Bartender Appreciation Day

Most other occupations get a day of recognition so why not your the bartender?

They can be more than just the person who pours your drinks, they can be an ear for all your troubles too, sometimes whether they like it or not!


4th December

World Wildlife Conservation Day

Our world’s best-loved, beautiful and fascinating species are being slaughtered, in some cases to extinction. Criminal gangs and networks want animal parts and products that, for reasons no sane person really understands, are worth lots of money.

With habitat destruction and climate change on the increase our wildlife is threatened from all directions.

So, why not use today to set up a regular donation to a conservation charity like the WWF. Plus, you can take action closer to home by making your garden more wildlife-friendly with plants for pollinators, wild corners, trees, bug hotels, bird boxes and more.


4th December

Small Business Saturday

With businesses big and small vying for your cash on Black Friday it can be easy to forget about Small Business Saturday, but you shouldn’t. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and every penny spent makes a huge difference to every person in that business, not just the big wigs at the top. So, make sure you visit your local high street and support your local small businesses.


5th December

Day of the Ninja and International Volunteers Day

As a modern-day Ninja, it’s all about getting in and out with that voluntary act of kindness before anyone spots you.


5th December

World Soil Day

Get down and dirty with the earth today. Worldwide, our soil is in such a bad state but there are things you can do locally to help. Things like making a rainwater garden (google it), leaving the leaves on the ground, or installing a rainwater barrel for use on your lawn rather than treated tap water.

Oh, and try and reduce the amount of driveway and patios areas you have. Bring back the wild garden, it’s a thing now you know.


8th December

Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day

Would you go back or forward in time? What would our ancestors think of all the inventions and technology we take for granted these days? And what will future generations think of what we’re doing to the planet now?

You could also spend the day pretending to be from a different time and ask strangers what year it is and act horrified when they tell you!


9th December

Christmas Card Day

The tradition for sending cards is dwindling but if you’re still a card sender then you’d better get them written and sent as time’s running out.


10th December

Human Rights Day

Since its inception in 1948 Human Rights Day has been a day to recognise the huge steps made, and being made, to protect the rights of every human across the globe.


10th December

Christmas Jumper Day

The only day you can get away with wearing a terrible jumper! Ok, not all Christmas jumpers are terrible but they’re not far off. All proceeds go to Save The Children, and yes, you do need to pay to wear that jumper.


11th December

International Mountain Day

Kakadu HQ is in the relatively flat lands of Lincolnshire, so we love it when we get the chance to head to the mountains. There’s something about their majesty that really helps the mind and body. Celebrate mountains today and if you’re lucky enough to live close to one try to get out and enjoy them.


12th December

Poinsettia Day

Why or how did Poinsettia’s become such a staple of Christmas? It seems they came from Mexico originally but Mum always gets hers from the local garden centre.


13th December

World Violin Day

A day listen to music with violins. Simple.


14th December

Monkey Day

Many species of primates are endangered. There are also serious questions of animal rights and the usage of primates in medical research. That’s why there’s Monkey Day, a day that’s been dedicated to raising awareness about non-human primates.

Learn something about our closest, and coolest ancestors today or just spend the day monkeying around.


15th December

Cat Herders Day

Not really about cats but a day for all of you who are struggling with that seemingly impossible task. Or a job that is a continual uphill battle that just seems like trying to herd cats.

Take a moment and give yourself a break. You’ve got this.


16th December

Re-gifting Day

Originating in Colorado, this is one of the lesser-known holidays but one we think is worth observing in the name of reducing waste.

The origin of the holiday came from office workers who were given gifts that they didn’t really want but didn’t want to throw away. They re-gifted their present to someone who would want it and make good use of it.

Just make sure you note who gave it to you so you don’t re-gift it back to them in a couple of weeks!


18th December

Answer the phone like Buddy the Elf Day

Today is the day to channel your inner Buddy.

“SAAAANTA, I know him!!”


19th December

Look for an Evergreen Day

Maybe you can use this day to choose your Christmas tree. But we think it would be better to take the opportunity to go out and familiarize yourself with the other types of evergreens in your area, and discover that these regal giants are around you all year.


20th December

Games Day

When was the last time you sat down with your friends or family for an evening of fun? If you can’t remember, that means it’s time to do just that, and Games Day is the perfect occasion.


21st December

Winter Solstice Day

Officially the start of Winter with the shortest day and longest night of the year. Don’t get rid of those terrible Christmas jumpers just yet.


23rd December

Panic Shopping Day

Every year. We will get it together one day.

Can we get away with a Netflix subscription?


24th December

Christmas Eve

Just one more sleep!


25th December

Christmas Day

Eat, sleep, drink, repeat! Merry Christmas.


26th December

Boxing Day

Or Overs day. Can’t beat a good leftovers buffet on Boxing day accompanied by some TV bingeing or a board game.


31st December

New Years Eve/Hogmanay

One more evening of excess and then all the resolutions for 2022 can start in the morning. Good luck!

We hope this has given you a few lightbulb moments and lots of inspiration for your next social media and marketing campaigns.
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