Welcome to the August 2021 article of our “What to post on social media” series! At Mediamodifier, we are all about helping our audience of marketers, designers and anyone who needs to do a design simply to do their work better. That’s one of the many reasons why we created our mockup generator with simple, editable drag-and-drop designs and our easy-to-use design make and why we started this series to help you with social media ideas.
NB: Each template is customizable to the size of the social media channel of your choice. Click on “Choose size” at the top right of the Design Maker and select which social media post/design size you’d like.
Here’s what we have for you for social media in August, starting with the month-long themes and a very special week-long theme!
1. Happiness Happens Month
What does being happy mean to you? For the Society of Happy People (SOHP), part of being happy is about “sharing your happiness with other happy people” so it “makes two people smile more”! The SOHP has decided that August should be Happiness Happens Month and we couldn’t agree more with their theme for this year: “Count Your Happy”.
You can count a happy moment with this simple drag-and-drop design Instagram post template featuring a cute, snuggly and happy puppy!
2. National Water Quality Month
In the words of National Geographic: “clean water is essential for life”. Clean water is “vital to our individual health, our collective agricultural needs, and the needs of our environment”. That’s why the Month of August is “dedicated to making the most of the relatively small amount of fresh water we have”.
Encourage others to re-think their water consumption and consider the various water sources we have for National Water Quality Month! Simply edit the text and picture on our poster template using our design maker and share it.
For August, we found a special week-long theme that we feel is important to commemorate!
3. World Breastfeeding Week on 1–7 August
World Breastfeeding Week is a global campaign aimed “to inform, anchor, engage and galvanise action on breastfeeding and related issues”. As breast milk is known for many benefits, why not show your support for it especially if your business supports women?
Support World Breastfeeding Week with our Instagram Post template and a fact or two about breastfeeding.
With that, here’s a list of fun days that are happening this August you may want to post about. Of course, with simple, editable design templates you can use straight away!
4. International Beer Day – 6 August
Who can say no to a day that celebrates the wonderful beverage of beer? We can’t! Especially if one of this day’s aims is to “bring the world together by celebrating the beers of all nations and cultures on this one remarkable day”.
PS! If you need to convince your workmates to have a beer with you, here’s an article from Forbes to help! 😉
5. International Cat Day – 8 August
Indeed, with the number of cat memes and the amount of cat love going on, there has to be an international day to celebrate them! It’s time to be #BeCatCurious and spend some quality time with lovely felines on International Cat Day.
#BeCatCurious and share the love of cats with this drag-and-drop kitty Instagram Post template.
6. International Youth Day – 12 August
Led by the United Nations, International Youth Day “gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement”. The theme for this year is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health, with the aim of highlighting that the success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people”.
Celebrate International Youth Day with our easy-to-use Instagram Story template – complete with a Barack Obama quote.
7. International Left-Handers Day – 13 August
As many things in our world are designed for right-handers, 13 August has been designated as the day to “raise awareness of the everyday issues” that left-handers face. If you’re a left-hander yourself or want to support left-handers on this day, you can do so by posting on social media with the #lefthandersday hashtag!
8. World Humanitarian Day – 19 August
On 19 August, it’s time for us all to come together to commemorate “humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work” and to honor “all aid and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide life-saving support and protection to people most in need”.
Honor humanitarian, aid and health workers with this editable Facebook Post template.
9. International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition – 22 August
Another solemn yet important day is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition led by the United Nations. This day “is intended to inscribe the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all peoples”. One in 200 people is still a slave today as a result of modern slavery. Perhaps we could all use this day to reflect on how we can work together to end human exploitation.
Commemorate International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition on your social media by using our drag-and-drop Instagram Post template.
10. Women’s Equality Day – 26 August
Women’s Equality Day is an annual event in the United States that is observed on 26 August. Celebrated since 1971, this day marks “American women’s advancements toward equality with men”. Although Women’s Equality Day is possibly more celebrated in the US, we feel that it’s a day we all can commemorate to celebrate women and join in the fight for female equality around the world.
Stand up for female equality with this Twitter Post template and an inspiring quote from GD Anderson!
We hope this helps you with your social media in August! Do tag us on social media if you use any of our templates. We’d love to see how you commemorate these special events and days.