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Small Business Holidays for 2019

 

 

Is your small business ready for the numerous holidays that will be seen in 2019? Don’t worry…we have a list that will ensure you are up to date!

 

January 2019

 

January is known as International Creativity Month, along with these national days:

 

  • New Year’s Day #NewYears2019, January 1

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21

  • Data Privacy Day, January 28

  • Fun at Work Day, January 28

 

February 2019

 

For the month of February this is known as Free and Open Source Software Month. There are also several days in February that are holidays:

 

  • Groundhog Day, February 2

  • Super Bowl Sunday #SB52, February 3

  • Safer Internet Day U.S., February 5

  • Chinese New Year #YearOfThePig, February 5

  • Inventors Day #InventorsDay, February 11

  • National Clean Out Your Computer Day, February 11

  • Valentine’s Day #ValentinesDay, February 14

  • Presidents Day #PresidentsDay, February 18

  • Love Your Pet Day #LoveYourPetDay, February 20

  • National Wildlife Day, February 22

 

March 2019

 

There are several monthly holidays in March 2019 that include:

 

  • National Craft Month

  • National Credit Education Month

  • National Nutrition Month

 

The national days for this month include:

 

  • National Employee Appreciation Day, March 1

  • National Salesperson Day, March 1

  • Mardi Gras #MardiGras, March 5

  • International Women’s Day, March 8

  • National Proofreading Day, March 8

  • Daylight Saving Time (U.S.), March 10

  • Palm Sunday, March 14

  • Tax Filing Deadline for S Corps and Partnerships – March 15

  • St. Patrick’s Day, March 17

  • Spring Begins, March 20

  • National Ag Day, March 19

  • National Puppy Day, March 23

  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, March 29

  • National I Am in Control Day, March 30

 

April 2019

 

April is known as Stress Awareness Month, along with being Records and Information Management Month. National days include:

 

  • April Fools’ Day, April 1

  • Tax Day (1040, Schedule C, and C Corp filing deadline), April 15

  • National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day, April 16

  • National Stress Awareness Day, April 16

  • Good Friday, April 19

  • National Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay, April 18

  • Easter, April 21

  • National Take a Chance Day, April 23

  • National Administrative Professionals Day #AdministrativeProfessionalsDay, April 24

  • National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day #COUNTONME, April 26

  • National Hairstylist Appreciation Day, April 30

 

May 2019

 

May is an especially exciting month for small businesses as this is National Small Business Week (#SmallBusinessWeek) and occurs from April 29th to May 5th! Other national days this month include:

 

  • Law Day, May 1

  • National Loyalty Day, May 1

  • National Life Insurance Day, May 2

  • World Password Day, May 2

  • Ramadan begins, May 5

  • Cinco de Mayo, May 5

  • May Day, May 6

  • Lemonade Day Promoting Young Entrepreneurs, May 5

  • Mother’s Day, May 12

  • Memorial Day, May 27

 

June 2019

 

For June 2019 there are several daily holidays that are celebrated:

 

  • National Running Day, June 5

  • Father’s Day, June 16

  • Summer Begins, June 21

  • International Day of Yoga, June 21

  • National Insurance Awareness Day, June 28

  • National Camera Day, June 29

  • Social Media Day, June 30

 

July 2019

 

This is the National Independent Retailer Month, along with having these national daily holidays:

 

  • Independence Day, July 4

  • Amazon Prime Day [mid-July – exact date TBD] Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay,

  • National System Administrator Appreciation Day, July 26

 

August 2019

 

The monthly holidays for this month include:

 

  • National Bargain Hunting Week, August 5-11

  • National Farmers’ Market Week, August 5-11

  • National Fraud Awareness Week, August 5-11

 

The daily holidays include:

 

  • National Bowling Day, August 10

  • National Garage Sale Day, August 10

  • National Thrift Shop Day, August 17

  • National Mail Order Catalog Day, August 18

  • National Dog Day #NationalDogDay, August 26

 

September 2019

 

This month is known for several month long celebrations including:

 

  • National Courtesy Month

  • National Preparedness Month

  • Self-Improvement Month

 

The weekly holidays include:

 

  • National Payroll Week, September 3-7 (First Week)

  • Build A Better Image Week, September 15-22 (Third Full Week)

  • National Indoor Plant Week, September 15-22 (Third Full Week)

  • National Dog Week, September 22-28 (Always last week)

  • National Love Your Files Week, September 16-20 (Third Full Monday to Friday Week)

 

National days of recognition during this month include:

 

  • U.S. Bowling League Day, September 3

  • National Labor Day, September 2 (First Monday in September)

  • National Newspaper Carrier Day, September 4

  • National Beer Lover’s Day, September 7

  • National Swap Ideas Day, September 10

  • National Boss / Employee Exchange Day – Monday after Labor Day, September 9

  • National Day of Encouragement, September 12

  • National Programmers Day, September 10 (253th Day of the Year)

  • National IT Professionals Day, September 17

  • National Tradesmen Day, September 20

  • American Business Women’s Day, September 22

  • Car Free Day, September 22

  • Autumnal Equinox, September 23 (Changes annually)

  • National Research Administrator Day, September 25

  • National Situational Awareness Day, September 26

  • World Tourism Day, September 27

  • National Drink Beer Day, September 28

  • National Coffee Day, September 29

  • Rosh Hashanah begins, September 29

  • International Podcast Day, September 30

  • National Mud Pack Day, September 30

 

October 2019

 

The monthly celebrations include:

 

  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month

  • Emotional Wellness Month

  • Employee Ownership Month

  • Financial Planning Month

  • Global Diversity Awareness Month

  • International Strategic Planning Month

  • National Bake and Decorate Month

  • National Cookbook Month

  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month

  • National Ergonomics Month

  • National Fair Trade Month

  • National Work and Family Month

  • Positive Attitude Month

  • Right Brainers Rule! Month

  • Self-Promotion Month

  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month

 

Weekly holidays:

 

  • National Work From Home Week, October 7-13 (First Full Week)

  • Customer Service Week, October 7-11 (First Mon-Fri Week)

  • Drive Safely Work Week, October 7-11 (Monday to Friday of First Full Week)

  • Financial Planning Week, Sept 30-6  (First Monday to Sunday Week)

  • Veterinary Technicians Week, October 13-19

  • Medical Assistants Recognition Week, October 13-19 (Third Full Week)

  • National Business Women’s Week, October 13-19 (Third Full Week)

  • National Save For Retirement Week, October 13-19 (Third Full Week)

 

National days:

 

  • National Name Your Car Day, October 2

  • National Techies Day #TechiesDay, October 3

  • National Manufacturing Day, October 4

  • National Online Bank Day, October 7

  • National Kick Butt Day, October 7

  • National Handbag Day, October 10

  • National Farmer’s Day, October 12

  • National Train Your Brain Day, October 13

  • Native American Day, October 14

  • Columbus Day, October 14

  • Boss’s Day (or National Boss’s Day), October 16

  • Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce, October 16

  • National Get Smart About Credit Day, October 17

  • Get to Know Your Customers Day #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay, October 17

  • Sweetest Day, October 19

  • World Statistics Day, October 20

  • National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, October 21

  • Medical Assistants Recognition Day, October 23

  • National Cat Day #NationalCatDay, October 29

  • Halloween, October 31

 

November 2019

 

This month is known as the National Inspirational Role Models Month.  Weekly holidays include:

 

  • International Fraud Awareness Week, November 11-17

  • National Deal Week, November 27- Dec 3

 

National days:

 

  • Daylight Saving Time Ends (U.S.), November 3

  • National Cappuccino Day, November 8

  • Singles’ Day, November 11

  • Veterans Day, November 11

  • Thanksgiving Day, November 28

  • Black Friday, November 29

  • Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall, November 30

  • Electronic Greetings Day, November 29

  • Computer Security Day, November 30

  • Stay Home Because You’re Well Day, November 30

 

December 2019

 

There are several month long celebrations in December including:

 

  • National Tie Month

  • National Write a Business Plan Month

  • Operation Santa Paws (December 1-December 24)

 

The weekly holidays include:

 

  • Kwanzaa, December 26-January 1

  • Chanukah December 22 - 30

 

The national days are:

 

  • Chanukah Begins, December 22

  • Cyber Monday, December 2

  • National Day of Giving, December 3

  • National Pawnbrokers Day, December 6

  • Miners Day, December 4

  • National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, December 20

  • Free Shipping Day, Mid December (changes annually)

  • Christmas Eve, December 24

  • Christmas, December 25

  • National Thank You Note Day, December 26

  • Boxing Day (Canada), December 26

  • No Interruptions Day, December 27

  • Tick Tock Day, December 29

  • National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, December 30

  • Make Up Your Mind Day, December 31

  • New Year’s Eve, December 31

 

So the next time someone asks, “what national holiday is today?” — you won’t be without an answer.

 

Reference: https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/09/list-of-national-holidays-marketing.html

 

 

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