60+ April Social Media Ideas (+ Canva Templates)

If you're looking for creative April social media ideas for 2024 then you've found it. This post is packed with Social Media Holidays for April – and packed with Canva Templates to get you started!

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If your content calendar is in a bit of a slump then this post will help you to find April social media ideas for creating visuals and more in 2024.  We've rounded up national, international, popular and weird and wacky days of celebration. There is more than 60+ ideas. Dozens of ways to get creative with your content.

We've also included daily, weekly and monthly April social media ideas to suit however you like to run your content.  And, as always, we've listed tools and ideas you can return to at any time for later reference!

What's Included with Our April Social Media Ideas?

Loads of resources! We've included the following in this post full of April Social Media Ideas for 2024:

  • a handy quick-reference guide to social media holidays for April.  We've added the main holidays to a handy infographic! Please feel free to share this with your friends so they can find their way back to this article! 
  • an overview of April social media ideas – including how you can create and share them. We have focused on ideas for social video but you can also use them for any type of static images too!
  • a list of tools and resources that can help you with your April social media ideas for content creation! 
  • Canva templates you can use immediately
  • Note that most of these holidays are US-based along with International and regional holidays. Look up holidays in your country or region to add more local content to your posts!

You can check out our other past monthly social media ideas posts (posts are updated at least 1-2 months ahead of the dates each year).

Canva Templates + 45 Days Free Trial on Canva Pro

Get started by using the Canva templates in this post (includes templates that are both Free for all Canva users, and Free for Canva Pro users). Canva Pro gives you access to thousands of videos, elements, photos and templates from a whole range of designers on the Canva Marketplace. Try Canva Pro for free on an extended trial:

Hot Tips for Creating April Content

It can be tough to create content month after month, but not if you plan ahead and follow these simple tips!

In fact, if you follow a few key strategies we've outlined below you'll have a month's worth of content created and scheduled out, ready to go. It doesn't need to take hours and hours of your time!

Here are my tips for 2024 April Social Media content:

  1. Use a template. Why spend ages creating a cool design, when you are not a designer? Instead, use a design that a designer has already signed off on, and edit the template. Edit just the text or photo or colors. Remember that less is more when editing templates. Check out this post for some tips.
  2. Create in batches. Once you are in the creative space then why not create more than one design? Or even 10-20 images? It's much easier to create a bunch of images in one sitting than to do them all at separate times. You have the tools open and ready to go. Keep going and do another one!
  3. Create some short videos for social media posts – We're talking short videos of 15-30 seconds vs long-form content. If you're looking for more advice about how to create effective 15second videos, check out this blog post. And remember that Canva has awesome video and animation features now to help you!
  4. Create content that's easily consumed. This includes quotes, tips or observational humour. All of these are great for engagement, especially on Facebook where people scroll through content at a rapid pace.

Handy 2024 Infographic for April Social Ideas & Holidays

Heres a quick reference guide for you – that highlights the most important April Social Media Holidays in 2024. Share it or save it to Pinterest for later reference:

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Save to Pinterest for later.

Want to see the full 2024 Social Media Holiday Infographic? Click here. (updated early in 2024)

April Social Media Ideas and Holidays – Calendar Days

We've included at least one event for every day in our April list of social media ideas and holidays for 2024. There's also hashtags, tools, tips and resources for creating visual content throughout the year. This post will be updated annually to check dates, and we'll add content as we find or create it. So keep these posts bookmarked to refer back to! 

1. April Fools Day -Watch out for hoaxes and pranksters today – or maybe have some fun with your audience. #AprilFoolsDay. Let's face it, there's not much we can come up with that can stack up against the reality of the past 12 months, right?

and it's no joke that it's National Fun Day today, no wait … so take some time out, rest, recharge and have FUN!

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And if you feel like baking, today is also National Sourdough Bread Day in the US.

2. International Children's Book Day – Held on Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, the 2nd April, a day of celebration around children's literature and the love of reading. Find out more hereMaybe share a quote by Hans Christian Andersen or one of your favourite authors or a fun poster for every book lover you know:

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It's also World Autism Day  – As a former Speech-Language Therapist, I support anything that celebrates and support the amazing humans in our world who have autism.  World Autism Awareness Day is held on the 3rd April. Use the hashtag #WAAD or #WorldAutismDay and find out more here

3. National Chocolate Mousse Day – use #ChocolateMousseDay. Yum!

It's also Find a Rainbow Day #FindARainbowDay

4. Maya Angelou's Birthday – There's no better day to share a well-loved Maya Angelou Quote than today. We all loved her grace and her wisdom and she continues to inspire daily all over the internet. #MayaAngelo was born on 4 April, 1928.

5. Go For Broke Day – Today is a day for taking risks and facing your fears! #GoForBrokeDay.

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The 5th of April is also Caramel Day, so go for broke and face your fears while eating something caramel-icious. Or while eating Deep Dish Pizza. It's Deep Dish Pizza Day too.

Thanks to Pizzeria Uno’s founder Ike Sewell who created the Deep Dish in Chicago in 1943.

6. National Siamese Cat Day – As someone who grew up with a succession of character-filled, cheeky and loud Siamese Cats in the house, I'm a fan of celebrating these unique felines! #SiameseCat

Today is also world Caramel Popcorn Day and National Tartan Day (celebrated in the US and Canada mainly but I am sure the Scots would be happy to celebrate tartan on any day).

7. World Health Day – The World Health Organisations official day to celebrate and promote health around the world and ensuring that everyone can obtain the health care they need, wherever they live. Find out more here.

It's also National Beer Day. Bottoms up! (United States).

8. International Feng Shui Awareness Day – A day to celebrate the ancient art and philosophy of Feng Shui, developed over 3,000 years ago in China. The definition if Merriam Webter's dictionary is “a Chinese system for positioning a building and the objects within a building in a way that is thought to agree with spiritual forces and to bring health and happiness”. #FengShui

And it's time to shine with Step into the Spotlight Day. A day to celebrate and put yourself or your team or your clients and customers out there. Shine the light on someone that matters! Or celebrate yourself and your team or company.

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9. Unicorn Day –  A special Unicorn deserves a special day. Have fun with this one – whether it's talking about “Unicorn” businesses to fantastical creatures. #UnicornDay.

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And if you're looking for an excuse to post a powerful quote, it's also Winston Churchill Day.

10. National Siblings Day – a day to celebrate all things siblings. #NationalSiblingsDay

It's also Encourage a Young Writer Day if you have some content around writing and literature to share as part of your April Social Media Ideas.

11. It's National Pet Day – A day to celebrate all things pets! (US-based holiday) #NationalPetDay

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12. International Day of Human Space Flight  – today is all about the wonder of space flight around the world. #InternationalDayOfHumanSpaceFlight 

By the way, NASA have a Giphy Channel. Check out their GIF Stickers here – you can search for them via Instagram Stories (use #NASA and/or #Space). Share GIFs of everything from the sun to a Mars Landscape!

It's also National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. Don't get me started on the benefits of melted cheese.

13. Scrabble Day – Word masters, grab your boards (or tiles) and create scrabble-related content. #Scrabble #ScrabbleDay. Have some fun with this template:

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14. National Pecan Day. Break out the nuts… and the nut puns!

Speaking of puns, if you want to continue with the fun, laughter, humor theme, then it's also International Moment of Laughter Day.

It's also National Dolphin Day – a day to celebrate as well as protect dolphins. #DolphinDay is celebrated around the world as an unofficial holiday around our human-like friends of the sea. 

15. World Art Day – Today is #WorldArtDay – Find out more here Change up your phone wallpaper with this inspiring reminder to create something every day:

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or use this template, free in Canva Pro (great as a Story or even as a phone wallpaper reminder):

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16. Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day – It's time to get casual at work with your PJs on! #PJDay and it's also Save the Elephant Day.

17. Haiku Poetry Day – try your creativity out today with a Haiku poem or ask your audience to give it a shot.

18. Velociraptor Awareness Day – If you're of the generation (like me) – ie the one that was terrified by velociraptors in the original Jurassic Park movie, then it pays to be aware and alert. A great day to talk about with your dinosaur obsessed fans. #VelociraptorAwarenessDay.

It's also Piñata Day. Break out the candy!

19. National Garlic Day – #NationalGarlicDay. Discuss the love/hate relationship that many of us have with garlic, or maybe share a killer recipe with garlic.

20. Look-a-like-Day – a great day to talk about about twins, cloning, copycats, and all things look-a-like.

And if you work in a not-for-profit or any industry that relies on vounteers… today is the day to thank them. It's Volunteer Recognition Day.

It's also Chinese Language Day – recognised by the United Nations it seeks to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as celebrating Chinese as one of the six official languages of the Organization.

21. It's National Tea Day in the UK – celebrate with a cuppa

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22. Earth Day – Earth Day is on April 22nd. Find out more here. #EarthDay

Use this template to share the word about protecting mother Earth:

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Oh and it's also Jelly Bean Day. Find out more here.

23. Talk Like Shakespeare Day – Yes, there's a day for talking like Shakespeare.  Find out more here and here

It's fitting that it is also World Book Day. World Book Day is annually on the day that Shakespeare died – so we had to include it as one of our April social media ideas.

Post an image sharing your love of books or ask your audience to share theirs!

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24. New Kids on the Block Day #NewKidsOnTheBlockDay for all the fans out there!

25. Anzac Day #AnzacDay – For Australian's and New Zealanders, this is a special day on the annual calendar – ANZAC Day, a day of remembrance for the Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in any of our wars, conflicts, or peacekeeping operations.  Many Australians will attend a Dawn Service marketing the landing at Gallipoli in WWI.

It's also World Penguin Day. Who doesn't love Penguins?

And it's National Telephone Day today. Fun Fact: while some experts predicted the landline to be obsolete by 2020, there are apparently still 931 million landlines around the world.

26. Pretzel Day – If you don't know why I'm posting this video from Seinfeld here, then we probably can't be friends {wink} But seriously, it's likely that Pretzel Day will attract the inevitable pretzel comments. #Pretzel Day

Or share a template like this one:

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27. Prime Ribs Day – Rib Lovers Unite! #primeribs #PrimeRibDay. Drool.

It's also National Tell a Story Day. Time to break out a yarn or share your favorite book! Or maybe ask your audience for their favorite book! And remember, everyone has a book in them!

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28. Pay it Forward Day – This day now attracts people from over 100 countries all taking time to show a little kindness in this world and pay it forward. Find out about it here.

29. International Dance Day – Talk about all things dance today! #InternationalDanceDay

Whether it's professional dancing through to dancing at your desk for a dance break, share some dance-love on your socials. This template can be modified for just about any purpose, but we thought it would be fun to do a dance version:

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30. International Jazz Day – today is a day for celebrating all things Jazz. Find out more here and how to jazz up your events!

Want more Dates?

Here are a few dates in April that change from year to year, so check the latest date for this current year:

  • 1st April – Easter Monday 
  • 3rd April – National Walking Day – (1st Saturday in April)
  • 4th April – National Burrito Day (1st Thursday in April)
  • 18th April – National High Five Day (3rd Thursday in April)
  • 24th April – Denim Day, International Stationery Day and World Guide Dog Day (all held on the last Wednesday in April)

April Social Media Ideas and Holidays – Calendar Weeks and Months

Here's a quick list of April week-long and month-long holidays to dive into to find week-long social media ideas:

  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Poetry Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • International Guitar Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Financial Literacy Month
  • National Garden Month
  • National Pet Month (UK)
  • Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • National Humor Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

A few tips for using Canva to create your April Social Media Images in 2024

Here's a couple of quick and easy tips for creating images in Canva for 2024 content:

1. Use templates… all the templates!

The templates I shared in this post are just the tip of the iceberg. Looking for more templates? Follow my Canva Creator Profile on Canva to see 100s of additional templates (including new templates as I release them). I have a growing series of templates available for both Free Users of Canva and Pro Users:

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2. Create Videos

Canva now has an amazing video feature that allows you to easily add animations to your designs (text, object and whole-page animations) as well as adding videos and transitions. It's fast becoming an excellent alternative to other video tools so be sure to play with it!

3. Get More Calendar Ideas!

Check out my full updated 2024 calendar post for more 2024 Social Media Calendar ideas!

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Over to You

Do you post on the fly or schedule your content out a few weeks ahead? Now you have bucketloads of April Social Media Holidays and content to get started!

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Donna Moritz

Visual Social Media Strategist at Socially Sorted
Donna is a Visual Content Strategist and founder of Socially Sorted, listed by Forbes as a "Top 5 Social Media Blog You Need to Know About". Donna helps brands leverage the power of visual storytelling and content strategy in their business. Her content has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Inc. & Entrepreneur and she is a speaker and trainer on visual content for the marketing and tourism industries internationally.

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