60+ March Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

Looking for creative March social media ideas? This post is packed with Social Media Holidays for March 2024, along with Canva templates to get you started!

60+ Engaging Social Media Ideas for March 2022 + Canva Templates
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BY DONNA MORITZ | UPDATED JANUARY 2024

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Now you can create a post quickly for any day of the week in March in 2024 – complete with 20 Canva templates (including loads of free Canva templates). So now, you can create your visual content for the month, quickly and easily.

There are social media holidays for each day of the week. And of course, our March social media ideas also include popular and international holidays, as well as more unusual holidays and days of celebrations. Dozens of ideas for you, ready to go… 60+ in fact, all for the month of March in 2024.

What Comes With our March Social Media Ideas?

You'll find plenty in this post packed with March Social Media Ideas:

  • Canva templates for you to create stunning images and videos quickly to match your posts!
  • an overview of all the March social media ideas for your content calendar. This includes what to create and how to share the content you create from this post – for images, videos or GIFs.
  • a super-handy reference guide (plus an Infographic) to help you easily grab social media ideas and holidays for the month of March in 2024.

Check out the other monthly social media ideas posts in this series (updated early 2024).

60+ January Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

60+ February Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

60+ March Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

60+ April Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

60+ May Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

60+ June Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

60+ July Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

60+ August Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

60+ September Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

60+ October Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

60+ November Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

60+ December Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates

Tips for Creating March Content Ahead of Time (the easy way!)

Creating content can be dang hard! It takes time and seems like a job that never ends. But, if you take the time to schedule ahead and use a few time hacks, you'll find it be so much easier than you think – and get a month-s worth of content created and scheduled. In no time at all!

Here are my tips for getting it done, quickly and easily:

  1. Use templates. The tools I've recommended below all use templates to help you create your finished content from our March social media ideas. Use a template and let it guide your designs and edits. If you're not a designer, save yourself some time creating and editing when it will take you hours.  Instead, use a template that a designer has already produced for you to make it easy! Cut straight to editing the template – and limit your edits to just the text or photo or color or fonts. Don't “over-edit” the template or you'll ruin the nuances of the design (sorry, but this is one of the biggest mistakes I see, and that goes for me too!). 
  2. Use batching. If you're going to get creative and create some social videos or images, why not create more than one? Whether it's another 2, 3, 10 or 20 short videos or images, the point here is that it is much easier to create a batch of content in one sitting rather than individual videos or images at separate times. If your computer is on, the software is open, keep creating. It saves you loads of time.
  3. Create short videos to post on social media – On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, short videos that are 15-30 seconds are enough (maybe up to 1 minute). These types of videos are designed to stop us scrolling through our feeds but not too long to lose our interest.  For more advice about how to create effective 15 second videos, check out this post.
  4. Create content that is easily consumed. As I said, we like to scroll through our feed, so content like quotes, tips, observational humour, quick how-to videos work great for engagement.

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 it free for 45 days on this link:

Quick Guide Infographic for March Social Ideas & Holidays

Here's a quick reference guide to some of the most popular March social media ideas and holidays so you don't miss them. Share it or save it to Pinterest to refer to later.

Want the see the complete 2024 Social Media Holiday Infographic? Click here.

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Want the full 2024 Social Media Holiday Infographic? Click here.

March Social Media Ideas and Holidays – Calendar Days in 2024

Remember, there's at least one holiday “day” for every day in this list of March social media ideas and holidays.

Look out for the hashtags, tools, tips and resources to help you create visual content in 2024. This post will be updated annually to adjust the dates and days of celebration for each month, and we will also add content as we create or discover it. Keep it bookmarked to refer back to.

1. Peanut Butter Lovers Day) – #PeanutButtterLovers

Share your favourite peanut butter recipe or modify this Pinterest template to share any recipe on your blog or website (ready to pin to Pinterest!)

Free Canva Template (Peanut Butter Day) and 60+ March Social Media Holiday Ideas
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It's also World Compliment Day. Hey… you're looking sharp!

Maybe pay your audience or community a compliment about why you love them so much! Or just share a simple reminder to be kind. After all, compliments are all about kindness.

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Or check out this alternative template in Canva Pro

2. Old Stuff Day #OldStuffDay – a good day to talk about #ThrowBackThursday posts or nostalgia or retro things! Share this animated Canva template:

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It's also Dr Seuss Day. So break out your best Dr Seuss quote!

3. World Wildlife Day – #WorldWildlifeDay

A great source of GIFs around animals and wildlife is the Giphy channel for the @sandiegozoo and wildlife park.  They have a lot of great fun, GIFs that can be used for every occasion. They also do GIF Stories like this one and this one(including fun memes).

Or use this template to share on your socials to give some tips on wildlife conservation:

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4. National Grammar Day – #NationalGrammarDay

Why not create some content highlighting some common, funny, or just plain irritating grammar mistakes. They're, There, Their, it's not that hard.

While we're talking about Grammar, Merriam Webster is a dictionary, repeat …dictionary and they manage to have some of the most awesome and witty social media accounts on the web (and a very witty funny account) to inspire you. I'm not surprised that they also have a Giphy channel.

It's also National Snack Day. If you were to indulge in snacks, or post about your favourite snack… today would be the day.

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or how about sharing some fun facts about everyone's favorite snack:

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5. National Absinthe Day – #NationalAbsintheDay … if you're game!

6. National Dress Day – #NationalDressDay – Find out more on this website. And yes it's about the celebration of dresses. Post your favourite dress on #DressDay.

7. National Be Heard Day – #BeHeardDay

8. International Women’s Day – Use #IWD and #IWD2023 to share a Women's Day post:

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Why not share a quote from your favourite inspirational woman. From your Mum to Maya Angelou, share some inspirational wisdom with your audience!

Free Canva Template (International Women's Day) and 60+ March Social Media Holiday Ideas
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9. National Meatball Day  – #NationalMeatballDay

Time for a lunchtime nap? And while you do, it might be time to get over whatever is bugging you (or remind your audience to). Today is National Get Over It Day. #GetOverItDay

10. Pack Your Lunch Day – #PackYourLunchDay

11. National Dream Day – #DreamDay – posts about this could go a number of ways. What are your dreams this year? What do dreams for x, y and z actually mean. Get creative! Note: World Dream Day is held on September 25th.

12. Alfred Hitchcock Day – #AlfredHitchcock or #AlfredHitchcockDay. Get content ideas here.

It's also Girl Scout Day, the day to commemorate the birthday of the Girl Scout Organisation, when in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the very first girl troop of scouts with 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. Use #GirlScoutDay.

Today is Plant a Flower Day. Share some floral love! This template is a phone wallpaper but you can use it as a story too:

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13. Today is National Good Samaritan Day. Share your favourite good samaritan story or “goodness” inspired quote #GoodSamaritan

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Ask your audience if they power nap if they work from home!

14. Pi Day – use #PiDay which is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π.

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15. World Consumer Rights Day – A day for raising global awareness about consumer rights.

16. National Freedom of Information Day – #FreedomOfInformation

It's also (and brace yourself for the cuteness) Panda Day. This day is run by the World Wildlife Federation and you can find out more here.

17. St Patrick's Day – #StPatricksDay

Celebrate St Patrick's Day by creating something fun using the video and GIF tools below. Or use these this template:

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March social media ideas for this article wouldn't be the same without the luck of the Irish! Share the green!

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18. Awkward Moments Day – #AwkwardMoments – National Awkward Moments Day is about celebrating the awkward and embarrassing moments that are part of our life which DO happen (let's not pretend they don't!).

19. National Let’s Laugh Day -#LetsLaughDay

20. World Storytelling Day – #WorldStorytellingDay

You can't go past a good book or author quote on World Storytelling Day.

It's also the International Day of Happiness. A great day to post about happiness and fulfilment. #DayofHappiness.

21. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination #RacialDescriminationDay

It's also World Poetry Day – celebrate your favourite poet from Maya Angelou to Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare and Robert Burns.

22. World Water Day – #WorldWaterDay. Find out more here.

23. National Puppy Day – #NationalPuppyDay. It's also World Meteorological Day.

24. National Cocktail Day -#NationalCocktailDay

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25.Tolkien Reading Day – #TolkienReadingDay.

Today is a great day to share a quote from one of JK Tolkien's books. You'll find plenty of words to choose from in the Lord of the Rings series alone.

Waffle lover? It's Waffle Day #WaffleDay.

26. Nougat Day – #NougatDay – find out more about this yummy sweet's day here.

It's also Purple Day #PurpleDay. Post something featuring the color purple or purple-inspired:

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27. National Quirky Song Titles Day – Find out more about this quirky day here.

It's also World Theatre Day – use the hashtag #WorldTheatreDay.

28. National Blackforest Cake Day – #BlackforestCake.

And if you're a foodie, you'll love this day of celebration – Something on a Stick Day. Think about all the creative foods you can post about that begin with a stock or are presented on a stick – sweet and savoury.

29. National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day – #MomandPopBusiness – support local businesses or partners by sharing an Instagram Carousel of small business owners you love (click button to preview all pages);

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30. National Doctor's Day –  #DoctorsDay. After the year or so that we have had, acknowledging the hard work of our Doctor's would be a timely thing to do on this day.

It's also National Take a Walk in the Park Day. Take the dogs and the humans outside.

It's also (just for fun) Virtual Vacation Day. This is a great day to talk about travel and vacations with your community, including where you would wish to go, where your favorite vacation destination is and where you would love to be right now! Share a video like this one:

Black and White Travel Turkey Showcase Letterbox Facebook Video by Donna Moritz (Socially Sorted)

31. International Transgender Day of Visibility – #TransDayofVisibility & World BackUp Day!

Want more Dates?

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

  • 1st March – Employee Appreciation Day (held every 1st Friday in March). 
  • 1st March – National Day of Unplugging (held every 1st Friday in March).
  • 11 March – National Napping Day (the day after the first day of Daylight Savings)
  • 14th March – National Popcorn Lover’s Day (held every 2nd Thursday in March)
  • 15th March – World Sleep Day (held on the Friday before the March Equinox annually)
  • 23rd March – Earth Hour (held on the last Saturday in March).
  • 29th March – Good Friday
  • 30th March – Easter Saturday
  • 31st March – Easter Sunday

Need an Easter template? Try this one:

Happy Easter Template - 60+ April Social Media Ideas plus Canva Templates (New Beginnings Egg Illustration)
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Or this bunny-inspired template:

Happy Easter Template - 60+ April Social Media Ideas plus Canva Templates (Easter Bunny Ears Template)
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Maybe share a fun engagement post like this one – how do you eat your chocolate bunny?

Happy Easter Template - 60+ April Social Media Ideas plus Canva Templates (Funny Bunny Quote)
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You can also something “Napping Day Inspired”…

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or share some Earth Hour content like this animated video template (click to preview):

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March Social Media Ideas and Holidays – Calendar Weeks/Months

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

  • American Cheerleading Week (1st week in March)
  • Red Cross Month (US)
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Dolphin Awareness Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • National Caffeine Awareness Month
  • National Crochet Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • Optimism Month
  • Women's History Month
  • Preschool Education Month
  • Save Your Vision Month

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A few tips for using Canva to create your March 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

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2. Create Videos

Canva has a really cool video feature that just gets better and better. You can quickly and easily add animated text, objects or whole-page animations to your as well as full videos with transitions and music. With this feature at your fingertips, Canva is a great tool to have in your business arsenal.

3. Get More Calendar Ideas!

Check out my fully updated and complete 2024 calendar post for more 2024 Social Media Calendar ideas!

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Over to You

Now you're ready to help out your social content with some fun calendar days – all set for March!  

60+ Engaging Social Media Ideas for March 2022 + Canva Templates
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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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