2020 Calendar

We’ve pulled together this 2020 calendar to help you plan your major marketing initiatives throughout the year. Below you’ll find an overview of key factors coloring the consumer and retail landscape along with a downloadable calendar to help map out your plans.

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2020 Planning Calendar

Our printable 2020 calendar is a helpful guide for high level annual planning. It lists all US Federal Holidays and the top 12 consumer spending events by month. (View Monthly Briefings for additional holidays and occasions.)

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Year 2020, MMXX

2020 is a leap year with 366 days starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. It is the 2020th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 20th year of the 3rd millennium, the 20th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s decade.

International Observances

Year of the Nurse and Midwife – World Health Organization
International Year of Sound –  International Commission for Acoustics
Chinese Year of the Rat – from January 25th, 2020 to February 11th, 2021


According to the meteorological definition, seasons begin on the 1st day of the month that includes the equinoxes and solstices.

Northern Hemisphere Seasons:

  • Spring – March 1 to May 31, Spring Equinox March 19
  • Summer – June 1 to August 31, Summer Solstice June 20
  • Fall – September 1 to November 30, Autumnal Equinox September 22
  • Winter – December 1 to February 29, Winter Solstice December 21

Seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere.

Presidential Election & Party Conventions

For the United States, 2020 marks the 59th presidential election and a year of campaigning leading up to election day in early November.

Key dates:

August 17-20, 2020 –  2020 Democratic National Convention online. Originally scheduled for July 13-16, 2020, delayed to due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic)

August 24 to 27, 2020 – 2020 Republican National Convention in Washington, DC

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – United States 59th Presidential Election

Top Consumer Spending Events

From the National Retail Federation, “Since 2003, the NRF has partnered with Prosper Insights & Analytics to gauge consumers’ spending intentions and celebration plans for American holidays — from Valentine’s Day to Christmas — and milestone events like Graduation and Back to School.” You’ll find these events on our printable 2020 Calendar and within our Monthly Briefings. 

Top Consumer Spending Events bar chart

Plans spread across a hodgepodge of printed calendars and spreadsheets?

Struggling to get a clear view of everything in market? We've been there and we believe that plans siloed by channel, project, and campaign, are holding marketers back from delivering cohesive and compelling omnichannel customer experiences that drive more revenue.

That's why we founded Annum.

Month View

Annum Omnichannel Marketing Calendar month view

Timeline View

Annum Omnichannel Marketing Calendar month view

Annum's Integrated Marketing Planning Calendar

Bring all channels, content, online and offline tactics into one unified view. Filter by campaign, target audience segment, and more to identify gaps and opportunities and build stronger integrated plans. Annum serves as a historical plan of record so you can learn, adapt, and optimize your efforts. 

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