Start your 2021 marketing planning with a bird’s eye view of the year. Below you’ll find a printable calendar and an overview of consumer influences to help you flesh out your plans.
2021 Marketing Planning Calendar
Our printable 2021 marketing 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.
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Year 2021, MMXXI
2021 is a common year with 365 days starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. It is the 2021st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 21st year of the 3rd millennium, the 21st year of the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2020s decade.
International Year of Peace and Trust – United Nations
International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development – United Nations
International Year of Fruits and Vegetables – United Nations
International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour – United Nations
Chinese Year of the Ox – from February 12th, 2021 to January 31, 2022
Seasons begin on the 1st day of the month that includes the equinoxes and solstices per the meteorological definition.
Northern Hemisphere Seasons:
- Spring – March 1 to May 31, Spring Equinox March 20
- 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.
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. This rapidly spreading disease has changed the way we live. There are many organizations that have published online resources to help businesses navigate a path forward during this uncertain time. View the list we’ve compiled on our Covid-19 Resources page.
Top Consumer Spending Events
There are many factors that drive consumer purchases throughout the year. In order to help you optimize your marketing efforts, our printable calendars and monthly briefings are focusing on the top consumer spending events as identified and tracked by the National Retail Federation (NRF).
The NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, and passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs.
Stay focused and on schedule with your marketing efforts.