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January Social Holidays to Celebrate with Video

Eliza Talvola


If you’ve resolved to create more videos in the new year, you’ve come to the right place. Each month, all year long, we’ll be sharing the social holidays that you should be aware of. You’ll also find examples and templates to spark your imagination and help you knock this resolution out of the park.

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First up, January! Check out the list below to see which holidays you may want to celebrate with video. Keep reading for suggestions and templates that make your video creation quick and easy.

January Social Holidays

  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • January 4: National Trivia Day
  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 19: Get to Know Your Customers Day
  • January 21: National Use Your Gift Card Day
  • January 22: Chinese New Year
  • January 24: National Compliment Day
  • January 26: National Spouses Day
  • January 27: National Have Fun At Work Day
  • January 28: Data Privacy Day

January Video Ideas & Examples

Set the tone for your year with a full content calendar in January. Check out these examples for videos that you can make in minutes.

New Year’s Day

Say farewell to 2022 with a Yearly Lookback video. Revisit your favorite memories from the past year and get your audience caught up to speed with one simple video.

Kick off 2023 with a festive and encouraging message on January 1 using our Happy New Year's Story template. Use this as an opportunity to spread goodwill while staying top of mind with customers going into the new year.

Get to Know Your Customers Day

There’s no better day to learn more about your audience than Get to Know Your Customers Day! Drum up engagement on your social channels with a Story that asks your customers a question about themselves. Use the IG Story poll sticker to make participation especially straightforward, easy, and fun!

You can also use this as an opportunity to share a bit about yourself or your business! Customize our Personal Story template to break the wall and start connecting with your audience.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Celebrate Martin Luther King’s legacy by sharing one or several of his quotes that hold particular meaning to you. We have several quote-based templates, including our Impactful Quote template, to help you uphold and amplify his message of justice.

Chinese New Year

Start the Year of the Rabbit with a celebration and a little bit of luck! Our Chinese New Year template is decked in red to help you bring prosperity and good luck into the new year. Share well wishes or shine the spotlight on your favorite holiday tradition.

Compliment Day

There’s more than one direction you can take on Compliment Day. One option is a well-deserved pat on the back with a compilation of positive reviews from your customers. Customize the Restaurant Reviews template with your own raving reviews from Yelp, Google, social media, and more!

Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to throw out some compliments of your own to your own team! Use the Employee Spotlight template to highlight all the great work your team has done.

Ready to get started?

This year, embrace all the ways you can use video! Don’t just limit it to social media. Start creating a few of the videos we mentioned in this post to learn how you can use video for work and life.

For more video inspiration, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Here’s to a great new year!