National Boyfriend Day: When is it and how to celebrate
National Boyfriend Day: When is it and how to celebrate

Want to show love and appreciation for a special person in life? What’s a better way than celebrating a day dedicated to them—National Boyfriend Day! Celebrated across the globe in the month of October, National BF Day can also be an opportunity for businesses to ramp up their social media pages and increase engagement. 

Know more about boyfriend’s day and how to celebrate it. 

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What is National Boyfriend Day?

National Boyfriend Day is celebrated in October every year. This day lets you take notice of the person who holds a special place in your heart and showcase how much your boyfriend means to you.

When is National Boyfriend Day?

National Boyfriend Day is celebrated on October 3. 

You may also celebrate the love for your girlfriend on National Girlfriend Day which falls on August 1 every year. 

History of National Boyfriend Day

Although there is no official information on how this day was initiated, it all started with the internet in 2014. Some internet users created this phenomenon around that time. The initial reference to Boyfriend Day dates back to October 4, 2014, and it was by March 2016, that the day gained popularity with 46,000+ tweets. 

5 Ways to celebrate National Boyfriend Day

Looking for ideas to make National BF Day special for him. There are a number of ways to make this day memorable. Here are some ways to get you started. 

1. Plan a special date

Move beyond your normal dates and plan a special date so that you both can enjoy and cherish it. You can treat him with a splendid dinner, recreate your first moments (first movie, first vacation, first drive, etc.), take him to a concert or performance, or plan a nature hike. The options are unlimited when it comes to creating life-long memories. 

2. Cook for him or cook together 

If you both are eating out too many times, then maybe it’s time to don an apron. You can try your hand at cooking and plan a nice candle-lit dinner or even cook a romantic meal together. You can pick your favorite dish or even attend a cooking class together. 

3. Get a gift 

Now, this may sound a bit obvious but you cannot go wrong with buying him a thing that he loves. You can also customize your gift to give a more personal touch. 

4. Write him a letter 

A letter is like a time capsule. So, pick up your pen and write a heartfelt letter on this special day that he can go back to and remember your love for him. Show your love and appreciation by sharing your honest feelings and thoughts. 

5. Plan a shared experience 

You can also go for shared experiences such as a couple’s massage. With such relaxing activities, you both can let go of everyday stress. 

Social media post ideas for businesses on boyfriend’s day

You can also utilize National Boyfriend Day as a unique opportunity to connect with your audience through social media platforms.

Here’s what you can do with your social media posts. 

1. Launch limited-period offers or discounts 

You can run special discounts or offers for boyfriends through social media posts. This way you can not only get your existing customers interested but also attract new ones. 

Social media post ideas for businesses on boyfriend's day

2. Use #NationalBoyfriendDay for your campaigns

You can start campaigns with day-specific hashtags to increase visibility. You can also encourage your followers to use branded or non-branded hashtags (#HappyNationalBoyfriendDay) when posting about their boyfriends. You can also plan giveaways or lucky draws for followers who post using your hashtag. 

3. Organize a photo contest 

You can also organize a photo contest to increase engagement on this day. You can ask them to share appreciation photos or couple photos, and give away your product or a reward to the winners. In this campaign, you can make use of branded hashtags. 

4. Share photos of your products with customers 

If you are into the segment that caters to men or boyfriends, then you can use this day to flaunt your products being used by your customers. Make sure to tag your customers as user-generated content can give a more humane face to your brand.

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Medha Singh

Medha is a content writer and has worked in B2B and B2C communication across industries including digital marketing, health tech, SaaS, and manufacturing. She’s on a quest to indulge readers in content that sparks their interest.