National Boss Day

National Boss Day is October 16 each year. When the holiday falls on a weekend, it is generally celebrated on the working day closest to October 16.

National Boss Day offers employees an opportunity to recognize those in supervisory positions. Popular ways to say “thanks” include cards, a lunch in the boss’s honor, flowers, or gift certificates.

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National Boss Day was started in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Ill., registered the holiday with the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. She designated October 16 as the special day because it was her father’s birthday. Ms. Haroski’s purpose was to designate a day to show appreciation for her boss and other bosses. She also hoped to improve the relationship between employees and supervisors. She believed young employees often do not realize the challenges bosses face in running a business.

Boss’s Day is generally observed on or around October 16 in the United States, Canada, Lithuania, South Africa and India. It has traditionally been a day for employees to thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year. This day was created for the purpose of strengthening the bond between employer and employee.

Boss Day in Other Languages

Boss's DayEnglish
Sjefens dagSpanish
יום הבוסHebrew
يوم رئيسهArabic
보스의 날Korean
Tag des ChefsGerman
boso dienaLithuanian
Le jour du patron heureuxFrench
dia do chefePortuguese
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