NATIONAL BOSS’S DAY – October 16 (unless weekend)

National Boss’s Day - October 16 unless weekend

National Boss’s Day – October 16 unless weekend


Each year on October 16, employees across the United States show appreciation and thankfulness to their boss’s for being kind and fair throughout the year by celebrating National Boss’s Day.  (If the 16th of October falls on a weekend, then this day is celebrated on the closest working day.)


Thank your boss for all the kind things they’ve done for you. Post on social media using #NationalBoss’sDay to encourage others to do so as well.


National Boss’s Day, also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day is a secular holiday that began in 1958.  Patricia Bays Haroski was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois when she registered “National Boss’ Day” with the United States Chamber of Commerce.    October 16 was chosen as it was her father’s birthday.   Patricia was working for her father at that time, therefore making her father, her boss.

It was four years later, in 1962, that Illinois Governor, Otto Kerner, backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed Boss’ day.

In 1979, Hallmark Cards introduced Boss’ Day cards to their inventory.

National Boss’ Day is an “unofficial” national holiday.

October 16, 2014
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October 17, 2016
October 16, 2017
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