Boss’s Day also known as Boss’ Appreciation Day which is a day dedicated to showing your boss how much you appreciate them. It is a time for employees to thank them for being kind and fair throughout the year (we hope). The holiday was created in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski. She chose the date for the celebration as the 16th of October because that was her boss’s birthday. Her boss also happened to be her father. The day was officially proclaimed Boss’s Day in 1962 by the Governor of Illinois.
When is Boss’ Appreciation Day?
October 16th Annually
Type of Holiday?
How is the holiday celebrated?
- Be nice to your boss
- Bring in breakfast for the staff
- Bake a cake
- Give him/her a card from the entire team
- Give a gift
- Happy Hour anyone??
Boss Appreciation Day Facts:
- The holiday was created in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski. She chose the date for the celebration as the 16th October because that was her boss’s birthday. Her boss also happened to be her father.
- The day was officially proclaimed Boss’s Day in 1962 by the Governor of Illinois.
- The term boss was coined in 1625 to replace the term master.
- Hallmark did not publish a Boss’s Day greeting car until 1979.
- There are estimated to be approximately 11 million people working in supervisor/management roles in the United States.
- Of all the bosses in the world approximately 40% are female. Approximately only 12% of American companies have female CEOs.
Popular Social Media Hashtags:
#theboss #bossday #happybossday
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on October 16th :
- Angela Lansbury – Actress
- Suzanne Somers – Actress
- John Mayer – Singer
- Noah Webster – Webster’s Dictionary
- Oscar Wilde – Author
Do you celebrate Boss Appreciation Day? How do you show your appreciation for your boss? Some view this holiday as a “Hallmark” holiday – just a way to sell cards. Do you agree or disagree? Leave a comment and let us know.