National Boss's Day October 16 Unless on Weekend


National Boss’s Day is observed annually on October 16. Employees across the United States show appreciation and thankfulness to their bosses 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.)


Get your boss a bag or two of Jody’s Gourmet Popcorn.  It’s a delicious way to show your appreciation! Use #BossDay to post on social media.


National Boss’s Day, also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a secular holiday that began in 1958.  Patricia Bays Haroski worked as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois when she registered “National Boss’s Day” with the United States Chamber of Commerce.  She selected October 16 because it was her father’s birthday and at the time, he was also her employer! It was four years later, in 1962, that Illinois Governor, Otto Kerner, backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed Boss’s day. In 1979, Hallmark Cards introduced Boss’s Day cards to their inventory.

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It's that time of year, National Boss Day or Boss Day if you prefer. Do you have plans around your office for a small celebration?