Boss’s Day [The Lowdown]

Julia Daihl



When is Boss’s Day?

Boss’s Day is nationally celebrated on October 16th every year. However, if it falls on the weekend it’s celebrated on the closest working day.


What is Boss’s Day?

The nationally observed holiday, Boss’s Day, is a holiday meant for employees to honor their bosses. In 1958, Patricia Bays Haroski registered the holiday in hopes that the holiday would help improve the employer-employee relationship. It was officially proclaimed as a national holiday in 1962.


Why Celebrate Boss’s Day?

Do you really need a reason to celebrate your awesome boss? With all the recognition they give to you, it’s time to give them some! Bosses need a little motivation and to feel appreciated too!


Boss’s Day Gift Ideas


How to Celebrate Boss’s Day

Free Boss’s Day Recognition



Boss’s Day Activity Ideas

Do one of these fun activities in lieu of or with a gift!

  • Decorate your boss’s desk
  • Treat your boss to lunch
  • Greet them with their favorite cup of coffee in the morning


What to Write in Boss’s Day Card

Here are a few ideas of what to write in your Boss’s Day card (or ePraise!):


Thanks for always having our team’s back! Wouldn’t ask to be led by any other fearless leader but you!
You are boss-some! Thanks for all that you do!
Wanted to take a moment to recognize YOU! Thanks for leading by example and constantly guiding us to success!


More Boss’s Day Resources and Appreciation Ideas

Ultimate Boss’s Day Gift Guide for Any Boss


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