National Boss’s Day or Boss’s Day is observed annually on October 16. Traditionally, the secular holiday was created as a day for employees to thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year, with the purpose of strengthening the employer and employee bond.
Thank your boss by sharing thoughtful words verbally or in a card, or buy a nice gesture gift that he or she would enjoy. If you choose to take part in celebrating this holiday, make a choice best fit for the relationship you hold with your boss.
So, where did this holiday idea come from? Patricia Bays Haroski registered “National Boss’s Day” with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958. October 16 was chosen, because it was her father’s birthday and at the time, he was also her manager. This day was invented for employees to share their appreciation, and is still celebrated almost 60 years later.