Monday, July 22, 2024
(Week 30)

Boss's Day 2024, 2025 and further

View below the dates for (among others) Boss's Day 2024 and Boss's Day 2025.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.

DateHolidayDayWeek numberDays to go
October 16, 2024 Boss's Day 2024 Wednesday 42 86
October 16, 2025 Boss's Day 2025 Thursday 42 451
October 16, 2026 Boss's Day 2026 Friday 42 816
October 16, 2027 Boss's Day 2027 Saturday 41 1181
October 16, 2028 Boss's Day 2028 Monday 42 1547
October 16, 2029 Boss's Day 2029 Tuesday 42 1912
October 16, 2030 Boss's Day 2030 Wednesday 42 2277
October 16, 2031 Boss's Day 2031 Thursday 42 2642
October 16, 2032 Boss's Day 2032 Saturday 42 3008
October 17, 2033 Boss's Day 2033 Monday 42 3374
October 16, 2034 Boss's Day 2034 Monday 42 3738

Significance of Boss's Day 2024

Boss's Day 2024, although not a federal holiday, it is a holiday observed, annually, on October 16 in the United States. It is a day dedicated to all employers. It is a time for employees to appreciate their bosses and thank them for being kind and fair throughout the year. This day was created for the purpose of strengthening the relationships between employers and employees.

History of Boss's Day

The history of Boss's Day 2024 dates back to 1958 when the concept of National Boss Day was founded by Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois. That year, Patricia Bays Haroski registered the holiday with the United States Chamber of Commerce. She designated October 16 as the special day because it was her father's birthday, who also happened to be her boss. Four years later in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Haroski's registration and officially proclaimed the day.

Today, Boss's Day 2024 has gained increasing popularity, not only in the United States but across the world, and is now also observed in countries such as Australia, India, and South Africa. However, there has been increasing backlash on the "celebration" of Boss's Day 2024. The general consensus of those opposing this day is that employees should not feel obligated to celebrate or purchase gifts for their employers who have more power and generally make more money than them and that any gift-giving or appreciation in the workplace should flow from the employer to the employee.

Traditions of Boss's Day 2024

Traditionally, Boss's Day 2024 is viewed as a time of appreciation. Some people give their bosses cards, gift certificates, or flowers or perform kind gestures that show appreciation such as take their boss to lunch. Hallmark Cards did not offer a Boss's Day card for sale until 1979 and presently many cards are purchased yearly.

When is Boss's Day 2024

Boss's Day 2024 falls, annually, on October 16. If it falls on a weekend, then it is celebrated on the working day closest to it .The date on which the holiday falls on stays the same, but the day of the week changes yearly; consult the above table for exact holiday dates.
See besides 'Boss's Day' even more holidays, click on one of the links below.

View or download the 2024 calendar.

See also the 2024 Calendar.