Saturday 27 May 2017
(Week 21)

Boss's Day 2017, 2018 and further

View below the dates for (among others) Boss's Day 2017 and Boss's Day 2018.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.
DateHolidayDay
October 16, 2017 Boss's Day 2017 Monday
October 16, 2018 Boss's Day 2018 Tuesday
October 16, 2019 Boss's Day 2019 Wednesday
October 16, 2020 Boss's Day 2020 Friday
October 16, 2021 Boss's Day 2021 Saturday
October 17, 2022 Boss's Day 2022 Monday
October 16, 2023 Boss's Day 2023 Monday
October 16, 2024 Boss's Day 2024 Wednesday
October 16, 2025 Boss's Day 2025 Thursday
October 16, 2026 Boss's Day 2026 Friday
October 16, 2027 Boss's Day 2027 Saturday

Significance of Boss's Day 2017

Boss's Day 2017, 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017. 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 2017

Traditionally, Boss's Day 2017 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 2017

Boss's Day 2017 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 2017 calendar.

See also the 2017 Calendar.