Boss's Day 2017, 2018 and furtherView below the dates for (among others) Boss's Day 2017 and Boss's Day 2018.
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|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 2017Boss'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 DayThe 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.