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National Boss’s Day is observed annually on October 16. Employees across the United States show appreciation and thankfulness to their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year by celebrating National Boss’s Day. (If the 16th of October falls on a weekend, then this day is celebrated on the closest working day.)


National Boss’s Day, also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a secular holiday that began in 1958. Patricia Bays Haroski was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois when she registered “National Boss’s Day” with the United States Chamber of Commerce. October 16 was chosen as it was her father’s birthday. Patricia was working for her father at that time, making her father her boss.

It was four years later, in 1962, that Illinois Governor, Otto Kerner, backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed Boss’s day.

In 1979, Hallmark Cards introduced Boss’s Day cards to their inventory.

National Boss’s Day is an “unofficial” national holiday.

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