Happy National Boss Day!!!
Boss’s everywhere today is your day! National Boss Day is traditionally celebrated on October 16 in the United States and Canada. It is a day for employees to thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year.
Patricia Bays Haroski registered “National Boss Day” with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958. She was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois at the time and chose October 8 because she forgot that the birthday of her boss, who was her father, was actually on the 16th. Four years later, in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed the day.
National Boss’s Day has become an international celebration in recent years and now is observed in countries such as Australia, India, South Africa, Ireland, the UK, and Egypt. Note that Egypt celebrates their equivalent holiday on 10 December every year.
Have a fantastic day BOSS!
Ashley Neal is an entrepreneur and small business advocate that enjoys writing about topics pertaining to small business. Ashley is the boss at Celebrate Atlanta, a personal touch home welcome service in Atlanta, GA. She is also the owner of Small Biz Writer, where she specializes in providing quality content online for small business owners which in turn increases visibility and sales. Additionally, Ashley is the editor/writer and publisher of her own award winning small business resource blog Small Biz Diamonds. She also writes for Examiner.com as the Atlanta Small Business Examiner, CBS Local Atlanta, and Future Simple’s small business blog: Growth University.