Boss’s Day or “National Boss Day” is a secular holiday celebrated on October 16 in the United States and Canada. It has traditionally been a day for employees to thank their boss for being kind and fair throughout the year. The holiday has been the source of some controversy and criticism in the United States, where it is often mocked as a Hallmark Holiday.
National Bosses Day or Boss’s Day History
Patricia Haroski, a secretary from Deerfield, Illinois, originated National Boss Day in 1958 in honor of her white-collar father, who helped all of his children with good advice throughout their careers.
In honor of the elder Haroski’s birthday, October 16, daughter Patricia registered the day with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Four years later, National Boss Day was backed by Illinois Governor Otto Kerner who officially proclaimed the day in 1962. National Boss’ Day has become an international celebration in recent years and now is observed in countries such as Australia, India and South Africa and very recently Ireland and the UK.
Every October 16, National Boss Day (or Bosses Day) is celebrated. Today is National Bosses Day 2010.
Happy National Bosses Day 2010