Boss’s Day (alternate spellings Bosses Day, Bawse Day, Bosses’ Day, also known as The Bo$$ 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 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’ Day has become an international celebration in recent years and now is observed in countries such as Australia, India and South Africa and recently Ireland, the United Kingdom and Egypt (10 Dec every year only in Egypt).
Hallmark did not offer a Boss’ Day card for sale until 1979. It increased the size of its National Boss’ Day line by 90% in 2007.
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