Employee Recognition Holidays

Browse Recognition Holidays by Month

Employee Recognition Holidays throughout the year are great opportunities to remind your employees and others you interact with how much they are appreciated.

Find out which employee recognition holidays are happening this month:

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January Recognition Holidays

January can be a tough time for employees – returning to work after all the holiday festivities are over. But it can also be inspiring, as many people are still optimistic about New Year’s resolutions and turning over a new leaf. What better time than now to give employees a boost by recognizing their hard work?

January can be a tough time for employees – returning to work after all the holiday festivities are over. But it can also be inspiring, as many people are still optimistic about New Year’s resolutions and turning over a new leaf. What better time than now to give employees a boost by recognizing their hard work? Say thanks on these recognition holidays this month:

Month

  • National Thank You Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • National Mental Wellness Month
  • Veganuary

Weeks

  • 3 - 9 | New Years Resolution Week
  • 17 - 23 | National CRNA Week
  • 17 - 23 | Healthy Weight Week

Days

  • 1 | New Years Day
  • 2 | Motivation & Inspiration Day
  • 4 | World Braille Day
  • 6 | National Shortbread Day
  • 9 | National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
  • 11 | Clean Off Your Desk Day
  • 11 | International Thank You Day
  • 12 | National Pharmacist Day
  • 13 | National Take the Stairs Day
  • 15 | National Bagel Day
  • 17 | World Religion Day
  • 18 | Matainence Day
  • 18 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • 19 | National Popcorn Day
  • 21 | Get to Know Your Customer Day
  • 24 | National Compliment Day
  • 25 | Better Business Communication Day
  • 28 | National Fun at Work Day
  • 30 | Thank Your Mentor Day
If you need appreciation ideas for one of these holidays or another special occasion, find inspiration at Terryberry.
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February Recognition Holidays

February isn’t just for Valentine’s Day! This month offers several employee recognition holidays for you to take advantage of. Use our list of recognition holidays to plan how you’ll acknowledge the hard work of your team this month.

February isn’t just for Valentine’s Day! This month offers several employee recognition holidays for you to take advantage of. Use our list of recognition holidays to plan how you’ll acknowledge the hard work of your team this month.

Month

  • American Heart Month
  • Black History
  • National Time Management Month

Weeks

  • 1 - 5 | National School Counselors Week 
  • 21 - 28 | National Engineers Week

Days

  • 2 | Groundhog Day
  • 3 | National Women Physicians Day
  • 4 | National Mail Carrier Day
  • 5 | National Wear Red Day
  • 7 | National Send a Card to a Friend Day
  • 8 | Clean Out Your Computer Day
  • 9 | National Pizza Day
  • 11 | National Make a Friend Day
  • 12 | Chinese New Year
  • 14 | National Organ Donor Day
  • 14 | Valentine's Day
  • 15 | President's Day
  • 16 | Innovation Day
  • 16 | National Do A Grouch A Favor Day
  • 16 | Pancake Day
  • 17 | Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • 20 | National Love Your Pet Day
  • 22 | National Be Humble Day
  • 22 | National Walk Your Dog Day
  • 22 | World Thinking Day
  • 24 | World Bartender Day
  • 25 | National Toast Day
  If you need appreciation ideas for one of these holidays or another special occasion, find inspiration at Terryberry.

March Recognition Holidays

There are recognition holidays for nearly everything out there, so it can be difficult to keep track of them all. We’ve put together a comprehensive list for all the national days in March so you can stay on top of recognition and show appreciation where it’s due – and March is an important month for recognition holidays! For example, make sure you don’t miss Employee Appreciation Day.

There are recognition holidays for nearly everything out there, so it can be difficult to keep track of them all. We’ve put together a comprehensive list for all the national days in March so you can stay on top of recognition and show appreciation where it’s due – and March is an important month for recognition holidays! For example, make sure you don’t miss Employee Appreciation Day. Here are many of the March recognition holidays:

Month

  • American Red Cross Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month
  • National Professional Social Workers Month

Weeks

  • 7 - 13 | Dental Assistants Recognition Week
  • 7 - 13 | Professional Pet Sitters Week
  • 21 - 27 |  Healthcare HR Week
  • 21 - 27 | American Chocolate Week

Days

  • 5 | Employee Appreciation Day
  • 6 | National Dentist's Day
  • 8 | International Working Women's Day
  • 9 | National Organize Your Home Office Day
  • 10 | National Pack Your Lunch Day
  • 10 | National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
  • 11 | World Plumbing Day
  • 13 | National Good Samaritan Day
  • 16 | World Social Work Day
  • 17 | St. Patrick's Day
  • 20 | International Day of Happiness
  • 23 | National Agriculture Day
  • 24 | International Day for Achievers
  • 26 | Legal Assistants Day
  • 26 | National Make Your Own Holiday Day
  • 27 | Recognition Man's Birthday
  • 28 | Mothers Day (UK)
  • 29 | National Small Business Owners Day
  • 30 | National Doctor's Day
  • 30 | Take a Walk in the Park Day
If you need appreciation ideas for one of these holidays or another special occasion, find inspiration at Terryberry.
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April Recognition Holidays

Employee appreciation and recognition of key contributors to your organization are extremely important, and it doesn’t have to take much time or effort. Make someone’s day by letting them know you’ve noticed their hard work and contributions to the business.

Employee appreciation and recognition of key contributors to your organization are extremely important, and it doesn’t have to take much time or effort. Make someone’s day by letting them know you’ve noticed their hard work and contributions to the business. Here are some recognition holidays in April to help give you some ideas of who you should consider recognizing this month:

Month

  • National Stress Awareness Month
  • Records and Information Management Month

Weeks

  • 5 - 11 | National Public Health Week
  • 18 - 24 | National Volunteer Week
  • 19 - 25 | National Library Week

Days

  • 1 | April Fools Day
  • 1 | Fun at Work Day
  • 2 | National Walk to Work Day
  • 4 | School Librarian Day
  • 6 | National Library Workers Day
  • 7 | National Stress Awareness Day
  • 7 | National Walking Day
  • 7 | Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
  • 15 | Get to Know Your Customer Day
  • 15 | National Auctioneers Day
  • 15 | National High Five Day
  • 18 | National Lineman Appreciation Day
  • 20 | Volunteer Recognition Day
  • 21 | National Administrative Professionals Day
  • 22 | Earth Day
  • 28 | National Superhero Day
  • 30 | National Hairstylist Day
  • 30 | National Honesty Day
  Terryberry offers great recognition opportunities and ideas to help you show your appreciation. Find the right options for you.

May Recognition Holidays

Don’t forget to show your appreciation for the ones who work the hardest – nurses, receptionists, military spouses and others whose efforts are often performed behind the scenes. Let them know how much you value their contributions this month by recognizing them on their special day.

Don’t forget to show your appreciation for the ones who work the hardest – nurses, receptionists, military spouses, and others whose efforts are often performed behind the scenes. Let them know how much you value their contributions this month by recognizing them on their special day. Find May recognition holidays below:

Month

  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • Health Awareness Month
  • Global Employee Health & Fitness Month
  • National Military Appreciation Month

Week

  • 2 - 8 | Hospital Week
  • 3 - 7 | National Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 6-10 | National Nurses Week
  • 9 - 15 | National Police Week
  • 9 -  15 | Women’s Health Week
  • 17 - 23 | National EMS Week

Day

  • 1 | Executive Coaching Day
  • 1 | School Bus Drivers Day
  • 4 | International Firefighters Day
  • 4 | Teacher's Day
  • 5 | Cinco de Mayo
  • 5 | National Astronaut Day
  • 6 | National Nurses Day
  • 7 | Military Spouse Appreciation Day
  • 8 | World Red Cross Day
  • 9 | Mother's Day
  • 9 | Europe Day (UK)
  • 10 | International Accounting Day
  • 12 | International Receptionists Day
  • 12 | International Nurses Day
  • 15 | Armed Forces Day
  • 15 | Peace Officers Memorial Day
  • 19 | National Employee Health and Fitness Day
  • 20 | International HR Day
  • 21 | Bike to Work Day
  • 21 | National Waitstaff Day
  • 26 | National Senior Health and Fitness Day
  • 30 | National Creativity Day
Terryberry can help with all your recognition needs. Get ideas for nurse appreciation and other employee appreciation today.
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June Recognition Holidays

Expressing your appreciation for those in your organization or professional network is always appropriate, but it’s especially meaningful when you observe recognition holidays for individual roles.

Expressing your appreciation for those in your organization or professional network is always appropriate, but it’s especially meaningful when you observe recognition holidays for individual roles. Make sure your staff and vendors know their efforts matter by showing appreciation on these June recognition holidays:

Month

  • Pride Month
  • National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month
  • National Camping Month

Weeks

  • 6 - 12 | National Gardening Week
  • 14 - 20 | National Men’s Health Week
  • 17 - 23 | Nursing Assistants Week

Days

  • 1 | Do Something Nice Day
  • 2 | Global Running Day
  • 4 | National Fish and Chips Day (UK)
  • 5 | World Environment Day
  • 6 | Higher Education Day
  • 7 | National Cancer Survivors Day
  • 8 | Call Your Doctor Day
  • 14 | World Blood Donor Day
  • 18 | Take Back the Lunch Day
  • 20 | Father's Day
  • 23 | National Hydration Day
  • 24 | World Handshake Day
  • 25 | Take Your Dog to Work Day
  • 27 | Industrial Workers of the World Day
  • 30 | Social Media Day
Terryberry can help with all your recognition needs. Get ideas for nurse appreciation and other employee appreciation today.

July Recognition Holidays

Summer is in full swing and there’s no better time to recognize the people who put in the hard work day in and day out, driving results for your organization. When staff are performing on top of their game, make sure to acknowledge their accomplishments in even the simplest of ways.

Summer is in full swing and there’s no better time to recognize the people who put in the hard work day in and day out, driving results for your organization. When staff is performing on top of their game, make sure to acknowledge their accomplishments in even the simplest of ways. Here are some July recognition holidays you can observe to show your appreciation:

Month

  • National Independent Retailers Month
  • National Parks Month
  • Social Wellness Month
  • Culinary Arts Month

Week

  • 11 - 17 | National Farriers Week
  • 18 - 24 | National Zookeeper Week 

Days

  • 1 | Canada Day
  • 4 | Independence Day (USA)
  • 5 | National Workaholics Day
  • 12 | National Simplicity Day (UK)
  • 14 | Flag Day
  • 15 | Get to Know Your Customer Day
  • 16 | National Personal Chef Day
  • 17 | World Emoji Day
  • 25 | Culinarians Day
  • 29 | National Intern Day
  • 30 | International Friendship Day
  • 30 | System Administrator Day
Get inspired for showing recognition with Terryberry’s unique ideas and employee appreciation programs.
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August Recognition Holidays

It’s so important to show employees that you’ve noticed their hard work and that you appreciate the efforts they put in day after day. Terryberry’s list of recognition holidays can help you make sure you don’t miss important days to thank certain employees, and it can also make you aware of days like Just Because Day, when you can make it a point to do something special for your team just because. Following is a list of August recognition holidays…

It’s so important to show employees that you’ve noticed their hard work and that you appreciate the efforts they put in day after day. Terryberry’s list of recognition holidays can help you make sure you don’t miss important days to thank certain employees, and it can also make you aware of days like Just Because Day, when you can make it a point to do something special for your team just because. Following is a list of August recognition holidays:

Month

  • National Wellness Month
  • Family Fun Month
  • National Eye Exam Month
  • Peach Month

Week

  • 1 - 7 | National Farmers Market Week
  • 1 - 7 | National Simplify Your Week
  • 15 - 21 | National Aviation Week
  • 25 - 31 | Be Kind to Humankind Week

Days

  • 4 | US Coast Guard Day
  • 7 | Professional Speakers Day
  • 8 | Happiness Happens Day
  • 9 | Book Lovers Day
  • 13 | International Left-Handers Day
  • 15 | National Relaxation Day
  • 18 | National Medical Dosimetrist Day
  • 19 | National Aviation Day
  • 19 | World Humanitarian Day
  • 27 | National Just Because Day
  • 28 | National Bow-tie Day
  • 28 | National Franchise Day
Find great employee appreciation ideas and gifts from Terryberry and say thank you today!

September Recognition Holidays

Summer is in full swing and there’s no better time to recognize the people who put in the hard work day in and day out, driving results for your organization. When staff are performing on top of their game, make sure to acknowledge their accomplishments in even the simplest of ways.

Recognize your employees on their special day by using Terryberry’s recognition calendar to keep track. Your employees will feel valued when you pay attention to recognition holidays and remember to say thanks. Here are some September recognition holidays you won’t want to miss:

Month

  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Self Improvement Month

Weeks

  • 5 - 11 | Payroll Week
  • 12 - 18 | National Balance Awareness Week
  • 19 - 25 | Surgical Technologist Week
  • 19 - 25 | Pollution Prevention Week
  • 19 - 25 | National Indoor Plant Week

Days

  • 1 | Building and Code Staff Appreciation
  • 6 | Labor Day
  • 8 | Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Nurses Day
  • 8 | World Physical Therapy Day
  • 10 | Swap Ideas Day
  • 10 | World Suicide Prevention Day
  • 11 | National Day of Service and Remembrance Day
  • 11 | Patriot Day
  • 12 | Day of Encouragement
  • 13 | International Programmers Day
  • 13 | Positive Thinking Day
  • 16 | Mexican Independence Day
  • 16 | National Working Parents Day
  • 17 | Constitution Day
  • 19 | National Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • 21 | International Day of Peace
  • 21 | IT Professionals Day
  • 21 | World Gratitude Day
  • 22 | Business Women's Day
  • 25 | Family Health and Fitness Day
  • 26 | Human Resources Professionals Day
  • 26 | National Good Neighbor Day
  • 29 | National Coffee Day
  • 30 | Women's Health and Fitness Day
Get inspiration for some great employee recognition gifts from Terryberry and remind your employees how important they are to your organization.
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October Recognition Holidays

If you want to be effective in showing your appreciation for employees, it’s best to have a plan. Make your schedule for employee appreciation with Terryberry’s list of recognition holidays. See the list below for the important holidays to acknowledge in October.

If you want to be effective in showing your appreciation for employees, it’s best to have a plan. Make your schedule for employee appreciation with Terryberry’s list of recognition holidays. See the list below for the important holidays to acknowledge in October.

Month

  • American Pharmacist Month
  • Eye Safety & Injury Prevention Month
  • National Principals’ Month
 

Weeks

  • 4 - 8 | National Customer Service
  • 6 - 12 | National Physicians Assistant Week
  • 11 - 17 | Emergency Nurses Week 
  • 18 - 22 | Medical Assistants Recognition Week

Days

  • 1 | International Coffee Day
  • 1 | Manufacturing Day
  • 2 | National Custodial Worker Day
  • 2 | World Card Making Day
  • 3 | Techie's Day
  • 5 | Fruit at Work Day
  • 5 | National Do Something Nice Day
  • 6 | Physician Assistant's Day
  • 7 | You Matter to Me Day
  • 9 | National Sneakers Day
  • 10 | Clergy Appreciation Day
  • 10 | World Mental Health Day
  • 11 | Kick Butt Day
  • 12 | National Farmers Day
  • 13 | Emergency Nurses Day
  • 14 | World Sight Day
  • 15 | National Boss's Day
  • 20 | Medical Assistants Recognition Day
  • 21 | Get to Know Your Customer Day
  • 23 | TV Talk Show Host Day
  • 24 | United Nations Day
  • 27 | World Occupational Therapy Day
  • 31 | Halloween
Jump start your creativity and find great ideas for employee appreciation from Terryberry.

November Recognition Holidays

With Thanksgiving this month, November is the perfect time to say thanks to your employees for their hard work. There are also some specific recognition days that fall in November, so be sure to remember these and call out employees for a job well done. If you’re short on ideas, you can find inspiration for employee recognition from Terryberry. Here are November’s recognition holidays…

With Thanksgiving this month, November is the perfect time to say thanks to your employees for their hard work. There are also some specific recognition days that fall in November, so be sure to remember these and call out employees for a job well done. If you’re short on ideas, you can find inspiration for employee recognition from Terryberry. Here are November’s recognition holidays:

Month

  • National Medical Science Liaison Awareness & Appreciation Month
  • National Home Care & Hospice Month
  • America Recycles Month

Week 

  • 7-14 | National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
  • 14 - 20 | American Education Week

Days

  • 1 | World Vegan Day
  • 1 | National Author's Day
  • 3 | International Stress Awareness Day
  • 4 | National Candy Day
  • 5 | National Love Your Lawyer Day
  • 13 | World Kindness Day
  • 14 | Operating Room Nurse Day
  • 15 | National Philanthropy Day
  • 16 | International Accounting Day
  • 17 | Geographic Information Systems Day
  • 19 | Women's Entrepreneurship Day
  • 21 | World Hello Day
  • 25 | Thanksgiving Day
  • 26 | Black Friday
  • 28 | Start of Hanukkah
  • 29 | Electronic Greeting Card Day
Terryberry offers great recognition opportunities and ideas to help you show your appreciation. Find the right options for you.
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December Recognition Holidays

As the year winds down, it’s important to continue to acknowledge the efforts your employees put in each day, and to make sure they receive recognition on special days and for exceptional performance. Here are some recognition holidays in December you won’t want to miss…

As the year winds down, it’s important to continue to acknowledge the efforts your employees put in each day, and to make sure they receive recognition on special days and for exceptional performance. Here are some recognition holidays in December you won’t want to miss:

Month

  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Worldwide Food Service Safety
  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • Decembeard

Days

  • 1 | Eat a Red Apple Day
  • 4 | Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day
  • 5 | International Volunteer Day
  • 6 | National Miners Day
  • 6 | End of Hanukkah
  • 7 | International Civil Aviation Day
  • 9 | Christmas Card Day
  • 10 | Salesperson Day
  • 10 | Human Rights Day
  • 12 | International Children's Day
  • 17 | National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
  • 24 | Christmas Eve
  • 25 | Christmas Day
  • 26 | National Thank You Note Day
  • 26 | Boxing Day
  • 26 | Start of Kwanzaa
  • 31 | New Years Eve
Download our full-year calendar here so you can be sure to recognize all your employees on their special days, and find appreciation ideas from Terryberry.

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