The Biggest Calendar of Employee Recognition Holidays

Every year, there are numerous days on which you can thematically recognize your employees and create new “Moments That Matter”! Our Employee Recognition Calendar lists the best recognition days in one place so you can stay on top of all your workplace celebrations.

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January 2021

  • Jan 1 New Year
  • Jan 12 National Pharmacist Day
  • Jan 12 Poetry at Work Day
  • Jan 21 International Sweatpants Day
  • Jan 24 International Day of Education
  • Jan 29 Have Fun at Work Day
  • Jan 31 Thank Your Mentor Day

February 2021

  • Feb 3 Women Physicians Day
  • Feb 5 World Nutella Day
  • Feb 7 Send a Card to a Friend Day
  • Feb 9  National Pizza Day
  • Feb 11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • Feb 14  Valentine’s Day
  • Feb 17  Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • Feb 15 President’s Day
  • Feb 20 World Day of Social Justice

March 2021

  • Mar 5  Employee Appreciation Day
  • Mar 8  International Women’s Day
  • Mar 14  Pi Day
  • Mar 15 World Consumer Rights Day
  • Mar 17  St Patrick’s Day
  • Mar 18 Companies That Care Day
  • Mar 20   Spring Solstice
  • Mar 20 International Day of Happiness
  • Mar 27 World Theatre Day
  • Mar 27 International Earth Hour
  • Mar 29  Mom & Pop Business Owners Day
  • Mar 30  National Doctor’s Day

April 2021

  • Apr 1  April Fool’s Day
  • Apr 2  Walk to Work Day
  • Apr 4 Geologists Day
  • Apr 4 Easter
  • Apr 6 Library Workers Day
  • Apr 7 World Health Day
  • Apr 15 Administrative Professionals Day
  • Apr 18 – Apr 24  National Volunteer Week
  • Apr 22  Earth Day
  • Apr 22  Take Our Sons and Daughters to
  • Work Day
  • Apr 28 International Day for Safety and Health at Work

May 2021

  • May 4 International Firefighters’ Day
  • May 6  Nurses’ Day
  • May 6 – May 12  National Nurses’ Week
  • May 8 International Red Cross Day
  • May 9  Mother’s Day
  • May 12  Night Shift Workers Day
  • May 21  Bike to Work Day
  • May 21  National Waitstaff Day
  • May 21  World Day for Cultural Diversity
  • May 25  Geek Pride Day
  • May 31 Memorial Day
  • May 31 World No Tobacco Day

June 2021

  • Jun 1  Say Something Nice Day
  • Jun 2  Leave the Office Early Day
  • Jun 3 World Bicycle Day
  • Jun 5 World Environment Day
  • Jun 14 World Blood Donor Day
  • Jun 18 International Picnic Day
  • Jun 19 Father’s Day
  • Jun 21  Summer Solstice
  • Jun 24  National Handshake Day
  • Jun 25  Take Your Dog to Work Day
  • Jun 30  Social Media Day

July 2021

  • Jul 1 International Joke Day
  • Jul 4  Independence Day
  • Jul 6  Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
  • Jul 7 World Chocolate Day
  • Jul 17 International Emoji Day
  • Jul 18  World Listening Day
  • Jul 29  National Intern Day
  • Jul 30  International Friendship Day

August 2021

  • Aug 4  Psychiatric Technician Appreciation Day
  • Aug 12 International Youth Day
  • Aug 19 World Photo Day
  • Aug 19 World Humanitarian Day
  • Aug 26  Women’s Equality Day
  • Aug 31  Eat Outside Day

September 2021

  • Sep 1 Global Talent Acquisition Day
  • Sep 5  International Day of Charity
  • Sep 6  Labor Day
  • Sep 12  National Day of Encouragement
  • Sep 13  International Programmers Day
  • Sep 12 – Sep 18  National Truck Driver
  • Appreciation Week
  • Sep 16  Working Parents Day
  • Sep 21  World Gratitude Day
  • Sep 22  Autumn Solstice
  • Sep 22  American Business Women’s Day
  • Sep 27 World Tourism Day

October 2021

  • Oct 1 National Coffee Day
  • Oct 5 World Teachers’ Day
  • Oct 4 – Oct 8  Customer Service Week
  • Oct 10 World Mental Health Day
  • Oct 19  Pharmacy Technician Day
  • Oct 16  Boss’s Day
  • Oct 18 – Oct 22  Medical Assistants
  • Recognition Week
  • Oct 25 World Pasta Day
  • Oct 31  Halloween

November 2021

  • Nov 11  Veteran’s Day
  • Nov 7 – Nov 13  National Nurse Practitioner Week
  • Nov 13  World Kindness Day
  • Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
  • Nov 16 International Day for Tolerance
  • Nov 18  Great American Smokeout
  • Nov 25  Thanksgiving
  • Nov 26  Black Friday
  • Nov 29  Cyber Monday
  • Nov 30 Giving Tuesday

December 2021

  • Dec 5  International Volunteer Day
  • Dec 15 International Tea Day
  • Dec 18  Super Saturday
  • Dec 21  Winter Solstice
  • Dec 25  Christmas Day
  • Dec 26  National Thank You Note Day
  • Dec 31  New Year’s Eve

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