Your Employee Engagement Calendar

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Company milestones, birthdays, work anniversaries, and fun holidays—there’s always something to celebrate. Who says HR can’t be the life of the party? We’ve put together an employee engagement calendar of some serious (and not so serious) holidays you can celebrate in your workplace.


January

Month-long celebrations: Mental Wellness Month, National Mentoring Month
 

1/4   - Trivia Day

  • Whip up some company trivia and see who knows your industry the best!

1/8   - Clean Off Your Desk Day

1/19 - Popcorn Day

1/22 - Hot Sauce Day

1/24 - Compliment Day

1/28 - Data Privacy Day

1/30 - Croissant Day

  • Cater breakfast for the office with this French pastry favorite.

February

Month-long celebrations: Black History Month, American Heart Month
 

2/5   - Chocolate Fondue Day

2/9   - Bagel and Lox Day

  • Carb lovers rejoice! Offering breakfast and bagels is a popular workplace perk.

2/12 - Clean Out Your Computer Day

2/14 - Valentine’s Day

2/16 - Chinese New Year

2/17 - Random Act of Kindness Day

  • Encourage employees to help each other out and share their good deeds on your company feed or on social media with a hashtag.

2/24 - Tortilla Chip Day


March

Month-long celebrations: National Disabilities Month, Women’s History Month
 

3/1   - World Compliment Day

3/2   - Employee Appreciation Day

  • Plan a company happy hour, give out awards, or host an open-mic all hands meeting so employees can thank their coworkers.

3 / 8 - International Women’s Day

  • Celebrate and honor women’s achievements by having a speaker and networking event.

3/14 - Pi Day

3/17 - St. Patrick’s Day

3/23 - Puppy Day

  • Partner with a local shelter to bring adoptable puppies into the office. Puppy playtime can brighten your employees days and a pup might even find its forever home.

3/25 - Waffle Day


April

Month-long celebrations: Financial Literacy Month, National Volunteer Month, Stress Awareness Month

4/1   - Fun at Work Day / April Fools

4/6   - Walk to Work Day

  • Lace up your sneakers and encourage your employees to hoof it to work!

4/10 - Be Kind to Lawyers Day

  • Hopefully, you’re kind to your lawyers every day, but here’s an excuse to give your legal team a little extra love!

4/12 - Grilled Cheese Day

4/14 - International Moment of Laughter Day

4/16 - Wear Pajamas to Work Day

4/20 - Look-Alike Day

  • They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. Encourage employees to dress up as a teammate or coworker.

4/25 - Administrative Professionals Day

4/26 - Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day


May

Month-long celebrations: Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, National Bike Month
 

5/5   - Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby

5/6   - National Nurses Day

5/18 - Pizza Party Day

  • Pick up a pie for the team and chow down!

June

Month-long celebrations: National Safety Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Caribbean American Heritage Month
 

6/1   - National Doughnut Day

6/2   - Leave the Office Early Day

6/19 - Juneteenth

  • Have a potluck lunch to celebrate freedom and equal rights in the United States.

6/14 - Bastille Day

6/22 - Take Your Dog to Work Day


July

7/1   - International Joke Day

7/4   - Independence Day

7/9   - Sugar Cookie Day

  • Forget the beach body and order up some tasty cookies for the office.

7/22 - Ice Cream Day

  • Cool off from the summer heat with a build-your-own sundae bar.  

7/28 - Milk Chocolate Day


August 

8/2   - Ice Cream Sandwich Day

8/3   - International Beer Day

8/31 - Eat Outside Day

  • Encourage your office to get some vitamin D by having a picnic outside if the weather permits!

 


September

Month-long celebrations: German American Heritage Month
 

9/3 to 9/7 - National Payroll Week

9/10 - Swap Ideas Day

9/15 - National Clean Up Day

  • Organize a Saturday volunteering squad to help clean up a local park, trail, beach, or mountain.

9/16 - Guacamole Day

9/30 - Hot Mulled Cider Day


October

Month-long celebrations: German American Heritage Month (cont.), National Cyber Security Awareness Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, National Work and Family Month, Polish American Heritage Month
 

10/1 - International Coffee Day

10/4   - Taco Day

10/5   - World Smile Day

10/6   - Card Making Day

  • Partner with a local children’s hospital to create fun cards for kids.

10/8   - Pierogi Day

10/16 - Boss’s Day

10/27 - American Beer Day

10/30 - Candy Corn Day

  • With Halloween right around the corner, celebrate the spooky holiday with a candy and dessert bar.

10/31 - Halloween


November

11/3   - Sandwich Day

11/12 - Happy Hour Day

11/13 - World Kindness Day

11/22 - Thanksgiving

  • Celebrate Thanksgiving with your work-family with an office potluck before the craziness of the holidays.

11/26 - Cake Day

11/30 - Computer Security Day


December

12/3   - Make a Gift Day

12/12 - Gingerbread House Day

12/20 - Sangria Day

12/21 - Ugly Sweater Day

  • Encourage everyone to sport a chunky and funky holiday sweater and host a hot cocoa happy hour.

12/26 - Thank You Note Day

Unfortunately, work can’t be all parties. Sure, you know the date of National Donut Day off the top of your head, but do you know when your company’s Form 941 is due? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our 2018 HR Calendar, so you’ll never miss a reporting deadline. 

Topics: Talent, Employee Engagement

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