2022 Employee Appreciation Holidays for Every Industry

It has been a challenging few years for everyone, and now is the time for companies to spread positivity by recognizing and showing appreciation for their employees. More than ever, employee appreciation is essential to morale, engagement, and worker retention. It doesn’t take much to make employees feel valued, and there are lots of dedicated appreciation holidays that companies can use to bolster employees. Our HR experts gathered all of the employee appreciation holidays for every industry.


Appreciation Holidays for Any Business

Below are some appreciation holidays that fit every industry:

  • National Mentoring Month: Jan 1-31
  • International Thank You Day: January 11
  • Employee Appreciation Week: February 28-March 4
  • Employee Appreciation Day: March 4
  • International Women’s Day: March 8
  • HR Professional Appreciation Day: September 26
  • National Custodian Day: October 2
  • National Customer Service Week: October 3-7
  • Bosses Day: October 16


Office Workers Appreciation Holidays

Does your company operate in an office? If so, here are some great holidays for you to show appreciation on:

  • Administrative Assistants Day: April 27
  • Receptionist Day: May 11
  • Intern Day: July 29
  • Programmers Day: September 13
  • IT Professionals Day: September 20
  • Accounting Day: November 10


Educational Worker Appreciation Holidays

Educational workers have the challenging job of molding the minds of future generations. These positions are high-stress and don’t get much recognition, so if you work in the education sector, here are some holidays you should acknowledge:

  • School Resource Officers Day: January 9
  • School Counseling Week: February 7-11
  • School Librarian Appreciation Day: April 13
  • Teach Appreciation Week: May 2-6
  • School Nurses Day: May 4
  • Coach Appreciation Day: October 6


Healthcare Worker Appreciation Holidays

If the global pandemic taught us anything, it’s that healthcare workers are truly heroes. These are people that work in high-stress, life-or-death situations. Here are some healthcare worker appreciation holidays to keep in mind:

  • National Pharmacist Day: January 12
  • CRNA Week: January 23-29
  • Women Physicians Day: February 3
  • National Caregivers Day: February 18
  • Dentists Day: March 6
  • Dental Assistants Recognition Week: March 6-10
  • Doctor’s Day: March 30
  • Nurses Day: May 6
  • Nurses Week: May 6-12
  • Hospital Week: May 9-15


First Responders Appreciation Holidays

First responders, military, police, and fire personnel work to keep everyone in Canada safe, so here are some holidays where you can show appreciation for their hard work:

  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: January 9
  • Military Appreciation Month: May
  • First Responders Day: May 1
  • Firefighters Day: May 4
  • Canadian Armed Forces Day: June 19
  • Remembrance Day: November 11


Other Worker Appreciation Holidays

Didn’t see your industry covered above? Here are some other worker appreciation holidays to celebrate:

  • Waitstaff Day: May 21
  • National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: September 11-17
  • Customer Service Week: October 3-7


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