National Custodian Day is celebrated on October 2 and is dedicated to all whose work often goes unnoticed. This day is meant to express gratitude for the hard work done by custodians and cleaners to keep our public spaces clean.
National Custodian Day was added to the calendar in 1996, but it gained more attention in 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The essential role of custodians and cleaners in protecting the population from germs was widely publicized and appreciated.
- The average person spends 18 months of their life cleaning.
- The most polluted place in the home is not the toilet, but the cutting board and the washing machine.
- Mysophobia is an obsessive fear of infection and pollution.
- In Japan, schoolchildren are taught to clean the bathroom.
- There are currently over 1 million custodians in the US, 440% of whom are women.
How to take part
Show your appreciation for custodians and cleaners with a simple gesture. Bake them a cake, give them a chocolate bar, or buy them a ticket to a concert. Write a letter of thanks to the management to show your appreciation. Get together with colleagues and arrange a small buffet. Share your appreciation with others and encourage them to do the same.
When is National Custodian Day in 2023?
National Custodian Day is observed on October 2 each year.