National Hug Your Boss Day - September 13
Wed, Sep 13, 2023

National Hug Your Boss Day

National Hug Your Boss Day is an annual holiday that allows you to hug your boss on September 13th. This holiday aims to strengthen the relationship between bosses and subordinates.


The history of National Hug Your Boss Day began in 2008, when employees of a large online job search resource suggested it. They believed if you hug your boss more often; it cheers you up, increases efficiency, and increases motivation to achieve your goals.

These propositions are essentially correct. The fact is that the warm and trusting atmosphere created in the team (including with the management) makes work a pleasant for you.

A lot of research has been done on the relationship between management and subordinates. Each of them confirmed the theory. Mutual respect between employees and the boss not only improves the atmosphere within the team but also increases work efficiency.

How to take part

There are several options for celebrating National Hug Your Boss Day.

  • Agree with your team, buy small gifts, and congratulate the boss. Don’t forget to hug them.
  • You can discuss the holding of this holiday with the management, offer your ideas. There are people like us in leadership positions. They, too, can support the proposal to arrange some events with employees a couple of times a year, where you can chat together, discuss some topics, and get to know each other better.
  • Come up with some kind of quests or game events with the team in order to bring employees closer to their superiors.

When is National Hug Your Boss Day celebrated in 2023?

National Hug Your Boss Day is observed on September 13 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday September 13 2023
Friday September 13 2024
Saturday September 13 2025
Sunday September 13 2026