Phone in Sick Day - May 1
Wed, May 1, 2024

Phone in Sick Day

Phone in Sick Day is an annual American holiday that encourages workers to call in sick. It is essentially just a day off, which can be spent in many different ways. The important thing is that you enjoy your time without the dullness and drabness of the work day! It is celebrated on May 1.


The history of Phone in Sick Day begins in Great Britain in 1997. In that year the organization Decadent Action was created, which held various events, came up with various actions. It was she who took the initiative to create “Sick Day”. In the same year, a little later, 2,000 British Airways employees did not show up for work due to illness. The following year, a similar situation was even encountered by the London Guardian Corps. It worked out well for the organizers, and the holiday was supported by many people from various professions.

The Phone in Sick Day celebration allows for a demonstration of unity among employees in various fields, and is designed to show the ability of the working class to stand up to poor working conditions, low wages and other problems that need to be addressed.

Interesting facts

  • The holiday used to be celebrated on April 6. In 2000, it was moved to May 1 to coincide with the International Labor Day.
  • The struggle for workers’ rights began in the 10th century, when the industrial revolution took a new turn and trade unions began to actively form.

How to celebrate

Call work and tell them you are sick. Take a day off and do what you love to do: have fun with friends, read a book, enjoy some solitude. Celebrate however you want!

Tell about the holiday in your social networks. Ask users if they support the Phone in Sick Day initiative.

When is Phone in Sick Day celebrated in 2024?

Phone in Sick Day is observed on May 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday May 1 2024
Thursday May 1 2025