System Administrator Appreciation Day - July
Fri, Jul 28, 2023

System Administrator Appreciation Day

System Administrator Appreciation Day is celebrated every year on July 29th and is dedicated to people who do their best to keep our equipment and virtual world working properly. Specialists install, configure and update software, troubleshoot, and maintain equipment in working condition. System administrators are necessary for all companies, regardless of the number of employees and field of the business. If you have computer equipment, your business needs the services of a system administrator.

The History

This holiday was proposed in 2020 by Ted Kekatos, who saw an ad from Hewlett-Packard in which the company’s team thanked their system administrator for installing printers. Ted, who worked with technology, clearly understood how difficult it was. He wanted to achieve recognition for all system administrators, so he announced the last Friday of July would be System Administrator Appreciation Day. In addition, Ted Kekatos noted that it is not necessary to arrange grandiose celebrations, ice cream and a simple ‘thank you’ are enough.

Interesting Facts

  • Stress resistance is a quality every system administrator should possess, since some breakdowns are so complex they require many hours of hard work, all while staying within a tight budget.
  • Did you know that goats officially work at Google? They eat the grass at their headquarters, which is located in Mountain View.
  • Many mistakenly believe the Firefox logo is a fox, but it is in fact a red panda.
  • When the Internet first appeared and was perceived as something magical, everyone could get a free domain.

How to take part

Thanking the system administrator and giving them a cake is a great celebration scenario. Of course, it can be any sweet; according to statistics, people in intellectual professions often have a sweet tooth. You can throw a party for the sysadmin. Please the specialist with a gift and some pleasant words.

When is System Administrator Appreciation Day celebrated in 2023?

System Administrator Appreciation Day is observed on the last Friday in July each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday July 28 2023
Friday July 26 2024
Friday July 25 2025
Friday July 31 2026

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