Staff Celebration Calendar

Annual holidays, Yale recognition events, and industry observances are great opportunities to recognize your staff members in meaningful and engaging ways. Throughout the year, use the calendar below to plan festivities to spark team spirit and show your appreciation.

November 2019

Date Calendar day
November 2 Yale v Columbia Home Game
November 3 Daylight Savings Time ends
November 5 Election Day
November 10 International Accounting Day
November 10-16 National Nurse Practitioner Week
November 11 Veterans Day
November 13 Linda K Lorimer Award Ceremony/World Kindness Day
November 18 WWN award nominations open
November 23 Yale v Harvard Home Game
November 28 Official Yale Holiday: Thanksgiving Day
November 29

Official Yale Holiday: Recess Day

December 2019

Date Calendar Day
December 4 National Cookie Day
December 5 International Volunteer Day
December 8 National Brownie Day
December 20 Ugly Sweater Day 
December 20 WWN award nominations close
December 22 Hanukkah begins at sunset
December 24 Official Yale Holiday: Recess Day
December 25 Official Yale Holiday: Christmas Day
December 26 Official Yale Holiday: Recess Day/Kwanza begins
December 27 Official Yale Holiday: Recess Day
December 30-31 Official Yale Holiday: Recess Day

January 2020

Date Calendar day
January 1 Official Yale Holiday: New Year’s Day
January 6 Three Kings Day
January 7 International Programmer’s Day
January 12 National Pharmacist Day
January 15 National Bagel Day 
January 20 Official Yale Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 25 Chinese New Year

February 2020

Date Calendar day
February 1 FLY award nominations open
February 7 Wear Red Day
February 9 National Pizza Day
February 14 Valentine’s Day 
February 16-20  National Engineers Week 
February 17 Presidents’ Day/Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 25 Fat Tuesday
February 28 FLY award nominations close

March

Date Calendar day
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
March 23 National Puppy Day
March 25 International Waffle Day 
March 26 WWN Awards ceremony
March 30 National Doctor’s Day

April

Date Calendar day
April 7 Long Service Recognition Dinner/World Health Day
April 8 Passover begins 
April 10 Official Yale Holday: Good Friday
April 19-25 Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
April 21 Library Workers Day
April 22 Earth Day/Administrative Professionals Day
April 23 Bring Your Child to Work Day
April 24 Ramadan begins 
TBD WWN Award winners announced

May

Date Calendar day
May 6 National Nurses’ Day
May 7 National Tourism Day
May 9 Yale Alumni Day of Service/Staff Recognition Tree Planting
May 13 National Receptionists’ Day 
May 15 National Pizza Day/Bike to Work Day
May 18 University Commencement/International Museum Day
May 23 National Taffy Day 
May 25

Official Yale Holiday: Memorial Day

June 2020

Date Calendar day
June 1-5 Staff Spirit Week
June 4 Staff Appreciation Day
June 5 National Doughnut Day
June 14 Flag Day/National Nursing Assistants’ Day
June 19 Juneteenth
TBD FLY Awards ceremony

July 2020

Date Calendar day
July 3 Official Yale Holiday: Independence Day
July 7 World Chocolate Day 
July 19 National Ice Cream Day
July 20 National Lollipop Day
July 31

System Administrator Appreciation Day

August 2020

Date Calendar day
August 4 National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day 
August 5 Psychiatric Technician Appreciation Day
August 10 Linda Lorimer Award nominations open
August 25 National Banana Split Day 
August 31 Eat Outside Day