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.

February 2021

Date Calendar day
February 1-28 Black History Month
February 1 FLY award nominations open
February 5 Wear Red Day
February 9 National Pizza Day
February 14

Valentine’s Day

February 16-20 National Engineers Week
February 16 Fat Tuesday
February 17
February 21 Seton Elm-Ivy award nominations close
February 28 FLY award nominations close

March 2021

DATE CALENDAR DAY
March 1 - 31 Women’s History Month
March 1 Sustainability Award nominations open
March 8

International Women’s Day

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
March 23 National Puppy Day
March 26 WWN Awards ceremony
March 27 Passover Begins
March 30 National Doctor’s Day

April 2021

DATE CALENDAR DAY
TBD Sustainability Award ceremony
April 4 Passover Ends
April 6 Library Workers Day
April 9

Seton Elm-Ivy award ceremony

April 10 Official Yale Holiday: Good Friday
April 19-25 Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
April 22
April 24 Ramadan begins 

May 2021

DATE CALENDAR DAY
May 6 National Nurses’ Day
May 7 National Tourism Day
May 9
May 11 Ramadan ends
May 13 National Receptionists’ Day
May 18 International Museum Day
May 21 Bike to Work Day
May 23 National Taffy Day 
May 24 Universtiy Commencement
May 25

Official Yale Holiday: Memorial Day

June 2021

DATE CALENDAR DAY
June 1 Say Something Nice Day
June 4 National Doughnut Day
TBD WWN Award winners announced
June 14 Flag Day/National Nursing Assistants’ Day
June 18 Wear Blue Day
June 19 Juneteenth
TBD FLY Awards ceremony

July 2021

DATE CALENDAR DAY
July 3 Official Yale Holiday: Independence Day
July 7 World Chocolate Day 
July 14 National Macaroni and Cheese Day
July 19 National Ice Cream Day
July 20 National Lollipop Day
July 31

System Administrator Appreciation Day

August 2021

DATE CALENDAR DAY
August 2 - 6 Staff Spirit Week
August 4
August 5 Psychiatric Technician Appreciation Day
August 19 Linda Lorimer Award nominations open
August 24 National Waffle Day
August 25 National Banana Split Day 
August 31 Eat Outside Day

September 2021

DATE CALENDAR DAY
September 6 Official Yale Holiday: Labor Day 
September 5 International Day of Charity 
TBD Linda Lorimer Award nominations close
TBD Multicultural New Haven Block Party
September 6 Rosh Hashanah begins
September 8 Rosh Hashanah ends
September 14-18  National Security Officer Appreciation Week
September 15-16 Yom Kippur begins
September 18 Handsome Dan’s Birthday
September 21 International Day of Peace
TBD National Day of Caring
September 25 National Research Administrator Day
September 26 National Pancake Day
September 29 National Coffee Day

October 2021

DATE CALENDAR DAY
October 1 National Custodial Worker Day
October 2

Homemade Cookies Day

October 5 National Do Something Nice Day
October 9
October 5-9 Customer Service Week
October 8-12 Celebrate Sustainability Week
October 12 Columbus Day/National Dessert Day
October 13 Train Your Brain Day
October 14 National Dessert Day
October 17 Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
October 20 Pharmacy Technician Day
October 21
October 24 National Eating Healthy Day
October 28 Chocolate Day

November 2021

DATE CALENDAR DAY
November 1 Daylight Savings Time ends
November 3

Election Day

November 10 International Accounting Day
November 8-14 National Nurse Practitioner Week
November 11 Veterans Day
November 13 World Kindness Day
November 15 National Pizza Day
TBD
November 25 Official Yale Holiday: Thanksgiving Day
November 26

Official Yale Holiday: Recess Day

December 2021

DATE CALENDAR DAY
December 1 Day of Giving
December 4 National Cookie Day
December 5 International Volunteer Day
December 8 National Brownie Day
December 10/18
December 11 App Day
December 15

National Cupcake Day

December 18 WWN award nominations close/Hanukkah ends at sunset
December 23/30 Ugly Sweater Day
December 21 Winter Solstice/Crossword Puzzle Day
December 24 Official Yale Holiday: Recess Day
December 25 Official Yale Holiday: Christmas Day
December 26 Kwanza begins
December 28-31 Official Yale Holiday: Recess Day