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.

July 2021

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

August 2 Staff Appreciation Day
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

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

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

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
November 25 Official Yale Holiday: Thanksgiving Day
November 26

Official Yale Holiday: Recess Day

December 2021

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