HR Calendar 2024

HR Calendar 2024 to Drive Extraordinary Employee Engagement

Gym memberships, vision boards, financial planners, and unused journals. 

The start of a new year is full of so many promises—even if you break your resolutions in week #2! 😉

But for all our colleagues in HR, a new year brings new opportunities to build stronger bonds, boost team morale, and ramp up engagement. 

From National Donut Day to Super Bowl Sunday, every month has special occasions to gather around the break room and have hearty conversations. 

That’s why we’ve curated this special HR calendar for 2024 with all the dates you need to make this year a super hit in your office! 

HR Calendar 2024: Key dates to make this a memorable year

HR Calendar 2024

Here’s a list of all the crucial dates you need to plan your holiday calendar for 2024 and plan fun surprises for your team throughout the year.

🏂 January

Welcome the new year with your team by creating an org-wide vision board. You can invite all employees to contribute to this board and turn it into a team-building activity. And you can host a bagel breakfast for a change of pace on a Monday!

January 1: New Year’s Day

January 4: National Trivia Day

January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (also National Bagel Day 🥯)

🥶 February

Prepare to say goodbye to winters with a Groundhog Friday event! Gear up for the ultimate food coma with back-to-back fiestas over the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras. Since it’s Black History Month, you can also host pop-up shops to support Black businesses. 

February 2: Groundhog Day 

February 4: Rosa Parks Day 

February 10: Lunar New Year 

February 11: Super Bowl Sunday

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 17: Random Act of Kindness Day

February 19: President’s Day 

February 20: World Day of Social Justice

🌼 March

Kick things off in March with a team celebration to mark Employee Appreciation Day. There’s much to celebrate with soda bread on St. Patrick’s Day and colors of joy on Holi. 

March 1: Employee Appreciation Day

March 8: International Women’s Day

March 10: Daylight Saving Time begins

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

March 25: Holi

March 31: Easter, César Chávez Day, and Transgender Day of Visibility

🌞 April

It’s 🌍 month—your time to spread consciousness to save our environment. It’s also the perfect time to appreciate your family with National Pet Day and National Siblings Day, one after the other. Besides, You can schedule friendly reminders for everyone to file their IRS forms before the month end. 

April 1: April Fool’s Day

April 7: World Health Day

April 10: Eid al Fitr (tentative), National Siblings Day

April 11: National Pet Day

April 22: Earth Day

April 25: Take Your Kids to Work Day

April 26: Arbor Day

April 22-30: Passover 

💟 May

Give your colleagues a safe space to speak up, share their vulnerabilities, and find comfort at work. Celebrate the Mental Health Month🫶🏻 with constant support to your team through workshops, documentaries, and team-building sessions!

May 1: May Day

May 4: Star Wars Day

May 5: Cinco de Mayo

May 7: Teacher’s Day

May 12: Mother’s Day

May 17: World Baking Day

May 20: International Human Resources Day

May 27: Memorial Day 

🏖️ June

The summer is here! Get ready to approve all the PTO requests as your teammates fly off to different parts of the world. And remember to celebrate the Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈 with meaningful activities!

June 5: World Environment Day

June 7: Donut Day

June 8: National Best Friend Day

June 9: International Children’s Day

June 16: Father’s Day

June 19: Juneteenth

June 20: World Refugee Day

June 23: Public Service Day 

June 28: International Pride Day

🎇 July

July brings with it the perfect opportunity to plan a weekend getaway! Encourage everyone to share pictures of their 4th of July celebrations and wrap up the month with some Taylor-Swift-style friendship bracelets. 

July 4: Independence Day

July 7: World Chocolate Day

July 21: National Ice Cream Day

July 24: International Self-Care Day

July 28: Parents’ Day

July 30: International Friendship Day

🛋️ August

Send some love to all your purry friends on International Cat Day and invite your bookworm colleagues to talk about their favorite reads. This is also a great time to have a photography contest within the office!

August 4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 8: International Cat Day

August 9: Book Lovers Day 

August 14: National Financial Awareness Day

August 19: World Humanitarian Day, World Photography Day

August 21: National Senior Citizens Day

August 26: Women’s Equality Day

🍁 September

Welcome to fall! It’s time to decorate the office with everything orange and add some pumpkin-spiced latte packets next to the coffee machine. It’s also the Hispanic Heritage Month💃🏻 so host a potluck to have a taste of the amazing Hispanic culture!

September 2: Labor Day

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

September 11: Patriot Day

September 18: International Equal Pay Day

September 21: World Gratitude Day

September 26: HR Appreciation Day  

September 30: International Podcast Day

🎃 October

It’s the perfect timing to host a pumpkin carving contest and make memories with your team ahead of the holiday season. And it’s never too late to start planning your Halloween outfits!

October 1: International Coffee Day

October 5: World Teachers’ Day

October 9: Indigenous Peoples’ Day 

October 10: World Mental Health Day

October 14: National Dessert Day

October 27: National Mentoring Day

October 28: National First Responders Day

October 31: Halloween

🎁 November

Time to shop till you drop! November brings with it the chance to go on a shopping spree and buy everything on your wishlist since the start of the year. And enjoy some good food while you’re buying things off your list!

November 1: Diwali

November 9: World Freedom Day

November 11: Veterans Day

November 28: Thanksgiving Day

November 29: Black Friday

☃️ December

‘Tis the season! December is the time to sit back, relax, and have some egg nog. Plan fun activities to discuss how the year went by for your team and host a Secret Santa event to surprise everyone.

December 2: Cyber Monday

December 3: International Day for People with Disabilities 

December 5: International Volunteer Day

December 10: Human Rights Day

December 18: International Migrants Day

December 25: Christmas

December 26-31: Kawanza

December 26-31: Hanukkah 

Over to you: Gear up for an engaging year with your team

That’s a wrap on our HR Calendar 2024! Bookmark this calendar to plan your holiday calendar, and don’t miss out on any key dates. Plus, you’ve got all the fun dates to bring your team together and have some fun. 

Want to check how effective your engagement efforts were? You can now assess that with a quick survey with Peoplebox. 

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