National Fun at Work Day
(Also known as Fun at Work Day)
National Fun at Work Day is observed next on Friday, January 26th, 2024 (116 days from today).
“Work” and “Fun” are not two words you would normally expect to find together in every situation, but that doesn't have to be the case. People who are mentally bright and work to keep their lives cheerful and full of light can find ways to create anything joyful.
Even if it's just enjoying time with your co-workers throughout the day so work doesn't get tiring. Fun At Work Day, held on January 29 each year, is an opportunity to celebrate your time at work and the people who seek to make it enjoyable every day.
History of National Fun at Work Day
Keeping things fun while you work is something everyone has been trying to accomplish as long as everyone is still working. There are countless ways people have done it over the centuries, with some of the most famous songs being the work. Work songs have served many purposes.
Some are just used to keep people working and enjoying themselves while they do. Others, like Sea Shanties, actually have a functional purpose that involves keeping people on time while working together to deliver cargo, raise sails, or perform other tasks to rhythm.
Modern methods for creating joy at work have changed, but the goal remains the same. Employers want their workers to keep their spirits up. The high spirits help improve work efficiency and make the work day not go by slowly.
Methods used to help people have a good time include retreats within the company, flamethrowers, or at companies like Microsoft, sudden outbreaks of Nerf Gun battles. Even large companies find that the benefit of keeping your employees' morale in good shape is essential to running a clean and efficient business.
You've probably heard the saying, "Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life." Some of us may consider ourselves lucky with a job we love, while others may dread having to go to work every day. Regardless of your day to day work, you should try to have fun at work today, because it's National Happy Workplace Day.
The holiday is celebrated on the last Friday of January, although some sources say it is celebrated on January 28 regardless of what day of the week it falls. It seems like celebrating Friday will make more sense since many workers have worked all week and can take a break. On this day, employees and employers seek to make the work environment fun, whether that's by trying to make the actual work more fun or by getting rid of it altogether.
How to celebrate National Fun At Work Day
Celebrating National Fun At Work Day is an opportunity for people to make their work the place they want to be.
Enjoying your work when you've been doing the same job day in and day out for years can be tough, but playing games with your co-workers can be a great way to keep it going. Encourage your employer to host a barbecue, plan games or group activities, or form a committee to find ways to help reduce boredom at work.
Whatever you do on Fun Day at Work, make sure you get it through with management so everyone is on board and having fun. After all, National Fun At Work Day is not the stimulus to have a good day.
ObservedNational Fun at Work Day has been observed the last Friday in January.
Friday, January 28th, 2022
Friday, January 27th, 2023
Friday, January 26th, 2024
Friday, January 31st, 2025
Friday, January 30th, 2026