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Updated for 2022: Holiday and Incentive Calendar

Employee Experience 4 min read

With Kazoo’s Incentives, you can keep your team engaged all year long! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite holidays (and some new favorites!) you and your employees can celebrate in the Kazoo platform.

For each date, we’ve also included a list of feature ideas and suggestions – so whether you’re looking to expand your rewards catalog, swap out your Incentives, or create new onboarding redemptions, we’ve got you covered!


January Holidays and Incentives

All month long – New Year’s Resolutions

  • Create an Incentive for keeping your resolution every week, meditating, or exercising
  • Add fitness wearables and gym memberships to your reward catalog

January 11 – Clean Off Your Desk Day

  • Create an Incentive for employees who clear off and wipe down their work station

January 20 – Get to Know Your Customers Day

  • Hold a team presentation highlighting one of your customers and their success story

January 24 – Compliment Day

  • Challenge everyone in your company to send a compliment via Kazoo’s recognition tool! Read the best ones in a team-wide meeting

January 28 – Data Privacy Day

  • Create an Incentive for reading company data-protection documentation

Learn how Kazoo’s Incentives reward the behaviors that count
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February Holidays and Incentives

All month long – National Mentoring Month

  • Do fundraising for your local Boys and Girls Club
  • Create an Incentive for mentoring or volunteering with kids over the weekend

February 11 – Make a Friend Day

  • Create an Incentive for employees who grab virtual lunch or coffee with a team member they rarely work with

February 17 – Random Act of Kindness Day

  • Encourage your team to use the recognition tool to shine light on their co-workers’ random acts of kindness throughout the year

March Holidays and Incentives

March 1 – World Compliment Day

  • Pair up every employee in your company with a randomizer tool and encourage them to send a compliment to their partner through the recognition tool in Kazoo!

March 8 – International Women’s Day

  • Pool points so employees can donate to a women’s organization of your choosing

March 10 – Pack Your Lunch Day

  • Create an Incentive for employees who share ‘gram-worthy photos of their lunches this day!

March 14 – Pi Day

  • Create an Incentive for employees who share photos of themselves eating or making pies today

March 31 – International Transgender Day of Visibility

  • Create an Incentive for employees who add pronouns to their online profile or email signatures

Need to expand your office calendar for DE&I? Check out:
Kazoo’s 2022 Inclusive Workplace Calendar

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April Holidays and Incentives

April 2 – National Autism Awareness Day

  • Pool points so employees can make a contribution to an autism-related charity

April 6 – National Walking Day

  • Create an Incentive for employees who take a 15-minute walk on this day

April 27 – Administrative Professionals Day

  • Recognize your administrators for the hard work they do!

April 22 – Earth Day

  • Pool points so employees can make a contribution to a wildlife fund, conservation charity, or other green initiative
  • Create an Incentive for going on a nature walk, participating in a clean up at a river or park, or taking measures to reduce their use of plastics

May Holidays and Incentives

All month long – Mental Health Month

  • Create an Incentive for employees who do something positive for their mental health, such as meditation, yoga, taking a walk, or unplugging
  • Create a custom reward that allows employees to take a mental health day this month

May 11 – National Receptionist Day

  • Encourage your employees to send recognition to your company’s office managers or receptionists thanking them for all the work they do

May 15 – International Day of Families

  • Pool points so your employees can group together to sponsor a family in need

June Holidays and Incentives

All month long Pride Month

  • Create a point pool for employees to contribute to a benefitting queer youth or POC

June 1 – Say Something Nice Day

  • Encourage employees to use the Recognition tool to say something nice to one of their coworkers or managers

June 2 – Leave the Office Early Day

  • Create a reward employees can redeem to take a half day off work!

June 14 – World Blood Donor Day

  • Create an Incentive for employees who donate blood during the month of June

June 19Juneteenth

  • Create an Incentive for employees who support Black-owned businesses

July Holidays and Incentives

July 15 – National Give Something Away Day

  • Choose a charity that receives donations, and create an Incentive for employees who contribute their own items

July 15 – National Disability Independence Day (commemorates the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act)

  • Allow employees to pool points to contribute to a charity that supports disabled persons

August Holidays and Incentives

August 9 – National Book Lovers Day

  • Sponsor a company book swap or book club! Create an Incentive for employees who participate

August 21 – Senior Citizens Day

  • Create an Incentive for employees to call an elder loved one or volunteer in a nursing home

September Holidays and Incentives

All month long – Suicide Prevention Month

  • Create a point pool for employees to contribute to the National Suicide Hotline or similar charity

All month long – Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Create an Incentive for employees who host a cultural event this month or support Hispanic-owned businesses

September 5 – International Day of Charity

  • Survey your team for their favorite charities, and add ten of them to your Rewards catalog for future donations

October Holidays and Incentives

All month long – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Create a point pool for employees to contribute to breast cancer-related research or charity

October 10 – World Mental Health Day

  • Create an Incentive for employees who schedule a mental health checkup, or take fifteen minutes to meditate on this day

October 16 – National Boss Day

  • Encourage employees to recognize and reward their managers for all the work they do

October 31 – Halloween

  • Create an Incentive for employees who wear a costume to work!

November Holidays and Incentives

All month long – Month of Giving

  • Pool points to sponsor a family’s Thanksgiving, or donate to a charity of your company’s choice

All month long – Movember (awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer)

  • Pool points to donate to a men’s health charity
  • Create an Incentive for employees who rock mustaches (real or fake!) during the month of November

All month long – Native American, American Indian, and Alaskan Native Heritage Month

  • Create an Incentive for employees who host a cultural event this month or support Native-owned businesses

November 11 – Veterans Day

  • Pool points to donate to a cause that supports veterans

November 30 – Computer Security Day

  • Create an Incentive for employees who update their passwords

December Holidays and Incentives

December 5 – International Volunteer Day

  • Create an Incentive for employees for volunteering today

December 9 – National Salesperson Day

  • Encourage your company to recognize and reward your sales team for their contribution to your company’s success

We hope this gave you some great ideas of ways to celebrate at work this year! Because at Kazoo, we’re passionate about bringing together all the tools you need to make work work better for everyone. That’s why the Kazoo Employee Experience Platform brings performance management and recognition and rewards — including Goals, Feedback, Conversations, Recognition, Incentives, and more — into one simple, easy-to-use platform.

If you’re ready to align, connect, and engage your workplace, check out our Kazoo overview. Or, schedule a personalized demo today.

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