National Take Back The Lunch Break Day

National Take Back The Lunch Break Day is a holiday observed on the third Friday in June. It encourages all workers to reclaim their lunch breaks. Over the past few decades, lunch breaks have become increasingly shorter as employees strive to complete as much work as possible.

Some individuals even forgo their lunch break entirely to concentrate on work. We find this trend alarming, especially since new data indicates that employees who take lunch breaks experience higher job satisfaction and are more efficient in their roles. Therefore, every employer should ensure they take their lunch break—starting with this holiday.

The History of National Take Back The Lunch Break Day

This holiday was created by Tork in 2018. According to the organization’s research, employees who take lunch breaks are more productive and report higher job satisfaction than those who do not. This is the reason they established the holiday, and why it continues to be celebrated to this day.

Interesting Facts About Lunch

Let’s delve into some lunch facts, shall we? The following are some interesting points we discovered during our research for this particular holiday. We hope everyone finds them enjoyable.

  • During the Middle Ages, the meal consumed in the middle of the day was known as dinner, not lunch.
  • The Industrial Revolution played a significant role in shaping the way lunch breaks are observed today.
  • The average time a person spends eating lunch is 15 minutes.

Observing National Take Back The Lunch Break Day

Do not eat lunch at your desk or in front of your computer on this day. That’s the proper way to celebrate this holiday. Venture out and have a proper lunch, and while you’re at it, socialize with some of your colleagues who are also taking their lunch break. If you’re too pressed for time and feel you cannot go out for lunch, then pack a lunch and enjoy it in the organization’s cafeteria.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 21 Friday
Next year (2025)
June 20 Friday
Last year (2023)
June 16 Friday
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