National Take Back The Lunch Break Day

National Take Back The Lunch Break Day is a holiday that’s observed on the third Friday in June. It encourages all workers to take back their lunch breaks. Over the past few decades, lunch breaks have become shorter and shorter as employees try to get as much work as possible done.

Some people are even skipping their lunch break altogether to focus on work. We find that this is an alarming trend, especially since new data shows that employees who take lunch breaks have higher job satisfaction and are more efficient at their jobs. That’s why every employer should take their lunch break—starting with this holiday.

The History Of National Take Back The Lunch Break Day

This holiday was created by Tork back in 2018. According to this organization’s research, employees are more productive and have higher job satisfaction scores than people who don’t take their lunch breaks. That’s why they created this holiday and why it continues to be observed to this day.

Interesting Facts About Lunch

Let’s talk lunch facts, shall we? The following lunch facts are some of the things that we learned during the course of our research for this particular holiday. We hope that everyone enjoys them.

  • During the Middle Ages, the meal eaten during the middle of the day was known as dinner, not lunch.
  • The Industrial Revolution helped create how lunch breaks are observed nowadays.
  • The average time it takes a person to eat lunch is 15-minutes.

Observing National Take Back The Lunch Break Day

Don’t eat lunch at your desk or in front of your computer on this day. That’s how you celebrate this holiday. Go out there and get a real lunch, and while you’re at it, socialize with some of your co-workers who are also enjoying their lunch break. If you feel too pressed for time and don’t feel like you can go to lunch, then pack a lunch and enjoy it at the organization’s cafeteria.

When is it?
This year (2023)
June 16 Friday
Next year (2024)
June 21 Friday
Last year (2022)
June 17 Friday
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