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National Waiters and Waitresses Day

Waiter and Waitress Day

Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always held on May 21

National Waiters and Waitresses Day recognizes the value and importance of a good waiter or waitress. When you go out to eat, the waitstaff is the face of the restaurant. They are all the difference, between a good or a bad experience.

You already recognize your waiters and waitresses every time you go to a restaurant. That recognition comes in the form of a tip. The tip should be commensurate with the quality of the service.

The original National Waiters and Waitresses Day was started to bring attention to and improve pay for the waitstaff. The total pay consists of the tips you give them, and a minimum wage. The minimum wage is lower than the general minimum wage, as it is intended to recognize tips as a portion of the overall compensation..


You can recognize your favorite waiter and waitress on National Waiters and Waitresses Day by giving them a little something extra. In addition to a generous tip, a card or simple verbal recognition is will be well received.

Waiters and waitresses should recognize this day by making sure by providing exemplary service (as always).

Waitress and Waiter Day


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U.K .National Waiters Day


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History and Origin of National Waiter and Waitress Day:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. It appears to have been created around 2011 - 2012.


Around 2017, some references began to call this day. "National Waitstaff Day". We speculate that this was done by some to shorten the title and make it gender neutral.


We all recognize that good service essential, for a pleasant experience when dining out. So, it's logical that this special day is on the calendar. We only wish that the creator was known, so we could find out more about this important holiday.

We found no presidential proclamation or Act of Congress making this a National day. This is no surprise for a relatively undocumented day.


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