Employee Appreciation Day is a holiday celebrated on the first Friday in March. It reminds employers to take a little bit of extra time to thank the people that work hard to make their business successful. Some companies might show their appreciation by giving employees the day off so that they can have a long weekend. Others give bonuses or small gifts. But you don’t have to do something big to show your gratitude. A heartfelt thank you and a pat on the back are excellent ways to show your employees just how much they mean to you.