October 8th, 2024
International Newspaper Carrier Day pays homage to Barney Flaherty. Flaherty was the first newspaper carrier (or paperboy) hired in 1833. Newspaper Carrier day also celebrates current newspaper carriers. Newspaper carriers were once mainly youngsters, but now it is largely a job carried out by adults. The day is scheduled in association with the Newspaper Association Managers' National Newspaper Week. National Newspaper Week is celebrated during the first full week in October (Sun-Sat), and Newspaper Carrier Day is observed on the Saturday of that week.