May 16th is Barbara Walters Day

Tell your boss that you are taking off on May 16th, because it is Barbara Walters Day.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is proclaiming May 16 as "Barbara Walters Day." 

That's the day that Walters is retiring from appearing on on TV doing so for five decades.

De Blasio made the announcement Monday when he appeared on "The View," the daytime talk show that Walters co-hosts.

He gave her an official city proclamation.

No word yet if Barbara Walters Day will become a national holiday.