Many countries celebrate World Teachers’ Day, established by UNESCO in 1994, on 5 October as their Teachers’ Day. It celebrates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Rank of Teachers, which is a standard-setting apparatus that spouts the status and circumstances of teachers around the world.
World Teachers’ Day aims to focus on “recognizing, valuing and enhancing the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.
Teachers’ Day is celebrated in different countries of the world to honor the teachers and to remember their contribution. On this special day, students show their token of affection to their favorite teachers and also offer them flowers, greeting cards, and gifts.
list of countries who celebrate teachers’ day:
In the USA, Teachers’ Day is dedicated on the Tuesday of the initial full week of May. Here students also acknowledge their teachers by conducting several projects in their school.
Till 1965 and 1994, Teachers’ Day was honored on the first Sunday of October. Since 1994, the day is celebrated on 5th October, which falls on the same date when World Teachers’ Day was begun by UNESCO in 1994.
Teachers’ Day was established at National Central University in 1931. In 1932, the central government of the Republic of China adopted the day. It is dedicated on 27th August on the birthday of Confucius. But, the people’s Republic of China abrogated it in 1951. Departed, it re-established in 1985, but, the date changed to September 10.
On 16 January, National Teacher’s Day is celebrated every year. It was adopted as the Teachers’ Day in the island nation by a resolution of the government on November 21, 1956.
For the first time, the Teachers’ Day was celebrated and the day is declared as a holiday in schools.
In Malaysia, Teachers’ day is celebrated on the 16th of May. It is called Hari Guru in the Malay word. However, it is a laboring day.