Teacher's Day is the perfect opportunity for the students around the world, to pay tribute to their teachers. Although the festival is celebrated in different countries of the world, it doesn't fall on the same day. In some countries, Teacher's Day is celebrated on working days. On the other hand, in other countries, it is the day is declared as a holiday. The day is observed with fun and fervor in educational institutions, predominantly schools. Check out the article to know how Teacher's Day is celebrated around the world.
Teacher's Day In Different Countries
Teachers' Day was founded at National Central University in 1931. It was adopted by the central government of Republic of China, in 1932. In 1939, the day was set on August 27, Confucius's birthday. People's Republic of China government abrogated it in 1951. It was reestablished in 1985, and the day was changed to September 10. Now more and more people are trying to revert the Teachers' Day back to Confucius's birthday.
In India, Teachers' Day is celebrated on September 5, in honor of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India. The 5th of September is his birthday. On the day, senior students in schools take up the responsibility of teaching their juniors, to show appreciation for their teachers. The day is not a holiday. It involves many activities in educational institutions.
In Russia, Teachers' Day was celebrated on the first Sunday of October, between 1965 and 1994. Since 1994, the day is observed on the 5th of October, coinciding with World Teacher's Day, established by UNeSCO in 1994.
In the United States, Teachers' Day is a non-official holiday on the Tuesday of the first full week of May. The day is celebrated with pomp and gaiety. A number of activities are organized in schools, to honor teachers. The celebrations may continue for the entire week of May.
In Thailand, National Teacher's Day is celebrated every year, on January 16. The day was adopted as Teachers' Day in the island nation, by a resolution of the government on November 21, 1956. The first Teachers' Day was held in 1957. The day is declared as a holiday in schools.
In Iran, Teacher's Day is celebrated on May 2. It commemorates the assassination of Iranian professor Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari. The renowned writer, a timeless teacher, was executed on May 2, 1980. On the day, students offer flowers to teachers, to honor the sacred profession.
In Turkey, Teacher's Day is celebrated on 24th of November. Kemal Ataturk dedicated November 24th to honor teachers and their profession. In the profession of teaching is regarded as something incomparable and sacred. There is no holiday on this day.
May 16 is dedicated to teachers, in Malaysia. The day is celebrated as Teacher's Day in the country, with great enthusiasm. The day is called 'Hari Guru' in Malaysia and is a working day.