Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 September in India in honor of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. This day marks the birthday of Radhakrishnan, the second President of the country.
Oman, Syria, Egypt, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, and many Islamic countries, 28 February is celebrated as Teachers’ Day.
In the US, Teachers’ Day is declared on the Tuesday of the first full week of May and is held there throughout the week.
Teacher’s day was celebrated in Russia from 1965 to 1994 on the first Sunday of October. Since 1994, World Teachers’ Day started being celebrated on 5 October itself.
In Turkey, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 24 November. This was announced by Kamal Ataturk, the first president there. In Malaysia, it is celebrated on May 16, where this special day is called ‘Hari Guru’.
October 5 was declared International Teachers’ Day by UNESCO. It has been celebrated since 1994. It was launched with the aim of promoting collaboration towards teachers and bringing awareness to the importance of teachers.
Teachers’ Day was started in 1931 at National Central University in China. The Chinese government approved it in 1932. Later in 1939, Confucius’ birthday, August 27 was declared as Teacher’s Day but in 1951 the declaration was withdrawn.
National Teacher’s Day is celebrated every year on 16 January in Thailand. Teachers’ Day was approved by bringing a resolution here on 21 November 1956. The first teacher’s day was celebrated in 1957. There is a holiday in schools on this day.
Teacher’s Day is celebrated on May 2 in his memory after the assassination of Professor Ayatollah Morteza Motehari in Iran. Motehari was assassinated on May 2, 1980.
On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, the best teachers from across the country are selected, who have made significant contributions in the field of education and are honored with the award by the Government of India.