Missing bringing flowers and red ink pens for your teachers after moving abroad? Snap out of your nostalgia because many countries celebrate Teacher’s Day and you can definitely celebrate it the way you want.
On every 5th of September we as school kids have witnessed Class 12 students dressed as teachers, programs going on in the school auditorium and best of all, no classes and half days at school.
You can adapt that to a university-specific tradition while studying abroad. The dates when Teacher’s Day is celebrated and the reason to celebrate it are different in all the countries but the idea behind it is just the same.
Hence, it is time to honour our teachers and show gratitude to them for their invaluable contribution to our lives and for shaping our future. Here are 5 countries and their ways of celebrating Teacher’s Day.
5 Countries Celebrating Teacher’s Day
Australia celebrates the World Teacher’s Day every year on the last Friday of October. People will observe the day with great zeal and enthusiasm on the 27th of October this year. It is also known as International Teacher’s Day which the rest of the world celebrates on the 05th of October. As this day coincides with holidays in many Australian provinces, they have dedicated a separate day for it.
The National Teacher’s Day is celebrated in the USA on the first Tuesday of May every year. This date has traditionally been followed for very long by institutions in the US. Various institutions celebrate the whole week as Teacher’s Appreciation Week and organize many activities in lieu of that.
In the middle of May every year, the entire schools and universities in Korea celebrate their National Teacher’s Day. People have been celebrating it since 1963, but they decided on the current date of celebration, which is the 15th of May, in 1965. It is the same as the birthdate of King Sejong the Great.
Singapore celebrates its Teacher’s Day very close to that of ours. Every September 1, the students pay gratitude to their teachers through various events, tributes, gifts and more. The day itself is a holiday in Singapore, all the celebrations take place a day in advance.
China also celebrated its Teacher’s Day in September just like India. On the 28 of September, every student on the street has a flower or a gift card in their hands to offer to their teachers. This is to honour their dedication and struggles to make a brighter future for them. Also, like in India, China celebrates its Teacher’s Day to honour an ideal educator Confucius on his birthday. He had modelled education in ancient China.
This is how on different days all the countries bring out their gratitude and love for those who educate, train and model minds to attain their destined futures. If you want to read more such exciting information, make sure you follow Leverage Edu News Updates.