Teacher’s Day

Next Tuesday, 6 May 2025

Teacher's Day is observed every year on the First Tuesday of May and is part of Teacher Appreciation Week. 

The first week of May is celebrated as Teacher's Appreciation Week. During this week, we commemorate teachers, their work, and the impact they have on our lives

It is not a public holiday in the United States. 

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History About Teacher's Day

A teacher in Arkansas, named Mattye Whyte, came up with the idea of having a National day to honor teachers and the work they do. 

In an effort to make this thing reach the National Calendar, he sent letters to political leaders. After corresponding with Eleanor Roosevelt, Congress declared a National Teacher's Day in 1953. 

In the 1970s, teachers in Indiana and Kansas spoke to Congress with the intention of declaring this day an official holiday.

Congress responded by declaring March 7 National Teacher Day, but only for the year 1980.

Even though it did not become an official observance, the National Education Association kept celebrating Teacher's Day on the first Tuesday in March, up until 1985.

The Association decided to establish the first full week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday being the day of that week to celebrate teachers in 1985.

Celebrate Teacher's Day

On this day, many students show their appreciation for their teachers by giving them cards or other gifts such as flowers.

It is a means to thank teachers for the important role they play in their lives. 

You can also show your appreciation on social media platforms by sharing their impact on your life or a personal story.

Being a good student also means helping out your teacher in various activities so make sure to volunteer!

Interesting Facts

  • There is a theme each year and the theme for 2023 is "The Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers."
  • As per statistics, around 74.3% percent teachers in the United States are women.
  • The average age of a teacher in the United States is 42 years old.
  • The first public school in the United States was Boston Latin School founded in 1635. 
  • Teacher's Day is celebrated in now over 100 countries with each country having its own date.

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