Teachers’ Day by countries

ALBANIA
Eastern Europe 

Teacher appreciation is shown on Albania’s national Teachers Day, every 7th of March. Read more…

ARGENTINA
South America 

Teacher appreciation is shown on Argentina’s national Teachers Day, every 11th of September, the date of death of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, a pedagogue and president of the country (1868-1874) who did a lot for Argentina’s education, culture and science. Read more…

BOLIVIA
South America

Teacher appreciation is shown on Bolivia’s national Teachers Day (Día del Maestro), every 6th of June. On this date, Bolivians commemorate the foundation of the country capital’s first Teachers School. That was in Sucre in 1909 during the presidency of General Ismael Montes. Furthermore, the 6th of June is also the date of birth of famous Bolivian teacher Modesto Omiste Tinajeros, in 1840. Read more…

BRAZIL
South America 

Teacher appreciation is shown on Brazil’s national Teachers Day, every 15th of October. On that date in 1527, Emperor Pedro I signed a law creating schools for the lower classes. Read more…

BRUNEI
South East Asia

Teacher appreciation is shown on this Sultanate’s national Teachers Day, every 23rd of September. Read more…

BULGARIA
Eastern Europ
e
Teacher appreciation is shown on Bulgaria’s Education Day, every 24th of May. Read more…

CHILE
South America 

Teacher appreciation is shown on Chile’s national Teachers Day, every 16th of October. Nevertheless, many teachers are lobbying to change this date back to the 11th of September, as the current date was imposed by the military dictatorship, when at least 103 teachers “disappeared”. Read more…

COLOMBIA
South America 

Teacher appreciation is shown on Colombia’s national Teachers Day, every 15th of May. That was the date (1950) when pope Pius XII declared St. John Baptist of La Salle as the Celestial Patron of All Educators.Read more…

COSTA RICA
Central America

Since 1915, teacher appreciation is shown on Costa Rica’s national Teachers Day every 11th of September. But on the 23rd of November there’s another official day, the one for “Teachers’ brotherhood”. Read more…

CUBA
Caribbean

Under the current regime, teacher appreciation is shown on Cuba’s national Teachers Day, every 22nd of December. On that date in 1961, Fidel Castro spoke to a mass rally at Revolution Square in Havana, and he declared the island a territory “free from illiteracy”. Read more…

CZECH REPUBLIC
Central Europe

Teacher appreciation is shown on the Czech Republic’s national Teachers Day, every 28th of March. Read more…

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Caribbean 

Teacher appreciation is shown on the Dominican Republic’s national Teachers Day, every 30th of June. Furthermore, Dominicans also celebrate Literacy Day on the 8th of September. Read more…

ECUADOR
South America

Teacher appreciation is shown on Ecuador’s national Teachers Day, every 13th of April. This is a homage to Juan Montalvo Fiallos, who was born on that date in 1832. He was a great teacher and thinker. Read more…

EL SALVADOR
Central America

Teacher appreciation is shown on El Salvador’s national Teachers Day, every 22nd of June. This is one of the few countries where Teacher’s Day is a national holiday. Weeks before that date, children start preparing activities and works for that very special occasion. Read more…

GUATEMALA
Central America

Teacher appreciation is shown on Guatemala’s national Teachers Day, every 25th of June, to commemorate teacher Maria Chinchilla’s assasination during a protest rally. Read more…

HONDURAS
Central America 

Teacher appreciation is shown on Honduras’s national Teachers Day, every 17th of September. This commemorates the great teacher Jose Trinidad Reyes, and it’s also the date when the national university was founded. Read more…

HUNGARY
Eastern Europe 

From the beginning of the 1950’s teacher appreciation has been shown on Hungary’s national Teacher’s Day. It is celebrated every year on the first Sunday of June. Read more…

INDIA
South Asia 

Teacher appreciation is shown on India’s national Teachers Day, every 5th of September. Read more…

LATIN AMERICA
Latin America

A pan-Latin American conference established the 11th of September as the regional Teachers’ Day. Nevertheless, each Latin American country celebrates their own day separately. Read more…

MEXICO
North America 

Since 1918, teacher appreciation is shown on Mexico’s national Teachers Day, every 15th of May. This is to commemorate the capture of Queretaro. Read more…

MOLDOVA
Eastern Europe

Teacher appreciation is shown on Moldova’s national Teachers Day, every 10th of September. This date was established by the former communist regime but has been kept in the now democratic Moldova. Read more…

NICARAGUA
Central America

Teacher appreciation is shown on Nicaragua’s national Teachers Day, every 29th of June, as an homage to teacher Emanuel Mongalo y Rubio (who died on this date in 1855). Read more…

PANAMA
South America

Since 1958, teacher appreciation is shown on Panama’s national Teachers Day, every 1st of December, to commemorate the birth of Manuel José Hurtado, a reformer of Panamanian education. Read more…

PARAGUAY
South America

Since 1915, teacher appreciation is shown on Paraguay’s national Teachers Day, every 30th of April. This date was established by a teachers convention. Read more…

PERU
South America

Teacher appreciation is shown on Peru’s national Teachers Day, every 6th of July. During Peru’s independence war against the Spanish Crown, national rebel hero Jose de San Martin founded the first school for ordinary people, on the 6th of July, 1822. Until then, only rich aristocrats had education. Read more…

PUERTO RICO
Caribbean 

Together with the United States, teacher appreciation is shown on Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week of May). Nevertheless, instead of the Teacher Day being the Tuesday of that week, in Puerto Rico it’s the Friday. Read more…

SOUTH KOREA
Far East 

Teacher appreciation is shown on South Korea’s national Teachers Day, every 15th of May. Read more…

SPAIN
Western Europe

Teacher appreciation is shown on Spain’s “Homenaje al Maestro” Day on the 30th of September. Read more…

SWEDEN
Western Europe

Teacher appreciation is shown on Sweden’s national Teachers Day, every 7th of November. Read more…

TAIWAN
Far East 

Teacher appreciation is shown on the Republic of China’s national Teachers Day, every 28th of September, in order to commemorate Confucius’s birthdate. Read more…

THAILAND
South East Asia

Teacher appreciation is shown on Thailand’s national Teachers Day, every 16th of January. Read more…

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
North America

Teacher appreciation is shown on National Teacher Day, which is the Tuesday of the first full week of May. The whole week is declared Teacher Appreciation Week. More on US teacher appreciation.

URUGUAY
South America

Teacher appreciation is shown on Uruguay’s national Teachers Day, every 22nd of September. This date was chosen in order to make it next to Students Day, which is the 21st of September. Both days are national holidays in Uruguay. Read more…

VENEZUELA
South America

Teacher appreciation is shown on Venezuela’s national Teachers Day, every 15th of January. This commemorates the foundation of a teachers’ society in 1932. Read more…

VIETNAM
South East Asia 

Teacher appreciation is shown on Vietnam’s national Teachers Day, every 20th of November. Read more…

MOST OTHER COUNTRIES SHOW THEIR TEACHER APPRECIATION BY JOINTLY CELEBRATING THEIR TEACHERS’ DAY ON THE 5TH OF OCTOBER, THE WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY

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