About Teachers Day

A teacher is a friend, philosopher, and guide who holds our hand, opens our mind, and touches our heart. The contribution of a teacher cannot be ignored at all. In many countries across the world, Teachers’ Day is celebrated as a special occasion where teachers of schools, colleges, and universities are honoured. The date varies from country to country.

Teachers’ Day in Singapore is observed on the last Friday of Term 3. In 2021, Teachers’ Day in Singapore will be observed on 3rd September, Friday. Celebration of Teachers’ Day is an official day off at schools of Singapore. Celebrations are organised the day before, and students get a half-day off to participate in events. They put on performances to entertain teachers and express their gratitude towards them. Students also give gifts and flowers to their teachers or mentors on this special day as a token of respect, honour and gratitude.

Talking about the rest of the world, World Teacher's Day is celebrated on 5th October each year, and it started in 1994. It was UNESCO who started this tradition. The focus set by UNESCO was to celebrate the engrossment and accomplishment of teachers and also the primacies that they put on the field of education. Now why 5th October is taken up as the Teacher's Day? On this day in the year 1966, a special intergovernmental conference adopted the UNESCO endorsement regarding the statuses of teachers.

Why Do We Celebrate Teachers’ Day?

Teaching is the most influential job in the world. Teachers are known to shape the mind of youth, and without knowledge, no one can exist in this world. They impart good values in children and turn them into responsible citizens. So, almost every country celebrates Teachers’ Day. Teachers have been the architect of the society, and without them, no society can walk in the path of progression; hence we celebrate Teachers’ Day.