Every year on October 5, over a hundred countries celebrate World Teachers' Day. This is a professional holiday for all teachers, professors and educators - a day that celebrates the role and merits of teachers in the process of quality education at all levels, as well as their invaluable contribution to the development of society.
The historical background for the establishment of Teachers' Day was the Special Intergovernmental Conference on the Status of Teachers, held in Paris on October 5, 1966. As a result, representatives of UNESCO and the International Labor Organization signed the document “Recommendations concerning the Status of Teachers”.
In 1994, World Teachers' Day was celebrated on this day for the first time, and since then, celebrations have always been held on October 5, although in some countries the holiday is celebrated on other days close to this date. The main thing is that the celebrations do not coincide with the autumn holidays in the northern hemisphere and spring break in the southern.