Teacher’s Day is celebrated in many countries throughout the world. Some consider it a national holiday. In the United States, where it is often referred to as Teacher Appreciation Day, it is a non-official holiday, celebrated on the 1st Tuesday in May. This year, in 2010, Teacher’s day will be held on May 4th. It is a day intended for honoring those who contribute to the education of our youth and recognizing the lasting effects of their hard work and dedication.
The exact origination of Teacher’s Day is unknown. However, it has been traditionally recognized since the early 1950s. In America it is customary to honor teachers with the gesture of a small gift or token of appreciation. These gifts are thought of as a way to reward them for their contribution. However, the gift is less important than the gesture, as it mostly serves as an acknowledgment of their hard work and implies thankfulness. In fact many teachers report that over the years of their career, they have accumulated a number of tangible thank yous. For some reason or another, one traditional gift has become the coffee mug, which serves as a frequently collected item by teachers everywhere.
Teacher’s serve as examples, demonstrate patients, and shape the future. It is quite possibly the most fundamental profession in the existence of man kind. Whether it is a card, an email, a gift certificate, or a potted plant, be sure to send a gesture of thanks to yours or your child’s teacher this May. Teachers everywhere need to encouragement of knowing that their whole year of dedication has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated.