5th October is International Teachers' dayFrom 1994 onwards October 5th is Internationally celebrated as Teachers' day. The celebration started commemorating different teachers' organisations throughout the world.
Teachers day in different countries are celebrated on different days. In India it is on 5th September, the birthday day of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the second President of Independent India. He himself was a great teacher. Some of his students approached him once and requested to allow them to celebrate his birthday. He did not allow to do so. However, he agreed to celebrate it as a day to remember and respect all the teachers. He believed that teachers should be the best minds in the country and each should be respected.
In Indonesia (25th Nov) the birthday of teachers association is recognised. This Association gives importance to the commitment of teachers towards students. On the teachers' day (20th November) in Vietnam students would visit teachers at their homes and wish handing over flowers. The birthday of great Confucius, September 28, is the teachers day. In Chile the birthday of teachers association (Oct 16th) is celebrated. May 16th is Malaysia's teachers day.
Any way it is good to have at least one day to remember one's teachers who could inspire hope ignite the imagination and instil a love for learning.