Simply Interesting: 5 Facts About Teachers’ Day in South Korea

In Korea, Teacher’s Day is celebrated every year of May 15th.

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Character Media shared these 5 Facts about Teacher’s Day in South Korea:

  1. Teachers’ Day in South Korea is said to have originated in Seoul back in 1963.
  2. In 1965, the date for Teachers’ Day changed to May 15 to commemorate the birth of King Sejong the Great, the creator of the Korean alphabet.
  3. On Teachers’ Day, Korean students traditionally pay respect to their teachers by presenting “carnations”. Students also craft handmade “love cards” containing messages of gratitude toward their teachers.
  4. Many schools in South Korea either close or have a half-day on Teachers’ Day, as many parents use the holiday as an excuse to give teachers expensive gifts that are considered to be bribes.
  5. Mexico also celebrates Teachers’ Day, known as Día del maestro, on May 15 by holding cultural events. World Teachers’ Day is also annually celebrated around the globe on Oct. 5.

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