In Korea, Teacher’s Day is celebrated every year of May 15th.
Character Media shared these 5 Facts about Teacher’s Day in South Korea:
- Teachers’ Day in South Korea is said to have originated in Seoul back in 1963.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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