Teachers’ Day in Belarus
World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated every year since 1994 on 5 October.
In the former Soviet Union, Teachers’ Day was established in 1965. The first Sunday in October was designated as the day of celebration.
To this day in Belarus, as well as in Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, Teacher’s Day is celebrated every first Sunday in October.
Of course, teachers are congratulated on the eve, at work. It remains traditional to congratulate teachers with flowers, sweets and good wishes from students.
One way of congratulating teachers is the “self-governance day” held in some schools. On this day pupils do their own lessons and teachers rest and only observe. All kinds of competitions and concerts are also held in schools on this day.