National Teacher Day - May
Tue, May 7, 2024

National Teacher Day

National Teacher’s Day in the United States is a celebration of all pedagogical workers, contemporary, and those who previously made a great contribution to educational development. This holiday is part of a week dedicated to all teachers.

The History

The initiator of National Teacher’s Day is a teacher from Arkansas named Matthew White Woodridge. He wrote to various politicians, including Eleanor Roosevelt, asking to support the establishment of a national holiday dedicated to teachers.

Eleanor Roosevelt made a lot of attempts to convince Congress to establish this holiday. The proclamation was made only after 30 years. March 7 1980 was declared a National Teacher’s Day, but the annual celebration was not supported.

However, each year the National Educational Association continued celebrating their professional day. In 1985, at the state level, the date was changed. National Teachers’ Day was moved to the Tuesday of the first full week of May.

Interesting Facts

The main goal of National Teacher’s Day is to express gratitude, respect, and reverence to the employees of educational organizations.

  1. Write sincere letters of thanks.
  2. Buy a small gift.
  3. Buy school supplies – pens, markers, paper, and folders are always welcome.
  4. Write interesting congratulatory posts on social networks with photos and videos of your favorite teachers.
  5. Organize volunteer work at your school.

When is National Teacher Day celebrated in 2024?

National Teacher Day is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday May 7 2024
Tuesday May 6 2025