Teachers' Day in Arab Countries Date in the current year: February 28, 2019

Teachers' Day in Arab Countries February 28 is a common Teachers' Day in Arab countries. It is celebrated in eleven African and Asian countries: Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.

Teachers' Day is a professional observance that focuses on honoring teachers for their hard work and showing appreciation of their contribution to the community. The idea of celebrating a special holiday dedicated to teachers spread across the world during the 20th century. The date of the holiday varies in different countries. Many Arab countries celebrate it on February 28.

According to the UNESCO study, Arab states experience teacher shortage, therefore one of the main objectives of Teachers' Day in the Arab world is to encourage young people to choose teaching as a career, improve teacher training, and create supportive teaching environments.

Along with their national Teachers' Day, many Arab countries also celebrate World Teachers Day proclaimed by the United Nations. It is held annually on October 5.

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Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Libya, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia


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