Teachers' Day in Mexico Date in the current year: May 15, 2016

Teachers' Day in Mexico Teachers' Day exists in many countries, but it's celebrated on different dates. Teachers of Mexico observe their professional holiday annually on May 15.

Teachers' Day (Dia Del Maestro) in Mexico is a special day, when teachers' work is appreciated by students. This holiday shouldn't be confused with World Teachers' Day, that is officially celebrated on October 5.

The idea of establishing of Teachers' Day belongs to the Mexican Congress, that approved the holiday in 1917. The first Teachers' Day was celebrated in 1918 on May 15. There are two possible origins of choosing May 15 as the date of the celebration. The first origin says, that a group of students in the city of San Luis Potosí annually celebrated the birthday of their old teacher Isidore on May 15. The second possible origin of the date considers the celebration of a historic event in Querétaro, that took place on May 15, 1867.

Many Mexican schools should stop normal routine to celebrate Teachers' Day and organize cultural events to promote the importance of teacher and dignity to them. But in fact many schools don't do anything to celebrate the holiday, while others take a day off.

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