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Teacher's Day in Mexico

Teachers’ Day (Día del Maestro), on May 15, is a special day when educators in Mexico are treated to a nationwide celebration. It's also a UN observance on October 5.

Teachers in Mexico get a much deserved thanks and appreciation on May 15.
Teachers in Mexico get a much deserved thanks and appreciation on May 15.
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Celebrate Teachers’ Day

All across Mexico, there are festivities to celebrate Teachers’ Day for teachers, teacher aides and other staff in the education system. At schools, teachers are showered with handmade presents, cards, poetry, and artwork. Students take part in singing and theatrical performances to show their appreciation on the day. Class parties are organized for professors and teaching staff at universities and colleges.

Public Life

Teachers’ Day is an official observance and not a federal public holiday in Mexico.

About Teachers’ Day

Mexico’s first Teachers’ Day was celebrated on May 15, 1918. There are 2 possible reasons for the choice of this date. Firstly, it is the date when the Mexican army, which supported President Benito Juarez, seized the city of Querétaro in central Mexico on May 15, 1867. Secondly, it is believed that students gathered to celebrate the birthday of a teacher named after Saint Isidore the Laborer who died on May 15.

Teacher's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SatMay 152010Teacher's DayObservance
SunMay 152011Teacher's DayObservance
TueMay 152012Teacher's DayObservance
WedMay 152013Teacher's DayObservance
ThuMay 152014Teacher's DayObservance
FriMay 152015Teacher's DayObservance
SunMay 152016Teacher's DayObservance
MonMay 152017Teacher's DayObservance
TueMay 152018Teacher's DayObservance
WedMay 152019Teacher's DayObservance
FriMay 152020Teacher's DayObservance

Quick Facts

Teachers’ Appreciation Day is a festive event to honor teachers and other education workers in Mexico.

Teacher's Day 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Teacher's Day 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Teacher's DayEnglish
Día del MaestroSpanish
Tag des LehrersGerman

List of dates for other years

Related holiday

Other holidays in May 2016 in Mexico

United Nation Holiday on May 15, 2016

Fun Holiday on May 15, 2016

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