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.
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.
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
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|Sun||May 15||2011||Teacher's Day||Observance|
|Tue||May 15||2012||Teacher's Day||Observance|
|Wed||May 15||2013||Teacher's Day||Observance|
|Thu||May 15||2014||Teacher's Day||Observance|
|Fri||May 15||2015||Teacher's Day||Observance|
|Sun||May 15||2016||Teacher's Day||Observance|
|Mon||May 15||2017||Teacher's Day||Observance|
|Tue||May 15||2018||Teacher's Day||Observance|
|Wed||May 15||2019||Teacher's Day||Observance|
|Fri||May 15||2020||Teacher's Day||Observance|
Quick FactsTeachers’ Appreciation Day is a festive event to honor teachers and other education workers in Mexico.
Teacher's Day 2016Sunday, May 15, 2016
Teacher's Day 2017Monday, May 15, 2017
Name in other languages
|Día del Maestro||Spanish|
|Tag des Lehrers||German|
- Children's Day – Saturday, April 30, 2016
Other holidays in May 2017 in Mexico
- Labor Day / May Day – Monday, May 1, 2017
- Battle of Puebla – Friday, May 5, 2017
- Mother's Day – Wednesday, May 10, 2017
- Ascension Day – Thursday, May 25, 2017