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Teacher's Day in Ukraine

Teacher’s Day in Ukraine is celebrated on the first Sunday in October each year. This observance is held in appreciation of teachers and other workers in the education sector across the country.

Is Teacher's Day a Public Holiday?

Teacher's Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, October 6, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Ukraine.

Young school children with hands raised in a classroom setting seen from behind.

Teachers play an important role in many students' lives.

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What Do People Do?

Many Ukrainians celebrate Teacher’s Day with a range of activities, such as concerts, presentation of flower bouquets, and public speeches addressed in recognition of teachers and educational workers.

Public Life

Teacher’s Day is an observance and not a national public holiday in Ukraine.

Background

In 1994, the Ukrainian president declared Teachers’ Day as a professional holiday to thank workers in Ukraine’s education sector. The day had been set to be annually celebrated on the first Sunday in October. Many other countries celebrate World Teachers’ Day, which is also held in early October.

Symbols

Many teachers receive flowers as a symbol of appreciation for their achievements.

Teacher's Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunOct 4Teacher's DayObservance
2016SunOct 2Teacher's DayObservance
2017SunOct 1Teacher's DayObservance
2018SunOct 7Teacher's DayObservance
2019SunOct 6Teacher's DayObservance
2020SunOct 4Teacher's DayObservance
2021SunOct 3Teacher's DayObservance
2022SunOct 2Teacher's DayObservance
2023SunOct 1Teacher's DayObservance
2024SunOct 6Teacher's DayObservance
2025SunOct 5Teacher's DayObservance

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