In many countries, Teachers' Day is a special day for the appreciation of teachers,
and may include celebrations to honour them for their special contributions
in a particular field area, or the community in general.
The date on which Teachers' Day is celebrated varies from country to country.
Teachers' days in different countries are distinct from World Teachers' Day,
which is celebrated on 5 October.
The idea of celebrating Teachers' Day took root in many countries during the 20th century;
in most cases, they celebrate a local educator or an important milestone in education
(for example in IRAN it coincides with the assassination of Dr Morteza Motahhari
on 2 May 1979,)