World Teachers’ Day — How and When to Celebrate

World Teachers' Day is held every year on October 5th.

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Worlds Teachers' Day is held each year to commemorate the anniversary of the ILO/UNESCO recommendations concerning the Status of Teachers, created in 1996.


The recommendations set standards regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers. They also included their initial preparation and further education standards, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.

World Teachers' Day is in partnership with UNICEF, the International Labour Organization, and Education International.



Why Celebrate Teachers


Each year, to celebrate World Teachers' Day, UNESCO and the Education Internationals create a campaign to give the world a better understanding of teachers and the critical role they play in the development of students and society.

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We've all seen firsthand the importance of teachers. Especially during the COVID19 pandemic when many of us had to take on the role of teacher.

Every year they come out with different themes for each Worlds Teachers' Day. Some of the past themes have been:


  • 2016: Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status

  • 2017: Empowering Teachers

  • 2018: The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher

  • 2019: Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession

  • 2020: Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future

‘Teachers at the heart of Education recovery’ for World Teachers Day 2021.

More than 100 countries worldwide participate in Worlds Teachers' Day. Everyone can celebrate teachers by creating awareness about teachers and the issues they may face or giving respect and thanks to all the teachers you may know.


Many schools even prepare celebrations for their teachers during World Teachers' Day.



How to Celebrate Teachers with VidDay


Celebrating the teachers in your life is easy with VidDay.


You can easily personalize a video gift for your teachers. These gifts are celebrations of all the good that teachers have done and are doing in the world — how they are helping the development of the youth and creating a better society.


Teachers deserve to be celebrated.

With VidDay, you can collaborate with others, meaning you can gather multiple video messages from other parents, students, or anyone else who wants to join in on celebrating a teacher.


How to Create a World Teachers' Day Video

Starting a World Teachers' Day celebration video is fun and straightforward.


All you need to do is click here to answer a few questions, then an account is created for you, and you're on your way to making a beautiful Worlds Teachers' Day video.


Here is where the magic happens!


On your World Teachers' Day Event Page, you'll be able to choose from various themes and music, plus add in text cards — to give your personal touch.

Now it's time to start inviting everyone to join in on the video surprise! Have everyone from the class submit their video clips of everyone celebrating teachers!


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Add video clips and photos.


You can upload your videos and pictures to your VidDay Event Page. Then, once everything is on your event page, you can drag and drop the media in any order — add in-text cards, choose your themes and background music.


Once all of the others start submitting their messages of celebrations for teachers, you will see all of them in your media gallery. From here, you can drag and drop into whichever order you prefer!


You can also edit anyone's videos and pictures if you want. But don't worry, no editing skills are required. You can edit as much or as little as you wish with our easy-to-use editors.


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Share the surprise!


It's time for us to work our magic. VidDay will create your amazing World Teachers' Day celebration video.

Treat your teacher to something special.


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Want to learn a little more about creating a stellar celebration video for a teacher? Check this handy guide.



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