Teacher’s day is celebrated every year on January 16th in Thailand. It is also a school holiday. The day was adopted as Teachers' Day, by a resolution of the government on November 21, 1956. The first Teachers' Day was held in 1957.
The highlights of the day include religious activities, a ceremony of paying respect to teachers and activities to strengthen unity among teachers.
On this day four teachers representing the four regions of Thailand are named Great Idealistic Teachers of the year and receive the award from Prime Minister at a ceremony to be held at the Teachers Council of Thailand.
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