Education Day around the world in 2024

Education Day around the world in 2024
Detail from World Teachers' Day Poster. Image via UNESCO
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Education Day
  Dates of Education Day around the world
2025 KiribatiOct 6
Kiribati Mon, Oct 6National Holiday
2024 KiribatiOct 5
Kiribati Sat, Oct 5National Holiday
2023 KiribatiOct 5
Kiribati Thu, Oct 5National Holiday
2022 KiribatiOct 5
Kiribati Wed, Oct 5National Holiday
2021 KiribatiOct 8
Kiribati Fri, Oct 8National Holiday

A public holiday celebrated on World Teacher's Day, which was established in 1994

When is Education Day?

Education Day is a public holiday in Kiribati observed on October 5th. The actual date of the holiday may change depending on which day of the week October 5th falls on.

It is a day set aside to show respect and appreciation for teachers and their contribution to society. It is celebrated on World Teachers' Day, a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) initiative.

History of Education Day

World Teachers’ Day has been observed on October 5th since 1994. This date commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.

This important recommendation set benchmarks for the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.

Kiribati joined UNESCO in October 1989. By September 2006, Kiribati had 14 schools participating in UNESCO's Associated Schools Project Network, a network of schools dedicated to promoting quality education.

On Education Day, typical activities include local dancing, singing, and sporting events. The Teachers College in Tarawa opens to the public so that people can visit the school and learn more about it.

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