Today's Reason to Celebrate

May 04, 2021 was

National Teacher Day

It’s National Teacher Day! Now more than ever, teachers need to know how much we value them and the work that they've done over the past year. Today is the day to show your kids' teachers, and all the teachers you know that you care. Send free Teacher Day eCards to express your thanks and appreciation!

In 1944, an Arkansas teacher named Mattye Whyte Woodridge began a campaign to establish a national day that would honor teachers. Woodridge wrote letters to politicians, education leaders, and eventually the first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1953, Mrs. Roosevelt convinced Congress to proclaim the first National Teacher Day.

Today, the National Education Association sponsors an entire Teacher Appreciation Week, which is full of events and activities. Learn more about the campaign on the official website.

To celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day, participate in one of the projects and take a moment to honor the remarkable individuals who have taught you or your children over the years!

  • May 04, 2021 is also International Firefighters Day | National Orange Juice Day | May the Fourth | Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May is Motorcycle Awareness Month | National Bike Month | National Hamburger Month | National Strawberry Month | Asian Pacific American Heritage Month | Mental Health Awareness Month
  • This week is Be Kind to Animals Week | National Pet Week