Teachers' Day is a special day for the appreciation of teachers, and includes celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general.
In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day. Congress declared 7 March 1980 as National Teacher Day for that year only. The NEA and its affiliates continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985, when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week in the first full week of May. The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day. As of 4 November 1976, 6 November was adopted as Teachers' Day in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Currently, Massachusetts sets the first Sunday of June as its own Teachers' Day annually.
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