How teachers congratulate in different countries of the world: mothers tell
On the eve of the Teachers’ Day holiday known to all of us from the school day, we decided to learn how to celebrate Teacher’s Day in different countries of the world, how to congratulate teachers and whether there is still anywhere the practice of gifting teachers with bouquets and gifts for the holidays.
Very soon almost every Ukrainian teacher will be faced with the question of where to put his tenth bouquet from grateful schoolchildren and parents’ committees and to whom to transfer the tenth box of sweets. And all because on October 1, Ukraine will celebrate Teacher’s Day 2017. And it’s good if congratulations on this or any other holiday are limited only to flowers and sweets, because sometimes parents invent more valuable gifts that in other countries could be equated to bribes successfully .
The editors of UAUA.info decided to find out whether it is accepted to congratulate on holidays and give gifts to teachers in different countries of the world, and whether this affects the attitude of teachers towards children. To properly understand these issues and get all the information from the first mouth, we asked different mothers who live abroad, as they do.
I have two children 9 years and 4 years old, the senior is in a private British-Spanish school, the youngest goes to a Spanish school-kindergarten. Holidays are celebrated usually by the whole school (Christmas, Easter and in our country, in Valencia, the main holiday is Fayas). Usually it is a concert followed by a cocktail party and the communication of parents, teachers and children.
There is no teacher's day. Birthdays (senior schoolchildren from 7-8 years old) are usually celebrated by inviting the whole class or friends to entertainment centers for laser shows, go-karting, climbing walls. Kids at the school infantile (up to 6 years old) celebrate either in school with the whole class, cooking cake and gifts to all the kids, or in the cafe-ludoteka (children's rooms with animation, labyrinths and a special menu for the birthday).
No gifts are given to teachers in Spain for a year. Moreover, our mothers from the CIS countries often try to give gifts and impose a habit of gifts and congratulations, but local teachers do not understand this and react categorically, they are afraid to compromise themselves. Usually gifts are given to children for every big holiday, but not for teachers. At least we have it that way.