When is Teacher Appreciation Week?

When is Teacher Appreciation Day?


When is Teacher Appreciation Week and Day?

Learn how to calculate both of them, and get the exact dates - for 10 years.

Throughout the world, there are many different special days to honor teachers. Various schools and businesses hold different teacher appreciation events throughout the year, such as a meal at a restaurant for teachers.

Still, nothing replaces the personal touch. Your teacher(s) will welcome a thank you card, a teacher appreciation poem, or even a small gift, for all their hard work over the past year.



In the United States of America, National Teachers Week, also known as Teacher Appreciation Week, is held in the first full week in May.

The full week is counted as Sunday through Saturday. The school week is Monday through Friday, and this is how I give it on this first chart:


2010 - May 3 - May 7

2011 - May 2 - May 6

2012 - May 7 - May 11

2013 - May 6 - May 10

2014 - May 5 - May 9

2015 - May 4 - May 8

2016 - May 2 - May 6

2017 - May 8 - May 12

2018 - May 7 - May 11

2019 - May 6 - May 10

2020 - May 4 - May 8


When is Teacher Appreciation Day?

In the United States, Teacher Appreciation Day is the Tuesday during Teacher Appreciation Week.

So every year, it always falls on the Tuesday on or between May 3rd through May 9th, as you see on this second chart:


2010 - Tuesday, May 4

2011 - Tuesday, May 3

2012 - Tuesday, May 8

2013 - Tuesday, May 7

2014 - Tuesday, May 6

2015 - Tuesday, May 5

2016 - Tuesday, May 3

2017 - Tuesday, May 9

2018 - Tuesday, May 8

2019 - Tuesday, May 7

2020 - Tuesday, May 5



We all know how busy it gets at the end of the school year - tests, report cards, graduations, class outings, etc.

Besides, most everyone - including teachers! - are looking forward to summer vacation.

It's easy to forget the little but very important things, like showing our thanks.

That's why it's a great idea to honor your teacher before you leave the classroom at the end of a year or semester - especially if you won't be coming back - with a thank you card, teacher poem, or small gift.

Teacher Appreciation in early May is just a way to make sure it happens.

Thank your stars!


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