In many countries, Teacher’s Days are intended to be special days for the appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to honour them for their special contributions in a particular field area. The date on which Teacher’s Day is celebrated varies from country to country. In China this day falls on September 10th, so we were greeted by smiles, gifts, flowers, and songs, throughout the school day yesterday. It was very sweet, and it made us feel appreciated by all the students.
Here’s a look at just some of the gifts we were given.
The high school teachers were each given a big bag of rice by the school. So seeing as both of us work in the high school, we now have quite a bit of rice in our home. However I doubt that it will last very long since we eat it everyday, twice a day, now. One of our grade 12 classes had a photo of their class printed onto mugs for us. Unfortunately, the printing company incorrectly put a “y” instead of an “r”, so our mugs say: “Happy Teachey’s Day”. Despite this mistake, we love them because the error will remind us of the numerous signs, t-shirts and posters that we have seen with spelling errors and humorous translations from Chinese into English.