If it falls on 31 October, coinciding with Halloween, it is postponed a week, to 7 November.To commemorate the birth date of the 28th ruler of Brunei, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III, also known as the 'Architect of Modern Brunei', who amongst other things emphasized the importance of education to his subjects by introducing a policy of 'free' education whereby the citizens are charged very nominal fees for attending schools.A good teacher is always remembered by the student wherever he is.
Made primary education compulsory, established 800 educational and military institutions including teachers' schools, founded public libraries, developed infrastructure and fostered immigration.
Inspired by Horace Mann, whom he befriended, brought 32 American teachers to Argentina to develop the American model of universal education.
For example, Argentina has commemorated Domingo Faustino Sarmiento's death on 11 September) since 1915; while in India Guru Purnima is traditionally observed as a day to venerate teachers, the birthday of the second president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (5 September) is also celebrated as Teacher's Day since 1962.
Many countries celebrate World Teachers' Day, established by UNESCO in 1994, on 5 October as their Teachers' Day.
This policy has been continued and extended by the current (29th) ruler.
Teachers in Cameroon on Tuesday, 5 October 2010 joined their peers worldwide to celebrate the 17th World Teachers Day.The government first proclaimed Teachers' Day in 1985, but has never clearly explained why it should fall on 10 September.Some believe it is due to the similar pronunciation between the word "teacher" (教师 jiao shi) and the two digits 9 (九jiu), 10 (十shi) in the date.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, one of Our former Presidents. The main idea is to draw the attention of the society towards this profession.No other profession, either medical or legal, have a day meant to celebrate and honour the best among them.The idea of celebrating Teachers' Day took root in many countries during the 19th century; in most cases, they celebrate a local educator or an important milestone in education.This is the primary reason why countries celebrate this day on different dates, unlike many other International Days.On 5 October, along with over 100 countries around the world, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and its member organizations across the country celebrate World Teachers’ Day through a public awareness campaign that highlights the contributions of the teaching profession.In 1967, 11 September was selected as "Día del Maestro" ("Teacher's Day").Many functions are being arranged by teachers to honour their fellow teachers. It was true that a teacher enjoyed a place of honour after the mother and father and was only next to them, in our ancient society. With this social concept, it is difficult to expect society to honour the teachers. Radhakrishnan had himself said, teaching is its own reward.But even now there are teachers who are respected and loved for their selfless service, spotless character and unbiased love and affection they show to all their students. The social respect they command is itself an award. The satisfaction it gives the teacher is not comparable.