Iranian people have celebrated the National Teachers’ Day, paying tribute to the teachers across the country.
Students held special ceremonies at schools and educational institutions on Tuesday to observe the Teachers’ Day across the country.
Iranian people mark the day in memory of Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari who was martyred on this day in 1979 (Ordibehesht 11, 1358 on the Iranian calendar).
Motahhari was one of the architects of the Islamic Republic and a man who dedicated his life to offering and writing about Islamic teachings.
The day, that falls on May 1 or 2 every year, is mostly remembered by the image of students who take flowers and other presents to schools, hoping to be the first to surprise their teacher on his or her special day.
Iranian nationals and Muslims, like the people of many other parts of the world, believe that teaching is a sacred profession and the job of holly prophets.
Young and old honor those who attempted so hard to increase their knowledge, upholding an everlasting esteem for them with a small gift or flowers on the day.