Perhaps, we may say that in Uzbekistan this holiday goes beyond the professional day of a teacher.
From time immemorial on the East people always paid a grave devoir to wise aged men, aksakals. Today we call them preceptors, mentors, teachers. This holiday is devoted to those who put their knowledge and skill in us, who helped with advice and life experience.
In Uzbekistan the Teacher's Day is celebrated the 1st of October and marked as a red-lettered day. Such events as festive performances, parody show, morning performances and concerts are held in schools and universities on the eve of the holiday… A lot of graduates arrange the meetings and greet their teachers on the 1st of October.