Title : POSTAGE STAMP IN COMMEMORATION OF TEACHER'S DAY  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1294 
KPC#
C-968 
MICHEL#
1319 
StanGib#
1562 
Scott#
1343 
Date of Issue
05/15/1983 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
60 won 
Design
Scene of a village schoolhouse of old times and score 
Designer
LEE, Boo-yeol 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
May 15 is Teacher's Day. Teacher's Day began in 1963, when the Junior Red Cross of Chungnam Province designated September 21 as Teacher's Day and staged various province-wide functions designed for the students to show their gratitude and indebtedness to their teachers.

The event was welcomed by the Central Student Conference of the Red Cross of Youth, which, at its 12th meeting, decided that a teacher's day should be observed throughout the country, and designated May 26 as nation-wide Teacher's Day and had been celebrating the day until 1965 when, at its 15th meeting, it changed the date to May 15th so that Teacher's Day might fall on King Sejong's Day. King Sejong being the creator of Hangul, the Korean alphabet.

Teacher's Day was, however, canceled by the Government in 1973, when it screened and made regulations for commemorative days. Then in 1982, the year for educational authority, it was revived by the Government, which formally declared May 15 Teacher's Day. This year, the Korean Federation of Education Associations appointed the period from May 12 to 18 as the Education Week and is planning to celebrate the day with a number of significant functions throughout the country.

The Ministry of Communications issues this commemorative postage stamp in order to remember this special day and to help bring about national respect for teachers, who are responsible for the very core of national development.