Today, there are around 1,5 million teachers in Brazil.
Teaching is probably one of the jobs which requires the most sense of responsibility. Teaching is more than teaching how spell and count. A teacher has to be able to ignite the fire of learning in children. Be able to teach them to be critical and not just accept the reality they live in. A teacher has to teach children on how they can be the better tomorrow.
During this holiday, the students celebrate their teachers and show respect for what they do. It's customary for students to bring little gift to show gratitude.