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I learned very young that a father is the one that raises you and teaches you about life. He is the one that teaches boundaries, mothers teach social skills. He lets you get away with eating and doing what your mother doesn’t, hee, hee( mischievous little laugh) we all know that about dads, love it, I didn’t have a father available in the beginning of my life for whatever reason, that was a matter in between my mother and him and I respected that still. Later in my life, my mother married an amazing man that fathered me in a way that every time I think about him, it makes my heart sing with love. He was everything to me, we did so much together, I love him deeply. So I have seen it time and time again a father is the one that walks next to you in life and loves you unconditionally, period. The rest is victim food, not for me at all.
I would like to honor here fathers that I know have made a huge difference in their child’s life. I want to start with my father Carlos Iglesias, love you dad !!!, My sweet father in law Kermit Watson for his sweet loving kind son, my dear husband. My dear friend Carme Tenuta’s, father Angelo Gabriel Tenuta, he sure raised an amazing daughter, My dear friend Ride Shane that against all odds continues to be an exemplary father that I truly look up to, To all the amazing fathers that work with us at Reel ChefCateringng Feliz Dia De El Padre!!!!! our friend Rene Rignalda, Bud Skulski, and all his sons that are amazing fathers much love to you all our neighbor Reiner and all the fathers of the planet much love and respect to you.
Father’s Day is a day when we honor our dad and offer him our gratitude for all the hardships that he must have encountered during our parenting. It is also a way of recollecting happy moments together and expressing our heartfelt thanks to him, I personally am forever grateful. Thus, all across the globe, people unite in the joyous spirit of Father’s Day celebration in order to credit their dads and to put across their sincere feelings towards him is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries.. They celebrate dads with cards, food, sports gifts, chocolates, flowers, and other tokens of love. Children also make it a point that they spend quality time with their dads indulging in various activities. Though Father’s Day sees celebration all across the globe, it is not assigned a fixed date that is internationally accepted.
Father’s Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fathers and male parenting.
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.
Grace Golden Clayton may have been inspired by Anna Jarvis’ work to establish Mother’s Day; two months prior, Jarvis had held a celebration for her dead mother in Grafton, West Virginia, a town about 15 miles (24 km) away from Fairmont.
After Anna Jarvis’ successful promotion of Mother’s Day in Grafton, West Virginia, the first observance of a “Father’s Day” was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia, in the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church.Grace Golden Clayton was mourning the loss of her father when, on December 1907, the Monongah Mining Disaster in nearby Monongah killed 361 men, 250 of them fathers, leaving around a thousand fatherless children. Clayton suggested her pastor Robert Thomas Webb to honor all those fathers.
Clayton’s event did not have repercussions outside of Fairmont for several reasons, among them: the city was overwhelmed by other events at the time, the celebration was never promoted outside of the town itself and no proclamation was made in the city council. Also two other events overshadowed this event: the celebration of Independence Day July 4, 1908, with 12,000 attendants and several shows including a hot air balloon event, which took over the headlines in the following days, and the death of a 16-year-old girl on July 4. The local church and council were overwhelmed and they did not even think of promoting the fathers Day event, and it was not celebrated again for many years to come. The original sermon was not reproduced in press and it was lost. Finally, Clayton was a quiet person, who never promoted the event or even talked to other persons about it.
Father and daughter
In 1910, a Father’s Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington, at the YMCA by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the civil war veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis’ Mother’s Day in 1909 at Central Methodist Episcopal Church, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June. Several local clergymen accepted the idea, and on June 19, 1910, the first Father’s Day, “sermons honoring fathers were presented throughout the city.”
However, in the 1920s, Dodd stopped promoting the celebration because she was studying in the Art Institute of Chicago, and it faded into relative obscurity, even in Spokane. In the 1930s, Dodd returned to Spokane and started promoting the celebration again, raising awareness at a national level. She had the help of those trade groups that would benefit most from the holiday, for example, the manufacturers of ties, tobacco pipes, and any traditional present to fathers. By 1938 she had the help of the Father’s Day Council, founded by the New York Associated Men’s Wear Retailers to consolidate and systematize the commercial promotion. Americans resisted the holiday for its first few decades, viewing it as nothing more than an attempt by merchants to replicate the commercial success of Mother’s Day, and newspapers frequently featured cynical and sarcastic attacks and jokes. However, said merchants remained resilient and even incorporated these attacks into their advertisements. By the mid-1980s, the Father’s Council wrote that “Father’s Day has become a Second Christmas for all the men’s gift-oriented industries.”
A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father’s Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. US President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus “[singling] out just one of our two parents”. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.
In addition to Father’s Day, International Men’s Day is celebrated in many countries on November 19 for men and boys who are not fathers.
I would like to honor the fathers that are serving in the army and cannot be home on Fathers Day
These men have to be away from their families to protect our country lets send them love and gratitude for all their sacrifices.
Failed attempts at establishing a Father’s Day
In 1911, Jane Addams proposed a city-wide Father’s Day in Chicago, but she was turned down.
In 1912, there was a Father’s Day celebration in Vancouver, Washington, suggested by Methodist pastor J. J. Berringer of the Irvingtom Methodist Church. They believed mistakenly that they had been the first to celebrate such a day. They followed a 1911 suggestion by the Portland Oregonian.
Harry C. Meek, a member of Lions Clubs International, claimed that he had first the idea for Father’s Day in 1915. Meek said that the third Sunday of June was chosen because it was his birthday. The Lions Club has named him “Originator of Father’s Day”. Meek made many efforts to promote Father’s Day and make it an official holiday.
In the United States, Dodd used the “Fathers’ Day” spelling on her original petition for the holiday, but the spelling “Father’s Day” was already used in 1913 when a bill was introduced to the U.S. Congress as the first attempt to establish the holiday, and it was still spelled the same way when its creator was commended in 2008 by the U.S. Congress.
Officially, as the name suggests, the holiday celebrates people who are serving or were serving the Russian Armed Forces (both men and women). But the congratulations are traditionally, nationally accepted by all fathers, other adult men, and male children as well.
A different kind of Dad
International history and traditions
Native American Responsible Fatherhood (NARF) Day is a special day to honor and celebrate the importance of fatherhood and the great contributions fathers bring to strengthening families and communities. Fathers are the greatest untapped resource to help solve issues that many families and communities face. There is an immediate need to bring fathers back to their innate leadership role as fathers as established by our forefathers. The family is the heart of Native American cultures. There is no other work more important than fatherhood and motherhood.
Father’s Day in Argentina is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, but there have been several attempts to change the date to August 24, to commemorate the day on which the “Father of the Nation” José de San Martín became a father, it is great that they wish to honor a father of the country, which gets overlooked so much.
In 1953, the proposal to celebrate Father’s Day in all educational establishments on August 24, in honor of José de San Martín, was raised to the General Direction of Schools of Mendoza Province. The day was celebrated for the first time in 1958, on the third Sunday of June, but it was not included in the school calendars due to pressure from several groups.
Schools in the Mendoza Province continued to celebrate Father’s Day on August 24, and, in 1982, the provincial governor passed a law declaring Father’s Day in the province to be celebrated on that day.
In 2004, several proposals to change the date to August 24 were presented to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies as a single, unified project. After being approved, the project was passed to the Senate of Argentina for final review and approval. The Senate changed the proposed new date to the third Sunday of August and scheduled the project for approval. However, the project was never addressed during the Senate’s planned session, which caused its ultimate failure.
In Aruba, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.
In Australia, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September, which is the first Sunday of Spring in Australia and is not a public holiday.
YMCA Victoria continues the tradition of honoring the role fathers and father figures play in parenting through the annual awarding of Local Community Father of the Year in 32 municipalities in Victoria. The Father’s Day Council of Victoria annually recognizes fathers in the Father of the Year Award.
Australia is a well-developed country with a multicultural society. Australia has a diverse culture and lifestyle that reflects its liberal democratic traditions and values. Australia is a product of a unique blend of established traditions and new influences.
In Austria, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of June and it is not a public holiday.
In Belgium, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of June and it is not a public holiday.
In Brazil Father’s Day (Dia dos Pais, in Portuguese) celebrated three months after Mother’s Day, on the second Sunday of August. A publicist Sylvio Bhering in the mid-1950s selected the date in honor of Saint Joachim, patriarch of the family (as well as the Catholic day of godfathers). It is not an official holiday (see Public holidays in Brazil), but it is widely observed and typically involves spending time with and giving gifts to one’s father.
In Canada, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. Father’s Day typically involves spending time with one’s father or the father figures in one’s life. Small family gatherings and the giving of gifts may be part of the festivities organized for Father’s Day.
Father’s Day in Canada is celebrated with great gusto and fanfare and the revelry is usually never short of fun, feast, and merry-making. Father’s Day in Canada is dedicated to all the fathers and father figures including stepfathers, fathers-in-law, foster parents and family friends.
In the People’s Republic of China, the official Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. This date was set according to international norms.
Prior to the People’s Republic, when the Republic of China (1912-1949) governed from Nanjing, Father’s Day was celebrated on August 8. This was determined by the fact that the eighth (ba) day of the eighth (ba) month makes two “eights” (八八, ba-ba), which sounds similar to the colloquial word for “daddy” (ba-ba，爸爸). It is still celebrated on this date in areas still under the control of the Republic of China, including in Taiwan.
In Costa Rica, the Unidad Social Cristiana party presented a bill to change the celebration of Father’s Day from the third Sunday of June to March 19, the day of Saint Joseph. That was in order to give tribute to this saint, who gave his name to the capital of the country San José, Costa Rica, and so family heads will be able to celebrate the Father’s Day at the same time as the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker. The official date is still the third Sunday of June.
In Croatia, according to the Roman Catholic tradition, fathers are celebrated on Saint Joseph’s Day (Dan svetog Josipa), March 19. It is not a public holiday.
In Denmark, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 5. It coincides with Constitution Day.
In Estonia, Father’s day (“Isadepäev”) is celebrated on the second Sunday of November. It is an established flag day and a national holiday.
In Finland, Father’s Day (Isänpäivä) is celebrated on the second Sunday of November. It is an established flag day.
The idea of father’s day came to Finland from the United States in the 1950s. Father’s day in Finland is not much different from mother’s day; father’s get gifts and cards by the rest of the family.
In France lighter manufacturer “Flaminaire” introduced the idea of father’s day first in 1949 for commercial reasons. Director “Marcel Quercia” wanted to sell their lighter that used hexagon gas. In 1950, they introduced “la Fête des Pères”, which would take place every third Sunday of June (following the American example). Their slogan « Nos papas nous l’ont dit, pour la fête des pères, ils désirent tous un Flaminaire » (Our fathers told us, for father’s day, they all want a Flaminaire). In 1952, the holiday was officially decreed. A national father’s day comity is set up to instate a prize for fathers that deserve it most (originally, candidates were nominated by the social services of each town hall/mayor’s office); This complements “la Fête des Mères” (Mother’s day) which was made official in France in 1928 and added to the calendar in Vichy in 1941.
Hiking/drinking tour on Herrentag
In Germany, Father’s Day (Vatertag) is celebrated differently from other parts of the world. It is always celebrated on Ascension Day (the Thursday forty days after Easter), which is a federal holiday. Regionally, it is also called men’s day, Männertag, or gentlemen’s day, Herrentag. It is a tradition for groups of males (young and old but usually excluding pre-teenage boys) to do a hiking tour with one or more smaller wagons, Bollerwagen, pulled by manpower. In the wagons are wine or beer (according to region) and traditional regional food, Hausmannskost. Many men use this holiday as an opportunity to get drunk. According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, alcohol-related traffic accidents multiply by three on this day. The tradition of getting drunk is especially prevalent in Eastern Germany.
These traditions are probably rooted in Christian Ascension Day’s processions to the farmlands, which has been celebrated since the 18th century. Men would be seated in a wooden cart and carried to the village’s plaza, and the mayor would award a prize to the father who had the most children, usually a big piece of ham. In the late 19th century the religious component was progressively lost, especially in urban areas such as Berlin, and groups of men organized walking excursions with beer and ham. By the 20th century, alcohol consumption had become a major part of the tradition. Many people will take the following Friday off at work, and some schools are closed on that Friday as well; many people then use the resulting four-day-long weekend for a short vacation.
In Haiti, Father’s Day (Fête des peres) is celebrated on the last Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. Fathers are recognized and celebrated on this day with cards, gifts, breakfast, lunch brunch or early Sunday dinner; whether enjoying the day at the beach or mountains, spending family time or doing favorite activities.
Children exclaim “bonne fête papa”, while everyone wishes all fathers “bonne Fête des Pères”. (Happy Father’s Day)
In Hong Kong, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday (Sunday in Hong Kong is a public holiday).
In Hungary, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.
Father’s Day is not a public holiday in India. In recent years, retailers have adapted to the holiday by promoting greeting cards and traditionally masculine gifts such as electronics and tools on the third Sunday of June. Some schools and other children’s programs commonly have activities to make Father’s Day gifts in some large cities. A father is meant to be the first ideal person for every child, so an image of a father for a child is very respectful from the beginning in India.
Father’s Day is a day when we commemorate and celebrate the presence of that special person in our life we call ‘dad’. A person who has unconditionally accompanied us in different walks of our life, without any mopes or regrets. He is the one who has graced our lives with his overwhelming presence every moment.
In Indonesia, Father’s Day is celebrated on November 12. It is not a public holiday. Father’s day in Indonesia has first declared in 2006 in Solo City Hall attended by hundreds of people from various community groups, including people from the community of inter-religion communication. Because of its recent declaration, there is not very much hype about the celebration, compared to the celebration of Mother’s Day on December 22.
In Ireland, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.
Father’s Day in Ireland is the same day when several other countries observe it. The celebrations in Ireland too are somewhat on the same line as it is celebrated in other parts of the world. It is seen as an opportunity for people to honor their father and express love.
Father’s Day in Iran is celebrated on the 13th Rajab, which is Imam Ali’s birthday. Imam Ali is the first Shia Imam. This day is also an occasion to celebrate manhood.
In Israel, Father’s day is usually celebrated on May 1 together with Workers’ Day or Labour Day.
In Italy, according to the Roman Catholic tradition, fathers are celebrated on Saint Joseph’s Day, commonly called Feast of Saint Joseph (Festa di San Giuseppe), March 19. It was a public holiday until 1977.
March indeed is a time of festivity and feasting for the Italians. From celebrating new blooms to weather changes, March is also the time when Italians celebrate St. Joseph’s Day or their Father’s Day. While the Americans celebrate their Father’s Day in the month of June
In Japan, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.
In Kenya, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. Can you guess who this boy is?
In South Korea, Parents’ day is celebrated on May 8 and is not a public holiday.
In Latvia, Father’s Day (Tēvu diena) is celebrated on the second Sunday of September and is not a public holiday. In Latvia, people did not always celebrate this day because of the USSR’s influence with its own holidays. This day in Latvia was ‘officially born’ in 2008 when it was celebrated and marked in the calendar for the first time on September 14 (second September Sunday) to promote the idea that man as the father must be satisfied and proud of his family and children, also, the father is important to gratitude and loving words from his family for devoted to continuous altruistic concerns. Because this day is new to the country it does not have established unique traditions, but people borrow ideas from other country’s Father’s Day traditions to congratulate fathers in Latvia.
In Lithuania, Father’s Day (Tėvo diena) is celebrated on the first Sunday of June and is a public holiday.
In Macau, Father’s Day (Dia do Pai) is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.
In Macau, Father’s Day (Dia do Pai) is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.
In Malaysia, Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June.
In Mexico, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.
Main article: Gokarna Aunsi
The Newar population (natives of Kathmandu valley) in Nepal honors fathers on the day of Gokarna Aunsi, which occurs in late August or early September, depending on the year, since it depends on the lunar calendar. The Western-inspired celebration of Father’s Day that was imported into the country is always celebrated on the same day as Gokarna Aunsi.
The rest of the population has also begun to celebrate the Gokarna Aunsi day It is commonly known as Abu ya Khwa Swoyegu in Nepal Bhasa or Buwaako mukh herne din (बुवाको मुख हेर्ने दिन) in Nepali (literally “day for looking at father’s face”). On the new moon day (Amavasya) it is traditional to pay respect to one’s deceased father; Hindus go to the Shiva temple of Gokarneswor Mahadev, in Gokarna, a suburb of Kathmandu while Buddhists go to Jan Bahal (Seto Machhendranath or white Tara) temple in Kathmandu.
Traditionally, in the Kathmandu Valley, the south-western corner is reserved for women and women-related rituals, and the north-eastern is for men and men-related rituals. The worship place for Mata Tirtha Aunsi (“Mother Pilgrimage New Moon”) is located in Mata Tirtha in the south-western half of the valley, while the worship place for Gokarna Aunsi is located in the north-eastern half. This division is reflected in many aspects of life in the Kathmandu Valley.
Father’s Day in Deventer, Netherlands
In the Netherlands, Father’s Day (Vaderdag) is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. Traditionally, as on Mother’s Day, fathers get breakfast in bed made by their children and families gather together and have dinner, usually at the grandparents’ house. In recent years, families also started having dinner out, and as on Mother’s Day, it is one of the busiest days for restaurants. At school, children handcraft their present for their fathers. Consumer goods companies have all sorts of special offers for fathers: socks, ties, electronics, suits, and men’s healthcare products.
In New Zealand, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September and is not a public holiday.
Father’s day, in and around the world, is celebrated with much charm and enthusiasm. In New Zealand, which is the beautiful country of islands, Father’s Day is celebrated with the same zeal and fervor as in other parts of the world.
In Norway, Father’s day (Farsdag), is celebrated on the second Sunday of November. It is not a public holiday.
Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The Rutgers WPF launched a campaign titled ‘Greening Pakistan-Promoting Responsible Fatherhood’ on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 15, 2014) across Pakistan to promote active fatherhood and responsibility for the care and upbringing of children. Father’s Day is not a public holiday in Pakistan.
The 2016 Father Day celebration date is June 19, 2016
In Peru, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. People usually give a present to their fathers and spend time with him mostly during a family meal.
In the Philippines, Father’s Day is officially celebrated every third Sunday of June, but it is not a public holiday. It is more widely observed by the public on the 3rd Sunday of June perhaps due to American influence.
In Poland, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 23.
Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19 (see Roman Catholic tradition below) in Portugal. Father’s Day is not a bank holiday.
Beginning with 2010, in Romania, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May and it is recognized officially by the state. Out of the 27 states in the European Union, it was the only one without an official Father’s Day. Law 319/2009 made both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day official in Romania, and it was passed thanks to the campaigning from the Alliance Fighting Discrimination Against Fathers (TATA) Romanian Father’s day for 2012 was celebrated on May 13
Russia continues the Soviet Union’s tradition of celebrating Defender of the Fatherland Day instead of Father’s Day. It is usually called “Men’s Day” and it is considered the Russian equivalent of Father’s Day.
In Samoa, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in August, and as a recognized national holiday on the Monday following.
In Singapore, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June but is not a public holiday, to celebrate all fathers for their numerous contributions.
In Slovakia, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. It is not a public holiday
South Africa has a celebration for every event and Father’s Day celebration in South Africa makes for a real sight! Observed on the third Sunday of June, Father’s Day in South Africa is more than just another event. It is all about expressing your endless affection and gratitude towards your dads.
In South Sudan, Father’s Day is celebrated on the last Monday of August. The president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, proclaimed it before August 27, 2012. First celebrated on August 27, 2012, Father’s Day was not celebrated in South Sudan in 2011 due to the country’s independence.
Father’s day is known as ‘EI dia del padre’ in Spanish. It is celebrated on the 19th of March and falls on St. Joseph’s day since the Catholic Church holds a significant influence on its culture. This day is to commemorate the life of the patron saint of carpenters; Joseph, who set an example of fatherhood.
Father’s Day (In sinhala : Piyawarunge dhinaya, පියවරුන්ගේ දිනය & in Tamil: Thanthaiyar Thinam, தந்தையர் தினம்), is observed on the third Sunday of June. It is not a public holiday. Many schools keep special events to honor fathers.
In Sudan, Father’s Day (عيد الأب), is celebrated on the twenty-first of June.
In Sweden, Father’s day (Fars dag), is celebrated on the second Sunday of November but is not a public holiday.
The celebrations of Father’s Day began as early as 1930 in Sweden. In this European country, the celebrations of Father’s Day or Mother’s Day became popular because both the school and church supported the idea.
In Taiwan, Father’s Day is not an official holiday but is widely observed on August 8, the eighth day of the eighth month of the year. In Mandarin Chinese, the pronunciation of the number eight is bā, and the pronunciation is very similar to the character “爸” “bà”, which means “Pa” or “dad”. The eight-day of the eight-month (bā-bā) is a pun for dad (爸爸 or “bàba”). The Taiwanese, therefore, sometimes referred to August 8 as “Bābā Holiday” as a pun for “Dad’s Holiday” (爸爸節) or the more formal “Father’s Day” (父親節).
In Thailand, the birthday of the king is set as Father’s Day. December 5 is the birthday of the current king, Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). Traditionally, Thai people celebrate by giving their father or grandfather a canna flower (ดอกพุทธรักษา Dok Buddha Ruksa), which is considered a masculine flower; however, this is not as commonly practiced today. Thai people will wear yellow on this day to show respect for the king because yellow is the color of the day for Monday, the day King Bhumibol Adulyadej was born. The locals flood the Sanam Luang, a massive park in front of the palace, to watch the king give his annual speech, and often stay until the evening when there is a national ceremony. They will light candles and show respect to the king by declaring their faith. This ceremony happens in almost every village in Thailand, and even overseas at Thai organizations.
It first gained nationwide popularity in the 1980s as part of a campaign by Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda to promote Thailand’s royal family. Mother’s Day is celebrated on the birthday of Queen Sirikit, August 12.
Nothing can be as fulfilling and gratifying as the feeling of fatherhood, no feeling as great as holding one’s child in one’s arm and seeing him grow up into an able man someday. Being a father entails world’s greatest happiness and biggest responsibility.
Trinidad and Tobago
In Trinidad and Tobago, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June and is not a public holiday.
In Turkey, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June and is not a public holiday.
United Arab Emirates
In the United Arab Emirates, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 21, generally coinciding with midsummer’s day.
In the United Kingdom, Father’s Day celebrated on the third Sunday of June, is not a public holiday.
Father’s Day is a secular festival that sees the celebration in different parts of the world. A day dedicated to fatherhood, the occasion is mainly celebrated to honor the hard work and sacrifice which every dad incurs for the happiness and luxurious life of his children.
Father’s Day at a Philadelphia Phillies game
Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Typically, families gather to celebrate the father figures in their lives. In recent years, retailers have adapted to the holiday by promoting greeting cards and traditionally masculine gifts such as electronics and tools. Schools (if in session) and other children’s programs commonly have activities to make Father’s Day gifts. The US Open golf tournament is scheduled to finish on Father’s Day.
Father’s Day is elaborately celebrated with a lot of fanfare. On this particular day, children pay homage to their father and pamper him with loads of treats and gifts. The matchless popularity of Father’s Day in the USA is due to the fact that it is here that it got its first recognition.
In Ukraine, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of September.
In Venezuela, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. Traditionally, as on Mother’s Day, families gather together and have lunch, usually at the grandparents’ house. In recent years, families also started having lunch out, and as on Mother’s Day, it is one of the busiest days for restaurants. At school, children handcraft their present for their fathers. Consumer goods companies have all sorts of special offers for fathers: electronics, suits, and men’s healthcare products.
Sunday is Father’s Day, the annual holiday where Americans celebrate the men who made them. You may love dear old dad, but how much do you actually know about the observance in his honor? Brush up on your Father’s Day background before the big Sunday barbecue.
Census data shows there are more than 70.1 million dads in the U.S. About a third of them are married with kids under 18.
Two million fathers are single.
Spending on Father’s Day will reach about $12.7 billion this year, with the average person spending about $115.57 on presents. That’s about $2 more than last year’s average.
The amount spent on Father’s Day is still less than what Americans spend on Mother’s Day — $21 billion.
Father’s Day is the fourth-biggest day for sending greeting cards, after Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, according to the Greeting Card Association.
About 20 percent of Father’s Day cards are bought for husbands.
More than 214,000 men are stay-at-home dads.
Thailand’s Father’s Day is celebrated in December, on the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Everyone wears yellow.
On Father’s Day in Germany, men drink all day at beer gardens.
TV’s Favorite Dads
To celebrate Father’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of TV’s best and no so nice dads. While these dads are completely fictitious, these men have had a heavy influence on the way Americans approach fatherhood the power of media. We’ve got representatives from the “aw shucks” 1950s dad to the bumbling dad of the 21st Century.
Andy Taylor- The Andy Griffith Show
As a single dad, Sheriff Taylor did a fantastic job raising his son Opie. In every episode, Sheriff Andy taught his son and the rest of America one important lesson- do the right thing. Not only did Andy teach little Opie important life lessons, but he also made sure to spend plenty of time with him on fishin’ trips.
Steve Douglas- My Three Sons
My Three Sons was one of many dad sitcoms from the 1950s and 60s based around a widowed father raising their kids. Steve Douglas was an aeronautical engineer trying to raise three sons first in the Midwest and then in Los Angeles, California. The show ran for 12 years and during that time, America saw Steve’s three sons move out, go to college, and get married. Raising well adjusted and successful family men definitely make you a great dad.
Jim Anderson- Father Knows Best
Jim Anderson, the patriarch of this almost perfect 1950s family, was a successful insurance agent at work and a fantastic dad at home. Jim always ended each episode by teaching his children some important moral lesson. The show is a bit campy and isn’t a reflection of what real family life is like, but Jim Anderson is definitely a refreshing portrayal of an American dad when all you see these days are a bunch of dopey fathers on TV.
Howard Cunningham- Happy Days
Mr. Cunningham (or “Mr. C.” as the Fonz lovingly called him) was not only the dad to Richie and Joanie Cunningham, but he also acted as a father figure for the Fonz (who Mr. C let move into the family garage), Ralph Malph, and Potsie. He always laid down the law in his house. He was never his kids’ friend but was always their loving authority figure. Although he loses points for not losing any sleep when his son Chuck disappeared in the second season, in general, Mr. C was a great dad. My Favorite!!
How to Say the Dad in Various Languages
Bangla: Baba or Abba
Brazilian Portuguese: Pai
Chinese: Ba (Baa)
Cree (Canada): Papa
Czech: Táta, Otec
Dakota (USA): Ate
Dutch: Vader, Papa or Pappie
East African: Baba
English: Father, Dad, Daddy, Pop, Poppa or Papa
Filipino: Tatay, Itay, Tay or Ama
German: Banketi or Papi
Hebrew: Abba (h)
Hindi: Papa or Pita-ji
Hungarian: Apa, Apu, Papa or Edesapa
Icelandic: Pabbi or Faðir
Indonesian: Bapa, Ayah or Pak
Irish: Athair or Daidí
Japanese: Otosan or Papa
Judeo: Spanish, Padre, Baba or Babu
Latin: Pater, Papa or Atta
Luo (Kenya): Baba
Modern Greek: Babbas
Nahuatl (Mexico): Ta’
Norwegian: Pappa or Far
Persian/Farsi: Pedar, Pitar or Baabaa
Polish: Tata or Ojciec
Quechua: Tata or Churiyaqe
Romanian: Tata, Parinte or Taica
Sanskrit: Tàtah or Janak
Spanish: Papá, Viejo or Tata
Swiss German: Vatter
Urdu: Abbu, Abbu-ji, Abbu-jaan
Venetian: Pare, Popà, ‘Opà, Pupà or Papà
Humorous Jokes on Dads
Who is the Winner?
The father of five children had won a toy at a raffle.
He called his kids together to ask which one should have the present.
“Who is the most obedient?” he asked.
“Who never talks back to mother? and
“Who does everything a mother says?”
Five small voices replied in unison. “Okay, daddy! You get the toy.”
The Joy Ride
Bob was 16 and finally got hold of his driver’s license. In order to celebrate the special day, the whole family went out to the driveway and climbed into the car to enjoy his first official drive. However, dad went to the back seat, where he sat right behind his boy. When Bob saw his dad he said “Dad, you must be fed up of the front seat after teaching me how to drive all these days Right?” “Nope!”, came the quick reply from the dad. “I’m going to sit back here and kick the back of your seat while you drive, just like you’ve been doing to me for the last sixteen years!”
After putting their three-year-old child Brian in bed, his parents heard muffled sobs coming from his room one night. Rushing back in, they found that the child was crying hysterically when he saw them. He told his parents that he had accidentally swallowed a penny and was sure that he would die now. The father, in an attempt to sober him down, took out a penny from his pocket and pretended to pull it out from Brian’s ear. The child was really thrilled and stopped crying at once. In a flash, he snatched the penny from his dad’s hand, swallowed it, and then cheerfully demanded, “Do it again, Dad!”
After getting his driving license, David visited home during vacation and asked his dad for the family car. His dad agreed but put forwarded three conditions – good grades in school, a neat room, and a decent haircut. After several months, David came home again. He had followed the three things that he had promised his dad, except getting his hair cut. When the father saw that his son had disobeyed him, he asked for an explanation. David smartly said, “Hey dad, even Jesus had long hair.” His Father was not someone to be taken for a ride and smilingly replied, “Yes, son, you’re absolutely right. And Jesus also walked everywhere he went.”
Who’s the Boss?
While having their evening dinner together, a little girl looked up at her father and asked, “Daddy, you’re the boss in our family, right?” The father was very pleased to hear it and confidently replied, “Yes my little princess.” The girl then continued, “That’s because mommy put you in charge, right?”
The Little Beach Bum
A father was enjoying with his five-year-old son in the beach. Suddenly, the boy pointed to a dead bird and asked his father “Dad, what happened to this chap?” The dad coolly replied “Oh this? He just died and went to Heaven,” The little boy thought for a moment and then said, “Oh My, Did God throw him back down?”
Glass of Water
A small boy came up to his dad and meekly said “Daddy, Daddy, can I have another glass of water please?” The dad replied, “But I’ve given you 10 glasses of water already son!” The little boy then said, “Oh yes daddy, but the bedroom is still on fire!”