Father's day

Father’s day traditions around the world

Different countries celebrate the Father’s day in its on traditions and in different dates for exapmle

Argentina
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.

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.[42] 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.

Aruba
In Aruba, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.

Australia
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 recognize fathers in the Father of the Year Award.

Austria
In Austria, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of June and it is not a public holiday.

Belgium
In Belgium, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of June and it is not a public holiday.

Brazil
In Brazil Father’s Day (Dia dos Pais, in Portuguese) celebrated 3 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 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.

Canada
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.

China
In China, the official Father’s Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. This date was set according to international norms.

Prior to the People’s Republic; however, Father’s Day was celebrated on August 8 when the Republic of China governed from Beijing. This is determined by the fact that the Eighth(ba) day of the Eighth(ba) month makes two “eight”s (八八, ba-ba), which sounds similar to the colloquial word for “daddy” (ba-ba,爸爸).

Costa Rica
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.

Croatia
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.

Denmark
In Denmark, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 5. It coincides with Constitution Day.

Estonia
In Estonia, Father’s day (“Isadepäev”), is celebrated on the second Sunday of November. It’s an established Flag day and a National Holiday.

Finland
In Finland, Father’s Day (Isänpäivä) is celebrated on the second Sunday of November. It’s an established Flag day.

Germany

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 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.[46] 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.

Haiti

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 & 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 activities that make Dad happiest, it’s all about Dad.

Children exclaim “Bonne Fête Papa!”, while everyone wishes all fathers “Bonne fête des Pères”. (Happy Father’s Day)

Hong Kong

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)

Hungary

In Hungary, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.

India

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in India and is not a public holiday. In recent years, retailers have adapted to the holiday by promoting greeting cards and traditionally masculine gifts such as electronics and tools. Schools and other children’s programs commonly have activities to make Father’s Day gifts.

Ireland
In Ireland, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.

Iran
Father’s day in Iran is celebrated on the 13th of Rajab, which is Imam Ali’s birthday. Imam Ali is the first Shia Imam. This day is also an occasion to celebrate Manhood.

Israel
In Israel, Father’s day is called “Yom ha-av” and is usually celebrated on May 1st together with Workers’ Day or Labour Day.

Italy
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 is not a public holiday.

Japan
Main article: Public holidays in Japan
In Japan, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.

Kenya
In Kenya, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.

Korea
In Korea, Parents’ day is celebrated on 8 May and is not a public holiday.

Latvia
In Latvia, Father’s Day (Tēvu diena) is celebrated on the second Sunday of September and is not a public holiday. In Latvia people didn’t 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 14 September(Second September Sunday) to promote the idea that man as the father must be satisfied and proud of his family and children, also, 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 doesn’t have established any unique tradition, but people borrow ideas from other country’s father’s day traditions to congratulate fathers in Latvia.

Lithuania
In Lithuania, Father’s Day (Tėvo diena) is celebrated on the first Sunday of June and is a public holiday.

Macau
In Macau, Father’s Day (Dia do Pai) is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.

Malaysia
In Malaysia, Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June. Father’s Day is considered a public holiday as Sundays in Malaysia are non working days.

Mexico
In Mexico, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.

Seychelles
In Seychelles, Father’s Day is celebrated on the 16th of June and is not a public holiday.

Nepal
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 your 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 the life in Kathmandu valley.

Netherlands
In the Netherlands, Fathers’ Day (Vaderdag) is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. Traditionally, as on Mothers’ 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 Mothers’ 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.

New Zealand
In New Zealand, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September and is not a public holiday.

Norway
In Norway, Father’s day (Farsdag), is celebrated on the second Sunday of November. It is not a public holiday.

Pakistan
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 15, 2014) across Pakistan to promote active fatherhood and responsibility for the care and upbringing of children.[55][56] Fathers’ Day is not a public holiday in Pakistan.

Peru
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.

Philippines
In Philippines, Father’s Day is not an official holiday, but it is widely observed on the 3rd Sunday of June.

Poland
In Poland, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 23.

Portugal
Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19 (see Roman Catholic tradition below) in Portugal. Father’s Day is not a bank holiday.

Roman Catholic tradition

Father’s Day luncheon held at the Pacific Views Event Center, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
In the Roman Catholic tradition, Fathers are celebrated on Saint Joseph’s Day, commonly called Feast of Saint Joseph, March 19, though in certain countries Father’s Day has become a secular celebration. It is also common for Catholics to honor their “spiritual father,” their parish priest, on Father’s Day.

Romania

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
Russia continues the USSR 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.

Singapore
In Singapore, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June but is not a public holiday.

South Africa
In South Africa, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.

Spain
Father’s Day, El Día del Padre, is observed on the Feast day of Saint Joseph, which is March 19.[59] It is celebrated as a public holiday in some regions of Spain.[60]

Sudan
In Sudan, Father’s Day (عيد الأب), is celebrated on the twenty first of June.

Sweden
In Sweden, Father’s day (Fars dag), is celebrated on the second Sunday of November, but is not a public holiday.

Taiwan
Main article: Public holidays in the Republic of China
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 both the number 8 and the month of August is bā. This pronunciation is very similar to the character “爸” “bà”, which means “Pa” or “father”. The Taiwanese, therefore, sometimes refer to August 8 as “Bābā Holiday” (爸爸節)or” (父親節).

Thailand

In Thailand, Father’s Day is set as the birthday of the king.[40] December 5 is the birthday of the current king, Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). Traditionally, Thais 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. Thais 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. Thais 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.

Trinidad and Tobago
In Trinidad and Tobago, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June and is not a public holiday.

Turkey
In Turkey, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June and is not a public holiday.

United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, Father’s Day, celebrated on the third Sunday of June, is not a public holiday.

United States
Main article: Father’s Day (United States)
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 and other children’s programs commonly have activities to make Father’s Day gifts.[citation needed]

Ukraine
In Ukraine, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in September.

Venezuela
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.

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