Father's day is celebrated worldwide to honour the fathers and forefathers of our family as well as the nation's. We know it as the day when we acknowledge the sacrifices and hard work a father does to keep his family safe and secure. Although it is celebrated all across the globe, the date of celebration varies from country to country.
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- Father's Day Wallpapers, GIFs, PNG, and Pictures
- Father's Day around the world in 2022
- Father's Day Wishes, Cards and Greetings
- Why is Father's Day celebrated?
- What day is Father's Day 2022?
- Father's Day Quotes and Messages
When is Father's Day Celebrated?
Most of the countries celebrate Father's Day on 3rd Sunday of June, including India. USA, UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan, Ireland, Ethiopia, Japan, Columbia, China are few other nations who have adopted the same day for the celebration.
Countries like Australia, Fiji, New Zealand celebrate it on first Sunday of September, Latvia on second Sunday. Scandinavian countries of Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Norway celebrate it on second Sunday of November.
Father's Day 2022 Date
When is Father's Day 2022?
Father's Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, 19 June.
Father's Day dates for the years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027
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|2024||Sun||16 Jun||Father's Day||Observance|
|2024||Sun||16 Jun||Father's Day||State holiday||Arizona|
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|2027||Sun||20 Jun||Father's Day||State holiday||Arizona|
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History & Celebration of Father's Day in Different Countries
Its origin is linked to the Sunday Of Forefathers which is celebrated on second Sunday before Nativity or birth of Jesus and falls between December 11 and 17. It is celebrated to commemorate the ancestors of Jesus Christ.
The Catholic Church started favouring celebration of fatherhood from the end of 14th century and asked to be celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day. Since then Spain, Italy and Portugal celebrate the day on March 19.
In 1908, during a Sunday sermon, a Church in West Virginia, USA remembered 362 men who had died in a Coal Company Explosion previous year and in doing so, honoured all the fathers of the nation.
The US celebrated its first father's Day on June 19, 1910, in Washington. It is said to be founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, a daughter of a civil war veteran who regarded her father highly. On learning about newly recognised Mother's Day, she promoted the idea of Father's Day to Spokane Ministerial Alliance. They decided the third Sunday of June instead of Dodd's suggested date of June 5, her father's birthday. But it didn't pick up immediately, a lot of trader groups and manufacturers rallied behind the concept promoting it even in the face of criticism and sarcasm. Finally, in 1972, President Nixon made it an official national holiday.
Germany celebrates Father's Day on the 40th day of Easter which is also known as Ascension Day or Christi Himmelfahrt. The tradition started around the 18th century, honouring ascent of Jesus to heaven on the day, men went to towns on carriages and rewarded whoever had produced most children with ham. Slowly, the occasion became less about religion and more about celebrating fathers and men in general.
A major part of Father's Day celebration in Germany is alcohol. Men go out on hikes and bike rides and stroll around with their booze-carts, conveniently so since it's a national holiday. This also makes it a peak time for alcohol-related accidents.
In Nepal, Father's Day celebration is part of Gokarna Aunsi day. It is commonly known as Buwaako mukh herne din or 'the day for looking at father's face'. Celebrated on the new moon day, people honour the deceased fathers and go to temples. It is observed by both Hindus and Buddhists, mostly in north-western regions of the country.
Earlier, Scandinavian countries adopted 3rd Sunday in June for Father's day due to American influence, but it was later shifted to November. The date change was partly to increase sales in the period before Christmas which is otherwise a dry spell for businesses. Another reason was to keep half a year gap between Father's day and Mother's Day which is celebrated in May.
Taiwan adopted the eighth day of the eighth month as Father's day because 'eight/eight' in mandarin sounds like 'ba-ba' which is Chinese for father. On this day people go out for dinners with their fathers, send them gifts and wishes.
Thailand celebrates Father's Day on December 5 in remembrance of their late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was born on December 5, 1927, which was a Monday. On this day people wear yellow as they believe Yellow to be the colour of Monday. Earlier, people also gifted canna lily, which symbolises masculinity, to their fathers and grandfathers on this day. Nowadays, people gather at the front garden of the Royal palace- Sanam Luang to hear the annual king's speech and light candles to show their faith. Similarly, the mother's day in Thailand is celebrated on the occasion of Queen Sirikit's birthday.
Unlike other Nordic nations, Denmark celebrates it on June 5, which is also celebrated as Danish Constitution Day. Hence, this day the nation sees many Church congregations and furling Danish Flag with speeches and singings. The celebration ends with coffee and traditional buns.
In France, the first time idea of Father's Day was introduced in 1949 by Flaminaire, a lighter manufacturer company. Its concept was promoted to market their product and also used it for their slogans- "Our daddies told us, for father's day, they all want a Flaminaire'
The holiday was made official in 1952, and a committee for same was set up to honour those fathers who deserved it the most.
In India, Father's Day is celebrated as in any other country. People wish their fathers and gift them greeting cards, coffee mugs, watches, clothing apparel etc. Restaurants and stores have special offers for fathers and kids. Gift shops stock up too. Many people, including celebrities and politicians, also take it to social media to post heartwarming messages for their dads.
Interesting Facts About Father's Day
- Some believe that the first father's day card was made 4000 years ago in Babylonia. A youth named Elmesu carved wishes for his father's good health and long life on a clay tablet.
- Father's Day is the fourth-largest card selling occasion with around 93 million sales, according to the largest greeting cards seller – Hallmark. However, it is still behind Mother's Day sales which are around 141 million cards.
- According to statistics, 50% of father's day cards are bought by sons and daughters, 20% by wives and remaining for grandfathers and uncles.
- Roses were suggested as the official flower for Father's Day. Sonora Dodd encouraged everyone to wear red rose to honour their living fathers while white one to honour those who have passed away.
- The most popular Father's Day gift is a tie. However, it might not be the most desired one. In fact, according to a survey, only 19% desire for any clothing item for fathers day.
- India is home to the oldest father in the world. Ramit Raghav from Haryana was blessed with his first child in 2010 when he was 94 years old. Two years later he broke his own record by becoming a father to his second child.
A father is an important part of a child's life. It is their unconditional support and affection that makes a kid grow into a confident, happy adult. Fathers provide security and emotional support and play a vital role in a family's overall well-being.
The coming Father's Day will fall on June 20, 2021. Let it not pass unrecognised. Acknowledge the troubles and sacrifices our fathers and forefathers went through to provide us with a secure life that we enjoy today. Express your love for them with a nice thoughtful gift or a luscious meal with his favourite dishes. Flowers and cards would also work just fine. Fathers are the one who will always stand by you, who will always have your back. Don't forget to appreciate them.
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