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Father's Day Celebrations Around The World 2023

International Father's Day is an important day in the modern era. Many people around the world celebrate father's Day. Their celebrations may be different along with the date they choose to acknowledge the day. And acquiring all the knowledge we possibly can would not only enhance our ideas about the importance of a Father in our lives and the family, but also, steer us to create a further awareness among our friends, peers, and dear ones to respect the Day even more. Here's a brief information from TheHolidaySpot on the celebration of Father's Day across the world over. We are sure you wont miss out on forwarding the page to other users by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

Dates of Father's Day Around The World

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Countries Date of Father's Day celebration Countries Date of Father's Day celebration
Argentina Sunday, 18th June Chile and Canada Sunday, 18th June
France Sunday, 18th June Japan Sunday, 18th June
Netherlands Sunday, 18th June United Kingdom Sunday, 18th June
United States Sunday, 18th June India Sunday, 18th June
Australia Sunday, 3rd September New Zealand Sunday, 3rd September
Denmark Monday, 5th June Finland Sunday, 12th November
Norway Sunday, 12th November Sweden Sunday, 12th November
Portugal Sunday, 19th March Spain Sunday, 19th March
Germany Thursday, 18th May Lithuania Sunday, 4th June
Belgium Sunday, 11th June Bulgaria Tuesday, 26th December
Taiwan Tuesday, 8th August Brazil Sunday, 13th August
Thailand Tuesday, 5th December    

Father's Day is an occasion that is celebrated in various countries around the world to recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices made by fathers and father figures in the lives of their children. Although the exact date of Father's Day may vary from one country to another, the sentiment behind this special day remains the same - to show appreciation and gratitude to the men who play such an important role in the lives of their children.

In the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, and it is a day when children express their love and appreciation for their fathers through various means such as gifts, cards, and spending quality time with them. The history of Father's Day in the United States dates back to the early 20th century, when a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, who was raised by a single father, wanted to honor her father for his sacrifices and contributions. She chose the third Sunday in June to celebrate Father's Day, and the holiday was officially recognized by President Richard Nixon in 1972.

In other countries around the world, Father's Day is celebrated on different dates and in different ways. For example, in Australia, Father's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September, and it is a day when children often give their fathers gifts such as ties, tools, or sports equipment. In Brazil, Father's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in August, and it is a day when families come together to enjoy a traditional Brazilian barbecue, or churrasco, with their fathers.

In France, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, just like in the United States. However, the way in which the holiday is celebrated is quite different. Instead of giving their fathers gifts and cards, French children often spend the day outdoors with their fathers, enjoying activities such as fishing or hiking. In Italy, Father's Day is celebrated on March 19th, which is also the Feast of St. Joseph, the patron saint of fathers. On this day, Italian families often attend church together and share a meal of traditional Italian dishes such as pasta, meatballs, and cannoli.

In Japan, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, but it is not as widely celebrated as Mother's Day. Instead of giving gifts, Japanese children often write letters to their fathers expressing their love and gratitude. In South Africa, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, and it is a day when families often spend time outdoors, enjoying activities such as hiking or picnicking.

In India, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, but it is not as widely recognized as it is in Western countries. However, there is a tradition in some parts of India where fathers are given gifts of fruit, sweets, or other traditional Indian treats. In Mexico, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, and it is a day when families often attend mass together and then enjoy a meal of traditional Mexican dishes such as tacos or enchiladas.

In many countries around the world, Father's Day is celebrated in much the same way as it is in the United States, with children giving their fathers gifts, cards, or spending quality time with them. However, there are also many unique customs and traditions associated with Father's Day in different parts of the world, reflecting the diverse cultures and values of different societies.

Overall, Father's Day is a day to recognize and honor the important role that fathers and father figures play in the lives of their children. Whether it is through gifts, cards, or spending quality time together, Father's Day is an opportunity for children to express their love and gratitude to their fathers, and to thank them for all of their sacrifices and contributions.


Surprisingly, the dates of the celebration of Father's Day are not the same everywhere. The customs and traditions differ from one country to another. With the earliest record of Father's Day found in the ruins of Babylon, one can easily understand the fact that Father Day has been celebrated for centuries. The Countries, where the Catholic Church were of significant influence on the culture and society, Father's Day is celebrated on St. Joseph's Day (March 19). However, a more secular celebration which is not associated with any religion is followed in recent times to reflect the increased diversity of the people who live there. There are times when the Dads get a little lucky and enjoy Father's Day goodies more than once every year!

Indulging the sweet daddies with breakfast in bed; gifting out cards, flowers, chocolates ,neckties, shirts, electronic gadgets, stationery items; games and various other activities, get-togethers mark Father's Day to strengthen the bond between a father and child and are the traditional way of celebrating Father's Day not only in U.S. but also, all over the world in the recent times.

Father's Day is celebrated with enthusiasm and gifts galore to reflect on the invaluable role and contribution of fathers in the family. People honor their father and express gratitude for his love and affection on Father's Day . As a Father's Day tradition, people in US and Canada, along with their Dads, pay tribute to grandfather, stepfather, foster father, uncle or men who plays the Father figure role in their lives. The tradition of celebrating Fathers Day in Canada has been influenced from US. People in Canada too wear roses to express gratitude and love for their father as their US counterparts. The event is popularly observed as a time for family reunion as well, with children staying away from families coming together to celebrate the day with their fathers and other loved ones; Paying tribute by giving out donations in the name of their fathers or by performing acts of service; Dining out. Business in restaurants and eating joints witness a huge rush on the occasion.

Several clubs, schools and cultural societies in United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia, South Africa organize Fathers Day parties and get-togethers and provide people an opportunity to celebrate the day in a wide scale to stress the importance of Father's role in the development of the family and the society as a whole. The effort to spread a sense of responsibility and devotion to fathers are also made besides, children who in turn are encouraged to pay full attention and respect to their father.

The occasion in Australia is celebrated privately in households. Breakfast meeting for families is also a common affair of Father Day celebrations in Australia.

Many in South Africa go out for picnic, fishing or just for a meal in restaurant.

Celebrating Father's Day is a new concept in India and highly influenced by the U.S. celebrations. It is perhaps not even a decade old. The idea of honoring fathers has been appreciated by Indians as well to a large extent like all other countries. The event is marked by expressing gratitude for fathers. Father's Day celebration in India takes place in the same way as in UK or US though in a limited way. Awareness about Fathers Day festival is much greater in metropolitan cities and bigger towns due to the greater exposure of people to the western cultures and is fast catching up with people in smaller towns and cities of India as well. The idea is to instill noble values and principles in children to pay due respect to the elders especially dads and understand the importance of a family.

However, the popularity of Fathers Day has also led to an extensive commercialization of the event. According to critics the rigorous marketing campaign has spoiled the noble idea of honoring fathers on Father's Day as many observe the day by performing the mere formality of presenting gifts to dad. Others, on the other hand see the positive side of commercialization and consider that it has helped to spread awareness and the significance about the day for children to honor their fathers.

Here's wishing all the wonderful fathers out there a perfect Father's Day. May you be blessed with a life of contentment, peace and happiness forever. For our life wouldn't have a purpose to strive and excel without their support and secure guidance.

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