Father’s Day History
Father’s day is a very special day for the children when they can thank their fathers for their support, love and care that they have given them all through the years. Unlike the mothers, even fathers play an important role in nurturing the child and fulfilling all their demands. Though they are unable to spend time with us but still love us more than anyone. Father’s day is specially meant for them to make them realize how important they are in your life and what difference do they make. Though such things are beyond explaining in words but a token of gift can say it all.
History of the Father’s Day
Most of the people say that Father’s day is the invention of the new generation but its significance holds back in the Babylon times. According to the collections obtained by that time it is clear that a boy called Elmesu has written a special message on a stone for his father and wished him happy father’s day. Though there are no facts available about the father or the child but this trend started long time back and has become very popular in the recent times. Another popular story related to the history of Father’s day comes from the United States. Sonora Louisa was a resident of the United States, every year she celebrated Mother’s Day and though that even Father’s should have a special day when all the kids can wish their father a very happy father’s day. She introduced this trend in the US when the first Father’s day was celebrated on 19th June 1910.
Significance of Father’s day
Father’s Day is celebrated in the month of June that is the third Sunday. It is a great day of celebration and giving a big surprise to your father. This day brings the father and children together so that they can strengthen their relationship and love ahead with lots of love for one another. Especially it is also a day for the Father-in-laws when their children will wish them and plan a party for them.
There are lots of ways to plan a surprise for your Father and show how much you love and care for them. A father not only helps in the development of a child but he is also an ideal figure, a motivator, a supporter and an inspiration for his kids so that they learn from him and always move on the right path.
Father’s Day Around The World
Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but in some countries is also celebrated widely on other days. Here’s a list of the dates Father’s Day is celebrated across the world.
- February 23 – Russia
- March 14 – Iran
- March 19 – Andorra, Belgium, Bolivia, Croatia, Honduras, Italy, Lichtenstein, Portugal, Spain
- May 8 – South Korea
- Second Sunday of May – Romania
- First Sunday of June – Lithuania, Switzerland
- June 5 – Denmark
- Second Sunday of June – Austria, Ecuador, Belgium
- Third Sunday in June – Albania, Antigua, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Trinidad, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
- June 17 – El Salvador, Guatemala
- June 23 – Nicaragua, Poland, Uganda
- Second Sunday of July – Uruguay
- Last Sunday of July- Dominican Republic
- August 8 – Taiwan, Republic of China
- Second Sunday of August – Brazil, Samoa
- August 24 – Argentina
- First Sunday of September – Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
- New Moon of September – Nepal
- Second Sunday of September – Latvia
- Third Sunday of September – Ukraine
- First Sunday of October – Luxembourg
- November 12 – Indonesia
- Second Sunday of November – Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
- December 5 – Thailand
- December 26 – Bulgaria