Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day has just passed last Sunday on 18 June 2017. In our previous post entitled “Father’s Day Around The World“, we wrote about Father’s Day celebration which is celebrated around the world. Some countries have yet to celebrate Father’s Day as this special day falls on a different date.

 

So, we wish you a Happy Father’s Day and we leave you here with a video. In case the video does not load below, here is the link : https://youtu.be/zaP1oR4ks78

 

 

Father’s Day Celebration Around The World

Father’s Day Celebration Around The World

If you missed celebrating Father’s Day yesterday, it is not over yet. Do you know that Father’s Day is celebrated on different days around the world ? We celebrated our Father’s Day yesterday (19 June 2016) in Malaysia. It is commonly celebrated on the third Sunday of June in many countries but some countries have set their own dates for this celebration. 
The first Father’s Day celebration was actually unclear as some say it was in the early 20th century but there were also evidence found that Father’s Day was celebrated from as far back as four thousand years ago. Apparently, a message was carved onto a clay stone to wish a father good health and long life. 
A Ms. Clayton suggested to her pastor to honour some of the father’s who were killed during a mining incident in a town in West Virginia, United States of America but the event was not given much of a celebration in their country then. Then in 1910, a Ms. Dodd from Arkansas spoke about this event again and Father’s Day celebration took place. After that, the celebration slowly faded off and it was brought to life again in the 1930s. In 1938, the Father’s Day Council was founded to commercialise the event. In 1972, Father’s Day was made an official national holiday in the United States of America.
FATHER’S DAY IN COUNTRIES WHICH DO NOT CELEBRATE ON THE THIRD SUNDAYS OF JUNE

  • In Brazil, Father’s Day is celebrated three months after Mother’s Day, on the second Sunday of August.
  • In Denmark, Father’s Day is celebrated on their Constitution Day which is on 5 June every year.
  • In Estonia, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of November.
  • In Finland, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of November, where the Finnish flag is flown in customary tradition.
  • In France, Father’s Day was originally introduced for business reasons – to sell lighters. In 1949, a businessman linked lighters to fathers and made it seem important that fathers have their brand of lighters. Hence, la Fête des Pères was born and it apparently, it was a successful celebration. What a brilliant entrepreneur.
  • In Germany, Father’s Day is also known as gentlemen’s day or men’s day. It is celebrated on Ascension Day, which is forty days after Easter.
  • In Indonesia, Father’s Day is celebrated on 12 November every year.
  • In Israel, Father’s Day is celebrated on Labour’s Day, which is on 1 May every year.
  • In Italy, Father’s Day is celebrated on St. Joseph’s Day, which is on 19 March every year.
  • In South Korea, they celebrate Parents’ Day instead and it falls on 8 May every year.
  • In Latvia, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of September.
  • In Lithuania, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of June.
  • In Nepal, their form of Father’s Day is their celebration called “Gokarna Aunsi”, which is celebrated late August or early September.
  • In Norway, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of November.
  • In Phillipines, Father’s Day is officially celebrated on the first Monday of December.
  • In Poland, Father’s Day is celebrated on 23 June every year.
  • In Portugal, Father’s Day is celebrated on 19 March every year.
  • In Romania, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.
  • In Seychelles, Father’s Day is celebrated on 16 June every year.
  • In Spain, Father’s Day is celebrated on 19 March every year.
  • In Sudan, Father’s Day is celebrated on 21 June every year.
  • In Sweden, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of November.
  • In Taiwan, Father’s Day is celebrated on 8 August every year. The number ‘8’ is pronounced ‘ba’ in Mandarin and “8 August” sounds like “ba-ba” in Mandarin which is similar to the pronunciation of ‘father’ in Mandarin.
  •  In Thailand, Father’s Day falls on the same day of their king’s birthday, which will depend on the current monarch of that year.
  • In the United Arab Emirates, Father’s Day is celebrated on the same day as Midsummer, which falls on 21 June.
  • In Ukraine, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of September.
So if you missed celebrating Father’s Day yesterday, you can always celebrate the special occasion with your father in one of the countries above where the celebration is yet to come. You just have to fly to that country.
Be it if you are the father in your family, or you are someone playing the role of a father to someone else or even if you are fathering your business or company, we wish you a Happy Father’s Day. Let us know in the comment section below if you have another date that you celebrate Father’s Day in your country or if you want to share with us something about this celebration.
* Some of the information mentioned here were found from Wikipedia.