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How Often is Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate how much fathers contribute to their children and families.

It was first celebrated on June 19, 1908, after Sonora Smart Dodd decided that the new holiday would be a perfect opportunity for family gatherings.

The celebration has evolved into what it is today, but how often is Father’s Day anyway?

How often is Father’s Day?

Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June. But, of course, the date changes every year, so how long does it last?

Most years, this Day ends up being around 24 hours long. If you count from midnight to midnight as a full day, most people celebrate for about one whole Day and night!

Since there are usually at least 80 million fathers in America (that’s counting both biological and adoptive dads), that means we have roughly 60 million celebrations happening all over the country – how amazing is that?!

And since everyone knows how much dads love their families (and sleep!), they probably wouldn’t mind taking an extra restful snooze after such a wonderful celebration.

Father’s Day in the United States of America

Father’s Day is a holiday in the United States that happens every year on the third Sunday of June. Father’s Day was made to celebrate fathers and family.

Here’s a table for scheduled Father’s Day in the United States of America:

Year Year Year Year Year Year Year Father’s Day
1910193819661994202220502078June 19
1911193919671995202320512079June 18
1912194019681996202420522080June 16
1913194119691997202520532081June 15
1914194219701998202620542082June 21
1915194319711999202720552083June 20
1916194419722000202820562084June 18
1917194519732001202920572085June 17
1918194619742002203020582086June 16
1919194719752003203120592087June 15
1920194819762004203220602088June 20
1921194919772005203320612089June 19
1922195019782006203420622090June 18
1923195119792007203520632091June 17
1924195219802008203620642092June 15
1925195319812009203720652093June 21
1926195419822010203820662094June 20
1927195519832011203920672095June 19
1928195619842012204020682096June 17
1929195719852013204120692097June 16
1930195819862014204220702098June 15
1931195919872015204320712099June 21
193219601988201620442072June 19
193319611989201720452073June 18
193419621990201820462074June 17
193519631991201920472075June 16
193619641992202020482076June 21
193719651993202120492077June 20
Father’s Day Wikipedia

Father’s Day is a holiday honoring dads. In Spokane, Washington, it was started by a girl named Sonora Smart Dodd, who wanted to keep her dad. She said that fathers should have a day like mothers do.

The celebration did not do well when Dodd first started to promote it in the 1920s. First, she stopped because she was in college, and then the celebration faded into obscurity.

When Dodd returned to Spokane in the 1930s, she began promoting it again and got help from people like those who make ties, tobacco pipes, and other presents for fathers. Finally, in 1938, she got support from Father’s Day Council, founded by the New York Association.

It was hard for Americans to get excited about Father’s Day because it is similar to Mother’s Day. But people did not give up on it. Instead, they kept promoting Father’s Day and even incorporated the jokes into their advertisements. By the mid-1980s, Father’s Council wrote that “Father’s Day has become a Second Christmas for all the men’s gift-oriented industries.”

Father’s Day in Australia

Father’s Day in the land down under Australia is celebrated on the first Sunday of September. It is called the first Sunday of spring in Australia. Most people who celebrate Father’s Day will give their dad a gift or card and share lunch with him. It is not considered a public holiday, though.

When Father’s Day was first created in America, it wasn’t accepted by people from Australia. They thought it was unnecessary or meant a father’s “supremacy” as head of the household. Newspapers at the time wrote poems and critical editorials about the new tradition. Finally, in June, Father’s Day matched the original USA date, and there were church services and wearing of a red flower.

Janet Heyden wanted to make the Day special for people in nursing homes. She collected money, and in 1925 it became Father’s Day. However, Mother’s Day got popular first. So most people now celebrate Father’s Day every first Sunday of September.

In 1957, the Father’s Day Council of Australia was established. The annual Australian Father of the Year award is given to one person each year.

In Australia, Father’s Day traditions include school crafts or making a card for dad with kids. You can also take him out to lunch or the BBQ. Sometimes they will hold a Father’s Day gift stall at the public school with presents for people like dads, grandfathers, and carers.

Father’s Day in New Zealand

In New Zealand, Father’s Day is always on the first Sunday of September. It is not a public holiday. Father’s Day was started in 1929 at St Matthew’s Church, Auckland. The following year, Father’s Day was seen in commercial advertising for the first time. By 1935, many other churches had adopted Father’s Day, and it became a day to celebrate fathers at the beginning of September in New Zealand (just like what happened with Australia).

Father’s Day in the Philippines

Father’s Day in the Philippines is not a public holiday. For Father’s Day, people usually do it on the 3rd Sunday of June. It might be because this Day is when Father’s Day is celebrated in the United States and also because President Corazon Aquino of the Philippines proclaimed it in 1988.

Father’s Day in the UK

Father’s Day is on the third Sunday of June for the UK. It does not have a long tradition. However, Steve Roud, in “The English Year (2006)”, says that it entered British popular culture “sometime after the Second World War, not without opposition.”

Father’s Day in Canada

In Canada, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. It might be a day where you spend time with your father or other people in your life who are like fathers to you. Gifts might be given, and there may be family gatherings.

Father’s Day in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, Father’s Day is on the third Sunday in June. Therefore, it is not a public holiday. 

Traditionally, fathers will have breakfast in bed made by their kids, and families will come together to have dinner at the grandparents’ house. However, in recent years, families are also going out to eat, making it one of the busiest days for restaurants.

Father’s Day in China

In China, Father’s Day does not exist. Instead, others celebrate on the third Sunday of June, according to the tradition of the United States. 

Father’s Day is also celebrated in special administrative regions. For example, in Hong Kong, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, and it is not a public holiday. In Macau, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, and it is not a public holiday.

Father’s Day in Japan

Father’s Day in Japan is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, but it is not a public holiday. Presents are often sake, shochu, fashion items, gourmet food, sports equipment, and sweets.

Father’s Day in Korea

In South Korea, they celebrate a day called Parents’ Day on May 8. However, it is not a public holiday. Instead, parents’ Day celebrates the value of filial piety and recognizes the important contribution to society made by seniors.

The tradition of putting on carnations for Parents’ Day came from a Christian culture as Western religions and cultures entered, this tradition spread.

Father’s Day in UAE (United Arab Emirates)

In UAE, the United Arab Emirates, Father’s Day is on June 21. However, this date is often close to midsummer.

Conclusion

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate dads all around the world. But there are some differences in how this memorable holiday is celebrated from country to country.

In Japan, for example, fathers get presents on their children’s birthdays, and mothers receive gifts on Valentine’s Day instead of Mother’s Day.

In Canada, Sweden, and Finland, people don’t typically give any gift or card on father’s Day because it falls close to Easter Sunday when celebrating family members who have passed away.

And in Russia, they call Father’s Day “Day Of The Dad” while Mothers’ Day is called “Women’s Holiday.” It seems that every culture has its unique way of honoring dad!

As for me, I don’t care much for presents. Instead, give me time to take care of my health and get fit. That’s all I ask for.


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