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Happy Father’s Day Celebration


Today, June 19, is going to be celebrated as Father’s Day in most of the countries of the world. Though in a very few countries, Father’s Day is commemorated on different days. Like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is also celebrated with great enthusiasm. 

In our society, parents are the backbone of the family as well as society. They used to sacrifice their lives for the betterment of children. So the children should be careful of their parents. They are obviously indebted to them. Because of this, it’s observed in society as Father’s Day. 

Happy Father’s Day Celebration

Father’s Day & Saint Joseph’s Day :

Father’s Day  is a holiday of honouring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. 

     In the United States, Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd,[1][2][3] and celebrated on the third Sunday of June for the first time in 1910. The day is held on various dates across the world, and different regions maintain their own traditions of honouring fatherhood.

Happy Father’s Day Celebration

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Observed by

111+ countries




Honours fathers and fatherhood


Varies by country

Father’s Day is a recognised public holiday in Lithuania and some parts of Spain and was regarded as such in Italy until 1977. It is a national holiday in Estonia, Samoa, and equivalently in South Korea, where it is celebrated as Parents’ Day. The holiday complements similar celebrations honouring family members, such as Mother’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents’ Day.

Early history

For centuries, the Eastern Orthodox Church has appointed the second Sunday before Nativity as the Sunday of the Forefathers to commemorate the ancestors of Christ according to the flesh, starting with Adam and emphasising the Patriarch Abraham, to whom God said,

In thy seed shall all of the nations of the earth be blessed

— Genesis 12:3, 22:18

This feast can fall between December 11 and 17.[4][5] This feast includes the ancestors of Mary, mother of Jesus and various prophets.

A customary day for the celebration of fatherhood in Catholic Europe is known to date back to at least 1508. It is usually celebrated on March 19, as the feast day of Saint Joseph, who is referred to as the fatherly Nutritor Domini (“Nourisher of the Lord”) in Catholicism and “the putative father of Jesus” in southern European tradition. 

This celebration was brought to the Americas by the Spanish and Portuguese. The Catholic Church actively supported the custom of a celebration of fatherhood on St. Joseph’s Day from either the last years of the 14th century or from the early 15th century,[6] apparently on the initiative of the Franciscans.[7]

In the Coptic Orthodox Church, the celebration of fatherhood is also observed on St Joseph’s Day, but the Copts observe this on July 20. The Coptic celebration may date back to the fifth century.[6]

Whether to celebrate this day worldwide or not remains a debatable topic. In 1908, Grace Golden Clayton proposed the day to honour those men who had lost their lives in a mining accident in the US.


Though it was not accepted then, in 1909 Sonora Smart Dodd, who along with her five brothers was raised by her father alone, after attending Mother’s Day in a church, convinced the Spokane Ministerial Association to celebrate Father’s Day worldwide.[8][9]

Hindu Calendar 
Definition Sample Date 
Country/ Territory 
Bhadrapada Amavasya 
Father’s Day

 South Korea (Parents’ Day)

Second Sunday in May

May 9, 2021

May 8, 2022

May 14, 2023

 Romania[13] (Ziua Tatălui)

Third Sunday in May

May 16, 2021

May 15, 2022

May 21, 2023


Ascension Day

May 13, 2021

May 26, 2022

May 18, 2023


First Sunday in June

Jun 6, 2021

Jun 5, 2022

Jun 4, 2023

 Lithuania (Tėvo diena)


June 5

 Denmark[14] (also Constitution Day)

Second Sunday in June

Jun 13, 2021

Jun 12, 2022

Jun 11, 2023

 Austria (Vatertag)


Third Sunday in June

June 20, 2021

Jun 19, 2022

Jun 18, 2023

Jun 16, 2024




 Antigua and Barbuda









  Bosnia and Herzegovina



  Burkina Faso








  Costa Rica[17]




  Czech Republic










  Hong Kong




  Isle of Man

  Ivory Coast


























  Saint Lucia

  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  Saudi Arabia



  Sierra Leone


  South Africa

  Sri Lanka



  Trinidad and Tobago





  United Kingdom[26]

  United States





June 17

  El Salvador[28]


June 21





  United Arab Emirates

June 23



Last Sunday in June

Jun 27, 2021

Jun 26, 2022

Jun 25, 2023


Second Sunday in July

Jul 11, 2021

Jul 10, 2022

Jul 9, 2023


Last Sunday in July

Jul 25, 2021

Jul 31, 2022

Jul 30, 2023

  Dominican Republic

August 8[ii]


Second Sunday in August

Aug 8, 2021

Aug 14, 2022

Aug 13, 2023

  Brazil (Dia dos Pais)


Last Monday in August

Aug 30, 2021

Aug 29, 2022

Aug 28, 2023

  South Sudan

First Sunday in September

Sep 5, 2021

Sep 4, 2022

Sep 3, 2023



  New Zealand

  Papua New Guinea

Second Sunday in September

Sep 12, 2021

Sep 11, 2022

Sep 10, 2023


First Sunday in October

Oct 3, 2021

Oct 2, 2022

Oct 1, 2023


Third Sunday in October    Oct 17, 2021

Oct 16, 2022

Oct 15, 2023


Second Sunday in November

Nov 14, 2021

Nov 13, 2022

Nov 12, 2023

  Estonia (Isadepäev)

  Finland (Isänpäivä)

  Iceland (Feðradagur)

  Norway (Farsdag)

  Sweden (Fars dag)

November 12


December 5

  Thailand (The birthday of King Bhumibol)[31]

December 26          Bulgaria

Hindu Calendar 
Definition Sample dates 
Country / Territory 
Bhadrapada Amavasya 
( Gokarna Aunsi ) 
Happy Father’s Day celebration

Between August 30 and September 30


Islamic Calendar 
Occurrence Sample Dates 
County/ Territory 
Happy Father’s Day celebration












Burmese calendar

Occurrence    Sample dates    Country/territory

Full Moon Day of Tabaung

February / March

  Myanmar (Father’s Day)

       As with Russia, the celebration is officially for people who served or are serving in the Mongolian Armed Forces, but the congratulations are for all fathers and all other adult men and male children as well.

     Though Father’s Day on August 8 was first celebrated in Shanghai in 1945, there is no longer an official Father’s Day in mainland China since 1949.


Happy Father’s Day celebration: quotation 

Happy Father’s Day Celebrations


“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”

– Unknown

“[My father] always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.”

– Chelsea Clinton

“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.”

– Linda Poindexter

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of song.”

– Unknown( Happy Father’s Day Celebration)

“No man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.”

– Hedy Lamarr

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”

– Jim Valvano

“I’ve said it before, but it’s absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see the future.”

– Liza Minnelli

“My dad’s my best mate, and he always will be.”

– Cher Lloyd

“My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived, and let me watch him do it.”

– Clarence Budington Kelland

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.”

– Wade Boggs

“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.”

– Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman

“To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.”

– Euripides

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”

– Sigmund Freud

“An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom.”

– C.S. Lewis

“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”

– Steve Martin

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”

– George Herbert

“No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”

– William Shakespeare

“To her, the name of father was another name for love.”

– Fanny Fern

“A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.”

– Emile Gaboriau

“Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.”

– Unknown

“Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every single day.”

– Mike Myers

“Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end.”

– George Strait

“By profession I am a soldier and take great pride in that fact, but I am also prouder, infinitely prouder, to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys.”

– General Douglas MacArthur

“He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.”

– Tom Wolfe

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

– Frederick Douglass

“Lately all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.”

– Dan Zevin

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”

– Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum

“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”

– Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

“There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”

– George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

“Every son’s first superhero is his father”

– Tiger 

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”

– Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut


“Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.”

– Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.”

– Unknow


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