Read about Fatherís Day, its history and how it is celebrated in different parts of the world.

Fundoo Times: Festivals: Fatherís Day

Fatherís Day Around the World

What is Fatherís Day?

Fatherís Day is a special day to honor all the fathers to acknowledge their role in our lives. Fatherís Day is celebrated with a lot of excitement all around the world. The celebration may vary from one country to another. In todayís context fatherís day is used to honor grandfathers, father-in-laws, step-fathers, and uncles who perform the role of a father.

Origin of Fatherís Day

Historians believe that there was a tradition of celebrating fatherís day since the ancient times. Some claim that it dates back to 4,000 years. The credit for the celebrating Fathers day in the modern era goes to Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd. She lost her mother when she was 16 years old. Her father challenged the odds to raise her and other five siblings. She had witnessed the hardships he had to go through to bring them up. She started to campaign for a special day to honor fathers. Finally in 1910 her hard work reaped the fruits of success. The first Fatherís Day was celebrated with the help of Spokane Ministerial Association and Young Menís Christian Association (YMCA) in the United States. Thus the observation of Fatherís day came into existence. The event has been celebrated on the third Sunday of June since then. Gradually Fatherís Day celebration spread its wings from United States to other parts of the world.

Ways to Celebrate Fatherís Day

People from all over the world take a chance to thank their fathers for his sacrifice and selfless deeds. In some places this occasion is used to honor grandfathers, uncles, step fathers who have showered fatherly affection. On this day, children around the world gift their fathers apparels, sports accessories, neckties, gadgets, chocolates, or things that he likes. They are also pampered with fresh flowers and greeting cards. Children arrange for picnics or surprise their dads with a party.

Also known as: Fatherís Day, Father's Day, Father‚Äôs Day, Gokarna Aunsi, St. Joseph's Day and Vatertag.

Fatherís Day Celebrations around the world:
Fatherís Day in Argentina
Fatherís Day in Australia
Fatherís Day in Canada
Fatherís Day in Costa Rica
Fatherís Day in Denmark
Fatherís Day in Germany
Fatherís Day in India
Fatherís Day in Ireland
Fatherís Day in Nepal
Fatherís Day in New Zealand
Fatherís Day in Philippines
Fatherís Day in South Africa
Fatherís Day in Thailand
Fatherís Day in United Kingdom
Fatherís Day in United States