Father's Day 2015

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries.

Father's Day 2015
Father’s Day 2015

Father’s Day was inaugurated in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fatherhood and male. After Mother’s day, people started celebrating Father’s Day because there should be a day for fathers too! parenting.

Father’s Day in Argentina

Father’s Day in Argentina is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, but there have been several attempts to change the date to August 24, to commemorate the day on which the “Father of the Nation” José de San Martín became a father.

In 1953, the proposal to celebrate Father’s Day in all educational establishments on August 24, in honor of José de San Martín, was raised to the General Direction of Schools of Mendoza Province. The day was celebrated for the first time in 1958, on the third Sunday of June, but it was not included in the school calendars due to pressure from several groups.

Schools in the Mendoza Province continued to celebrate Father’s Day on August 24, and, in 1982, the Provincial Governor passed a law declaring Father’s Day in the province to be celebrated on that day.

In 2004, several proposals to change the date to August 24 were presented to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies as a single, unified project.[42] After being approved, the project was passed to the Senate of Argentina for final review and approval. The Senate changed the proposed new date to the third Sunday of August, and scheduled the project for approval. However, the project was never addressed during the Senate’s planned session, which caused its ultimate failure.

Fathr’s Day in Canada

In Canada, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. Father’s Day typically involves spending time with one’s father or the father figures in one’s life. Small family gatherings and the giving of gifts may be part of the festivities organized for Father’s Day.

Father’s Day in China

In People’s Republic of China, the official Father’s Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. This date was set according to international norms.

Prior to the People’s Republic, when the Republic of China (1912-1949) governed from Nanjing, Father’s Day was celebrated on August 8. This was determined by the fact that the Eighth(ba) day of the Eighth(ba) month makes two “eight”s (八八, ba-ba), which sounds similar to the colloquial word for “daddy” (ba-ba,爸爸). It is still celebrated on this date in areas still under the control of the Republic of China, including in Taiwan.

Father’s Day in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, the Unidad Social Cristiana party presented a bill to change the celebration of Father’s Day from the third Sunday of June to March 19, the day of Saint Joseph. That was in order to give tribute to this saint, who gave his name to the capital of the country San José, Costa Rica, and so family heads will be able to celebrate the Father’s Day at the same time as the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker. The official date is still the third Sunday of June.

Father’s Day in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. (Sunday in Hong Kong is a public holiday)

Father’s Day in India

There is 15 day remembrance of all ancestors called Pitru Paksha (Fortnight for Ancestors). There is also a remembrance day for deceased father (death anniversary for both mother and father). Father’s Day is not a public holiday in India. In recent years, retailers have adapted to the holiday by promoting greeting cards and traditionally masculine gifts such as electronics and tools on third Sunday of June. Some schools and other children’s programs commonly have activities to make Father’s Day gifts in some large cities. A father is meant to be the first ideal person for every child, so image of father for a child is very respectful from the beginning in India.

Father’s Day in Mexico

In Mexico, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday.

Father’s Day in Netherlands

In the Netherlands, Father’s Day (Vaderdag) is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. Traditionally, as on Mother’s Day, fathers get breakfast in bed made by their children and families gather together and have dinner, usually at the grandparents’ house. In recent years, families also started having dinner out, and as on Mother’s Day, it is one of the busiest days for restaurants. At school, children handcraft their present for their fathers. Consumer goods companies have all sorts of special offers for fathers: socks, ties, electronics, suits, and men’s healthcare products.

Father’s Day in Peru

In Peru, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and is not a public holiday. People usually give a present to their fathers and spend time with him mostly during a family meal.

Father’s Day in the Philippines

In the Philippines, Father’s Day is officially celebrated every third Sunday of June, but it is not a public holiday. It is more widely observed by the public on the 3rd Sunday of June perhaps due to American influence.

Father’s Day in South Africa

In South Africa, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Mainly to honor every dad that is doing the best.

Father’s Day in the United Arab Emirates

In United Arab Emirates, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 21, generally coinciding with Midsummer’s day.

Father’s Day in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, Father’s Day, celebrated on the third Sunday of June, is not a public holiday.

Father’s Day in the United States

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Typically, families gather to celebrate the father figures in their lives. In recent years, retailers have adapted to the holiday by promoting greeting cards and traditionally masculine gifts such as electronics and tools. Schools (if in session) and other children’s programs commonly have activities to make Father’s Day gifts.

Country list of the Google Doodle

Algeria, Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Update: June 23, 2015 Father’s Day in Poland (Dzień Ojca) and Nicaragua (Día del padre).

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