Father's Day 2020: When is Father's Day 2020 & 2021?

Below you can find dates of Father's Day 2020 and Father's Day 2021. In the table you can check how many days you have been on holiday, which week is the holiday and which day of the month.

When is ..? Date Day of the week Week Number Day left
Father's Day 2019 June 16, 2019 Sunday 24 Passed
Father's Day 2020 June 21, 2020 Sunday 25 221
Father's Day 2021 June 20, 2021 Sunday 24 585
Father's Day 2022 June 19, 2022 Sunday 24 949
Father's Day 2023 June 18, 2023 Sunday 24 1313
Father's Day 2024 June 16, 2024 Sunday 24 1677
Father's Day 2025 June 15, 2025 Sunday 24 2041
Father's Day 2026 June 21, 2026 Sunday 25 2412
Father's Day 2027 June 20, 2027 Sunday 24 2776
Father's Day 2028 June 18, 2028 Sunday 24 3140
Father's Day 2029 June 17, 2029 Sunday 24 3504

Father’s Day

Father's Day is a celebration that honors fathers and individuals in the role of father and celebrates fatherhood, emphasizing fatherhood ties and the influence of fathers in society. Father's Day completes Mother's Day, a celebration honoring mothers. In many countries, Father's Day celebrates the third Sunday in June, including the USA, Canada, England, France, India, Turkey, China, Japan, the Philippines and South Africa. However, it is also widely celebrated on other days, for example on February 23rd (Russia, Defender of the Fatherland Day), March 19th (as Festa del Papà in Italy, Dia do Pai in Portugal and Día del Padre in Spain), Ascension Day (Germany), the first Sunday in June (Switzerland), the second Sunday in June (Austria and Belgium), June 21st, the first day of summer (Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan & Syria), first Sunday of September (Australia, New Zealand) and the second Saturday of November (many Scandinavian countries).

 

Father’s Day Background

The emergence of Father's Day is discussed with various stories. The two main theories concern two American girls, Grace Golden Clayton and Sonora Smart Dodd. Grace Golden Clayton of Fairmount, West Virginia, lost her father in the Monongah Mine Disaster in 1907, killing 361 of whom 250 were fathers. Their deaths were orphaned by more than 1,000 children, and Grace wanted to pay tribute to the child's dead father and her own child. Mrs. Clayton offered her pastor Robert Thomas Webb a day to honor these fathers, the theory behind the concept of Father's Day.

The other theory concerns Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, whose father is a civil war veteran. Ms. Smart Dodd's father was a single father who raised six children.

During the early years of Father's Days, several attempts were made to formally recognize the holiday and failed. Fifty-six years after the first official Father's Day, President Johnson set the third Sunday in June as the day fathers should be celebrated. Six years later, Father's Day spent a permanent holiday in the United States with President Richard Nixon's entry into force in 1972. Since then, Father's Day has been celebrated on the third Sunday of June, which means it will change every year.

 

Father’s Day Celebrations

Other countries learned the idea of Father's Day. Many followed the day celebrating the third Sunday in June, while others decided to honor the father on different dates. So, to make sure you know when to pay your respects to your beloved father wherever you are, here is a list of dates that Father's Day is celebrated worldwide:

 

  • March 14– Iran
  • March 19– Bolivia, Honduras, Italy, Lichtenstein, Portugal, Spain
  • May 8– South Korea
  • First Sunday in June– Lithuania
  • Second Sunday in June– Austria, Ecuador, Belgium
  • Third Sunday in June– Antigua, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Trinidad, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
  • June 17– El Salvador, Guatemala
  • June 23– Nicaragua, Poland, Uganda
  • Second Sunday in July– Uruguay
  • Last Sunday in July– Dominican Republic
  • Second Sunday in August– Brazil
  • August 8– Taiwan, China
  • August 24– Argentina
  • First Sunday in September– Australia, New Zealand
  • New Moon of September– Nepal
  • First Sunday in October– Luxembourg
  • Second Sunday in November– Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden
  • December 5– Thailand

 

This Father’s Day, just try make a different thing to express your feelings to your father. If he is not alive, you will probably go to visit him as well at his new residence but, even there, you may talk to him like you are very good friends. If you are still lucky and your father is with you, you can write him a card expressing some of the things you love and admire about him. It is not necessary to make it too emotional. Do not force yourself to make some perfect sentences, the idea here is just to tell him that you’re glad to be his son or daughter and happy that you have lived a (whether long or short) life together.

 

Father’s Day Customs and Traditions

 

  • The proclamation of making Father’s Day a permanent national holiday was when U.S. President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.
  • On the 40th day of Easter, Ascension Day, German men celebrate Father’s Day by organizing hikes and other gatherings that are well-supplied with food and alcohol.
  • Father’s Day in Russia is a celebration that has evolved from a military commemoration to an unofficial tribute to all men.
  • On Feb. 23, Defender of the Fatherland Day, parades celebrate the Russian Armed Forces while men can expect to receive small gifts from the women in their lives.
  • Father’s Day is held in Brazil on the second Sunday in August in honor of St. Joachim, the father of Mary.
  • France owes its Father’s Day celebration to a company that manufactured cigarette lighters.
  • In Thailand, men get canna lily (masculine symbol) flowers on Father’s Day.
  • South Korea celebrates “Parent’s Day” instead of Father’s Day.
  • If you have siblings, you could get them involved in planning something nice for your dad. Having all of his kid’s celebrate Father’s Day with him will make it even more special. If you don’t have any siblings, you could also ask your mom or grandparents to help you. For example, you could get together and write a song that you can sing to your dad on Father’s Day, or you can design and make a card together.
  • Additionally, you could assign a part of Father’s Day that each sibling is responsible for. For example, you can be responsible for making him his favorite breakfast, one of your siblings can be responsible for setting up the TV with his favorite sport and preparing his favorite snacks, and another sibling could be responsible for giving him a foot rub.

 

Father’s Day Facts

 

  • Although the name of the event is usually understood as a plural possessive (i.e. "day belonging to fathers"), which would under normal English punctuation guidelines be spelled "Fathers' Day" (not "Fathers Day"), the most common spelling is "Father's Day", as if it were a singular possessive (i.e. "day belonging to Father").
  • The United States’ first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington.
  • However, Catholic Europe has been celebrating the occasion on March 19 (Saint Joseph’s Day) since the Middle Ages.
  • This celebration was brought by the Spanish and Portuguese to Latin America.
  • The Western countries just re-dated Father’s Day to every third week of June.
  • After Anna Jarvis’ successful promotion of Mother’s Day in Grafton, West Virginia, the first observance of a “Father’s Day” was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia.
  • It was to honor 362 men who were killed the previous year in a coal mining explosion.
  • Sonora Smart Dodd started her quest to establish Father’s Day as a national holiday.
  • She was one of six raised by her single father and thought fathers should be honored the same way as mothers.
  • In 1924, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge suggested that the celebration be observed in the U.S.
  • If your dad isn’t the gift type but enjoys nothing more than spending time together with family, then plan some type of activity where your dad gets to do something he loves. For example, if your dad loves grilling, you could get all the things needed for a backyard barbecue and invite some of his friends over to hang out on Father’s Day together.
  • If your dad likes fishing, you could plan an all-day fishing trip together just you and him (or your whole family, if you prefer).
  • Be sure to run the idea by your dad before you make any big plans though! You don’t want to plan a whole party only to find out he doesn’t want to have one.
  • If your dad enjoys sleeping in, but normally doesn’t get to because of work and kids, let him do it today. Don’t walk around making a bunch of noise that will wake him up. Let him sleep as long as he wants, and start the celebration whenever he’s ready.

 

Father’s Day Symbols

How you celebrate Father's Day will begin to learn to a large extent what your father loves and what the day will be most enjoyable. This can mean planning a great adventure or just doing all the work around the house, so the father can relax.

  • Plan at least one event that your father will enjoy. Maybe he likes fishing or prey. Or maybe your father likes to play board games with the whole family, choose something you know you will love.
  • In terms of home, fathers do more than take children out of school or practice and just be there to listen to their problems. Think of a time when your father did something for you and see how you can pay him back. It can be as simple as mowing the grass.

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