Around the world Father’s Day is recognised as a date to celebrate the contribution that father figures make to the lives of children. Although the exact date differs from country to country, many countries (like the U.K) mark this day on the third Sunday in June. This year it’s on Sunday 18th June. Let’s take a little trip around the world and see how different countries will be marking the occasion.
In this Southeast Asian country, it is traditional to celebrate Mother’s Day on the birthday of Queen Sirikit in August and Father’s Day on the birthday of the respected King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The King gives an annual speech on his birthday in December and on the same day Thais commonly gift their fathers and grandfathers with Canna flowers, a symbol of masculinity in Thailand.
It’s the Aussies turn to celebrate Father’s Day on the first Sunday in September. Coincidentally, this is also the first Sunday of spring in Australia. Isn’t that blooming lovely?
Although it’s an unofficial holiday, Mexicans celebrate their Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June with a party. Families share food, enjoy music and give gifts to their fathers. The more energetic dads of Mexico City also take part in a 21 kilometre race!
Germany also has its own special traditions for Father’s Day. In what can be quite a boozy affair, German fathers and sons celebrate the day by organising group hiking trips or days out with plentiful beer and good food.
Brazil celebrates Father's Day (Dia dos Pais, in Portuguese) on the second Sunday of August. Like the U.K and lots of other countries, this is a day of giving gifts and spending some quality time with pop. A trip to the steakhouse is a particularly popular way of honouring your father in Brazil. Sounds good to us!
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