When is Father’s Day 2019? What is Father Day? UK USA India Celebrations: Do you know what day is fathers day in 2019 (this year)? June 18. If not, let’s check it out. It falls on the 3rd Sunday in June every year in the USA, UK, India and other countries. It has been celebrated as a national holiday since 1966.
Different nations celebrate it as per their schedule and dates. For example, fatherhood is honored and father day is celebrated on the first Sunday in the month of September each year. And there are much more such different dates for different regions.
When is Father’s Day 2019?
This year, the fathers day falls on 16th June 2019, Sunday in the UK, India, and the USA and some other countries worldwide. Below is the 2019 fathers day countdown timer.
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Why do we celebrate Fathers Day?
It came from the USA and since June 1966, it has been celebrated as the national holiday on the third Sunday. The exact origins or the idea of celebration is believed to come from a movement which began 100 years ago.
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While many others give credits to Sonora Smart Dodd, who belonged to Washington. It is said that she came up with this idea following the mother’s day celebration in 1910. She thought that if motherhood has an event then, why should fatherhood have a day too.
Sonora Dodd, who lived from 1882 to 1978, was the daughter of American Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart. She is regarded as the founder of Father day (messages). She and her siblings were raised by her father as her mother died in childbirth.
When she came up to an age of understanding the world, she started a campaign to get a special festival registered to celebrate fatherhood and get it recognized. The first fathers day was observed in 1910 in Spokane and some other cities and towns across America.
Some other believe that it was Grace Golden Clayton and give her credit for this concept after she suggested the idea in 1908. She got this idea when a mine explosion which killed more than 360 men. She put forward her argument that those children will need time to remember their fathers.
She got the inspiration from Anna Jarvis, who succeeded in getting recognized Mother’s day just two months earlier to this incident. Well, now this occasion is observed to remember fathers across the globe.
Father’s Day celebrations around the world
The traditional of observance in the UK includes serving breakfast in bed and a handmade card. While at different places, it is observed in a different way.
This festival is known as Vatertag (Father Day) in Germany. Also, many times, it is referred to as Mannertag (Men’s day).
In some regions, the groups of men use to go into the woods along with a wagon of beer, wines, and meats. Heavy drinking can be seen and thus, related traffic accidents increase at the same time.
It is celebrated on August 8 in China as eight is known as “ba” in Chinese and they refer their fathers as “ba-ba.” Thus, the eighth day of the eight-month sounds similar to daddy.
Father’s day is an occasion to celebrate the fatherhood, paternal bonds, the influence of fathers in society and to honor fathers. Catholic Europe has been celebrating on March 19 as St. Joseph’s Day since the Middle-ages. Spanish and Portuguese brought it to Latin America where it is observed on March 19. Many countries in Europe and America are now celebrating it on the US date – the third Sunday of June. In most parts of the world, it is observed in March, April, and June. It compliments celebrations honoring family members like Mother’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents’ Day.
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