June 16th, 2024

What Is Father's Day?

Father's Day is celebrated across the globe. It's a holiday to recognize the contribution of dads to society. It takes place annually on the third Sunday in June.

To commemorate the day, fathers are often given gifts and cards (usually handmade). It's also common for children to take over chores for the day.

In some countries, including the US, UK, and Australia, it's common to organize a breakfast for father figures. This is usually offered as "breakfast in bed".

Many countries around the world celebrate Father's Day. This includes the US, Canada, UK, Argentina, France, Greece, Ireland, India, Mexico, South Africa, Pakistan, Singapore, and Venezuela.

Father's Day is designed to be a day where dads can relax and enjoy spending time with family. It's common for dads to countdown to Father's Day so they can enjoy being pampered.

Use the Father's Day countdown clock to learn how long until Father's Day this year.

Why Is Father's Day Celebrated?

Father's Day is designed to celebrate fathers and father figures for their efforts in raising children and looking after their families. It's common for Father's Day to be celebrated by children, spouses, and other family members.

In the countdown to Father's Day, many shops sell special cards and gifts to acknowledge the day. Restaurants and pubs will also offer a "Father's Day Menu" for those who want to treat their dads to a meal out.

Are There Two Father's Days?

There is only one Father's Day, but the day it falls on can vary depending on where you live. In most countries, including the US, UK, Canada, and India, Father's Day always falls on the third Sunday of June.

However, many countries in Europe celebrate Father's Day on March 19. This includes Italy, Portugal, and Spain. The reason Father's Day is celebrated earlier in these countries is because it honors Joseph of Nazareth (father of Jesus).

In these countries, it's common for Catholics to hold the Feast of St Joseph and attend a church ceremony in honor of Joseph. Children also give gifts and cards to their fathers and church leaders in honor of the day.

How Many Days Until Father's Day?

There are days until Father's Day.