Father’s day, the day to honor paternal bonds and pay your gratitude towards your father is celebrated all across the globe. However, the date on which it is celebrated is not the same everywhere. We encounter different father’s day date in different countries.
Reason for different father’s day date in different Countries.
As we know from the history of father’s day, it emerged during different eras at different places. As the idea started spreading and other countries came to know about it, they were amused by the concept and couldn’t wait another year to hold the ceremony. So different countries started celebrating father’s day at different times of the year and hence the dates are not the same everywhere.
Dates in different countries:
|March 19||Italy, Portugal, Spain|
|May 8||South Korea|
|Second Sunday in may||Romania|
|Third Sunday in May||Tonga|
|First Sunday in June||Switzerland|
|Second Sunday in June||Austria|
|Third Sunday in June||Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Netherlands, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States|
|June 21||Egypt, Syria|
|Second Sunday in August||Brazil|
|First Sunday in September||Australia, New Zealand|
|Second Sunday in November||Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Norway|
Whatever may be the date, the unison purpose of thanking and making the fathers feel important is fulfilled at every place. The dates, the ceremonies, the places may be different, but the love and respect for fathers remains the same in each corner of the world!