Did you know that people celebrate Father’s Day around the world on different days and with different traditions?
Originally, church began by celebrating Father’s Day on St. Joseph’s Day (March 19), but the day evolution to reflect diversity. In the US and Canada, the day goes with gifts, dining out, or family reunion.
South Africa, like to organize Father’s Day parties to celebrate on a wide scale and stressing the importance of the role in society. Like the US, Australia tends to celebrate privately, at home. Celebrating this day is a new concept in India, they are influenced by the US on this.
New Guinea, Fiji, and New Zealand celebrate all fathers in September. Meanwhile in Germany, a lot of “male” activities are part of the tradition. Activities as hiking, biking, and drinking take place while mom stays at home with kids. In Thailand, they wear yellow and gift bright canna flowers to their fathers.
I have been celebrating this day (constantly) since I had children. I had the best partner in life, and my kiddos are the luckiest to have a dedicated, sweet, adorable, clown dad. As I grew, the closest to a father figure was my uncle (that guy still one of the wicked fun, ironic, smart people I know. My father never bothered to be around and I do believe you don’t miss something you never had).
How do you celebrate Father’s Day?