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Father’s Day 2021: The third Sunday of June is celebrated as Father’s Day in most parts of the world. Father’s Day is a celebration of fathers, honouring fatherhood, paternal bonds and the role fathers play in society.

Significance

On this day children acknowledge and appreciate their fathers and father figures, who play an important role in their lives, be it emotionally, mentally or even financially. On this day children understand the importance of the role of a father in one’s life. This day acknowledges the contribution of fathers to their own families and society at large. Children buy or make presents for their father or father-like figure, write and draw cards, spend the day engaging in activities that can be enjoyed with one’s father, be it hiking, fishing or just sitting around watching some television. In India especially, most kids have a closer bond with their mothers, so this day definitely helps forge a closer relation with one’s dad.

First Father’s Day

According to various reposts, the first known Father’s Day service was conducted at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908.

Father’s Day: Various dates of celebration

  • Father’s Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June like Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Argentina, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Mexico, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, and Venezuela
  • In Australia and New Zealand, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September
  • Thailand marks Father’s Day on the birthday of the country’s king, which is on December 5
  • Brazilian dads are honoured on the second Sunday of August

Father’s Day: Why is it important today?

Celebration Father’s Day may help the children understand the importance of their fathers in their life. This helps in strengthening father-child relationship and consequently in the emotional development of a child.

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