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Last Updated: 19th June, 2020

Father's Day 2020

Sunday, 21 June
Father's Day 2020

A father is a guide, a teacher, and a friend to his child. He is the man who loves his children enough to allow them to make mistakes, so that they can learn a lesson from them. A father is someone who does the right thing rather than the easy thing, and learns to say "No" when it is required. A father is someone who resists the urge to catch you before you fall. Instead he picks you up after you fall, and allows you to try all over again. Yes, there is no doubt about the fact that a dad is indeed a gift from God Himself.

Fathers are unique, and the reason for fun and laughter at home. No matter how old they get, dads retain that boyish and playful streak, which allows them to let the child take a ride on the shopping cart in the mall, or even try a hand at driving as they sit on his lap holding the steering wheel. It is not that he is not scared for you. He is. But he also knows it is important to let you grow up. Fathers are just like mothers. Their love for the children is as unconditional and as subliminal as a mother's. Dads love their children even when they are at their worst. Loving is not an option for them. When he is correcting your mistakes it is not because it irks him; it is because he wants you to be a better human being.

Father's Day is a day for family. It is the day when children living with parents do special things to honour their dads. Children living away try and be with their dad on that day or at least make the day special through phone calls and gifts.


Father's Day Ideas

Fishing

1. If he is interested in sports, get ticket for a sports event and go along with him to watch it. It need not be on the same day. Remember, the gesture is more important.

2. If your father plays any game, join him that day for a game. It can be a round of golf, tennis, badminton, fishing etc. Sweat it out together and see the bond getting stronger.

3. Boys will be boys. Take your father to an amusement park and see the thrill that he feels. You will be amazed at how much he enjoys it.

4. If you are girl, you can take your father for paintball or bowling. Let the warrior in him find a space, and there is nothing like a little friendly battle of generations to express love.

5. Go Karting is another fun option to spend the day with your dad. Let him forget about the inhibitions of family safety and go wild with speed on the tracks.


Father's Day Gift Ideas

Gift A book to your Dad

1. Make a scrap book with memories penned down and pictures of some of your precious moments of togetherness.

2. Personalised t shirts, coffee mugs, photo frames, accessories with the message "the best dad in the world"

3. Books are anyone's best friends. If you can lay your hands on the paperback edition of a book your father wants to read or loves reading time and again, then nothing like it.

4. Buy him the membership to a gym. Help him keep fit.

5. Book a day at the spa for him. He will love being pampered.

6. Sponsor a "boys day out" of your father along with his friends to any place of their choice.

  

 

Father's Day Handmade Gift Ideas

Cool Handmade gift ideas

1. Convert any plastic box, like chocolate boxes, into a tool box complete with nuts, bolts and a small screw driver, which he will surely find handy next time your mom calls out to fix a leaking tap.

2. Make a homemade car wash kit with all the supplies in one place. You can use a small cardboard box, cover it with a colourful paper, decorate it with glitters, and put the supplies in it.

3. Make your own atlas tea coasters. Cut small circles from a cardboard. Take an old atlas and cut out the places that your dad has been to or wants to go in the same circular shape and size. Stick them onto the cut out card oard pieces. Your dad will just love them.

4. Take an old cloth hanger. Fix hooks in a row at the lower rung of the hanger. This can be used by your dad to hang ties.


Father's Day Celebration Ideas

Start the day with the fragrant surprise

1. Start the day with the fragrant surprise

Let him wake up to the fragrance of flowers…gift him a bunch of beautiful roses. A handmade card if tagged along with a short poem scribbled by you for him in your best ever handwriting would give his day an ideal start. Express your affection, care and concern for him…just as he does for you every other day of the year. Read the poem aloud while you hug him tightly to say that he is the biggest support of your life!


Prepare with your own hands his favourite breakfast

2. Prepare with your own hands his favourite breakfast and lunch

This would be immensely overwhelming for him. Organise a small leisure outing for him, go to the countryside or to a sea shore or to any other nature-bound serene location. Play his favourite music as you drive for him on this day. Go fishing together, play badminton, perform a song, and play guitar. Do not forget to capture all these memories in your camera.

As you reach back home, bake a cake especially for him, bring him his favourite champagne and snacks. Keep yourself at bay from attending phone calls of your friends and fellows. Such distractions spoil the fun. Keep your presence exclusively for him.

Keep the later part of the evening reserved for a heartfelt conversation session with him. Take every opportunity to tell him how special is his love, strength and support for you. Narrate to him instances that prove how his mentoring and guidance have helped you evolve into a better human being, and how best you are trying to make him proud of yourself. Share your life’s small secrets with him, update him about all matters concerning your life, something which you could not do all the while he was busy with work. And while he expresses how he feels, shoot a video. This session would surely overwhelm him and work for him as the biggest form of rejuvenation.


3. Throw Surprise Party

Throwing surprise parties are quite clichéd ways of celebrating father’s day. Let’s try to be different this time. How about planning a surprise rejuvenating day for him? Considering your father works rigorously hard to make life comfortable for you, it is now time to let him know that you are indeed grateful to him…and that you want him to have a superb relaxing time exclusively with you, your mom and your siblings on this day.


4. Arrange Party Games

Father's Day is a day to show your father how much he means to you and how everything he does is appreciated.Selecting a few games and including them in your Father's Day party guarantees heaps of fun. It would for sure be a day to remember for a long time.


5. Make Photo Album

Create a photo album of special moments from the past year with Dad. Show your dad your chow much you love with a digital photo album that you post online or a physical album that you present to him on Father’s Day. Add captions to each picture for added fun. It’s not a bad idea, hence, to let your father know on this finicky occasion of father’s day that he is very close to your heart.


Father’s Day Gifts for First Time Dads

Fathers are a God sent gift. He is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow. With Father’s Day just around the corner, here are a few ideas for gifts for the first time dads. Remember, a new father goes through every anxiety and worry for the new born baby that the mother goes through. He just does not show it. Here are a few ideas to make him feel special:

  • Call his friends over, order pizzas, and disappear. You will be surprised how relaxed he will be after some time with the boys.
  • Along with you he has also spent many sleepless nights trying to put to sleep a colicky baby. Why not book a day at the spa for him where he can relax and rejuvenate?
  • Buy customized jerseys of his favorite sport for the baby and the father.
  • Buy a more masculine baby bag in a solid color without flowers and cartoons so that the next time you have to go out he does not feel embarrassed carrying a frilly bag.
  • Take the imprint of the new father’s and the baby’s hand prints on a slab of wet plaster of Paris. Once dried you can paint a quote saying “friends for life” on it, and add a photograph of father and child. The new father is sure to cherish the gift.
  • Get the grandparents to baby sit. And go out with the new father. Make it a special date. Dress up. Look beautiful. And have a great time romancing each other.
  • Give him a photo album with photographs ranging from courtship days to the birth of the baby.

Make the new father special. After all he has made your life special by gifting you with the most precious gift in the whole wide world.

  

Father's Day Instagram Captions

  • Thanks for always offering me a shoulder to cry on, and a bad joke to laugh at.
  • Dad, you may be getting old, but your style never does.
  • Thanks for showing people my babies pictures still Dad, you’re officially embarrassing. Love you
  • Not all heroes wear capes. Mine wears cargo shorts.
  • My dad gives Superman a run for his money.
  • Behind every great man/woman is an even better father.
  • Sorry everyone else, I have the best dad in the world.
  • Dad, you're in all my favorite memories.
  • Dad, you're the cool parent. But I'll deny it if you tell Mom.
  • In honor of Father's Day, I promise to laugh at all of your jokes.
  • Dad, I can never repay you. Literally.
  • I know raising me wasn't easy but you did a great job.
  • Dad, thanks for saying "yes" whenever Mom said "no."
  • You tell the best, bad jokes.
  • Thanks for killing all those spiders.
  • Here's to one of my favorite parents!

Is Father's Day on the same date every year?

  • Father's day date changes days year-to-year. It always falls on the third Sunday in June.
  • The day celebrates father figures, among them biological fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers.

Which is correct Father's Day or Fathers Day?

  • Although the holiday honors all father figures, the day is known by its singular possessive, that is, Father's Day.

Who was the founder of Father's Day?

  • Father's Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.

Why is Father's Day celebrated?

  • Father's Day is celebrated to recognize the contribution of fathers and father figures in the lives of their children. This day celebrates fatherhood. Although it is celebrated on different dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June.

Is Father's Day a Federal Holiday?

  • It is not a federal holiday. Government offices, organizations, businesses, and banks remain open. Hotels and restaurants tend to be busier as families treat their fathers on this day.

Father's Day Movies

We can celebrate the festival of father's day with good food, gifts, thoughtful messages, cards, songs and of course, movies. The section of Father's day movies in our website is totally dedicated to to those movies which have successfully portrayed the different characters and roles of father.

Here is a list of some of the movies on fathers, have a look at them to select one, that you feel, you can thoroughly enjoy with your dad.

Father of the Bride

Initial release: 20 December 1991 (USA)
Director: Charles Shyer
Music director: Alan Silvestri
Starring: Steve Martin, Kimberley Payne Williams, Diane Keaton, Martin Short and Kieran Culkin

About: A light-hearted entertainer, this amazing movie explores different issues that is associated with parenthood, family interaction, marriage etc. The movie manages successfully to capture the thoughts of a worried father.

My Father the Hero

Initial release: 4 February 1994 (USA)
Director: Steve Miner
Music director: David Newman, Michael Muhlfriedel
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl, Dalton James, Lauren Hutton and Faith Prince

About: This movie was released in the year 1993. This movie showcases the tribulations of a father when he was accompanying his daughter to a distant tropical island. This funny movie will certainly bring a big fat smile on your face.


The Godfather

Initial release: 14 March 1972 (New York City)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Featured song: Speak Softly Love
Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Al Lettieri, Sterling Hayden and John Cazale

About: The movie was released in the year 1972, and it bagged 10 Academy Awards. The story mainly revolves around a Mafia family and wonderfully depicts crime from all possible angles.


This Is My Father

Initial release: 8 January 1999 (Ireland)
Director: Paul Quinn
Starring: James Caan, John Cusack, Aidan Quinn, Moya Farrelly, Stephen Rea and Colm Meaney

About: This interesting movie brilliantly tells the story about an ill-fated romance and its impact over the succeeding generations of a particular family. The story mainly revolves around a Chicago schoolteacher who was in search of his real father.


Father and Son

Initial release: 12 September 2003 (Russia)
Director: Alexander Sokurov
Music director: Andrey Sigle
Starring: Andrej Shetinin, Alexei Nejmyshev and Alexander Rasbash

About: This movie was directed by award-winning Russian filmmaker, Alexander Sokurov. He made this movie as a complementary piece to his previous movie titled 'Mother and Son'. This movie reflects an ambiguous relationship of a father and son.


Father's Day

Initial release: 9 May 1997)
Director: Ivan Reitman
Starring: Robin Williams, Billy Crustal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinsi and Charlie Hofheimer

About: This movie revolves around locating a teenager who runs away from home to follow a rock band. It was directed by Ivan Reitman and was released in the year 1997.


Kramer vs. Kramer

Initial release: 19 December 1979 (USA)
Director: Robert Benton
Starring: Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Justin Henry


The Royal Tenenbaums

Initial release: 5 October 2001 (USA)
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman


He Got Game

Initial release: 1 May 1998 (USA)
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Ray Allen, Denzel Washington, Michael Jordan, Milla Jovovich


Like Father, Like Son

Initial release: 17 September 2013 (Tokyo)
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Lily Franky


My Life

Initial release: 12 November 1993
Director: Bruce Joel Rubin
Music director: John Barry
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Michael Keaton, Queen Latifah


Bicycle Thieves

Initial release: 24 November 1948 (Italy)
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Enzo Staiola, Lamberto Maggiorani, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltameren


Paper Moon

Initial release: 16 May 1973 (New York City)
Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman