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Last Updated: 15th June, 2019

When is Father's Day 2019?

Father's Day is celebrated every year on the third Sunday of June. Though the day is always observed on a Sunday, but it date keeps changing every year. This year, Father's Day will be observed on 16 June 2019.

Happy Father's Day
Father's Day Dates
Year Date Weekday
2017 18 June Sunday
2018 17 June Sunday
2019 16 June Sunday
2020 21 June Sunday
2021 20 June Sunday
2022 19 June Sunday
2023 18 June Sunday
2024 16 June Sunday
2025 15 June Sunday
2026 21 June Sunday

What is Father's day?

Father's Day is an annual celebration that honors father's around the world. It recognizes the role that a father plays in building the family as well as the influence and contribution of father's to society. Other than fathers, grand fathers, great grand fathers, step fathers and foster fathers are also honored on the day. The day is celebrated with a lot of pomp and gaiety around the world and witnesses children giving gifts and cards to their fathers.


Father's Day 2019

What do people do on Father's Day?

Children take the opportunity to honor their fathers by giving them cards, flowers and other valuable gifts. Technology has made it easy for children to wish their father's even if they are miles away. Today, one can send e-cards which would reach the person for whom it is intended in a matter of minutes. In fact, e-cards and messages have become more popular in comparison to the traditional cards. Other than this, people who are far away also make a phone call to their fathers expressing their love and wishing them a very happy Father's Day.

Since Father's Day is a modern concept, every family celebrates the day according to its own convenience. Families gather on the day to honor fathers by throwing parties and organizing other events. Children also gift their fathers gifts which are masculine in nature and mostly comprise items pertaining to technology, sports, grooming, outdoor activities etc. Schools also contribute to making Father's Day a memorable events. In the days prior to Father's Day children at school take part in activities where they are taught to make handmade products, such as cards, and other gifts, that they can present to their dads on Father's Day. Other than this, restaurants also see an unusual rush as children and other members of the family take the father out on lunch or dinner.

In the United States, Father's Day is a major event and witnessing children giving gifts to their father and also spending the entire day with them. Father's Day in the country is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Children honor their father's by giving them cards and gifts, organizing adventure tours and taking them to sports events.

Father's Day around the world

In many countries Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June.
Countries celebrated Father's Day on the third Sunday in June
USA
Canada
UK
France
India
China
Japan
Philippines
South Africa


Father's Day is also widely celebrated on other days.

OccurrenceDatesCountry
 23-FebMyanmar, Russia, Belarus
 18-MarMongolia
 19-MarAndorra, Angola, Belgium, Bolivia, Croatia
 7-May Kazakhstan
 8-May South Korea
Second Sunday in May12-MayRomania
Third Sunday in May19-May Tonga
First Sunday in June2-JunLithuania, Switzerland
 5-Jun Denmark
Second Sunday in June9-Jun Austria, Belgium
 12-Jun Bulgaria
 17-JunEl Salvador, Guatemala
 21-JunEgypt, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates
 23-Jun Nicaragua, Poland
Last Sunday in June30-Jun Haiti
Second Sunday in July14-JulUruguay
Last Sunday in July28-Jul Dominican Republic
 8-AugChina, Taiwan
Second Sunday in August11-Aug Brazil, Samoa
Last Monday in August26-Aug South Sudan
First Sunday in September1-Sep Australia, Fiji, New Zealand
Second Sunday in September8-Sep Latvia
First Sunday in October6-Oct Luxembourg
Second Sunday in November10-Nov Estonia, Finland
 12-Nov Indonesia
 5-Dec Thailand

 


Father's Day Quotes

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare


One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
George Herbert


I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
Sigmund Freud


Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.
- John Mayor


Happy Father's Day
Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it.
– Proverbs 22.6


My Father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Jim Valvano


The most important thing a father can do
for his children is to love their mother.
A. Wills


Father's Day Recipes

Coffee Honey Cake

Coffee Honey Cake


Ingredients:
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup shortening or oil
  • 1 Lemon (juice)
  • 1 Orange (juice)
  • 5 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
Coffee Honey Mixture:
  • 1 cup Strong, Black Coffee
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Chopped Nuts (optional)

Method:
  • Beat eggs well and add melted and cooled shortening or oil.
  • Add fruit juices.
  • Add pre-sifted dry ingredients alternately with coffee-honey mixture.
  • Bake in a 9" x 12" loaf pan in a moderate oven (350 degrees) about 1-1/4 hours.


Strawberry Muffins

Strawberry Muffins

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 C Flour
  • 2/3 C Sugar
  • 1 T Baking soda
  • 3/4 Ts Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Ts Salt
  • 2 C Fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 C Buttermilk
  • 1/3 C Butter - Melted
  • 1 1/4 Ts Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg - Slightly Beaten
  • 1 Egg white - SlightlyBeaten
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 Tb Sugar
Method:
  • Mix flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon in a large bowl, and mix well.
  • Add fresh strawberries; stir well, and make a well in center of mixture.
  • now mix buttermilk and butter, vanilla extract, egg, and stir well.
  • Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  • Divide batter evenly among 18 muffin cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar evenly over muffins.
  • Bake at 350F for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove from pans immediately; let it cool.


Mock Pink Lady Cocktail

Mock Pink Lady Cocktail

Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp grenadine
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 ice cubes
Method:
  • Pour milk, lemon juice, grenadine, sugar and ice cubes into a blender. Blend until ice has been crushed and melted. Serve immediately.

Father's Day History

In the recent times, Father's Day has come to be celebrated globally as an ideal day to portray love and esteem for one's father. A day to exhibit one's true feelings of thankfulness and awe for all that the fathers have done for us, Father's Day truly lends a helping hand in verbalizing our heartfelt feelings for that special angel in our lives. Well, the Father's Day is celebrated worldwide on the third Sunday in the month of June.

The Fathers Day history has both social as well as religious origins. As far as the religious aspect of Father's Day history is concerned it is celebrated on the Saint Joseph's Day as per the Roman Catholic tradition.

  • The Saint Joseph's Day is reserved for commemorating Saint Joseph, who is better known as Mary's husband and Jesus Christ's foster-father.
  • As far as the social aspect of Father's Day history is concerned, Father's Day came to be celebrated as a national festival because of one woman who is given the credit for initiating the Father's Day celebrations in USA. Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, who was an inhabitant of Spokane, Washington, greatly admired her father for all that he had done for his kids.
  • Her mother died at a very young age and thus her father had to single handedly raise six kids, which he did very effectively.
  • Mrs Dodd wanted to honor her dad in a special way and thought of the idea of a special Father's Day sermon especially for her father. As Mrs Dodd's father was born in the month of June, thus Father's Day came to be celebrated in the month of June.
  • Washington celebrated the first Father's Day on 19 June 1910. Many people including William Jennings Bryan approved of the Father's Day celebrations. About eight years later Calvin Coolidge gave the green light to Father's Day as a national holiday.
  • Since then Father's Day is celebrated as a national festival on the third Sunday of June. In the year 1926, a National Father's Day committee was formed in the city of New York. In the year 1966, Lyndon Johnson gave an official status to the Father's Day.