What is Father's Day? Father's Day around the world.

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What is Father's Day? Father's Day around the world.

What is Father's Day?

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. This celebration was brought by the Spanish and Portuguese to Latin America, where March 19 is often still used for it, though many countries in Europe and the Americas have adopted the U.S. date, which is the third Sunday of June. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the month of May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Mother's Day, Siblings Day and Grandparents Day.

Father's Day around the world

In many countries of the world, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, among them the USA, Canada, the UK, France, India, China, Japan, the Philippines and South Africa. However, it is also widely celebrated on other days, for example on February 23rd in Russia known as Defender of the Fatherland Day, on 19th March as Festa del Papà in Italy, Dia do Pai in Portugal and Día del Padre in Spain, known as Ascension Day in Germany, in Switzerland it is celebrated on 1st Sunday in June, Austria and Belgium in 2nd Sunday in June, June 21st, first day of summer (Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan & Syria), first Sunday of September (Australia, New Zealand) and the second Saturday of November (many Scandinavian countries). For a complete overview of the dates of Father's Day around the world see here.

Dates for Father's Day Around the Years


When is father's dayDate     Day of the week     Days away     
Father's Day 2010     June 20, 2010     Sunday     2523 days ago
Father's Day 2011     June 19, 2011     Sunday     2159 days ago
Father's Day 2012     June 17, 2012     Sunday     1795 days ago
Father's Day 2013     June 16, 2013     Sunday     1431 days ago
Father's Day 2014     June 15, 2014     Sunday     1067 days ago
Father's Day 2015     June 21, 2015     Sunday     696 days ago
Father's Day 2016     June 19, 2016     Sunday     332 days ago

Father's Day 2017     

June 18, 2017     

Sunday     

in 32 days

Father's Day 2018     June 17, 2018     Sunday     in 396 days
Father's Day 2019     June 16, 2019     Sunday     in 760 days
Father's Day 2020     June 21, 2020     Sunday     in 1131 days
Father's Day 2021     June 20, 2021     Sunday     in 1495 days
Father's Day 2022     June 19, 2022     Sunday     in 1859 days
Father's Day 2023     June 18, 2023     Sunday     in 2223 days
Father's Day 2024     June 16, 2024     Sunday     in 2587 days
Father's Day 2025     June 15, 2025     Sunday     in 2951 days
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