Fathers Day 2014, UK and in many other countries, is on the third Sunday in June.
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The third Sunday is June is also Fathers Day across the majority of other countries in the world including Afghanistan, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Cambodia, Chile, The People's Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, The United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Some interesting facts about Fathers Day 2014 UK. In Canada a rose is worn on Father's Day to express gratitude to one's father: red if your father is alive, and a white rose if he has passed away. Canadians take a broad approach to "father" and send cards and gifts to grandfathers, uncles, stepfathers and other men who may have been in a fatherly role towards them.
In America the roots of Fathers Day can be traced back to the efforts of Sonora Smart-Dodd who, in 1909, was present at a Mother's Day church Sermon and realised that there was nothing similar for fathers. Sonora, whose own father had brought her and her five sisters up single-handedly after her mother had died, felt that fathers should get as much recognition as mothers and so she campaigned for a national day to honour them. In 1956 this was reflected in a Joint Resolution of Congress. In 1972 President Nixon enacted Father's Day as a national day of observance.
In other countries around the world Fathers Day falls on different dates.
In Austria and Belgium it is held on the second Sunday in June. In Romania Father's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May whilst in the Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Uganda it is on 21st June.
In Germany Fathers Day or Vatertag (Herrentagin the East of the country) is held on Ascension Day and has its roots in the religious honouring of "Gott, den Vater" on that day. although in modern times it is more of a "man's day" involving a fair bit of drinking.
In Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea Father's Day is held on the first Sunday of September and is in Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden Father's Day it is celebrated on the second Sunday of November.
In certain countries Fathers Day is held on fixed dates. In Poland and Nicaragua Father's Day falls every year on June 23rd, in Russia it is celebrated on 23rd February, in Andorra, Belgium, Bolivia, Honduras, Croatia, Italy and Switzerland Father's Day is celebrated on March 19th. In these countries Father's Day often falls on a week day so, unfortunately, fathers have to work on their own day of celebration.
Which ever country your father lives in we have some truly spiffing hampers that you can send to him. Click here to see them.