What is Father’s Day?
After Anna Jarvis established Mother’s Day in 1908, Sonora Dodd proposed Father‘s Day to complement Mother’s Day and to celebrate fathers. It has also been adapted by many other countries around the world, including Canada.
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When is Father’s Day?
In Canada and most countries in the world, Father’s Day is being celebrated on the third Sunday in June. This means Father’s Day takes place on Sunday June 16 in 2024, and on Sunday June 15 in 2025. Sonora Dodd originally suggested June 5, which was her father’s birthday, but because the pastors of the local Spokane Ministerial Alliance needed more time to prepare their sermons, they choose the third Sunday of June instead.
Celebrating Father’s Day
The most popular traditions surrounding Father’s Day are activities, cards, food and gifts.
Whether your father is into golf, baseball, bowling, fishing or any other sports or hobby, Father’s Day is the perfect day to watch a game of baseball in the stadium, play a game of golf or bowling or cast a reel with your father. Although church attendance is typically very low at Father’s Day, it is also a good option to go to the church with the family if your father prefers this.
Father’s Day is a very popular day for sending cards. You can also send a hand written letter instead to make it more personal.
In Canada, it is customary for children to treat their fathers to a nice dinner, usually in a restaurant. But a home cooked meal with the favorite foods of Dad is also common practice.
It is customary for children to give their father a well thought of gift at Father’s Day. This can include breakfast in bed, handmade crafts, and store bought gifts. Are you looking for a perfect gift for your father? Our gift finder shows you the most popular gifts for your father. Perfect for some inspiration!
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We wish you a happy Father’s Day!