It is an unspoken rule in humanity that you have to honour, commemorate, show respect and love to the person who does so much for you, people who meant a lot and selflessly care so much for you: your father.
Who Qualifies a Father?
It is not always about your real father. Your stepfather, your uncle, your grandfather, your great-grandfather, and a man or woman can be a father figure who deserves a greeting, a gift or any special treatment on Father’s Day. However, fathers are people with a lot of love and care; they are the ones who take care of you, and they are indeed the ones that deserve your attention.
What are Fathers’ Roles?
As we all already know, fathers have such a larger set of responsibility in a family. Generally, fathers are the heads of the family; they are the providers, breadwinners, the one who make and maintain the law in the family and you can also say that they are the disciplinarian.
Fathers may carry a different set of hats to maintain the household too. Some fathers can perform many job functions that are not really theirs such as teaching (the children), driving, gardening, bike (or other things) repairing, even cooking and many more. Thus, it is clear that we cannot generalize the roles of fathers.
Even so, they are indeed the ones who will take care of their family the most and be in the front line to keep the children and families safe, and they deserve an appreciation on a special day like Father’s Day.
When is Father’s Day?
Just like Mother’s Day or any other special occasion like Christmas and Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day is celebrated all around the world. The Father’s Day also can come on different dates for different countries, but generally, the international world celebrates Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June every year. So when is Father’s day? In 2018, it will be on June 17.
Worldwide Father’s Day Date
Based on the observances in order of calendar date around the world, below are the dates of Father’s Day date that is celebrated across the globe:
Iran: March 14
Belgium, Honduras, Bolivia, Italy, Portugal, Liechtenstein, Spain: March 19
South Korea: May 8
Lithuania: First Sunday of June
Denmark: June 5
El Salvador, Guatemala: June 17
Nicaragua, Uganda, Poland: June 23
Vietnam: July 30
Uruguay: Second Sunday of July
Dominican Republic: Last Sunday of July
Brazil: Second Sunday of August
Taiwan: August 8
New Zealand, Australia: First Sunday of September
Nepal: September 11
Luxembourg: First Sunday of October
Estonia, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden: Second Sunday of November
Thailand: December 5
Other than the countries mentioned above are celebrating Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June. Moreover, even though the date of Father’s Day can be different for some countries across the globe, the Father’s Day usually celebrated on Sundays since that is the day when Father’s off from work and can have a quality time with their family.
What Should We Give on Father’s Day?
Since Father’s Day is about men, the gifts you give to your father or whoever it is your father figure must be gifts for men such as necktie, ties, t-shirts, shirt, jackets, sweaters, pair of socks, handkerchief, leather belts, pair of shoes, cologne, book, electric shavers, and so on. Whatever gift that you think is fit for a gentleman and you think will be liked by your father; give it. Furthermore, you could also consider giving flowers to your father.
Some people think that flowers are not an appropriate gift for men. People think of men as men; they look more at the masculine side or macho side of a father, and people think that flowers are really a thing for women (only). The truth is, flowers are still one good choice to give, even though the receiver is men.
Flowers are for all the occasions, including Father’s Day. Flowers simply bring happiness to everyone and so are they are for fathers. With flowers, you can give such a beauty and joy to your father in Father’s Day and you can express your love there. Yes, flowers can express what sometimes you cannot say in words, like expressing your gratitude and your appreciation towards your father.
However, the answer of whether flowers are appropriate to give to your father on Father’s Day or not depends on the desires of your heart.
No one would let Father’s Day go by without doing anything to show love and appreciation to their father if they love their father immensely. If you agree, you would make or give a special gift to your father and show their father about how much he is loved, needed, and cared for, right?
This is the reason why the celebrations of Father’s Day gained an immense popularity around the globe, such as Valentine’s Day and Halloween. Even though it is not as big as the Mother’s Day, Father’s day is still a kind of special occasion to show your affection to the special man in your life, other than your significant other.
Father’s Day Quotes
When you give your father a gift, don’t forget to include a greeting card with your own message on it, whatever that you want your father to know or whatever is it that you want to say to your father. Include some beautiful quotes of Father’s Day on the greeting card also such a great idea to try to make your father smile. Below are some examples of Father’s Day quotes:
“If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.” – Bill Cosby
“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” – Anne Sexton
“The greatest gift I ever had come from God, and I call him Dad!” – Anonymous
“Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” – Anne Geddes
“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud
However, you have to make this day special for the man you call father! Let him know that he’s the best man you have in your life with a sincere gift and beautiful Father’s Day cards. Don’t just tell him your “Happy Father’s Day”, but do something special for him too since he is the one who spent most all of his lifetime loving and taking care of you.
The Father’s day symbolizes the contribution of your father to make the lives of their families and their children. A sweet kiss and tight hug to your father with the whisper of “Happy Father’s Day” is also such a meaningful gift and can warm the heart of your father. After all, it is not the gift and the price of the gift who counts, but your sincere intention to your father to show him how much he is appreciated, needed, and loved. Happy Father’s day!