Celebrate Father’s Day in 2019 on a different date
Father’s Day is always held in June, but tracking the exact date can be tricky. Father’s Day is one of the days of the year you really don’t want to forget – but because the date changes every year, it’s hard to record.
It is almost time to celebrate our mom with Mothering Sunday for a few weeks in 2019 – but when will the special day of Dad come in 2019? Let’s see.
When is Father’s Day, why should we celebrate?
Every year in the UK, Father’s Day will be held on the third Sunday of June – June 16, 2019. According to one story, Father’s Day first started because of a woman named Grace Golden Clayton from Fairmount, West Virginia.
As an orphan, Grace lobbied her local Methodist pastor to serve the church in 1908 to commemorate the father. The story says she was inspired by a mining disaster that killed 362 local men.
Their death made more than 1,000 children orphans, and Grace wanted to pay tribute to the children’s dead father – and her own father.
Another story involves the daughter of the civil war veteran Sonora Smart Dodd from Arkansas. When listening to Mother’s Day sermons, Sonora is also convinced that it is necessary to celebrate Dad. She then volunteered to her religious leaders to provide special services to her father. In 1966, President Johnson appointed the third Sunday of June to be Father’s Day. Six years later, Father’s Day became a permanent national holiday in the United States. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the decree.
Why is the date of Father’s Day different in other countries?
Although countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, France, Cyprus, South Africa, the Netherlands, Greece, Japan, Canada, and Saudi Arabia celebrate Father’s Day every June, other countries celebrate this day on completely different days.
Instead, Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand celebrated their father in September.
Many people think that the celebration dates in the Southern Hemisphere are different, because June is their fall, not their spring, and this day can be brought to market in the spring.
In Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and Croatia, it was in March. For Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Iceland, the Father’s Day celebration takes place on the second Sunday in November – in Bulgaria, it is held on the same day as Boxing Day on December 26.
The dates usually correspond to the culture and traditions of each country. While there may be many different dates around the world dedicated to Dad, one thing is for sure, they all celebrate the same thing – the dreamy father.