Fathers Day UK is celebrated together with a majority of the countries around the world that observe this day, 52 countries to be exact. They are Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, India, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
Fathers Day UK is celebrated on the third Sunday of June – nice and simple in contrast to Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which means the Sunday is less predictable.
Fathers Day UK is a time of year to show your father how much you appreciate him, or for if you are a father, for the mother of your children to show how much you are appreciated. It is was created to complement Mother’s Day, which came first. Its history is traced to the United States, where it is believed to have first been observed on 19th June 1910 through the efforts of a Ms Sonora Dodd, who wanted to recognise the dedication and care that her father had provided to all 6 of his children after her mother passed away. There was an earlier recognition on 5th July 1908, but this event never became recognised, no doubt in part because the event was greatly overshadowed by Independence Day on 4th July and other things.
Of course, while the original spirit of the event was about recognition alone, it has today extended to become a more commercialised occasion. As such as well as buying gifts that can be used for any occasion, you also have gifts specific to and specifically mentioning Father’s Day, or dad, or from your son / daughter.
Personalised gifts are fantastic as they enable direct recognition and can be stored as a regular reminder. Who would not like to have an object that they use everyday saying to the best dad? You can get these in a variety of formats, mugs, slippers dressing gowns, photo albums / photo frames, and many more items.
Simply use your imagination and you will find a great gift for you dad. Don’t forget to consider even unusual gifts that he will never have been likely to have though of himself – a tree for example? Who would expect to be gifted something like that. Most importantly of all, remember the date is the third Sunday in June and you will want to order your gift at least a week in advance ideally to ensure you have it ready and wrapped, ready to present to dad for this year’s Fathers Day.