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Father's Day
Observed by Many countries
Type Historical
Date Varies regionally
Related to Mother's Day

Fathers' Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Father's Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide and typically involves gift-giving, and special dinners to fathers and family-oriented activities. In 2008, it is celebrated on June 15 in most countries. This article is about several worldwide days celebrating motherhood. ... This article is about several worldwide days celebrating motherhood. ... For other uses, see Father (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Parent (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Family (disambiguation). ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Although the rules of English grammar indicate that the holiday should be called "Fathers' Day" (as it is a plural possessive), common usage dictates that the ostensibly singular possessive "Father's Day" is the preferred spelling. For the prime symbol (′) used for feet and inches, see Prime (symbol). ...


Dates

The officially recognized date of Father's Day varies from country to country. This section lists some significant examples, in order of date of observance.

Occurrence Dates Country

March 14
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May 8 is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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May 1, 2008
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First Sunday of June

June 1, 2008
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Second Sunday of June

June 8, 2008
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Third Sunday of June

June 15, 2008
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Second Sunday of July

July 13, 2008
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Last Sunday of July

July 27, 2008
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Second Sunday of August

August 10, 2008
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August 8 is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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First Sunday of September

September 7, 2008
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September 29, 2008
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First Sunday of October

October 5, 2008
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Second Sunday of November

November 9, 2008
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December 5 is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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*In China (under the title of Republic of China, still under Nationalist rule at the time), Father's Day on August 8 was first held in Shanghai in 1945. For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ...


International history and traditions

Germany

Hiking/drinking tour on Herrentag

In Germany there is no such thing as Father's Day [5][6] as celebrated throughout the western world. There are two terms and/or events of an older origin that while similar in name, have entirely different meanings. Männertag, is always celebrated on Ascension Day (the Thursday forty days after Easter), which is a federal holiday. Regionally, it is also called men's day, Männertag, or gentlemen's day, Herrentag. It is tradition to do a males-only hiking tour with one or more smaller wagons, Bollerwagen, pulled by manpower. In the wagons are wine or beer (according to region) and traditional regional food, Hausmannskost, which could be Saumagen, Liverwurst, Blutwurst (Blood Sausage), vegetables, eggs, etc. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... For other meanings see Ascension (disambiguation) The Ascension is one of the great feasts in the Christian liturgical calendar, and commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into Heaven forty days after his resurrection from the dead. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... Saumagen is a German dish popular in the Palatinate. ... Slices of Liverwurst Liverwurst, literally meaning liver sausage, is a typical sausage served in Germany (German: Leberwurst) and the Netherlands (Dutch: leverworst). ... Morcilla cocida: Spanish-style blood sausage Blood sausage or black pudding or blood pudding is a sausage made by cooking down the blood of an animal with meat, fat or filler until it is thick enough to congeal when cooled. ...


Some parts of Germany (such as Bavaria and the northern part of Germany) call this particular day "Vatertag", which is the literal equivalent to Father's Day.


Roman Catholic tradition

In the Roman Catholic tradition, Fathers are celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day, commonly called Feast of Saint Joseph, March 19, though in most countries Father's Day is a secular celebration. [7] The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Saint Josephs Day, commonly called the Feast of St. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Taiwan

In Taiwan, Father's Day is not an official holiday, but is widely observed on August 8, the eighth day of the eighth month of the year. In Mandarin Chinese, the pronunciation of the number 8 is . This pronunciation is very similar to the character "爸" "bà", which means "Papa" or "father". The Taiwanese, therefore, usually call August 8 by its nickname, "Bābā Day" (八八節). is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is on all of the Northern Chinese dialects. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Thailand

In Thailand, Father's Day is set as the birthday of the king. December 5 is the birthday of current king, Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ; IPA: ; Royal Institute: Phumiphon Adunyadet;  ) (born Saturday,December 5, 1927 in the Year of the Rabbit), is the current King of Thailand. ...


United States

In the United States, the first modern Father's Day celebration was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia[8][9] or on June 19th of the same year, in the state of Washington[10]. Today, Father's Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June. is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Downtown Fairmont and the Monongahela River in 2006 The Marion County Courthouse in Fairmont Fairmont is a city in Marion County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 19,097 at the 2000 census. ...


In West Virginia, it was first celebrated as a church service at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church. Grace Golden Clayton, who is believed to have suggested the service to the pastor, is believed to have been inspired to celebrate fathers after the deadly mine explosion in nearby Monongah the prior December. This explosion killed 361 men, many of them fathers and recent immigrants to the United States from Italy. Another possible inspiration for the service was Mothers' Day, which had been celebrated for the first time two months prior in Grafton, West Virginia, a town about 15 miles (24 km) away. The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination, and the second-largest Protestant one, in the United States. ... The Monongah Mine disaster of Monongah, West Virginia took place on December 6, 1907 and has been described as the worst mining disaster in American History. In all, the lives of 362 boys and men were lost after an underground explosion. ... Monongah is a town in Marion County, West Virginia along the West Fork River. ... A celebratory cookie. ... Grafton is a city located in Taylor County, West Virginia. ...


Another driving force behind the establishment of the integration of Father's Day was Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, born in Creston, Washington. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, as a single parent reared his six children in Spokane, Washington. She was inspired by Anna Jarvis's efforts to establish Mother's Day. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, she did not provide the organizers with enough time to make arrangements, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June. The first June Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, WA, at the Spokane YMCA. Founder of Fathers Day ... Creston is a town located in Lincoln County, Washington. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... William Jackson Smart American Civil War veteran and father of Mrs. ... Spokane redirects here. ... A. Jarvis was the name of two women, mother and daughter. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Unofficial support from such figures as William Jennings Bryan was immediate and widespread. President Woodrow Wilson was personally feted by his family in 1916. President Calvin Coolidge recommended it as a national holiday in 1924. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson made Father's Day a holiday to be celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The holiday was not officially recognized until 1972, during the presidency of Richard Nixon. For other persons of the same name, see William Bryan. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856—February 3, 1924), was the twenty-eighth President of the United States. ... John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ... Nixon redirects here. ...


In recent years, retailers have adapted to the holiday by promoting male-oriented gifts such as electronics, tools and greeting cards. Schools and other children's programs commonly have activities to make Father's Day gifts. Drawing of a self-service store. ... Love gift Man presents a cut of meat to a youth with a hoop. ... Surface mount electronic components Electronics is the study of the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as semiconductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, nano-structures and vacuum tubes. ... This article is about the instrument. ... A greeting card is a folded card featuring a message of greeting or other sentiment. ...


According to IBISWorld, a publisher of business research, Americans are expected to spend at least $11 billion on gifts for Father's Day in 2008. This is about $7 billion less than the amount spent on Moms for Mother's Day, which is more steeped in traditional gifts, some of which tend to be more expensive than Father's Day gifts. In economic terms, the average per capita spending on Father's Day is expected to be in the range of $27.60 in 2008. [11].


See also

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References

  1. ^ Se instituye el Día del Padre, Decreto Número 13 (1960-02-09). Retrieved on 2008-06-07. (Spanish)
  2. ^ Principales efemérides. Mes Junio. Unión de Periodistas de Cuba. Retrieved on 2008-06-07.
  3. ^ Calendario Cívico Escolar. Dirección Regional de Educación de Lima Metropolitana. Retrieved on 2008-06-07.
  4. ^ 17 de Junio, Día del Padre en El Salvador. Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de El Salvador (1969-05-08). Retrieved on 2008-06-07. “Asamblea Legislativa de la República de El Salvador. 08 de mayo de 1969” (Spanish)
  5. ^ "Father's Day and Vatertag", About.com. 
  6. ^ "Don't get drunk on Father's Day, German minister urges", yahoo.com. 
  7. ^ Kerry Tilby (June 2007). Fathers Day. Kiwi Families. Retrieved on 2008-05-23.
  8. ^ Barth, Kelly. "First Father's Day service in 1908", Dominion Post (Morgantown, West Virginia), June 21, 1987. Retrieved on 2006-11-07. 
  9. ^ Smith, Vicki. "The first Father's Day", Martinsburg Journal (Martinsburg, West Virginia), June 15, 2003. Retrieved on 2006-11-07. 
  10. ^ Father's Day (United States). Retrieved on 2008-05-30.
  11. ^ March 2008, Despite the Economy, Father's Day is Recession Proof, IBISWorld

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