With Father’s Day in 2022 approaching, Independent.ie has seen the origin of the day dedicated to Dad and when and how it is celebrated around the world.
Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June and is celebrated on June 19th this year. Unlike Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on different days around the world, Father’s Day is marked the same day in 48 countries. Includes Ireland and the United States.
Mother’s Day in Ireland is March, but in the United States it is celebrated in May.
Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19th in Spain, Italy and Portugal. This is the feast of St. Joseph, the patron saint of his father.
In Germany, it is marked on the same day as Ascension Day. A religious holiday at the end of May.
Australian and New Zealand families celebrate Father’s Day on the first day of spring, the first Sunday in September in the Southern Hemisphere.
In Brazil, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of August, celebrating St. Joachim, the father of the Virgin Mary in the Christian tradition.
Meanwhile, in Thailand, Father’s Day is December 5th, celebrating the birthday of the late King Bhumibol.
Father’s Day is not an official Irish banking holiday, but it was characterized by families across the country, including visits, family meals, gifts, and cards.
The celebration begins in the United States. The idea for the day generally stems from a woman named Sonora Dodd, who was raised by her widow’s father.
According to US records, First Father’s Day was held in June 2010 in Spokane, Washington, the hometown of Ms. Dodd.
Fast forwarding in 1966, the celebration became official when President Lyndon B. Johnson declared that the third Sunday in June was officially known as Father’s Day.
In 1972 President Nixon made it an official US holiday.