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When is Father's Day ?

Fathers Day Festival is celebrated on different dates in different countries. Most countries including US, UK, Canada, Chile, France, Japan and India celebrate Fathers Day on the third Sunday in June. President Richard Nixon declared the date of Father's Day festival in US in 1972.

Though the date of Father's Day is not fixed in countries around the world and even the manner of celebrations differ in several countries but everywhere the spirit behind the celebration of festival is just the same. All over the world people celebrate Father's Day to honor their father and express love for them. To celebrate the occasion of Father Day children give cards, flowers and other gifts of love to their father.

Father's Day Date in Different Countries

Argentina: Third Sunday in the month of June

Canada: Third Sunday in the month of June

Chile: Third Sunday in the month of June

France: Third Sunday in the month of June

Japan: Third Sunday in the month of June

Netherlands: Third Sunday in the month of June

United States: Third Sunday in the month of June

United Kingdom: Third Sunday in the month of June

Malta: Third Sunday in the month of June

Austria: Second Sunday in the month of June

Australia: First Sunday in the month of September

New Zealand: First Sunday in the month of September

Belgium: St Joseph's Day (March 19), and the second Sunday in June "Secular"

Portugal: St. Joseph's Day - March 19

Spain: St. Joseph's Day - March 19

Brazil: Second Sunday in the month of August

Bulgaria: June 20

Denmark: June 5, same day as Constitution Day

Germany: on Ascension Day (40 days after Easter)

Republic of Korea: May 8, Parents' Day

Lithuania: First Sunday in June

Republic of China (Taiwan): August 8

Scandinavia: Second Sunday in the month of November

Finland: Second Sunday in the month of November

Norway: Second Sunday in the month of November

Sweden: Second Sunday in the month of November

Thailand: December 5 (Birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej)






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