Category: Family
Father's Day around the world in 2023

About Father's Day

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Dates of Father's Day
2024 Various Jun 9, Jun 16, Aug 1, Nov 10
AustraliaThu, Aug 1Observances Holiday
AustriaSun, Jun 9Not A Public Holiday
BelgiumSun, Jun 9Not A Public Holiday
BelizeSun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
BotswanaSun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
ColombiaSun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
DenmarkSun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, Nov 10Observances Holiday
FijiThu, Aug 1Observances Holiday
FinlandSun, Nov 10Observances Holiday
HungarySun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
IcelandSun, Nov 10Observances Holiday
IrelandSun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
MexicoSun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
NetherlandsSun, Jun 16Not A Public Holiday
New ZealandThu, Aug 1Observances Holiday
SwedenSun, Nov 10Observances Holiday
USASun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
United KingdomSun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
VenezuelaSun, Jun 16Not A Public Holiday
2023 Various Jun 5, Jun 11, Jun 18, Sep 3, Nov 12
AustraliaSun, Sep 3Observances Holiday
AustriaSun, Jun 11Not A Public Holiday
BelgiumSun, Jun 11Not A Public Holiday
BelizeSun, Jun 18Observances Holiday
BotswanaSun, Jun 18Observances Holiday
ColombiaSun, Jun 18Observances Holiday
DenmarkMon, Jun 5Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, Nov 12Observances Holiday
FijiSun, Sep 3Observances Holiday
FinlandSun, Nov 12Observances Holiday
HungarySun, Jun 18Observances Holiday
IcelandSun, Nov 12Observances Holiday
IrelandSun, Jun 18Observances Holiday
MexicoSun, Jun 18Observances Holiday
NetherlandsSun, Jun 18Not A Public Holiday
New ZealandSun, Sep 3Observances Holiday
SwedenSun, Nov 12Observances Holiday
USASun, Jun 18Observances Holiday
United KingdomSun, Jun 18Observances Holiday
VenezuelaSun, Jun 18Not A Public Holiday
2022 Various Jun 5, Jun 12, Jun 19, Sep 4, Nov 13
AustraliaSun, Sep 4Observances Holiday
AustriaSun, Jun 12Not A Public Holiday
BelgiumSun, Jun 12Not A Public Holiday
BelizeSun, Jun 19Observances Holiday
BotswanaSun, Jun 19Observances Holiday
ColombiaSun, Jun 19Observances Holiday
DenmarkSun, Jun 5Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, Nov 13Observances Holiday
FijiSun, Sep 4Observances Holiday
FinlandSun, Nov 13Observances Holiday
HungarySun, Jun 19Observances Holiday
IcelandSun, Nov 13Observances Holiday
IrelandSun, Jun 19Observances Holiday
MexicoSun, Jun 19Observances Holiday
NetherlandsSun, Jun 19Not A Public Holiday
New ZealandSun, Sep 4Observances Holiday
SwedenSun, Nov 13Observances Holiday
USASun, Jun 19Observances Holiday
United KingdomSun, Jun 19Observances Holiday
VenezuelaSun, Jun 19Not A Public Holiday
2021 Various Jun 5, Jun 13, Jun 20, Sep 5, Nov 14
AustraliaSun, Sep 5Observances Holiday
AustriaSun, Jun 13Not A Public Holiday
BelgiumSun, Jun 13Not A Public Holiday
BelizeSun, Jun 20Observances Holiday
BotswanaSun, Jun 20Observances Holiday
ColombiaSun, Jun 20Observances Holiday
DenmarkSat, Jun 5Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, Nov 14Observances Holiday
FijiSun, Sep 5Observances Holiday
FinlandSun, Nov 14Observances Holiday
HungarySun, Jun 20Observances Holiday
IcelandSun, Nov 14Observances Holiday
IrelandSun, Jun 20Observances Holiday
MexicoSun, Jun 20Observances Holiday
NetherlandsSun, Jun 20Not A Public Holiday
New ZealandSun, Sep 5Observances Holiday
SwedenSun, Nov 14Observances Holiday
USASun, Jun 20Observances Holiday
United KingdomSun, Jun 20Observances Holiday
VenezuelaSun, Jun 20Not A Public Holiday
2020 Various Jun 5, Jun 14, Jun 21, Sep 6, Nov 8
AustraliaSun, Sep 6Observances Holiday
AustriaSun, Jun 14Not A Public Holiday
BelgiumSun, Jun 14Not A Public Holiday
BelizeSun, Jun 21Observances Holiday
BotswanaSun, Jun 21Observances Holiday
ColombiaSun, Jun 21Observances Holiday
DenmarkFri, Jun 5Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, Nov 8Observances Holiday
FijiSun, Sep 6Observances Holiday
FinlandSun, Nov 8Observances Holiday
HungarySun, Jun 21Observances Holiday
IcelandSun, Nov 8Observances Holiday
IrelandSun, Jun 21Observances Holiday
MexicoSun, Jun 21Observances Holiday
NetherlandsSun, Jun 21Not A Public Holiday
New ZealandSun, Sep 6Observances Holiday
SwedenSun, Nov 8Observances Holiday
USASun, Jun 21Observances Holiday
United KingdomSun, Jun 21Observances Holiday
VenezuelaSun, Jun 21Not A Public Holiday
Father's Day is a celebration observed in many countries that honours the role of fathers and forefathers.
Where is Father's Day observed in 2023?
AustraliaSep 3
AustriaJun 11
BelgiumJun 11
BelizeJun 18
BotswanaJun 18
ColombiaJun 18
DenmarkJun 5
EstoniaNov 12
FijiSep 3
FinlandNov 12
HungaryJun 18
IcelandNov 12
IrelandJun 18
MexicoJun 18
NetherlandsJun 18
SwedenNov 12
USAJun 18
VenezuelaJun 18

About Father's Day

Around the world, Father's Day is celebrated on different dates, though the day is celebrated in a similar manner, usually involving giving gifts to fathers and family activities.

The dates vary ‌from place to place, with many celebrations falling in the summer months, whereas others are in winter or even align with the beginning of spring. Still, Father’s Day, or some form of the holiday, exists in 111 countries around the world.

Although the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, India, and many more will also celebrate on the third Sunday in June, Australia and New Zealand celebrate the holiday on the first day of spring, the first Sunday in September down under.

In South Korea, one country that does not observe the holiday, days to honor mom and dad are combined with a Parents Day instead — held on May 8th.

Father's Day around the world

The most popular date for Father's Day is the third Sunday in June. This date was first observed in the USA and has since been adopted by many countries.

Some attribute the first Father’s Day observance to the 1907 Monongah, West Virginia mining disaster that killed 361 men out of which 250 were fathers. This incident left more than a thousand children without a dad. Grace Golden Clayton, whose father was killed in the tragedy, suggested a service of commemoration to the pastor of her local Methodist chapel. But it never really caught on as an annual observance.

The more accepted origin is that Father’s Day began in 1910, two years after the first official celebration of Mother’s Day in the U.S. The holiday began thanks to a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, who had been raised with her siblings by her widower father, Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart. Inspired by how her father rose to the challenge of parenting alone, Sonora Smart Dodd thought there should be a special day to recognize dads as well as moms, according to Dodd originally wanted to mark Father's Day on June 5th, the birthday of her father. 

She campaigned with local government officials, churches and other local organizations, and in 1910, Washington state celebrated its first official Father’s Day on June 19th, marking the first Father’s Day celebration in the country.

Over the next several decades, Smart Dodd continued her campaign to make Father’s Day a nationally recognized holiday. Multiple presidents, including Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge, recognized the significance of the day, but it wasn’t until 1970 that Congress passed a joint resolution that would authorize the president to designate the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.

“The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the appropriate Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on such day, inviting the governments of the States and communities and the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies,” the resolution read, “and urging our people to offer public and private expressions of such day to the abiding love and gratitude which they bear for their fathers.”

Behind Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas, Father’s Day is the fourth-largest card-sending holiday in the U.S., according to Hallmark. The company reports that around 72 million Father’s Day cards are exchanged annually, with about 50% purchased for people’s dads.

Another 20% were designated for husbands, whereas others were purchased for grandfathers, sons, brothers, or other father-like figures.

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