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Father's Day around the world in 2021

About Father's Day

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Dates of Father's Day
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
DenmarkSun, Jun 5Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, Nov 13Observances Holiday
FijiSun, Sep 4Observances Holiday
FinlandSun, Nov 13Observances 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
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
DenmarkSat, Jun 5Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, Nov 14Observances Holiday
FijiSun, Sep 5Observances Holiday
FinlandSun, Nov 14Observances 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
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
DenmarkFri, Jun 5Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, Nov 8Observances Holiday
FijiSun, Sep 6Observances Holiday
FinlandSun, Nov 8Observances 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
2019 Various Jun 5, Jun 9, Jun 16, Sep 1, Nov 10
AustraliaSun, Sep 1Observances Holiday
AustriaSun, Jun 9Not A Public Holiday
BelgiumSun, Jun 9Not A Public Holiday
BelizeSun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
BotswanaSun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
DenmarkWed, Jun 5Observances Holiday
EstoniaSun, Nov 10Observances Holiday
FijiSun, Sep 1Observances Holiday
FinlandSun, Nov 10Observances Holiday
IcelandSun, Nov 10Observances Holiday
IrelandSun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
MexicoSun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
NetherlandsSun, Jun 16Not A Public Holiday
New ZealandSun, Sep 1Observances Holiday
SwedenSun, Nov 10Observances Holiday
USASun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
United KingdomSun, Jun 16Observances Holiday
Summary
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 2021?
AustraliaSep 5
AustriaJun 13
BelgiumJun 13
BelizeJun 20
BotswanaJun 20
DenmarkJun 5
EstoniaNov 14
FijiSep 5
FinlandNov 14
IcelandNov 14
IrelandJun 20
MexicoJun 20
NetherlandsJun 20
SwedenNov 14
USAJun 20

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 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.

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 History.com. 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.”

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