Father's Day

Father's Day in United Kingdom, for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020.

United Kingdom 2018 2019 2020
Father's Day 17th June 16th June 21st June

Father's Day: How is it celebrated in the UK?

Father's day is one of the vital celebrations held by numerous countries around the globe. This festival is intended for honoring fathers and father figures, including grandfathers and father-in-laws. It is also a day in which fathers who have died are fondly remembered. In the United Kingdom, it is held on the third Sunday of June, which is 15th of June, 2014.

Origin of Father's Day

Father's day celebrations were initiated in the United States in the early 20th Century. The idea was invented by an American woman known as Sonora Dodd from Washington, who felt that fathers should be celebrated and appreciated as much as mothers. This was to honor her father who had single-handedly raised her together with her siblings after the death of her mother. President Nixon declared Father's Day a permanent national holiday in 1972. Fathers day has been celebrated in the U.S since June, 1910. However, the day is not yet a public holiday in the UK.

How is Father's Day celebrated in the UK?

Father's Day is often celebrated by presenting popular gifts to loving dads, including underwear, ties, flowers, neckties and sweaters among other items. Other will simply send a card as a sign of appreciation. Little children often express their affection by giving their fathers handmade gifts. On the other hand, most adults will make a special effort to visit their dads on this day while a good number celebrate the day by planning outings and weekend trips.

Numerous clubs, cultural societies and schools often organize Father's day parties and get-togethers. These are aimed at providing people with an opportunity to celebrate the day with fun filled games and activities.

The significance of Fathers day festival should not be under-estimated. It is a great way of strengthening the bond and the love shared between a father and a child. It is important that people continue to recognize fathers' contribution in the lives of their children.