The date when Father’s Day is celebrated varies from country to country. It is celebrated in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States on the third Sunday of June. It is also observed in countries such as Argentina, Canada, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Mexico, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, and Venezuela. In Australia and New Zealand Father’s Day is on the first Sunday in September. In Thailand it is celebrated on December 5, which is the birthday of the country’s king. Brazilian dads are honored on the second Sunday of August.
On Father’s Day many people make a special effort for their fathers or father figures. Some people visit their fathers, while others give cards, flowers or other gifts, such as clothing or sporting equipment, or luxury food items. Father’s Day is a relatively modern holiday, so different families have different traditions. These can range from a simple phone call or greetings card to large parties honoring all father figures in an extended family. Father figures can include fathers, step-fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers, great-grandfathers and even other male relatives.
Father’s Day in India is a relatively new concept but it is celebrated in similar ways as in the United Kingdom or the United States, although on a smaller scale. There is a greater awareness of Father’s Day events in metropolitan cities and bigger towns due to the greater exposure of people to the western cultures in these areas. In Mexico Father’s Day is referred to as “Día del Padre”, where many families get together, prepare meals and distribute gifts to fathers or father figures. In South Africa, many social and cultural societies host Father’s Day celebrations to stress the important role of fathers in nurturing children and building stronger society.
Father’s Day is not a federal holiday in most countries, with exception to Thailand because it falls on the same day as the King’s Birthday, which is a public holiday. For other countries, Father’s Day is on a Sunday, so public offices are closed on this day and very few organizations are open for business. Public transit systems run to their weekend schedules. It is important for people wanting to dine in a restaurant on Father’s Day to think about booking in advance because restaurants may be busier than usual, as many people take their fathers out for a treat.
There are some suggestions that the idea of Father’s Day may originate in pagan sun worship. Some branches of paganism see the Sun as the father of the universe. The June solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father’s Day so some people see a link between the two.
The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was introduced from the United States. There, a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s Day celebrations to plan a day to honor fathers. In the USA, Father’s Day has been celebrated in June since 1910. The celebrations in the United Kingdom and other countries are thought to have been inspired by the American custom of Father’s Day. This is in contrast to Mother’s Day, which has a very different history in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Here are a few amazing do it yourself gift ideas that can help in bringing a smile to your father’s face.
Third Sunday of June is celebrated as Father’s Day. The day is dedicated to the most special man in a person’s life, their dad. As the situations and circumstances are not as usual this year, due to the novel coronavirus, you might not be able to celebrate the day with a great bash. However, a day as special as this should not be let gone just like that. There are a lot other things that you can do at home to make the most special man feel great on his day.
Here are a few ideas that can help in bringing a smile on your father’s face:
Personalised photo t-shirts are obviously cool, but do you know what is better than that? A t-shirt hand painted with utmost love. You can paint your father’s favourite cartoon character, or maybe just write a few words or lines that he says often. A gift like this will certainly leave your father overwhelmed.
Cake is one of the most basic items that can change an ordinary day into a special one. On this father’s day, gather all your ingredients and channelize the inner chef in you to come up with a lip smacking homemade cake. Not only will the taste linger on in your father’s mouth for a long time, but will also fill his heart with love.
As cliche as it may sound, nothing beats a card crafted out of unconditional love. More importantly, this gift will also not require any special arrangements. Do not waste another minute, start making a card now, and pour your heart in it.
The majority of fathers do not seem to find time for self-care. This father’s day, make sure that you churn in some fruits, vegetables, and leaves to come up with 100% organic face masks, scrubs, etc. Let your father know you care for him.
Cook his favorite food
Under normal circumstances, you would have probably gone out for lunch or dinner. But since you cannot do that this year, why not don the chef’s hat and cook your dad’s favorite meal?
In celebration of Father’s Day coming up on June 21, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular and talented father-son duos out there.
The entertainment world is full of talent, be it a genre of television, film, or music. For some of them, performing runs in the family, siblings and children too, who follow the footsteps of their parents into the world of glitz and glamour. Many such connections have vowed audiences leaving marks that span multiple generations. In celebration of Father’s Day coming up on June 21, we’ve rounded up the most popular and talented father-son duos out there.
Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan enjoys unparalleled recognition and Bollywood is yet to see a cinematic success like his. Big B was one of the firsts to explore untapped zones in cinema and has given some unforgettable performances to the world of movies. One of the few artists to have a global reach, Amitabh has some of the most coveted accolades to his credit. His son, Abhishek entered movies with Refugee and proved his mettle in Yuva and Guru. They have co-starred in films like Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna but is most remembered for Paa for which they took on a role reversal.
Will and Jaden Smith
They are often cited as Hollywood’s golden father-and-son duo. Will and Jaden Smith have worked together in multiple films including the latter’s acting debut in The Pursuit of Happiness. They went on to co-star in The Karate Kid and After Earth. Just like his father, Smith Jr has showcased his talent as an actor, model, and rapper.
Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor
Late actor Rishi, born to Raj Kapoor known as the original showman of Bollywood, was often regarded as the first chocolate boy in Bollywood. Starting from Bobby, he had seamlessly moved into character roles that audiences saw in the last decade of his career. His son, Ranbir has made a huge impact in the last decade with his par excellence performances and is compared with some of the most talented performers in Hindi cinema. Rishi and Ranbir co-starred in the film, Besharam alongside Neetu Kapoor.
Kirk and Michael Douglas
This pair proves that the genes surely run in the family. Perhaps, currently the most respected father-son duo in Hollywood, these legends have a little comedy dynasty going on of their own. While dad Kirk has received three Oscar nominations and was esteemed with an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, son Michael scooped an Oscar for his role in Wall Street. Like Father, Like Son!
These guys represent Hollywood with their highly intensive acting and are the most long-lasting duos on this list. Kirk and Michael starred together in It Runs in the Family (2003), alongside Cameron Douglas, also an actor.
Tom and Colin Hanks
Perhaps, the most popular father-son duos bestowed with supreme flair in comedy. Well, it comes with the name and Tom Hanks needs no introduction. The two-time Oscar winner is a master when it comes to comedy and drama and boasts a career with an envious filmography. Colin, who is a spitting image of young Tom, is known for his works in the film Orange County and the television series, Roswell.
The Hanks men came together in The Great Buck Howard where they played father and son on-screen.