Happy Father’s Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day

Happy Father’s Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day
Happy Father’s Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day

When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019?

Do you have any doubt about the date of Father’s Day 2018? It follows about three months that of Mother’s Day: it is scheduled for Sunday, June 17, 2018, the third Sunday of the month of the feast of music, ferry, sales and summer solstice, but also, this year, the World Cup! Our special page “Father’s Day” addresses all the other questions on this day like no other: which countries are they celebrating? How to wish a happy birthday to his dad? What do the polls say about this celebration? Or in which religious and commercial sources does this day come from?

Happy Father's Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day
Happy Father’s Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day

Dates of Fathers Day

In France, this celebration always takes place on the third Sunday of June, although no official text specifies which day it must be established. By applying this rule every year, we can see that Father’s Day can only be fixed between June 15 and June 21. If Father’s Day always takes place after Mother’s Day in our calendar, she is also born later, in 1952 in France, when Mother’s Day is celebrated there since 1941.
Father’s Day 2018

In 2018, Father’s Day “will fall” on Sunday, June 17th. Last year, it took place on June 18 and also coincided with a few days with the summer solstice and the festival of music. According to a Toluna survey for LSA magazine, Father’s Day was less successful than Mother’s Day, with less than one in two fathers receiving a gift from adult children. As for the mere fact of wishing, it was the intention of 66.2% of adult children, against 81.1% for Mother’s Day. This year, the proportion of non-Father’s Day gifts remains stable, according to a poll Vivastreet, site n ° 2 online classifieds, which 52% of respondents said they do not intend to offer a gift to their paternal Sunday, June 17.

Happy Father's Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day
Happy Father’s Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day

Fathers Day 2019

In 2019, Father’s Day will be June 16th. It is not celebrated everywhere the same day. The hexagonal date is modeled on the American model (see below). In Germany, the Vatertag always takes place on the same day as the Ascension, that is to say, 40 days after Easter. In Belgium or Austria, it takes place on the second Sunday of June, a week before France. Conversely, it is held much later in the year in some countries of our continent: the first Sunday of October in Luxembourg or the second Sunday of November in Northern Europe (Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden ).
Father’s Day and religious origin

Although Christianity has no direct link to Father’s Day, many sources have emphasized the glorification of fatherhood in this religious stream. The “creator” God of the Bible is often called “God the Father”. A state of affairs reinforced by the trinity of Catholic theology, which separates the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Moreover, the paternal figure is present in the place taken by Abraham, father of the believers (XIX century before our era) and biblical patriarch. The Jewish, Arab and Christian peoples all claim their descendants.

Happy Father's Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day
Happy Father’s Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day

By the way, the father was once celebrated in the figure of the Roman “Paterfamilias”. This head of the family had undisputed authority over the wife, children or slaves. And was considered the cornerstone of ancient society. The motive has also gone through the centuries until today: among Christians, the fathers were, of course, the members of the clergy. The pope himself is named Holy Father by the Catholics.

March 19, the date of St. Joseph, has long been the occasion to celebrate paternity in Catholic, Lutheran or Anglican cults. Indeed, in the Bible, Joseph is the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. He is betrothed to the young woman when she finds herself pregnant by the action of the Holy Spirit. Described as a “wise man”, he accepts the child and educates him: he is recognized as a saint in the Christian tradition. In Spain, it is even this date which is retained as that of Father’s Day.

Happy Father's Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day
Happy Father’s Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day

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Father’s Day and commercial origin

It is in the United States that the celebration of Father’s Day is born. The young Sonora Smart Dodd (1882-1978) was the daughter of a veteran of the American Civil War, Henry Jackson Smart, a widower for many years. In 1909, she heard about Anna Jarvis’s initiative to initiate a Mother’s Day at a sermon delivered at a Methodist church in Spokane, Washington. The young woman then claims a celebration of paternity, coming in addition to Mother’s Day. She even offers the birthday of her parent, June 5. The pastors of the region are seized of the idea, even if they decide to set the party on the third Sunday of June: the first fathers’ day is organized, in Spokane, on June 19th, 1910.

Happy Father's Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day
Happy Father’s Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day

If the Spokane festivities quickly fall into anonymity, the idea of Father’s Day is launched. In the 1920s, US President Calvin Coolidge tried to make it an official party but ran into Congress. Parliamentarians fear that this reminder of paternal virtues will become, like Mother’s Day, a commercial Barnum. It was not until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson recognized the ritual in an official proclamation. Six years later, Richard Nixon signs a law making a day of national celebration. Father’s Day is definitely set for the third Sunday of June.

Father’s Day was celebrated for the first time in France in 1952. As surprising as it may seem, this arrival is due to a lighter manufacturer. The company Flaminaire, located in Redon, Brittany, is inspired by the American celebration and the manna aroused by the purchases of children and companions. On his posters, we can read: “Our dads told us, for Father’s Day, they all want a Flaminaire”. Very quickly, companies and media take this pattern, which response a few weeks later to Mother’s Day.

Happy Father's Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day
Happy Father’s Day 2018: When is Fathers Day 2018 & 2019? Dates of Fathers Day

Text, poem, and message of Father’s Day

But the most beautiful gift sometimes comes just words. For children, in any case, the poem for dad remains timeless, which will always be fun! They should find their happiness in our examples of poems.

The latter mix with moving passages like “If I had the choice, / I would not have wanted another than you.” Every day I thank Heaven, / To have you as a dad. to talking metaphors like “Lighthouse in the night, / Captain of the ship, / Against the contrary winds, / You smile, / And you lay a kiss on my sleepy cheek.” In short, it only remains for them to make their choice, or to make yours if you have kept your child’s soul.

If you have a moderate desire to play the Baudelaire, stay in the message with your words or the little-written attention. Finding a card or finding and decorating an original piece of paper should not be too complicated, even on Father’s Day Sunday. Unwind her mobile to send a nice SMS to her dad either. Sending virtual cards is a quick and easy exercise. Wish your dad a Happy Father’s Day with special cards and often animated!

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