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When is Father's Day and Why does the date change each year?

Shikha Goyal

Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday and this year it will be celebrated on 20 June. 

The day is dedicated to our lovely dads below we have mentioned the dates and how you all can make it special. Also, the reason why the date changes each year.

When is Father's Day?

The date varies from country to country according to timeanddate.com. On the third Sunday of June, it is celebrated in Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States. On the first Sunday in September, it is observed in countries like Australia and New Zealand. In Thailand, the birthday of the country's king, Father's Day is celebrated on 5 December. In Brazil, dads are honoured on the second Sunday of August. In India, it is observed on the third Sunday of June and this year it will be celebrated on 20 June.

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Why does the date change each year?

As discussed above in several countries Father's Day is celebrated on different days and so the date changes accordingly. Like in India, UK and US it is celebrated on the third Sunday and so every year date varies. In 2021, Father's Day will be celebrated on 20 June.

Father's Day: Origin

There are several stories regarding the origination of Father's Day according to timeanddate.com.

According to some suggestions, the idea of Father's Day may originate in pagan sun worship. Some of the paganism branches see the Sun as the father of the universe. As June solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father's Day so some people see a link between the two.

As per another story, the idea of celebrating a special day that is Father's Day was introduced in the United States. There, a woman known as Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother's Day celebrations and so plan a day to honour fathers.

Since, 1910, in the USA, Father's Day has been celebrated in June. And the celebrations in the United Kingdom and other countries are thought to have been inspired by the custom of America. The day is in contrast to Mother's Day which has a different history in countries including the United States and the United Kingdom.

Father's Day 2021: Celebrations

In everyone's life, Fathers play an important role. They guide their children at every step and also fulfill their desires by keeping aside theirs. Love for fathers should be celebrated every day but a special day, the third Sunday in June is celebrated as Father's Day every year. 

Due to the pandemic, celebrations are likely to be minimal. People on this special day can exchange cards, bake cakes, prepare hearty meals, or even present flowers to their fathers or if they are far then they can call and wish them and thanks to them. 

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