Day 170/365: My First Father’s Day with Zcy

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June 19, 2011

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a DADDY! I feel great being a Dad today 🙂

About Fathers Day:

Father’s Day is a special day for everyone! We use this day to honor our fathers all over the world! We celebrate this holiday on the third Sunday in June. A woman named Sonora Smart Dodd from Spokane, Washington, thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Her father, Henry Jackson Smart, had raised Sonora after her mother died and she wanted him to know how special he was to her. Her father was born in June, so she chose that month to celebrate the new holiday! Thanks to you Sonora!

When is Father’s Day Around the World?

While Father’s Day in the US is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June – worldwide many countries also celebrate Father’s Day throughout the year.

Here is a list of worldwide Father’s Day observances in order of calendar date.
February 23:  Russia (Defender of the Fatherland Day)
(Officially, as the name suggests, the holiday celebrate people who are serving or were serving the Russian Armed Forces (both men and women). But the congratulations are traditionally, nationally accepted by all fathers, other adult men and male children as well.)

March 19 : Andorra (Dia del Pare), Antwerp (Belgium), Bolivia, Honduras, Italy (Festa del Pap�), Liechtenstein, Portugal (Dia do Pai), Spain (D�a del Padre, Dia del Pare, D�a do Pai)

Second Sunday of May:  Romania (Ziua Barbatului)

May 8:  South Korea (Parents’ Day)

Third Sunday of May: Tonga

Ascension Day : Germany

First Sunday of June: Lithuania, Switzerland
June 5 : Denmark (Constitution Day)

Second Sunday of June:  Austria, Belgium

Third Sunday of June:  Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe

June 13:  Oman (Father’s Day)
June 17:  El Salvador, Guatemala
June 21:  Lebanon
June 21:  (first day of summer) Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Uganda
June 23:  Nicaragua, Poland
Second Sunday of July:  Uruguay
Last Sunday of July: Dominican Republic
Second Sunday of August:  Brazil, Samoa
August 8:  Republic of China (Taiwan)
First Sunday of September:  Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
Third Sunday of September:  Ukraine
August 23: Nepal
First Sunday of October:  Luxembourg
12 November:  Indonesia
Second Sunday of November : Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden,
December 5:  Thailand
December 26:  Bulgaria

Day 169/365: My First Fathers Day with Zcy

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