Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Father’s Day 2016: How did it begin? Where is it celebrated around the world?

“While the third Sunday of June is the day celebrated in the UK, US and many other countries around the world, it is not the only day given over to fathers. In Italy, the Festa del Papà is celebrated on 19 March, as is Spain’s Día del Padre. In Ukraine, it’s celebrated on the third Sunday of September and in Indonesia, its the twelfth of every November.

For this reason, this year’s Google Doodle commemorating dads will only appear in the countries celebrating Father’s Day, alongside the UK, such as Japan, India and Colombia.”

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