A father and son both wearing a tie.

Father's Day Fun Facts

Different countries have different traditions and dates for celebrating Father's Day.

In Australia, they celebrate it on the first Sunday of September, while in Catholic countries, it is celebrated on 19 March. Can you tell when it is celebrated in the United States? Read the facts and get to know when.

Father's Day Fun Facts

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Father’s Day was celebrated for the first time on the third Sunday of June. However, in some Catholic countries, it is celebrated on 19 March.
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It was in 1910 that the first celebrations of Father’s Day happened. However, it was Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, in her quest to honor her 'Dada,' that came up with the idea of having a Father’s Day.
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Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, in her quest to honor her dad, had coined the idea of having Father’s Day. This idea dates back to 1909.
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Calvin Coolidge was an American President known to be a man of few words. To glorify fathers and as a mark of their obligations he officially supported the celebration of a Father’s Day in 1924.
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China is a country that does not recognize an official day for Father’s Day. However, it is celebrated in Hong Kong on the third Sunday of June every year.
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The first American President to have supported the idea of a Father’s Day was Calvin Coolidge. However, President Lyndon Johnson signed the declaration recognizing the third week of June as Father’s Day.
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In Germany, Father’s Day is known as “Vatertag” and is celebrated with women remaining at home and men enjoying all-male activities such as biking and hiking.
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The rose is considered the official flower to be worn or presented on Father’s Day. While a red rose would signify a loving father, a white one would represent a deceased father.
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Although not much liked by fathers, the tie remains the popular gift received by men on Father’s Day every year.
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In Russia, Father’s Day is observed on 23rd February. It is a dual celebration day for honoring fathers as well as those serving in the military.