Father’s Day falls on June 15 this year, and they also play an important role in the family.
It was inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and also to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers.
It will be celebrated in many countries around the world on June 15, 2008:
Antigua, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
Other countries celebrate on different dates throughout 2008:
March 14 – Iran
March 19 – Bolivia, Honduras, Italy, Liechtenstein, Portugal, Spain.
May 1 – Germany
May 8 – South Korea (Parents’ Day)
June 1 – Lithuania
June 5 – Denmark
June 8 – Austria, Belgium
June 17 – El Salvador, Guatemala
June 23 – Nicaragua, Poland, Uganda
July 13 – Uruguay
July 27 – Dominican Republic
August 8 – Taiwan, People’s Republic of China
August 10 – Brazil
August 24 – Argentina
September 7 – Australia, New Zealand
September 29 – Nepal
October 5 – Luxembourg
November 9 – Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden
December 5 – Thailand
Also remember those whose Fathers have passed away, for them it is a day that will be filled with sadness and also many happy memories for young and old alike.
Father’s Day 2007