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Father's Day Celebration in different countries

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Father's Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Father's Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide and typically involves gift-giving, and special dinners to fathers and family-oriented activities. In 2008, it is celebrated on June 15 in most countries.

In Iran it is celebrated on the Birthday of First shiite Imam (Imam Ali (as)) on 13 of Rajab islamic calendar. 



The officially recognized date of Father's Day varies from country to country. This section lists some significant examples, in order of date of observance.


Occurrence Dates Country
According to Islamic  calendar

13 Rajab. Imam Ali(as) Birthday.

13 Rajab  Iran
March 19

 Bolivia, Honduras



 Andorra, Portugal



May 5  Romania
May 8  South Korea
Ascension Day May 1, 2008

May 21, 2009

First Sunday of June June 1, 2008

June 7, 2009

Constitution Day June 5 Denmark
Second Sunday of June June 8, 2008

June 14, 2009

Austria, Belgium

Third Sunday of June June 15, 2008

June 21, 2009

 Argentina, Antigua, Bahamas

 Bangladesh, lgaria

 Canada, Chile, China, Colombia

 Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus

 Czech Republic, Ecuador

 France, Ghana, Greece

 Guyana, Hong Kong

 Hungary, India, Ireland

 Jamaica, Japan

 Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius

 Mexico, Netherlands

 Pakistan, Panama, Paragua, Singapore

 Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

 Ukraine, United States, Venezuela

 Zimbabwe, Barbados


June 17 El Salvador,Guatemala

June 21 Lebanon
June 23

 Nicaragua, Poland, Uganda


Last Sunday of June June 29, 2008

June 28, 2009

Second Sunday of July July 13, 2008

July 12, 2009

Last Sunday of July July 27, 2008

July 26, 2009

Dominican Republic
Second Sunday of August August 10, 2008

August 9, 2009

August 8 Taiwan
First Sunday of September September 7, 2008

September 6, 2009


New Zealand

New Moon of September September 29, 2008

September 18, 2009

First Sunday of October October 5, 2008

October 4, 2009

Second Sunday of November November 9, 2008

November 8, 2009

 Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden


December 5 Thailand

Other Related Links:

Importance of father

What Makes a Dad

Happy Father's Day



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