worldwide fatherhood traditions

Some think that a single day is not enough, and some think it's a great day to honor them. Some of them do their best to show their love, while others prefer to embrace one another. Whatever you do or say what you say, nothing will not be able to pay what your father did for you. As long as you did not buy him a private island in Hawaii! As a joke, keep reading if you are wondering how you celebrate that special day all over the world.


The day of the father, known as "Chichi No Hi" in Japan, is celebrated every year on the third Sunday of June. Flowers are an integral part of Japanese culture. In Japan, children start by offering flowers to their daughters to add a traditional touch to celebrate their father's day. Later, during the day, the children offer special handmade gifts such as beer glasses, Japanese dessert and origami craft items. Usually the whole family comes together to organize a lunch or dinner to celebrate the father figure. Interestingly, there is no production of father's day cards in Japan.


Hindus see their fathers as teachers, protectors and saviors. Nepalese celebrate their father's day (Kushe Ausi, Pitritarpani Aausi or Gokarna Ausi) with enthusiasm and excitement as they celebrate at least the beginning of the year. There is no fixed date celebrated in Nepal for Father's Day. The date changes every year and usually coincides with the end of August or September, depending on the calendar year and month. This day Babu ko Mukh in Nepal is referred to as herne religion and if translated it means "the day of looking at your father's face". Nepalese children express their respects, gratitude to their father, and their love by giving him his favorite food and clothing. The children show their respect to their deceased father by making a ritual called "Shraddha". In this ritual, monetary or other donations are made to the temple.


"Vatertag" is celebrated every year on Thursday, the day after the German Father's Day, exactly forty days after Easter. Also known as "Männertag" (men's day) and "Herrentag" (gentlemen's day), the celebration of father's day in Germany is different from the rest of the world. Traditionally, a group of men from the northern regions of Germany are walking by pulling small wagons filled with wine or beer called "Bollerwagens". The traditional food "Hausmannskost" is transported as a snack on the sides. Many schools and offices are closed on the following day, ie Friday, which makes a four-day weekend break for both parents and families to enjoy.


Father's Day is a kind of double celebration for the people of Thailand these days because it is the same day as the king's birthday, also known as "Father of the Nation". The Thai continued to wear yellow, the color of the day when the king of Thailand "Bhumibol Adulyadej" was born. An old tradition that is not as popular as its predecessor but still followed by some families is that children should present Canna flowers (rosacea) to their fathers. This flower is considered a masculine flower and is given to the father, who represents power, strength and vitality.

South Africa:

Celebrating father's day in South Africa is very similar to the United States. South African children are happy with their gifts, such as greeting cards, flowers, pieces of clothing, necklaces, to show their love and compassion. In South Africa, the original father's day tradition is to picnic and fish with the rest of the parents and children's families. All day is spent with fishing and the fish caught are cooked and eaten together with the whole family.


It is a day celebrated in Mexico with Father's Day or "Dia del Padre", exaggerated by children and families. It emphasizes the importance of 21 km race day in Mexico City. Mexicans wanting to participate in the race start training for it at least a week before the race day. In the other half of the day, the children show their love and respect for their fathers with their gifts, family meals and chocolates.


In the Netherlands, "Vaderdag" starts with surprises starting from the day of the father's day. In the Netherlands children continue their tradition of bringing breakfast to their father in bed. Throughout the day, children, paternal and family will spend the rest of the day together. In addition, children express love for their father with other gifts such as flowers, greeting cards, chocolates, electronic gifts and perfumes.


Brazil is another country that celebrates the Father's Day (Dia dos Pais) with a difference. It is celebrated on the second Sunday in August, exactly three months after the mother's day. In other countries children are doing something special for their father. But Brazilian dads surprise their children by organizing something special for them. Despite the fact that it is not a public holiday, the father makes a lot of effort to spend quality time with his children. Children also honor their father with special gifts and extra love.
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