Father’s Day in 2020 will be celebrated on Sunday 21st June. The celebration of Father’s Day started in the early 20th century in the UK did not originate in the UK, but in the USA. It originated in Washington, USA in 1910. Now it is celebrated in in the USA, UK and many other countries worldwide.
Father’s day didn’t originally take off as it was thought that it was just another day to add to the calendar but eventually it started to take off and become commercialised. The same idea of Father’s Day as Mother’s day – we are showing how we appreciate our dad’s.
Generally, Father’s Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June in the UK, USA and Canada. In Russia it is celebrated on 23rd February and is called “Defender of the Fatherland Day”. In Thailand it is celebrated on King Bhumibo’s birthday, on the 5th of December he is as the father of Thailand.
Ideas for gifts for dad
Make something – your dad will probably treasure this more than a shop brought item. As well as a handmade card you could make a photo frame with one of your favourite photos together or make a handmade bookmark. Going out with dad for a family walk, IOU for washing his car or golf clubs !!
Traditional gifts include money wallet, tie, socks or sporting items for his favourite sport. Other unusual gifts include 6 pack beer belt or adopt a Spitfire from Prezzybox who have some different gifts that can be posted through your letterbox.
Whatever you decide for your dad make sure he has a good day.