Father’s Day is a blessed day in various countries around the world, the date of which is determined by the culture, customs, and religion of the people in that country. Some countries celebrate this day in parallel with their religious holidays, other countries celebrate the anniversary of a historical event as Father’s Day, and still, others set the date of this day based on their cultural events. There are also countries that do not have Father’s Day on their calendars and only celebrate their fathers’ birthdays. In some other countries, however, Father’s Day is celebrated several times a year. In the following, you will see the list of Father’s Day dates around the world in 2023
Father’s day around the world in 2023
The exact date of this day varies from year to year in some countries, while in others it is fixed. In Japan and China, for example, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Also in the United States of America, the third Sunday in June was officially added to the list of public holidays as Father’s Day in 1972. Therefore, the exact date of this day in these countries changes every year. In 2022 it was June 19, but in 2023 it fell on June 18. But in Egypt and Lebanon, June 21 is celebrated as Father’s Day every year, and the date of this celebration is fixed in these countries.
The table below shows the exact date of Father’s Day in 2022 in a number of countries around the world.
When is Father’s day in 2023
|Country name||Father’s Day 2023||Day counter|
|4 February 2023|
(13 Rajab, Ali Ibn Abi Talib birthday)
| Italy |
|19 March 2023||[hurrytimer id=”455″]|
|Germany||18 May 2023||[hurrytimer id=”456″]|
|Switzerland||4 June 2023|
(First Sunday in June)
|Denmark||5 June 2023||[hurrytimer id=”458″]|
| Austria |
|11 June 2023|
(Second Sunday in June)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|18 June 2023|
(Third Sunday in June)
United Arab Emirates
|21 June 2023||[hurrytimer id=”462″]|
|Haiti||25 June 2023|
(Last Sunday in June)
|Uruguay||9 July 2023|
(Second Sunday in July)
|Taiwan||8 August 2023||[hurrytimer id=”466″]|
|Brazil||13 August 2023|
(Second Sunday in August)
|3 September 2023|
(First Sunday in September)
|Luxembourg||1 October 2023|
(First Sunday in October)
|Russia||15 October 2023|
(Third Sunday in October)
|Indonesia||12 November 2023||[hurrytimer id=”473″]|
| Estonia |
|12 November 2023|
(Second Sunday in November)
|Thailand||5 December 2023||[hurrytimer id=”475″]|
|Bulgaria||26 December 2023||[hurrytimer id=”476″]|
Father’s Day is a national holiday in the United States celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, is considered the founder of this holiday. Her father, a Civil War soldier, raised her and her five siblings after their mother died in childbirth. She is credited with coming up with the idea in 1909 while listening to a sermon about Mother’s Day, which was just beginning to gain acceptance as a recognized holiday.
The first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, the month of Dodd’s father’s birthday, thanks to the support of local church authorities. U.S. President Calvin Coolidge supported the celebration in 1924, and in 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson honored the day with a proclamation. When President Richard Nixon signed a law making the third Sunday in June Father’s Day, the day was declared a national holiday.
What do people do on Father’s Day?
Father’s Day is an opportunity to recognize and honor your father’s influence on your life. Many people send their fathers cards, gifts, or both. Sports equipment, electronic devices, outdoor cooking utensils, and DIY tools are typical Father’s Day gifts.
Since Father’s Day is a relatively new event, different families celebrate it in different ways. These can be as simple as a phone call or a congratulatory message, or as elaborate as a gathering to honor all the “dads” in a particular extended family. Fathers, stepfathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and even other male relatives can serve as father figures. Many schools and Sunday schools help their students create homemade cards or small gifts for their fathers in the days and weeks leading up to Father’s Day.