Language Contact
17  3.7k

Learn About Father's Day

WatchMojo on Jun 13, 2008 takes a look at the meaning behind the special day for Dad's everywhere, Father's Day.

Grüss Gott! Vielen Dank, alles zusammen--aber, make no mistake:FIRST THING WE DID THURSDAY MORNING-WAS TO GO TO HOLY MASS I am happy that in Germany, the Church still celebrates Ascension Thursday ON THURSDAY--and does not transfer it to Sunday, as it happens, unfortunately, in many countries....

Sankt Michael
Vatertag? Abstoßende Unsitte, Besäufnis und vulgäres Verhalten am hellichten Tag.

(Dolmetsch anlässlich des Besuches von Leonid Iljitsch Breschnew in Deutschland im vorigen Jahrtausend)

As Latina told, today is the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
So the day belongs to him and not our fathers

AHA--Jetzt, Ich verstehe!


Gottes Segen allen zu CHRISTI HIMMELFAHRT

P.S. Das stimmt--was Du hast gesagt: Die arme Bauern in Deutschland, auch ...

schließe mir dir an Latina

Latina, You don't celebrate??


Father's Day in Switzerland seems to be almost unknown. When it is observed at all, Vatertag seems to be a regional affair, falling either in June or October, but there is no Swiss national holiday for Papa.

Father's Day:International history and traditions
In a few Catholic countries, it is celebrated on the Feast of St. Joseph.[citation needed]
Arab world
Main article: Mother's_Day#Arab_World
It's celebrated on 21st June, the first day of summer — except Lebanon, that celebrates in 20th June. This is because Mother's Day in those countries is celebrated in the first day of spring. Argentina Father's Day in Argentina is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, but there have been several attempts… [More]

Die Bedeutung des Vatertags und das genaue Datum sind im deutschsprachigen Raum regional verschieden. Als offizieller Feiertag hat er seine Wurzeln in den USA. Dort wird der Vatertag als ein Ehrentag für Väter ähnlich wie der Muttertag gefeiert. Zurückzuführen ist der Feiertag auf Sonora Smart Dodd (1882–1978), deren Vater im Sezessionskrieg 1861–1865 gekämpft hatte. 1910 rief sie, beeinflusst durch die Einführung eines Muttertages, eine Bewegung zur Ehrung von Vätern ins Leben. Präsident … [More]

Father's Day in Germany has a different origin and is a very different observance than the American version. (Austria's Vatertag is more like the U.S. holiday. See below.) Germany's Vatertag began in the Middle Ages as a religious procession honoring "Gott, den Vater" on Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt, usually in May). Although as late as the 1700s Vatertag was a family day for honoring dad, somehow things went sour and in the 19th century the custom reappeared in … [More]

History of Father's Day in USA
Father's Day festival as we celebrate today traces its history to United States of America. The idea of observing a day in honor of father was conceptualized by Ms Sonora Smart Dodd, a loving daughter from Spokane. It so happened that Sonora attended a Mother's Day Sermon in 1909 and she was struck with the noble idea that society must observe a day to honor the important contribution made by father in the raising of children. Encouraged by the love of her … [More]

Father's Day Around the World
Around the world, people celebrate Fathers Day to honor dads and to express their love and affection for them. It may be noted that the date of Father's Day festival in not fixed and different countries around the world celebrate Father Day on different times of the year. Sometimes, even the manner of Father's Day celebration differ, what is common everywhere though is the spirit of the festival. In countries across the globe people take opportunity of Father's … [More]