This Sunday, June 20, Father’s Day is celebrated in Mexico, and here we tell you some information to keep in mind about this tradition, as well as the history behind this holiday.
When is Father’s Day celebrated and what is the origin of this tradition? Details and more in the following paragraphs. Like every year, this weekend (Sunday, June 20) honors are paid to all parents in the country, and here we invite you to learn a little about the history of this holiday. Unlike 2020, it is expected that this year there can be a better celebration of Father’s Day in Mexico despite the fact that the pandemic is not over yet.
Not sure what to give your dad? Take a look at some of the phrases and messages in the note, and surprise him.
Contrary to Mother’s Day, this celebration does not have a set day in the calendar, since the date varies with the passing of the years. This tradition seeks to honor the importance of the father within the family, which is why in the Aztec country this holiday began to generalize back in the 1950s, and later it became a special day for all Mexicans.
Father’s Day 2021: why is it celebrated on June 20?
Unlike countries such as Spain, Honduras, Italy, and Portugal, which celebrate this holiday on March 19 in honor of José, the father of Jesús de Nazaret, Mexico decided to adopt the date that was established in the neighboring country of the United States, which It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Why was this decision made? Here the details of the holiday.
The date was established by the president of the North American country, Calvin Coolidge, in 1924, although since previous years, this celebration was already given thanks to Sonora Smart Dodd, who mentioned that parents did not have a special day, for which he requested a date to celebrate his father. It was here that he proposed that this be June 5, his father’s birthday.
However, at the end of the local assembly, it was determined that the parents deserved to have a day of commemoration and agreed on the third Sunday in June as the date. Once Father’s Day was established, it was not until 1972 that this model was celebrated for the first time in Mexico to honor all Mexican parents regardless of age.
What other countries celebrate Father’s Day in June?
To Mexico and the United States Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados bind , Belize, Bermuda, Burma, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cina, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominica, Egypt, Slovakia, Ethiopia, Philippines, France, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong and Hungary.
There is also India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Netherlands, Palestine, Pakistan, Qatar, United Kingdom, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Syria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Father’s Day 2021: phrases and messages to share