Happy Father’s Day

Indonesia, June 17, 2011

“Honor thy father and thy mother.” — Matthew 19:19 

Need to know the exact date of Fathers Day this year? Here’s a chart that shows what day Father’s Day is celebrated from 2011 – 2015.

In the USAUK and Canada – Fathers’ Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June since being made a national holiday in 1966. In Australia and New Zealand, fathers are honored the first Sunday in September. Other countries celebrate fathers throughout the year.

Year Fathers’ Day in U.S.A., Canada and U.K. Fathers’ Day in Australia
New Zealand
2011 June 19 September 4
2012 June 17 September 2
2013 June 16 September 1
2014 June 15 September 7
2015 June 21 September 6

South Korea : May 8.  Also known as Parents‘ Day. Korean people also dedicated the occasion not only to their own parents, but also to parental figures like parents-in-law and grandparents and even elderly people.

China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and The Philippines : 3rd Sunday of June

Taiwan : August 8.  In Taiwan, Father’s Day is not an official holiday, but is widely observed on August 8, the eighth day of the eighth month of the year. In Mandarin Chinese, the pronunciation of the number 8 is ba. This is very similar with the character “爸” “bà”, which means “Papa” or “father”. The Taiwanese, therefore, usually call August 8 by its nickname, “Bābā Day” (爸爸節)

Canna flowerThailand : December 5 (King’s Birthday)  King’s birthday is a national holiday and is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm. The event is used by the loyal people of Thailand to express their reverence for their King.  The King is regarded as a Father to all Thai people. At school they held a special ceremony to commemorate this event. This is a public holiday and there are many interesting activities, such as Thai dancing performance in schools and many more. On that day, Thai people are decorating their houses with flags and King’s picture. The special flower on this day is canna.


Even though, there is no Father’s day in Indonesia but it’s not a big deal. The important thing that you can give hugs and kisses your parents every time.

Happy Father’s Day !



~ by keishinta on June 17, 2011.

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