Sunday, May 29, 2022

Paternal Repetition

Father's Day? Which Father's Day??


  1. Malachi inspires me to learn about other cultures. So here we go, every Father's Day in existence:

    February 23rd: Belarus
    March 18th: Mongolia
    March 19th: Andorra, Angola, Bolivia, Croatia, Honduras, Italy, Liechtenstein, Mozambique, Portugal, Spain, and for some reason, Antwerp (Belgium) and Ticino (Switzerland)
    May 7th: Kazakhstan
    May 8th: South Korea has a consolidated "Parents' Day"
    Second Sunday of May: Romania
    Third Sunday of May: Tonga
    39th Day after Easter: Germany (this is the weirdest one)
    First Sunday of June: Lithuania & the rest of Switzerland
    June 5th: Denmark
    Second Sunday of June: Austria & the rest of Belgium
    June 17th: El Salvador & Guatemala
    June 21st: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, UAE
    June 23rd: Nicaragua & Poland
    Last Sunday of June: Haiti
    Second Sunday of July: Uruguay
    Last Sunday of July: Dominican Republic
    August 8th: Taiwan
    Second Sunday of August: Brazil & Samoa
    Last Monday of August: South Sudan
    First Sunday of September: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, PNG
    Second Sunday of September: Latvia
    First Sunday of October: Luxembourg
    Third Sunday of October: Russia
    Second Sunday of November: Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
    November 12th: Indonesia
    December 5th: Thailand
    December 26th: Bulgaria
    Bhadrapada Amavasya (New Moon on the sixth month of the Hindu calendar; roughly August 30th to September 30th): Nepal
    Rajab (7th month of the Islamic calendar, somewhere between January and March) 13th: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
    Full moon on Tabaung (12th month of the Burmese calendar, somewhere between February and March): Myanmar
    Third Sunday of June: rest of the world

    There you have it. 32 ways to annoy your dad.

    1. Holy cow! (⊙o⊙)
      Thank you for the research. I will from now on give my father extra hugs on these days ;-)
      (Also, it would make a great excuse if you ever forgot the father's day of your own culture: "Ah, but see, this year, I wanted to shake things up and give you a Kiwi father's day!" ☜(゚ヮ゚☜))

    2. Brilliant! This will annoy my dad and also me, as a dad

  2. Thanks for the exhaustive research! Regarding "the weirdest one" in Germany as the 39th Day after Easter, it's a bit complicated and vague. This day is traditionally "Christi Himmelfahrt" or "Feast of the Ascension". It's been morphed concurrently in a secular form as "Herrentag" or "Männertag" (men's day) where men gather together to ride bicycles and drink beer together. From there it's been morphing further to "Vatertag" (father's day), and becoming somewhat more commercialized. In any case, as an American living in Germany I stick to the American date as "Father's Day" for me.