Happy Father’s Day 2022: History, significance and celebrations

New Delhi: 

Father’s Day is celebrated every year on the third Sunday of June in most parts of the world. This year Father’s Day will be observed on 18 June 2022.  The day is dedicated to all the proud daddies, father figures and whoever influenced your life like a father. This day honours and respects such figures.


It is believed that Father’s Day was founded by one Sonora Smart Dodd — who was the daughter of American Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart — in America, in the year 1910. Since then, the day has been celebrated every year in as many as 111 countries. In some countries like Australia and New Zealand, however, it is said that Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in the month of September. And in Brazil, meanwhile, fathers are honoured on the second Sunday of August.

Various dates of celebration

Father’s Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June like Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Argentina, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Mexico, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, and Venezuela

In Australia and New Zealand, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September

Thailand marks Father’s Day on the birthday of the country’s king, which is on December 5

Brazilian dads are honoured on the second Sunday of August

Significance of Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a celebration honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Children buy their father’s great gift and wish him on the day to make him feel special.


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