When is Father's Day in My Country?

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Father's Day, whenever it is celebrated around the world, is an opportunity to recognize fathers for their contributions to their families and to society.  Each country sets its own dates for Father's Day and has some of its own traditions around the opportunity to show love to Dad at home and in the community.

Traditions vary for Father's Day celebrations around the world.  For example, some countries link Father's Day to the Feast of St.

Joseph, which celebrates Joseph of Nazareth, father of Jesus, which is on March 19.  In Germany, Father's Day is celebrated by men loading wagons with beer and heading off into the woods.  In Russia, Father's Day overlaps with their Defender of the Fatherland Day. So, while fathers are honored, many of them march in military parades in their home towns on the same day. 

Father's Day is celebrated in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and in most other countries on the third Sunday in June each year. In Austria and Belgium, Father's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in June. Father's Day is celebrated in Samoa and Brazil on the second Sunday in August.  In Fiji, New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand, Father's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September. Father's Day is celebrated in Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on the second Sunday in November each year.

  Father's Day is celebrated in some countries on March 19.  And some other countries have a unique and different date for Father's Day all their own.

Dates for Father's Day in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

  • 2017 - June 18
  • 2018 - June 17
  • 2019 - June 16
  • 2020 - June 14
  • 2021 - June 20
  • 2022 - June 19

Dates for Father's Day in Austria and Belgium

  • 2017 - June 11
  • 2018 - June 10
  • 2019 - June 9
  • 2020 - June 7
  • 2021 - June 13
  • 2022 - June 12

Dates for Father's Day in Fiji, New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand

  • 2017 - September 3
  • 2018 - September 2
  • 2019 - September 1
  • 2020 - September 6
  • 2021- September 5
  • 2022 - September 4

Dates for Father's Day in Samoa and Brazil

  • 2017 - August 13
  • 2018 - August 12
  • 2019 - August 11
  • 2020 - August 9
  • 2021 - August 8
  • 2022 - August 14

Dates for Father's Day in Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden

  • 2017 - November 12
  • 2018 - November 11
  • 2019 - November 10
  • 2020 - November 8
  • 2021 - November 14
  • 2022 - November 13

Countries Where Father's Day is Celebrated Annually on March 19

  • Andora
  • Bolivia
  • Honduras
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Portugal
  • Spain

Other Countries' Father's Day Dates

  • Germany - sixth Sunday after Easter
  • Romania - second Sunday in May
  • Togo - third Sunday in May
  • Russia - February 23
  • Egypt - June 21 each year
  • El Salvador - June 17 each year
  • Guatemala - June 17 each year
  • Haiti - last Sunday in June
  • Jordan - June 21 each year
  • Lebanon - June 21 each year
  • Lithuania - first Sunday in June
  • Nicaragua - June 23 each year
  • Poland - June 23 each year
  • Syria - June 21 each year
  • Uganda - June 21 each year
  • Dominican Republic - last Sunday in July