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 on March 19, which celebrates Joseph of Nazareth, father of Jesus. In Germany, Father's Day is commonly 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.
U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
The date varies in these countries, but it always falls on the third Sunday in June.
- 2019: June 16
- 2020: June 14
- 2021: June 20
- 2022: June 19
Austria and Belgium
These two countries are aligned with each other (but not many others) on when to celebrate Father's Day.
- 2019: June 9
- 2020: June 7
- 2021: June 13
- 2022: June 12
Fiji, New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand
These nations all celebrate Father's Day in September.
- 2019: September 1
- 2020: September 6
- 2021: September 5
- 2022: September 4
Samoa and Brazil
August is the month to honor dads in these two countries.
- 2019: August 11
- 2020: August 9
- 2021: August 8
- 2022: August 14
Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden
Much of Scandinavia celebrates Father's Day in November.
- 2019: November 10
- 2020: November 8
- 2021: November 14
- 2022: November 13
Countries Where Father's Day is Celebrated Annually on March 19
These seven countries all share a March tradition of when to celebrate Father's Day.
Other Countries' Father's Day Dates
Each of these countries has picked its own date to celebrate Father's Day. Some are calendar-based and some are on the same date each year.
- Germany: sixth Sunday after Easter
- Romania: second Sunday in May
- Togo: third Sunday in May
- Russia: February 23 every year
- 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