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Friday, June 19, 2009

Worldwide Fathers' Day

On June 21, 2009, A number of countries shall be celebrating Fathers' Day to honor all the dads to complement Mothers' Day.

The celebration varies in different countries though. Below is an example of the difference in dates.

Source: wikipedia.com

Gregorian calendar
Occurrence Dates Country

January 6


Flag of Serbia Serbia ("Paterice")*

February 23


Flag of Russia Russia (Defender of the Fatherland Day)*

March 19


Flag of Andorra Andorra (Dia del Pare)
Flag of Bolivia Bolivia
Flag of Honduras Honduras [10]

Flag of Italy Italy (Festa del Papà)
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Flag of Macau Macao (Dia do Pai)

Flag of Portugal Portugal (Dia do Pai)
Flag of Spain Spain (Día del Padre, Dia del Pare, Día do Pai)

May 5


Flag of Romania Romania (Ziua Barbatului)

May 8

Flag of South Korea South Korea (Parents' Day)

Third Sunday of May

May 18, 2008
May 17, 2009

Flag of Tonga Tonga

Ascension Day

May 1, 2008
May 21, 2009

Flag of Germany Germany

First Sunday of June

June 1, 2008
June 7, 2009

Flag of Lithuania Lithuania

June 5 (Constitution Day)


Flag of Denmark Denmark

Second Sunday of June

June 8, 2008
June 14, 2009

Flag of Austria Austria

Flag of Belgium Belgium

Third Sunday of June

June 21, 2009
June 20, 2010
June 19, 2011
June 17, 2012

Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua
Flag of Argentina Argentina [11]
Flag of the Bahamas Bahamas
Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh
Flag of Barbados Barbados
Flag of Belize Belize
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Canada Canada
Flag of Chile Chile
Flag of the People's Republic of China People's Republic of China**

Flag of Colombia Colombia
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica [12]
Flag of Cuba Cuba [13]
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Ecuador Ecuador
Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia
Flag of France France
Flag of Ghana Ghana
Flag of Greece Greece

Flag of Guyana Guyana
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of India India
Flag of Ireland Ireland
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
Flag of Japan Japan
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia
Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of Mauritius Mauritius

Flag of Mexico Mexico [14]
Flag of Burma Myanmar
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
Flag of Panama Panama [15]
Flag of Paraguay Paraguay
Flag of Peru Peru [16]
Flag of the Philippines Philippines [17]
Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Flag of Singapore Singapore
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Flag of South Africa South Africa
Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
Flag of Turkey Turkey
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom

Flag of the United States United States
Flag of Venezuela Venezuela
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

June 17


Flag of El Salvador El Salvador [18]
Flag of Guatemala Guatemala [19]

June 21


Flag of Egypt Egypt
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Syria Syria

June 23


Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua
Flag of Poland Poland

Flag of Uganda Uganda

Last Sunday of June

June 29, 2008
June 28, 2009

Flag of Haiti Haiti [20]

Second Sunday of July

July 13, 2008
July 12, 2009

Flag of Uruguay Uruguay

Last Sunday of July

July 27, 2008
July 26, 2009

Flag of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Second Sunday of August

August 10, 2008
August 9, 2009

Flag of Brazil Brazil
Flag of Samoa Samoa

August 8


Flag of the Republic of China Taiwan

First Sunday of September

September 7, 2008
September 6, 2009

Flag of Australia Australia
Flag of Fiji Fiji

Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

New Moon of September

September 29, 2008
September 18, 2009

Flag of Nepal Nepal

First Sunday of October

October 5, 2008
October 4, 2009

Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg

Second Sunday of November

November 9, 2008
November 8, 2009

Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Iceland Iceland

Flag of Norway Norway
Flag of Sweden Sweden

December 5


Flag of Thailand Thailand

December 26


Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria

Islamic calendar
Occurrence Dates Country

13 Rajab

June 18, 2008

Flag of Iran Iran[21][22] Flag of Pakistan Pakistan

*Officially, as the name suggests, the holiday celebrate people who are serving or were serving the Russian Armed Forces (both men and women). But the congratulations are traditionally, nationally accepted by all fathers, other adult men and male children as well.[citation needed]
**In China (under the title of Republic of China, still under Nationalist rule at the time), Father's Day on August 8 was first held in Shanghai in 1945.


Rosilie

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