How To Say Happy Father’s Day in Other Languages

How To Say Happy Father’s Day in Other Languages
AlbanianGëzuar ditën e babait
ArmenianԲարի հայրերու օր:
DutchDe gelukkige Dag van Vaders
FinlandHyvää Isänpäivää
FrenchBonne fête des pères
GermanGl¨¹cklicher Vatertag
Greekχρόνια πολλά
HungarianBoldog apák napját
IndonesianSelamat hari ayah
ItalianGiorno di padri felice
Persianروز پدر مبارک
PolishWszystkiego najlepszego z okazji dnia ojca
PortugeseDia de pais feliz
Portugese (Brazilian)Feliz dia dos pais
Portugese (European)Feliz dia do pai
RussianСчастливый день отцов

Well, it’s a start….Happy Fathers Day! Strangely enough, it isn’t celebrated on the same day throughout the world.

Father’s Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on 19 March as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, and celebrated on the third Sunday of June for the first time in 1910. The day is held on various dates across the world and different regions maintain their own traditions of honoring fatherhood.

Father’s Day is a recognized Public holiday in Lithuania and some parts of Spain, and was regarded as such in Italy until 1977. It is a national holiday in EstoniaSamoa, and equivalently in South Korea, where it is celebrated as Parents Day. The holiday complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Mother’s DaySiblings Day, and Grandparents’ Day.

A customary day for the celebration of fatherhood in Catholic Europe is known to date back to at least 1508. It is usually celebrated on March 19, as the feast day of Saint Joseph, who is referred to as the fatherly Nutritor Domini (“Nourisher of the Lord”) in Catholicism and “the putative father of Jesus” in southern European tradition. This celebration was brought to the Americas by the Spanish and Portuguese. The Catholic Church actively supported the custom of a celebration of fatherhood on St. Joseph’s Day from either the last years of the 14th century or from the early 15th century,[6] apparently on the initiative of the Franciscans.

In the Coptic Orthodox Church, the celebration of fatherhood is also observed on St Joseph’s Day, but the Copts observe this on July 20. The Coptic celebration may date back to the fifth century.

Whether to celebrate this day worldwide or not remained a debatable topic. In 1908, Grace Golden Clayton proposed the day to honor those men who had lost their lives in a mining accident in the US. Though it was not accepted then, in 1909 Sonora Smart Dodd, who along with her five brothers was raised by her father alone, after attending Mother’s Day In a church, convinced the Spokane Ministerial Association to celebrate Father’s Day worldwide.

In addition to Father’s Day, International Men’s Day is celebrated in many countries on November 19 in honor of both men and boys. Most guys don’t really care about these type of events or the hysteria that surrounds them. A little quite time, some good food and family is enough. Here is a three course menu for pop, simple stuff, but good. Enjoy!

NOTE; I realized after the fact, the chocolate-peanut butter and banana bread recipe didn’t print, message me if you want it….lol. Cheers!