Father’s Day is celebrated to give tribute and honor to the all the Father’s in the world. This is a widely celebrated event which is held in different parts of the world. This was created to compliment the celebration of mothers and motherhood.
In the Philippines, this event would give way to a festive celebration for the whole family as we give thanks and honor to their loving fathers, uncles and grandfathers.
Father’s Day 2015
Father’s Day is an annual celebration which is held on the third Sunday of June. By 2015, Father’s Day date in Philippines will be on June 21 (Sunday).
What is Father’s Day?
Father’s Day is celebration which is held in honor of the loving fathers in different parts of the world.
In the Philippines, fathers take a big role in the family as they are the provider and protector of the family. Thus, taking time to give back thanks and reciprocate the love they have shared seemed fit.
Main Attractions – Philippines Father’s Day
Being a part of a Christian community, Filipinos start this celebration by hearing mass then heading to their father’s favorite restaurant for lunch. Some families, who do not wish to go to the mall and wait in line prefers to celebrate it at home by cooking special dishes to share with the entire family.
In some cases, this is celebrated with their extended family. Having close family ties, they prefer to celebrate this occasion with their uncles, cousins and grandfathers as well.
History of Father’s Day
Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd introduced this event to honor his father. She was inspired by the move which was done by Anna Jarvis to commemorate and honor her mother.
On June 19, 1910, the first celebration for Father’s Day was held. This took place in Spokane, Washington.
In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson hailed the third Sunday of June as the celebration for this event. In 1972, President Richard Nixon has officially named this occasion as a national holiday by President Richard Nixon.
Currently, father’s day is widely celebrated and is held in different parts of the world. This is being held in 60 countries worldwide.
Interesting Information about Father’s Day
Before cell phones have been rampant, statistics have shown that more phone calls have been made during Mother’s Day compared to that of Father’s Day. However, the rate of collect calls is much higher during Father’s Day.
In the Philippines, fathers are known as the “haligi ng tahanan” or the pillar of the house as they are the ones who support the family. Also, being the strongest, it is his duty to protect his family.
Heavy Traffic: It has been a part of the Filipino tradition to go out and celebrate Father’s Day in a restaurant or with the extended family. So, expect heavy traffic on this day as almost every family will be out celebrating this event.
Book a reservation: As mentioned earlier, families would go out and eat on a restaurant. So, it is best to book a reservation to avoid waiting in line and wait for a table to be vacated before you enjoy your meal.
Date: Father’s Day is an annual event which is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. By 2015, this event will be celebrated on June 15 (Sunday).
Location: Nationwide. Father’s Day is celebrated in the whole country. Also, this is international celebration which is celebrated in different parts of the world.