Father's Day 2022: discover the date, history, and meaning of this day

Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year.. This year it is celebrated on June 19, 2022. The father is an integral part of the family and this day is dedicated to all the fathers of the world. A father wears many hats: he is a friend, a protector, a model, a mentor, and a hero for his children. Father's Day 2022: discover the date, history, and meaning of this day.

Father's Day 2022

He works hard every day to ensure the well-being of his family.  It is therefore important that he be rewarded for his selfless love and tireless efforts to love his children. Susan Gale rightly said, 'You know that a father's smile brightens a child's day.' And it's true. That's why every year around the world Father's Day is celebrated to enjoy a father's blessings and appreciate his smile.

When is "Father's Day"?

Father's Day is celebrated mainly in March, May, and June, although the time of year varies around the world. 

Significance of this day

Father's Day is celebrated around the world with the aim of recognizing and honoring the father's contribution to the family. It is a day that honors the father's efforts in fatherhood, paternal bonds, and family and children.

How to celebrate Father's Day

In India, Father's Day is celebrated very affectionately. But on this day, the children acknowledge their father's efforts and contributions to the family. To make Dad special, we give him gifts, cards, outings, meals, etc. This year, due to the pandemic, there seem to be a lot of restrictions, but the best thing to do is to party at home.

Why Father's Day 2022 is celebrated

Father's Day history begins in 1910 when it was first celebrated on the third Sunday in June by the Sonora Smart Dodd. Father's Day is celebrated to show love and gratitude for all that fathers are doing to us, and it is a day to make fathers feel love and gratitude.

Sonora Smart Dodd

In 1909, a year after the introduction of Father's Day in West Virginia, a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd set out to establish Father's Day. Dodd questioned the existence of 'Mother's Day' but not 'Father's Day and asked her congregation to introduce 'Father's Day.

Dodd questioned the fact that there is a 'Mother's Day' but no 'Father's Day' and lobbied the local community and government to change that. Originally, she wanted Father's Day to be celebrated on June 5, her father's birthday. This was in honor of her father, a Civil War veteran who lost his wife in the birth of a child and raised six children alone. In Washington state, Father's Day was first celebrated in June 1910, but the date was moved to June 16.

Father's Day gradually spread to other states but wasn't as popular as Mother's Day. This is thought to be due to women being more sentimental and appreciating gifts and signs of gratitude. These ideas seem completely outdated today, but that's what many men thought, and the day didn't always go smoothly.

World War II and Nixon

That changed during World War II, when the advertising industry used Father's Day to promote troops on the battlefield. By the end of the war, Father's Day had become a national event. In 1972, in the midst of his re-election campaign, Richard Nixon finally declared Father's Day a public holiday and signed a corresponding law. By this time, the UK was already celebrating Father's Day, following in the footsteps of the US. Now it's a day everyone knows.


In the 1930s, there was a campaign in the U.S. aimed to abolish Mother's Day and the newly introduced Father's Day and turn it into a comprehensive 'Parents' Day'. This idea was quickly refuted as people bought gifts and cards to celebrate the two events, thus boosting the local economy.

Father's Day in other countries

In many countries, including Spain, Italy and Croatia, Father's Day is celebrated on 19 March. March 19 - the feast of Saint Joseph, the husband of Mary and the adoptive father of Jesus. On this day, both fatherhood and spiritual fatherhood are traditionally celebrated.

Father's Day 2022 Russia

Father's Day is celebrated in Russia on February 23 and is known as Fatherland Defense Day. It was originally introduced in support of military personnel, and in 2002 President Putin declared it a public holiday. In the meantime, however, elements of the Father's Day from around the world have been incorporated into the holiday, and gifts are being given to fathers, husbands, friends, and other important men.

Father's Day 2022 Thailand

Father's Day in Thailand falls on December 5, the birthday of the late King Bhumibol Bhumibol. The day commemorates not only King Bhumibol, known as the Father of Thailand, but also fathers around the world.

Father's Day 2022 India

On the third Sunday of June, Father's Day is celebrated in India. This year's celebration will take place on Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Father's Day 2022 UK

In the UK, Father's Day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday of June, the same day as in the US.