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When is Father's Day Around the World?

While Father's Day in the US is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June - worldwide many countries also celebrate Father's Day throughout the year.

Here is a list of worldwide Father's Day observances in order of calendar date.

Date Country
February 23 Russia (Defender of the Fatherland Day)
(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.)
March 19 Andorra (Dia del Pare), Antwerp (Belgium), Bolivia, Honduras, Italy (Festa del Pap�), Liechtenstein, Portugal (Dia do Pai), Spain (D�a del Padre, Dia del Pare, D�a do Pai)
Second Sunday of May Romania (Ziua Barbatului)
May 8 South Korea (Parents' Day)
Third Sunday of May Tonga
Ascension Day Germany
First Sunday of June Lithuania, Switzerland
June 5 Denmark (Constitution Day)
Second Sunday of June Austria, Belgium
Third Sunday of June Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
June 13 Oman (Father's Day)
June 17 El Salvador, Guatemala
June 21 Lebanon
June 21 (first day of summer) Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Uganda
June 23 Nicaragua, Poland
Second Sunday of July Uruguay
Last Sunday of July Dominican Republic
Second Sunday of August Brazil, Samoa
August 8 Republic of China (Taiwan)
First Sunday of September Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
Third Sunday of September Ukraine
August 23 Nepal
First Sunday of October Luxembourg
12 November Indonesia
Second Sunday of November Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden,
December 5 Thailand
December 26 Bulgaria

(Updated 06/2011 - If we are missing anything please make note in the comments below)

Source: Wikipedia - Father's Day

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Add Comment
Tonmoy from Bangladesh
09:34 06/19/2011
Today the world father's day.My father work as a adverb for me. But he is no more. Sorry that's all.
Cheryl from Kenya
01:24 06/19/2011
When is fathers day in Kenya??:(
Ever Yambao from Viet Nam
23:51 06/18/2011
when is the father's day in Vietnam???
Clare from Cambodia
07:42 06/18/2011
Father's day in FINLAND is 2nd Sunday of November.
Sharon Hale from Canada
10:54 06/15/2011
I do not see Israel in the list.
Gulam Sharwar Rashel from Bangladesh
09:50 06/13/2011
when is father's day in Bangladesh
Catherine Adeniji from Nigeria
03:31 06/07/2011
When is fathers day in Nigeria?
ridha from Saudi Arabia
01:10 06/03/2011
salman from Saudi Arabia
16:30 05/29/2011
Can you tell when is father day in Saudi Arabia. Thank you! :)
Gloria from Singapore
10:52 05/28/2011
Hi all, If you look up Father's Day in Wikipedia (which is apparently the source of the dates on this page), it does include many of the countries which are missing from here, including the Arab world. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but at least for my country and a few others that I know of, the dates given are correct. All the best!

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