Happy Father's Day 2017: Date, Facts, History
1. On what date will Father's Day 2017 will be held?
Father's Day 2017 will be held on Sunday, June 18, 2017.
2. When is Father's Day celebrated every year?
Many countries follow the United States Father's Day date - which is the third Sunday of June. Some parts of the world also celebrate it on June 19. Some countries such as Spain, Portuguese and Latin America celebrates it on March 19.
3. When was the first father's day celebrated?
In Europe, father's day is being celebrated by Catholic Church since the Middle Ages or Medieval Period - from 5th to 15th century. It used to be celebrated on March 19 which is also Saint Joseph's Day. Saint Joseph is known as the foster-father of Jesus Christ. Father's Day started being celebrated in the United States around the 20th century.
India, too, celebrates Father's Day on the third Sunday of June. Father's Day 2017 falls on June 18.
5. What is the idea behind Father's Day?
The day is celebrated to honours the fathers across the world, fatherhood, bond between father and child, and so on.