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When is Fathers Day?

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When is Father's Day?

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Fathers Day if often a more low-key affair than Mothers Day, but its just as important to make a fuss of any father figures in your life.

Youve still got time to get a present for your dad, grandpa, teacher, or whoever has helped you over the years.

If youre looked after by your mum or grandma instead, its also a nice idea to get them a card or pressie to say thanks.

When is Father's Day?

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In the UK, Fathers Day in 2018 will be on Sunday 17 June.

It always falls on the third Sunday of June, which is a good way to never forget the big day again.

Apparently Fathers Day began after an orphan called Grace Golden Clayton from West Virginia campaigned for the day.

After a mining disaster killed over 360 men, leaving over 1,000 children without dads, she lobbied ministers to mark a day for lost fathers.

When is Father's Day?

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In 1966, President Johnson in the US designated that the third Sunday in June should be Fathers Day.

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Six years later, President Nixon signed this into law, making it a permanent holiday.

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Some countries – particularly in the Southern Hemisphere – have Fathers Day in September.

Others (such as Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Croatia) celebrate it in March, while, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Iceland have theirs on the second Sunday in November.

In Bulgaria, Fathers Day is on our Boxing Day.

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