When is Father’s Day 2017?


Father’s Day 2017 is just around the corner and it is time to give the dads of the world the appreciation they deserve. Father’s Day fall on different dates every year. The history of Father’s Day goes a long way but today, it is celebrated every third Sunday of June. So this year, it will be June 18, 2017.

Brief History of Father’s Day

Before we get all excited about this special holiday, it is worth taking a moment to understand why the concept of Father’s Day was created. There are different accounts on when it all started but there are two prominent ones.

  • 1908

    on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia, a Methodist church sponsored the first event that explicitly honored fathers in a Sunday sermon. This is because of a suggestion from Grace Golden Clayton in honor of fathers who died at a deadly mine explosion that killed 362 men.

  • 1910

    A woman named Sonora Smart Dodd came up with an idea to honor her father while listening to a sermon at Mother’s Day in 1909. She thought that mothers were getting all the credit and that fathers equally deserve a day of praise. So the next year, on June 19, 1910 Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington state. She initially proposed for it to be celebrated every 5th of June but was eventually deferred to the third Sunday of June.

To understand why we’re celebrating the same day for Father’s Day 2017, it’s great to look back at these events. They celebrated it locally in several communities across the country. And in 1972, during the Nixon administration, it was officially recognized as a national holiday.

Father’s Day Worldwide

Other countries also celebrate Father’s Day but some have different dates for Father’s Day 2017 and every year. For more detailed information, check out Father’s Day celebrations around the world.

Iran celebrates Father’s Day on March 14th while countries like Bolivia, Honduras, Italy and Spain do it on March 19th. In South Korea, it is May 19. Uruguay celebrates it every second Sunday of June. In Taiwan and China, it is August 8. Another unique celebration is in Nepal where they do it on the New Moon of September. In Thailand, it is in December 5th. Those are just some of the examples. Other countries also follow the third Sunday of June and same will be for Father’s Day 2017.

Father’s Day 2017 Ideas

There are a lot of ways you can show appreciation for your dad and many items you can offer as gifts. If you’re planning on a vacation with dad, check out these top 10 most unusual destinations.

  • Travel with Family

    There’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day 2017 than to spend it with the people closest to him. Take a look at these top 10 best family travel destinations.

  • Fishing

    Depending on where you live, we know that a lot of dads also love fishing. Why not spend that special day going with them on their favorite hobby. Here are the top 10 best fishing scales.

  • Digital Camera

    Dads also like taking photos. And for Father’s Day 2017, it will be a great way to capture some of your best family moments. Take a look at the top 10 best digital cameras.

  • Watch

    They would look great with a nice elegant watch. Here are the top 10 best Seiko watches.

  • Pocket Knives

    Dads are handy with tools and they will appreciate an item as useful as a pocket knife. These are the top 10 best pocket knives.

Of course, only you and your family will know what really is the perfect gift you can give your father this Father’s Day 2017. This is just a peek into the multitude of options that are available today.