Father's Day in South Africa

Father’s Day in South Africa

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Father’s Day in South Africa is one of the most important days where South Africans celebrate fathers and male figures in their lives. This day is celebrated to honour the role of fathers and forefathers in South Africa. Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide, although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June.

What is Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is a celebration that honours the role of fathers and father figures in South Africa. This day is celebrated on different days worldwide. In South Africa, this day is observed on the third Sunday in June, while in Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages.

In America, Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd and celebrated on the third Sunday of June for the first time in 1910.

Is Father’s Day a Public Holiday in South Africa?

Father’s Day in South Africa is not a public holiday. Father’s Day 2021 falls on Sunday, 20 June 2021. Most businesses in South Africa follow regular Sunday opening hours.

When is Father’s Day in South Africa?

The date for Father’s Day in South Africa is the third Sunday in June. Father’s Day 2020 in South Africa was celebrated on the 21st June 2020. The next Fathers’ Day will be celebrated on the 20th June 2021.

This date was first celebrated in the USA on the third Sunday of June for the first time in 1910 and has since been adopted by many countries including South Africa, Asian and European countries.

In Portugal, Italy and Spain, Father’s Day is observed on 19 March, which is the Feast of St. Joseph who is the patron saint of fathers.

Father’s Day in Germany, is observed on the same date as Ascension Day. This is the 40th day of Easter. It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.

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Fathers Day Messages, Quotes and Gifts

In South Africa, people celebrate the day by sending Fathers Day messages, quotes and gifts to their fathers and father figures in their lives. Fathers Day is an opportunity to tell your father how much you love and appreciate him.

You probably have someone you want to appreciate by sending them a Fathers Day message to show how much they mean to you. Some people prefer to recognize their fathers by sending Fathers Day Gifts or Cards, accompanied by some heartfelt message on that third Sunday in June. Here are some examples of Father’s Day Messages and Quotes.

  • You are the best Dad, I love you so much
  • Happy Fathers Day dad, I am proud to be your child
  • Happy Father’s Day to the most awesome dad in the world
  • God gave me the perfect gift when He gave me you for a father

Here is A Short History of Father’s Day

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