In the United States, dads have it pretty good on Father’s Day. Breakfast in bed, a few thoughtful gifts, and some quiet time with your family make for a nice day. But dads in other countries like to celebrate Father’s Day a bit differently. Some like to drink and hang out with their buddies while others enjoy a brisk 21-kilometer run. To give you an idea of how (and when) Father’s Day is celebrated around the world, we’ve compiled a list of Father’s Day traditions in ten countries. Scroll through the graphics below to see how global dads enjoy their special day.
Russia – С днем отца
Celebrate the Fatherland! And dad too.
Portugal – Feliz dia dos pais
Just like American Father’s Day, but with fewer ties.
Germany – Alles Gute zum Vetertag
A day to do manly things with manly men.
Thailand – S̄uk̄hs̄ạnt̒ wạn ph̀x
I hope you look good in Yellow.
Mexico – Feliz Día del Padre
Happy Father’s Day. Now run 21 kilometers
South Africa – Happy Father’s Day
Let me tell you about the one that got away…
Japan – Chichi no hi, omedeto
Flowers, beer, and shrimp. What more could you want?
Nepal – Pitā divasakō śubhakāmanā
“Cow earned no moon night”
New Zealand – Happy Father’s Day
I’ll take an Earl Grey, please.
Finland – hyvää isänpäivää
Sleep in, dad. You deserve it.
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Graphics provided by Personalized Creations.