Father's Day

Father's Day Quick Facts - MX

AKA NameDía del Padre
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2024 Date16 June 2024
2025 Date15 June 2025

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Father's Day History

Father's Day seeks to honor the contributions, love, and sacrifices of fathers in families and society. The observance aims to recognize and appreciate the paternal figures in our lives, including biological fathers, stepfathers, and grandfathers. It offers an opportunity for children to express gratitude and admiration towards their dads, reinforcing the bond within families and promoting paternal involvement in children's lives.

The idea for Father's Day dates back to the early 20th century, with the first celebration taking place in the United States in 1910. Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman from Washington State, initiated the day to honor her father, William Jackson Smart, a civil war veteran and single parent who raised his six children. In 1972, under President Richard Nixon, Father's Day was officially recognized as a national holiday in America, allowing the nationwide celebration of fatherhood and paternal bonds.

In the United States, Father's Day is typically observed on the third Sunday of June. Festivities often involve family gatherings, sharing meals, and engaging in recreational activities together. Children and adults alike express gratitude to their fathers through various means, including the exchange of gifts, handwritten notes, and phone or video calls. Some people also pay tribute to their late fathers by visiting their grave sites or conducting memorial services.

Father's Day facts

  • Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd first came up with the idea for Father's Day after hearing a Mother's Day sermon in church. She was raised by her father and wanted to honor him.
  • According to Hallmark, Father's Day is the fourth-largest card-sending occasion with 72 million cards given every year.
  • The official flower for Father's Day is a rose. Wearing a red rose signifies a living father, while a white rose represents a father who has passed away.
  • Mexican society has traditionally been influenced by the concept of machismo, which defines the expectations and roles of men in society. Fathers are often seen as the primary breadwinners and protectors of their families.
  • Mexican culture is known for its strong emphasis on family values and close-knit relationships. Fathers often play a significant role in the upbringing of their children.

Top things to do in Mexico for Father's Day

  • Arrange a BBQ and invite all of the fathers in your family.
  • Spend the day with Dad doing one of his favorite activities: fishing, golfing, hiking.
  • Watch a film about the experience of fatherhood in Mexico. Here are our top picks:
    1. Rudo y Cursi (2008)- A comedy-drama film that tells the story of two brothers, played by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, who are discovered by a talent scout while working on their father's banana plantation and become professional soccer players.
    2. Desierto (2015)- This thriller film, directed by Jonás Cuarón, focuses on a father (played by Gael García Bernal) trying to cross the US-Mexico border to reunite with his family.
    3. Nosotros Los Nobles (2013)- A comedy film about a wealthy father who fakes financial ruin to teach his spoiled adult children the value of hard work and responsibility.
  • In Mexico, soccer is a popular sport, and attending a soccer match with the family is a great way to celebrate Father's Day.

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