SUNDAY JUNE 16TH 2019
Father’s Day is a celebration honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
In celebration of our Fathers, we make time to spend time with our dads, and show that we are thinking of them, love them and appreciate them. This is honoured in many ways such as with our thoughts, prayers, a phone call, BBQ with family and friends, visiting a memorable place, gifts and cards or any other gesture to show love and honour of our fathers.
Check out some great DAD gift ideas here:
A customary day for the celebration of fatherhood in Catholic Europe is known to date back to at least the Middle Ages, and it is observed on March 19, as the feast day of Saint Joseph, who is referred to as the fatherly Nutritor Domini (“Nourisher of the Lord”) in Catholicism and “the putative father of Jesus” in southern European tradition. This celebration was brought to the Americasby the Spanish and Portuguese, and in Latin America, Father’s Day is still celebrated on March 19. The Catholic Church actively supported the custom of a celebration of fatherhood on St. Joseph’s day from either the last years of the 14th century or from the early 15th century, apparently on the initiative of the Franciscans.
In the Coptic Church, the celebration of fatherhood is also observed on St Joseph’s Day, but the Copts observe this celebration on July 20. This Coptic celebration may date back to the fifth century.