Friday, March 16, 2012

Father’s Day or Mothering Sunday

20120315_bandaIt will be Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day as it is now known in England. Here in Spain, we will be celebrating Father’s Day with a concert in the Auditorium.

Of course, Father’s Day is not until Monday 19th March, a day when all the shops and businesses will be closed. 

Rather interestingly, Father’s Day assumes a lot more importance than Mother’s Day here in Spain. That is not necessarily the same in all countries though. Nor of course, is Father’s Day on the same day each year in other parts of the world.

The chart below shows the day in different countries of the world.



Countries 2012 2013
USA, UK, India, Canada, China, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey June 17 June 16
Russia February 23 February 23
Italy & Spain March 19 March 19
Germany May 17 May 9
Australia & New Zealand September 2 September 1
Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland November 4 November 3
Thailand December 5 December 5

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