This Sunday is Father’s Day in the UK. Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the United Kingdom. It is a day to honour fathers and father figures.
From gifts, cultural attractions, to getting active outdoors, to Sunday lunch or a pint down the pub there are loads of ways to spoil your dad this Father’s Day.
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There are some suggestions that the idea of Father’s Day may originate in pagan sun worship. Some branches of paganism see the sun as the father of the universe. Since the summer solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father’s Day, some people see a link between the two.
The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was introduced from the United States. There, a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s Day celebrations to plan a day to honor fathers. Father’s Day has been celebrated in June since 1910 in the USA. The celebrations in the United Kingdom are thought to have been inspired by the American custom of Father’s Day. This is in contrast to Mother’s Day, which has a very different history in the United States and the United Kingdom.