Father's Day Date in the current year: November 13, 2016

Father's Day The second Sunday in November is Father's Day in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Estonia and Iceland. This holiday was introduced, like in other countries around the world. As far as every country chooses its own day for celebration, the named five observe the holiday on the second Sunday in November.

The tradition to observe Father's Day origins in the USA, when the holiday was introduced in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. Later countries around the world adopted the observation.

Sweden, Finland and Estonia have mass celebration of the holiday. Schools and kindergartens organize festive events and children prepare concerts for their parents, especially for fathers. Teachers prepare special Father's Day lessons with different activities to teach children the importance of the role fathers play in every family.

Merry events that involve fathers and their children are traditional for many cities. These can be sports competitions, presentations of man's jobs etc.

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Cultural Observances


Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland


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