Father's Day in Haiti Date in the current year: June 26, 2016

Father's Day in Haiti Haiti Father's Day (Fête des pères) is observed on the last Sunday in June. Although it is not a public holiday, it is widely celebrated across the country.

The history of Father's Day in its modern form begins in the early 20th century in the United States. Inspired by Mother's Day conceived by Anna Jarvis, Sonora Smart Dodd decided to hold a similar celebration dedicated to her father. William Dodd was a civil war veteran and widower who single-handedly raised six children after his wife's death in childbirth.

The first celebration of the new holiday was held on June 19, 1910 (the third Sunday in June). Over the years, many countries have adopted the same date. However, there are quite a lot of exceptions. For example, Father's Day in Haiti is celebrated on the last Sunday of the same month.

On Father's Day, Haitian children present their fathers with greeting cards, handmade gifts, or other presents, for example, socks, ties, and wallets. Most families have a celebratory meal on the occasion; it can be breakfast, brunch, lunch, or early dinner.

As Father's Day in Haiti always falls on a weekend, most fathers spend the holiday with their children. They can go to the beach or on a hike in the mountains, have a picnic, play sports, or enjoy other fun activities.

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