With Father's Day just around the corner, you may be starting to think about the perfect gift for the special father figure in your life.
But how much do you know about Father's Day? When is Father's Day 2023? Why Do We Celebrate Father's Day?
Read on to discover everything you need to know about Father's Day including our top Father's Day jewellery gifts.
When Is Father's Day?
Father's Day is celebrated on different dates throughout the world. The most popular date for Father's Day is the third Sunday in June. In the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year. In 2023, Father's Day in the US falls on 18th June 2023. In the UK, Father's Day is on 18th June 2023 also.
In Spain, Italy and Portugal, Father's Day is celebrated on March 19th which is the Feast of St. Joseph, the patron saint of fathers. Whereas in Germany, Father's Day is celebrated on the same date as Ascension Day, May 18th 2023.
In Scandinavian countries, Father's Day was originally celebrated on the third Sunday of June. However, it was moved to ensure it wasn't too close to Mother's Day and to increase sales in the lead up to Christmas. In the majority of Scandinavian countries, Father's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in November. The only Scandinavian country who kept the June date was Denmark.
Who Invented Father's Day?
Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington is believed to be the founder of Father's Day. Sonora campaigned for Father's Day after Mother's Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908. In 1909, Sonora tried to establish an official equivalent to Mother's Day for fathers. She was one of six children raised by a single dad, Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart. It is believed that Sonora originally suggested June 5th, the anniversary of her father's death as the official date. However, organisers did not have enough time to make arrangements meaning that it was delayed until the third Sunday in June.
The holiday gained momentum in the US, and in 1924, President Calvin Coolidge pressed the government to recognise Father's Day.
When Was Father's Day First Celebrated?
Father's Day was first celebrated on June 19th, 1910 in Washington. Originally Father's Day was not well received with one florist commenting that "father's haven't the same sentimental appeal that mothers have". Father's Day also had a lack of support among men at the beginning. Men felt that gift-giving and flowers did not celebrate their masculinity. In the 1920s and 1930s, a movement attempted to abolish both Mother's Day and Father's Day in favour of a single holiday, Parents' Day. Despite these efforts, Father's Day is now a national holiday celebrated by many across the world.
Why Do We Celebrate Father's Day?
Father's Day is a time to show our appreciation for our fathers and special father figures in our lives. Whether it's with a special card, gift or just spending time together.
How To Say Happy Father's Day In Different Languages:
Finnish: Hyvää isänpäivää
French: Bonne fête Papa!
German - Alles Gute zum Vatertag!
Italian: Buona festa del papà!
Spanish: Feliz día del padre
Swedish: Grattis på farsdagen!
Portuguese: Feliz dia dos pais!
Father's Day Jewellery Gift Ideas:
Choosing the perfect gift for Father's Day can be tricky but with our gift guide below, you're sure to find something special for the father figure in your life.
1. Show how much you appreciate Dad with a Silver Hammered Ring. Our range of men's rings can be worn as a pinky ring or thumb ring for special occasions. Choose from silver, gold or rose gold.
2. Spoil Dad with a truly special gift. Our collection of Men's Bracelets make the perfect gift for Father's Day. These paperclip style bracelets come in gold or silver and are fully adjustable. Perfect for elevating any look from office smart to weekend casual.
3. Give Dad a luxurious gift this Father's Day with our paperclip necklaces. Discover our men's necklaces to find the perfect piece. Our paperclip necklaces is a statement chain which can be worn on its own or paired with our paperclip bracelet for an on-trend look.
Need more inspiration? Shop our range of Father's Day Jewellery Gifts to find the perfect gift this Father's Day.