Father’s Day - June 18

2017-06-20 06:00

IT is a fact that children do not make as big a fuss over acknowledging their fathers on this annual day compared to the Mother’s Day reaction throughout the world.
Father’s Day was introduced in the United States and is celebrated on the third Sunday in June as is in South Africa, Britain, etc.
However, other countries pay tribute to their “dear old dads” on different dates:

March 14 - Iran

March 19 - Bolivia, Honduras, Italy, Lichtenstein, Portugal, Spain

May 8 - South Korea

August 8 - Taiwan, China

August 24 - Argentina

First Sunday in September - Australia, New Zealand

New Moon of September - Nepal

Second Sunday in November - Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden

December 5 - Thailand

Looking for a fun quote to present to dad – some from famous sources:

”I gave my father 100 dollars and said: Buy yourself something that will make your life easier. So he went out and bought a present for my mother.” - Rita Rounder

“The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.” - Clarence Darrow

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
“But when I got to be 21 I was astonished at how much the old man had learnt in seven years.” - Mark Twain

‘I smile because you are my father ... I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it.” - Anon

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” - Anon
Dad’s favourite sayings:

• When I was your age ...

• Go ask your mother ...

• Were you raised in a barn ...

• You don’t know what hard work is ...

• Money doesn’t grow on trees ...

• Because I said so ...


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