Father’s Day Traditions From Around The World
Father’s Day began in the United States in the early 20th century. Here in the UK, Father’s Day follows the American rule of falling on the third Sunday of June – this year it will fall on the 16th. We think Dad deserves to be honoured – keep reading to see how he is celebrated around the world and what you can look forward to if you join us at one of the most Dad-friendly pubs in Wiltshire.
Did you know that Russia celebrates Father’s Day on the 23rd February each year? That’s a lot earlier than when we celebrate here in the UK! Known as Defender of the Fatherland Day, Russians watch parades that honour the Russian Armed Forces and all men, regardless of whether they are dads or not. Blokes receive gifts from the women that they know. Lovely.
Known as Vatertag, Germany celebrates Father’s Day at a different time – on the sixth Sunday after Easter. Their tradition is part of Man’s Day (Männertag) and includes enjoying the great outdoors with some tasty beer!
Dia dos Pais is Brazil’s Father’s Day and takes place on the second Sunday in August. As you would expect, the focus is on the food (not too dissimilar to ourselves at the Bath Arms!) From BBQs to churrascos, the whole family gets together but Dad gets first pick, of course!
Now that you know a bit more about Father’s Day in other countries, have you decided how to celebrate with your dad? You’re never short of things to do in Wiltshire this Father’s Day, so why not join us? You can take a look at our Father’s Day offering here – don’t forget to book your table. If you want to treat him even further, then our B&B near Longleat is the perfect base if he loves to walk, cycle or simply enjoy the countryside. We have plenty of real ales available at our bar and our local food is sure to put a smile on his face.