Father’s Day. So why do we celebrate father’s day?
Father’s Day falls in a host of countries around the world on the 19th June 2016. As with most things the exact origins of Father’s Day are disputed but we can say that the movement for a dedicated day for father started about 100 years ago in the USA. The first official day for father seems to have been in 1910. Father’s day is celebrated differently around the world. While, for example, in UK and the Netherlands you can expect breakfast in bed, a home made card and maybe a little pressie, in Germany they have slightly bent the meaning towards a “bender” and spend the day hiking and drinking beer with other men. Sounds like a good plan I can hear a few of you thinking.
In many countries it is true that children make handcrafted gifts for their fathers. A nice touch in this consumer driven society. What can make father’s day funny are those father’s day jokes. Have a look at this link. But also imagining the things that your father would never say to you, for example:
“Can you turn up that music?”
“Go ahead and take my truck. Here’s 50 euro for petrol.”
“I LOVE your tattoo. We should both get new ones.”
“Here, you take the remote.”
So go on spoil the old man this coming Father’s day perhaps with some kind words, something special or just an hour of your time for some job he needs doing. “Thanks mate.”