Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the UK. It is a day when we can think of our fathers and grandfathers and many people make a special effort to go and visit their fathers on this day.
The origin of Father’s Day is not clear. Some people claim it goes back to pre-Christian times, over 2 000 years ago. Others say that it has been celebrated since the Middle Ages, traditionally being observed on 19th March which was the feast day of Saint Joseph, the father of Jesus. Still others state that it is a recently imported idea from the U.S.A. leading on from the celebration of Mother’s Day. Indeed, in the U.S.A. it is now an official holiday, but not so in Britain.
Whatever the origin, it is a worthwhile day to think about parents, especially dads, and to try and get together as families when possible.
We have just published some great resources for Father’s Day, including worksheets on:
• favourite things I do with my dad
• what my dad does for me
• three things I could do for my dad
• acrostic poem
• comprehension on the origin of Father’s Day