Father's Day in France
In a similar fashion to Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day is celebrated in France. Held on the third Sunday in June, it celebrates and honors the role of fathers in shaping and building families.
Celebrate Fathers' Day
Fathers are given presents such as chocolates and homemade gifts, including paintings and handwritten poems. Some families celebrate the day by eating out, while others stay at home to prepare a special meal. The holiday is also celebrated in other countries worldwide.
Fathers' Day is an observance and not an official public holiday in France.
About Fathers' Day
The French observance of Father’s Day can be traced back the celebration of St Joseph’s Day on March 19, which also recognized fathers. However, in 1952 an official decree was made to recognize Fathers’ Day on the third Sunday of June each year in France.
About Father's Day in other countriesRead more about Father's Day.
Father's Day Observances
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Quick FactsFamilies across France remember their fathers and father figures on Fathers’ Day on the third Sunday in June.
Father's Day 2016Sunday, June 19, 2016
Father's Day 2017Sunday, June 18, 2017
Name in other languages
|Fête des Pères||French|
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