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Father's Day in Mexico

Fathers’ Day (Día del Padre) is celebrated to honor fathers and male parental figures in Mexico on the third Sunday of June. It is also observed in other countries.

Dads in Mexico celebrate Fathers' Day on the third Sunday in June.
Dads in Mexico celebrate Fathers' Day on the third Sunday in June.

Celebrate Fathers’ Day

Like Mothers’ Day and Children’s Day in Mexico, Fathers’ Day is a family-centric observance. Cards, chocolates, artwork, t-shirts, and other presents are given to fathers and father-like role models on this day. Father’s Day community activities, including fun runs, are held in some cities. Most schools have special events, such as pot-luck lunches, hand-made artwork on display, children singing songs, or school plays.

Public life

Fathers’ Day is an observance and not a federal public holiday in Mexico.

About Fathers’ Day

There are some suggestions that the idea of Father's Day may stem from the pagan sun worship. Some branches of paganism see the sun as the father of the universe. The June solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father's Day so some people see a link between the two.

The modern Fathers’ Day origin is believed to have come from the U.S. – some say it was first celebrated in Washington on June 19, 1910, while others believe it was celebrated in West Virginia on July 5, 1908. Regardless, the popularity of Fathers’ Day has spread to countries such as Mexico.

About Father's Day in other countries

Read more about Father's Day.

Father's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
SunJun 202010Father's DayObservance
SunJun 192011Father's DayObservance
SunJun 172012Father's DayObservance
SunJun 162013Father's DayObservance
SunJun 152014Father's DayObservance
SunJun 212015Father's DayObservance
SunJun 192016Father's DayObservance
SunJun 182017Father's DayObservance
SunJun 172018Father's DayObservance
SunJun 162019Father's DayObservance
SunJun 212020Father's DayObservance

Quick Facts

Fathers and father figures receive cards, chocolates, and other presents on Fathers’ Day in Mexico.

Father's Day 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Name in other languages

Father's DayEnglish
Día del PadreSpanish

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Fun Holiday on June 21, 2016

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