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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.

Father smiling at gift-giving daughter.
Dad gets a special treat from his daughter on Fathers' Day, which is celebrated on the third Sunday June in France.
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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.

Public Life

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 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

Families across France remember their fathers and father figures on Fathers’ Day on the third Sunday in June.

Father's Day 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Fête des PèresFrench
Father's DayEnglish
VatertagGerman
FarsdagNorwegian

List of dates for other years

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Other holidays in June 2017 in France

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