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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.
Is Father's Day a Public Holiday?
Father's Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, June 16, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in France.
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
|2010||Sun||Jun 20||Father's Day||Observance|
|2011||Sun||Jun 19||Father's Day||Observance|
|2012||Sun||Jun 17||Father's Day||Observance|
|2013||Sun||Jun 16||Father's Day||Observance|
|2014||Sun||Jun 15||Father's Day||Observance|
|2015||Sun||Jun 21||Father's Day||Observance|
|2016||Sun||Jun 19||Father's Day||Observance|
|2017||Sun||Jun 18||Father's Day||Observance|
|2018||Sun||Jun 17||Father's Day||Observance|
|2019||Sun||Jun 16||Father's Day||Observance|
|2020||Sun||Jun 21||Father's Day||Observance|
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