What is the origin of Father’s Day?
Based on ancient traditions, Father’s Day originated from pagan sun worship. Sun is seen as the father of the universe which shines forth to provide life, freshness, and strength to the universe. The June solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father's Day so some people saw a link between the two. However, Sonora Dodd planned the first Father’s Day to honour father figures, inspired by Mother’s Day. By 19th June 1910, the first official Father’s Day was observed in Spokane, Washington USA. Today, it’s increasingly popular throughout North America, especially in Canada.
When is Father’s Day in Canada?
This year’s Father’s Day will be celebrated on June 18, 2023. An epic observance in Canada and people will travel down here for the holiday. It’s a Sunday which makes it more interesting as several businesses will be closed for Father’s Day. Notably, many Canadians will observe Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures. Father figures may include stepfathers, fathers-in-law, guardians, and family friends. Though not a public holiday, Father’s Day possesses the chagrin of a full national observance that you can't miss.
How is Father’s Day celebrated?
In Canada, we celebrate Father’s Day by partaking in fun runs, meetings, soccer, and other games, and exchanging gifts. It’s also a period for charity such as visiting orphanages and donating to cancer patients. In the morning, most families preferably take a special memorable breakfast with their father at home or in restaurants that’s cool. In the afternoon, fathers take a ride to tourism centers such as zoos and parks or even arrange small picnics. People also organize Father’s Day parties within the family or in collaboration with friends. Those living outside Canada or far away from their fathers make calls and send texts and gift cards to their father figures; it’s always fun.
Is Father’s Day Popular in Canada?
Father’s Day is very famous in Canada just like Mother’s Day. Aside from Christmas and Valentine's holidays, Father’s Day is another prominent nationwide holiday that comes with numerous festivities in Canada. During this time, businesses usually make higher sales by offering seasonal promo deals that you can't get any other time. Tourism and hospitality also boom in Canada during Father’s Day because families usually return home or take their Fathers for a once-in-a-lifetime treat. Families who have been apart for a long time meet for a reunion during this holiday. Most interestingly, stores usually package special offers to celebrate this holiday.
What to buy for Father’s Day?
To celebrate your father and wish all the father figures in your life a Happy Father’s Day, start thinking of nice items and gifts that dads love. Mostly, Father’s Day promotions have the best discounts for shoppers. You may order a personalized coffee mug, sunglasses, watches, wallet, branded T-shirts, and a customized cap for your dad. Many fathers also like to be gifted with perfumes, fitness bands, footwear, and electronics like smartphones, computers, and television sets. It won't look bad if you get him the latest cozy car that will ease his movement, especially for elderly fathers. The choice is yours, but start planning early and avoid the last-hour rush.
Which stores have Mother’s Day sales?
Hurray! Father’s Day is here. Celebrate your dad this season with amazing shopping deals from top stores in Canada. Start ordering items for your daddy, husband, uncle, or male friends at the nearest Walmart, FRESHCO., FORTINOS, Sobeys, Loblaws, Maxi, Safeway, Zehrs, and Giant Tiger. Check out Food Basics, No Frills, Costco, Provigo, Dominion, T&T Supermarket, Ample Food Market, and STARSKY Fine Food flyers for the latest promo deals. These stores all have mouthwatering discounts that will suit your budget. Whether you want to buy from stores or order online, start picking from the latest available early-bird deals.