10 facts about father's day
May 11, 2024

10 Interesting Facts About Father’s Day

Everyone knows their father is a hero; from carrying us on their shoulders as kids, to picking us up from parties as teens, and giving us advice on cars and bills as adults. Dads do a lot for us and it’s only fair that we give something back. Fortunately, there is an entire day dedicated to fathers across the world, where we can express our gratitude and affection by ensuring he feels appreciated and loved even more.

Before we list some unique gift ideas to make this day more memorable, we’d like to share some interesting facts about Father’s Day – some of which you may not even know.


First things first … When is Father’s Day? 

Father’s Day is celebrated on different days depending on the country. This date changes every year, but usually occurs on the third Sunday of June.

However, in some countries like Australia and New Zealand, Father’s Day is on the first Sunday of September. And in Brazil, Dads are honoured on the second Sunday of August.


10 Interesting Facts about Father’s Day: 


origin of father's day


1. The Origin of Father’s Day. In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd campaigned to have Father’s Day recognised as an official alternative to Mother’s Day. She wanted to celebrate her father, a civil war veteran who raised her and her five siblings. Local religious leaders supported the idea, and the first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, the birthday month of Dodd’s father.

2. Different Date Every Year. Did you know that the date for Father’s Day changes every year? In 1972, when it became a national holiday, US President Richard Nixon signed a legislation designating the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

3. The Word “Dad”. The title “dad” originates from children. This is one of the first few words spoken by kids. The first known record of the word “dad” was around the year 1500. Scholars suggest that the origin of the word comes from “dada”, which is used in many different languages.


roses for father's day


4. Rose, The Official Flower. Who’s to say men can’t receive flowers? If you’re looking for inspiration for a flower bouquet, then roses are a good place to start. Mrs Dodd suggested that people wear white roses to honour a father who was deceased and a red rose for a father who was living.

5. A King’s Birthday. In Thailand, Father’s Day is celebrated on December 5, which is the birthday of their king. It’s traditional to carry out good deeds to mark the day, with many people giving blood.

6. Husbands Too. According to Hallmark, half of all cards purchased for Father’s Day are by the sons and daughters of fathers, while 20% are bought by wives for their husbands.


cards for father's day


7. Cards Boom. In the UK, people send around 21 million Father’s Day cards each year. Globally, this number increase exponentially! This makes it the fourth largest card-sending holiday.

8. August 8. In China, Father’s Day used to be celebrated on August 8. The reason is a linguistic one; the Chinese word for eight is “ba”, while a colloquial word for father is “ba-ba” - therefore the eighth day of the eighth month sounds like “papa”.

9. St. Joseph. Many European countries celebrate Father’s Day on March 19. This is due to the links with Roman Catholicism; March 19 is the Feast Day of St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and adoptive father to Jesus. This day was traditionally used to celebrate fatherhood as well as spiritual fathers.


ties gifts for father's day


10. An Abundance of Ties. The tie is the most purchased item of clothing for a Father’s Day gift, but the third most common gift behind electronic gadgets and a day / meal out.


Precious gift ideas for your dad: 

You may have certainly thought of the idea to write your father a card, or make a reservation at a restaurant to treat him to a delicious meal … nothing can go wrong with these classic options, but why not try something a little different instead?

Here are three unique personalised jewellery ideas to surprise your dad by giving him something deep and meaningful:


secret message wristband for father's day


1. A Personalised Secret Message Wristband. A comfortable washable silicone bracelet with room for a special message. Share a personal joke, a motivational quote, or a touching remark that will stay in his heart forever. Create your own personalised wristband.


mamba medical bracelet for father's day


2. A Stylish Medical Bracelet. What about a medical bracelet? Maybe this is all your dad really needs but he wasn’t ready to buy it himself. Here’s the perfect opportunity to get him one he’ll really love. We strongly recommend the Mamba bracelet, which combines both simplicity and elegance. It’s a great way to communicate a medical condition, allergy, or emergency contact without giving up a touch of sophistication and style.


personalised pin for father's day


3. A Personalised Pin Badge. If you want to go for something simple, but sweet, try our personalised heart pin badge with something humourous or sentimental. Choose the one that best suits him and customise it to his style.



Now you have a variety of options to choose from on this special day. Obviously, your dad will appreciate any form of gift you give him. However, it’s best to plan your day so you don’t waste a single second together.

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