When is Father’s Day This Year? 2012 and 2013-2017 Dates

So when is Father’s Day this year?  The latest Father’s Day date will be arriving on a Sunday before we know it, meaning it’s time to show dad our appreciation for all he’s done for us.  This usually means getting cards, gifts, taking dad out for a meal or other activity, and generally spending quality time together.  Read on for more information about the dates this holiday will be celebrated in the coming years!

Father’s Day is always celebrated on the third Sunday of June in the United States. The holiday itself originates back to 1910, when the first ever edition was held in Spokane, Washington. However, there was also a Father’s Day celebration held on July 5, 1908 at a Methodist Episcopal Church in Fairmont, West Virginia. It’s believed that the Mother’s Day observance started just a few months before this served as the inspiration for the holiday for dads.

So when is Father’s Day 2012? This year, the holiday will be on Sunday, June 17, 2012. Father’s Day 2013 will be on June 16th. Of note, the holiday shares the same date in the US as it does in many other countries and nations including Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Croatia, France, Greece, Ireland, India, Hungary, Philippines and The United Kingdom.

Father’s Day dates for 2012 through 2017:

Father’s Day 2012 is Sunday, June 17th
Father’s Day 2013 is Sunday, June 16th
Father’s Day 2014 is Sunday, June 15th
Father’s Day 2015 is Sunday, June 21st
Father’s Day 2016 is Sunday, June 19th
Father’s Day 2017 is Sunday, June 18th

By the way there are other dates Father’s Day is celebrated in different countries. Just for comparison’s sake, New Zealand and Australia celebrate their holiday on the first Sunday in September. So if you have a father from one of these countries, you may be celebrating twice in the United States!

This Father’s Day, make sure to get your dad something great to show him you care. Whether it’s a simple card or e-card, a homecooked meal, or meal out on the town, or even a cool gift he might like, make sure to show dad how much you appreciate him!

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