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Happy Father's Day!

Global Immersions Recruiting - Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s! We hope you all have a wonderful day, even during the Covid pandemic. Here are some ways to celebrate during quarantine!


Get take out from your favorite local restaurant and enjoy the meal with your family! It’s the perfect way to eat out safely and important to support the businesses. Plus, you don’t have to cook!

Take a drive with your family! You could head to a scenic location or the beach to explore beautiful views! You don’t have to necessarily have a destination in mind either, you could just drive for fun! 


Have a picnic! Pack towels, sunscreen, board games and snacks to enjoy the weather with your family. Head to your local park or green area and keep in mind social distancing from others!

Not able to spend the day with your father? Plan a zoom call with the entire family! Choose a funny background and catch up with your relatives! Make sure to facetime or text him to let him know you are thinking of him.


Need a last minute delivery gift for Dad? Click here, here and here for lists of options and ideas

Want some more ideas and activities to celebrate today? Click here, here and here.

Father's Day Around The World!

Global Immersions Recruiting - Saturday, June 15, 2019




Happy Father's Day! Here in the United States, children and mothers celebrate their fathers or husbands on this beautiful day. Families go out to dinner, exchange a small gift, card and express their love for their fathers. It’s a day to show appreciation for their contributions and pay tribute to all the hard-working fathers. In addition to Dads, families wish ‘Happy Father’s Day!’ to grandfathers, uncles, stepfathers and other men in father figure roles.


Typically this holiday is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in the United States as well in over 90 countries such as Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Canada, India, Turkey, and the Netherlands.


Some countries have religious ties to this holiday such as in Spain in which this day is called, “Dia del Padre”, and in Italy, “Festa del Papa”. It is celebrated on March 19 based on the Catholic observance day of the Feast of St Joseph. Furthermore, 40 days after Easter, Ascension Day takes place in Germany in which people attend church to celebrate Jesus’ ascension to Heaven.




Next, Thailand celebrates the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on December 5 by gathering in the streets to sing, light candles and show their respect. This day is extremely significant in their culture and it is a tradition to wear yellow shirts. The Thai expression for ‘Happy Fathers’ Day’ is สุขสันต์วันพ่อ[sùk-săn wan pâw.


Finally, the countries of Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden commemorate Fathers on first Sunday in September while in Denmark, Finland and Norway it’s on the second Sunday in September. Brazil celebrates ‘Dios dos Pais’ on the second Sunday in August while Russia and Belarus celebrate the ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’ on February 23rd to mostly show respect for veterans.


Thank you to all the Fathers in the world - we wish all of our host fathers a Happy Father's Day!


Sources:

http://blogs.colgate.edu/bookstore/2015/06/fathers-day-traditions-from-around-the-world.html

https://www.theholidayspot.com/fathersday/around_the_world.htm 
https://www.expique.com/blog/2017/11/21/fathers-day-kings-birthday-thailand/




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