When is Father’s Day?

A celebration of fathers and men’s contributions to parenthood, the history of Father’s Day doesn’t reach as far back as that of its counterpart, Mother’s Day, though the country’s embracing the latter helped the former get the recognition it richly deserved.  The 1st Father’s Day was celebrated in West Virginia on July 5, 1908 as a memorial to 210 fathers killed in the Monangah Mining Disaster in December 1907. President Johnson issued a Presidential Proclamation designating the 3rd Sunday in June in honor of Father’s Day.  Finally, in 1972, President Nixon signed a bill making Father’s Day a law. In the United States, Father’s Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June each year.

Father’s Day is on the following days:

June 19, 2011

June 17, 2012

June 16, 2013

June 15, 2014

June 21, 2015

June 19, 2016

June 18, 2017

June 17, 2018

June 16, 2019

June 21, 2020