Father’s Day (Vaderdag) in the Netherlands is always the third Sunday of June: this year on June 15th.
What’s Father’s Day?
According to Wikipedia Father’s Day is a celebration honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father’s Day was created to complement Mother’s Day, a celebration that honours mothers and motherhood. (Read our article from May 9th, 2014 if you like to know more about Mother’s Day).
How daddies like to spend Father’s Day..
Nu.nl reported in the year 2011 that, if it were up to dads, fathers prefer not to do anything but relaxing on this special day. Meaning; sleeping in, being lazy and having drinks. It’s most unlikely that these favourites have changed since then.. 😉
Tips for mommies!
In case you’d like to challenge yourself in reading Dutch, this website might be helpful if you’re looking for tips and running out of time when it comes to thinking about original presents, poems and many more.
For the non-Dutch speaking mothers we recommend to consult Hallmark’s website.
Dearest Fathers, wherever you are and however your kids will mark this day, have a great day with your families and enjoy the special attention!!