Dad Facts You Should Know for Father’s Day (Infographic)

June 12, 2014 Updated: June 12, 2014

Dads come in all shapes, sizes, colors, origins, backgrounds, etc. They can be biological, step, in-law, grandfathers, and adopted. The list of how different dads can be just goes on and on.

When Father’s Day is celebrated varies from country to country. Australia and New Zealand have it on the first Sunday in September. In Brazil it is the second Sunday of August. In Thailand it is December 5th. Other countries that celebrate Father’s Day include (but are not limited to) Argentina, France, India, Singapore, and South Africa. 

In good ol’ America, Father’s Day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday of June. This year, it is on June 15th. Father’s Day was signed into public law in 1972 (thereby making it a permanent holiday in the States. Since then, Father’s Day has fallen on June 15th six times, with 2014 being the 7th. As a relatively modern holiday, there are no established traditions involved, so families may celebrate however they choose. This can range from a simple phone call to more elaborate events (barbecues tend to be popular).

This year also happens to be a FIFA World Cup year as well, so if your dad is a soccer fan (football to any non-American dads out there), consider watching a game. Check here for a schedule.

So on Sunday, don’t forget to celebrate dads. 

Father and son. (Onkelbo/Wikimedia Commons)