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Call Your Dad this Father's Day with firstnumber

Fri 13 Jun, 2014 // Firstnumber Team
Father's Day

As we approach the middle of the year and get into the swing of the World Cup, it's easy to forget that Father's Day is coming up this Sunday. An annual celebration of fathers, fatherhood and the bond between dads and their children, the day is usually observed on the third Sunday in June and can often be missed in the aftermath of celebrations for Mother's Day. Make sure you don't miss it this year by telling him how much he means to you. With firstnumber, you can make cheap international calls so you can phone your dad no matter where you are. 

In our Mother's Day blog post we discussed the origins of the celebration, so this time we've taken a look at some Father's Day traditions from around the world:

Australia: celebrated on the first Sunday of spring, the role of fathers and father figures is honoured through the annual awarding of the “Local Community Father of the Year” award in Victoria.

Haiti : a day all about dad, Father's Day in Haiti is celebrated by giving gifts and a sharing a lovely meal at the beach or mountains and feeling grateful for the gift of your father.

Netherlands: Father's Day in the Netherlands shares many similarities with the UK celebration. Dads are treated to a meal out and children in school spend time preparing gifts or cards to give on the day.

Thailand: Father's Day is set as the birthday of the current king, who appears before the nation to give his annual speech in the evening. Fathers and grandfathers are presented with a “Canna flower”, a tradition which is observed even in Thai communities overseas. 

Worldwide celebrations of Father's Day may differ, but one thing stays the same: your dad loves to hear from you. Phone your dad this holiday with our cheap international calls and make sure he knows how much you love him. 

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