A father’s role in our lives is an important one; a crucial one. It’s also a role that comes with much responsibility, stress, weight, and demand. We need to celebrate the father’s in our lives for Father’s Day Weekend and show them a token of our appreciation.
Is Father’s Day always the 3rd weekend in June?
The United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom all celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June.
While some countries celebrate on the same day as we do in the United States, others celebrate Father’s Day weekend depending on their traditions. As an example, Germany celebrates Father’s Day 39 days after Easter. While New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand celebrate Father’s Day on the first Sunday in September.
How Many Countries Celebrate Father’s Day?
Over 111 countries around the world celebrate Father’s Day. There are 193 countries in the world, it’s nice to see over half the countries honoring our Father’s.
Is Father’s Day the Second or Third Sunday in June?
As I mentioned above, Father’s Day in the United States is always celebrated on the third Sunday in June. If you want to add these dates to your calendar now, you will have the reminder already set for you for the next five years!
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What Is The Origin of Father’s Day?
Although we joke and say most holidays were created by greeting card companies to make money, the origin for this holiday is a little more meaningful.
Father’s Day has a history that goes well beyond greeting cards. The first known Father’s Day service occurred in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 5, 1908, after hundreds of men died in the worst mining accident in U.S. history. The Sunday service happened because of the efforts of Grace Golden Clayton, the daughter of a dedicated reverend.
While missing her own dad, who had died in 1896, Mrs. Clayton wanted to honor the many fathers who had died in the mining explosion which killed more than 360 men and boys, and left about 1,000 children fatherless.
Does Father’s Day Always Fall on a Weekend?
Thankfully, Father’s Day always falls on a weekend. Which means you don’t have to take work off in order to celebrate. It also means you can celebrate the Father’s in your life for the whole weekend! I mean, why not? They deserve it.
Top 10 Father’s Day Weekend Ideas
When was the last time your father did something just for himself, for the weekend? I’m not talking about the times where y’all went to the movies or to Disneyworld, I’m talking about something just for him. I’ll wait. Long past due, right?
While searching for the best way to celebrate my husband for Father’s Day Weekend, I asked several of my fellow homesteading and farming friends what they wanted. Surprisingly, not one reply was something you could buy.
Give a man a fish and he eats once, teach a man to fish and he never goes hungry.
When I was little, we once lived on a pond with a long deck. Whenever any of us had some spare time you could always find us on the deck with a fishing pole and a line in the water. This is where I learned the infamous figure 8 with a fly fishing rod. It was never about the catch as much as it was about the experience.
Grab that tackle box, pack a couple of lunches and take your dad fishing for Father’s Day Weekend. Field & Stream shares their tips on how to find the best fishing spots to take your dad.
One of the top replies from my friends about how to spend Father’s Day Weekend was to go camping with their family. Even if it was just for the night, a day in nature is soothing for the soul.
Have finances prevented you from taking a family vacation? Did you know there are legit free vacations you can take? As in “no gimmicks’; just free? Not only do we have multiple suggestions for free vacations, but we’ve actually taken them ourselves!
In addition to free vacation suggestions, we also provide tips to find people to help watch your farm and homestead, while you enjoy some R&R for Father’s Day Weekend.
Not sure about the Father’s in your life, but the ones in my life tend to be a little on the tech challenged side (I’m guilty too!). You should realize how valuable phone apps can be and how much time they can save you.
We’ve created a list of helpful Apps for the Homesteader, Gardener, and Farmer. Download one or more of our suggested apps to your father’s phone and show him how to use it. Be patient, us old timers don’t understand that high-tech stuff like you young folks do!
Gardening is a love, as much as it is a chore. While we often garden for enjoyment, it is a lot of work; back-breaking, labor intensive work. Oftentimes, the garden gets tended to after a long day on the job, and before we go in for the night. Lend a hand in the garden on Father’s Day Weekend and help lighten the burden.
We have some amazing suggestions on how you can help in the garden in our article Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandma Who Loves to Garden. Suggestions like planting, weeding, building a raised bed, and more. Check it out and see if you get inspired to get your hands dirty.
The gift of time is far more valuable than anything, and I mean anything, you can buy at a store. A farmer’s work is never done. A man can work from before dawn, to past dusk and still not put a dent in the long list of things to do. This list is what causes them to lose sleep and adds to the weight on their shoulders.
Help your dad this Father’s Day weekend by doing the farm and homestead chores they normally do.
- Haul and stack the hay
- Feed the livestock
- Clean all the water buckets
- Muck the stalls
- Trim the hooves
- Check and secure the fencing
- Make building repairs
Nothing beats sitting by the fire after a long day. Just staring at the flames and enjoying the great outdoors, are some of our best family times just sitting by a fire.
8-Service His Vehicles/Tractor
Do you have a grease monkey in the family? Or maybe you have a mechanic close by? Surprise your father this weekend by taking his tractor, or truck to get serviced. Better yet, if you’re mechanically inclined, perform the job yourself! If servicing the vehicle, or tractor are not options, maybe you can clean and detail them?
For the DIY Readers out there, here is a link to learn how to do your own oil change.
9-Sharpen His Yard Tools
Just like kitchen knives, dull tools can lead to injury, and make the task at hand more difficult .
HGTV offers a step-by-step guide on how to clean and sharpen tools. Regular maintenance helps your tools last longer, as well as, prevents the spread of disease among your plants.
With some elbow grease and common tools, you can bring a smile to your dad’s face this Father’s Day weekend.
Who doesn’t like a nice dinner on the grill? From juicy steaks, to ribs that fall off the bone. Better yet, maybe grill up some of that fish you caught while taking your dad fishing over the weekend? Either way, you can’t beat cooking on the grill for Father’s Day Weekend celebration.
We have 10 Amazing Father’s Day Dinner Ideas we know he’ll love.
The Best Gift for Dad
Aside from all of the amazing things you can do for the father figures in your life, for Father’s Day Weekend, the best thing you can do for them is pray for them.
Lift the men in your life up in prayer. Pray for them daily without ceasing.
I was fortunate to run across this group on social media called Midnight Dad Devotional. They share amazing prayers for dads daily, and also have a book available on their website.
Tonight we pray for the dad who stays and competes. The dad who knows that things aren’t always easy. Who has to figure it out every day. The dad who makes hard decisions and prays they are the best ones. And, finally, the dad who is always ready because his circumstances Will Change Tomorrow. Lord, this dad counts on You for everything. Remind him that You have his back. In Jesus’s name we pray. Amen.
Our men and father’s are under attack and need our prayers now more than ever.
Earlier I mentioned after doing a poll of all my homesteading and farmer father’s, they all said they wanted gifts money can’t buy. From uninterrupted naps, to a weekend camping trip. If you would like to give your dad something you made that he’ll enjoy, check out our list of DIY Father’s Day Presents.