Celebrate Father’s Day with Great Gift Ideas and Activities
May 26, 2022
Print Friendly and Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19, 2022! Do you know how Father’s Day came to be? It’s more than a Hallmark holiday, honoring men who died after a tragedy. Learn all about Father’s Day—including some great ways to celebrate Dad—and a special Father’s Day gift offer.
Why We Celebrate Father’s Day
Father’s Day celebrates and honors the men who have embraced the essential role of fatherhood. On this day, we also thank fathers and father figures (uncles, grandfathers) for the sacrifices they make, for embracing the responsibility of nurturing and raising children, and for devotion to their family.
Father’s Day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and a number of other countries around the world.
In 2022, Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 19.
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|2023||Sunday, June 18|
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Many countries celebrate this holiday at other times of the year. In Australia, for example, Father’s Day is held on the first Sunday of September; in Norway, Sweden, and Finland, on the second Sunday in November; and in some Catholic countries, on March 19 (St. Joseph’s Day).
Father’s Day Ideas
This year, Father’s Day falls a couple days before the summer solstice (Tuesday, June 21, at 5:14 A.M. Eastern Time), which makes it the perfect time to kick-off the summer season with a father-focused barbecue, camping trip, beach day, or other outdoor activity!
- Fishing: How about a great tackle box or something Dad needs in his tackle box? See our article, What to Put in a Tackle Box.
- Camping: Enjoy a night under the stars the weekend of June 18/19. See our star map for the major constellations! Of course, a big part of camping is cooking outdoors! See 10 great camping recipes, including Hobo Packs!
- Cooking: Grill out some grub! How about our favorite Super Steak Sandwich? Or find 10 more recipe ideas at the bottom of this page.
A Special Father’s Day Gift Offer
We love to watch the weather here at the Almanac. Aside from the annual Old Farmer’s Almanac, one of our favorite gifts for Dad is a home weather station. They make weather forecasting fun and easy to do at home, and are useful for monitoring everything from temperature to wind speed. Plus, this is a gift that Dad will use every day, all year-round.
So, we reached out to our friends at AcuRite Weather Stations to put together a special Father’s Day offer. We’ve selected our top picks for Dad, including weather stations that also show the Moon phase! See this special Father’s Day 2022 sale on weather stations for Almanac readers!