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Old 17th June 2012, 12:40 PM
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Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day...celebrated the 3rd Sunday in June for countries below (according to Wikipedia),
and for 50+ other countries celebrated on various dates throughtout the year. Curious if beyond the US
is this much of a recognized day around the world?

Afghanistan
Albania
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Brunei Darussalam
Canada
Cambodia
Chile[25]
People's Republic of China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Slovak Republic
Dominica
Ecuador
Ethiopia
France
Ghana
Greece
Guyana
Haiti
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Ireland
Jamaica
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Kosovo
Kuwait
Laos
Macau
Madagascar
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Myanmar
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Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent/Grenadines
Singapore
Slovakia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Venezuela
Vietnam
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Re: Happy Father's Day!

Most of us can only begin to imagine the extent to which this has been over-commercialised in the US.

In the UK a tacit acknowledgement is generally in order to secure the flow of pocket money.
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Re: Happy Father's Day!

In the UK too! This morning my kids gave me a card, plus home made chocolates

btw for some reason I noticed that the U.S and UK do not have Mothers Day on the same day.
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In Czech Republiic, the flower shops will be full of florally decorated bottles of beer!
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Most of us can only begin to imagine the extent to which this has been over-commercialised in the US.
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You do know that fate and irony have your card marked - in your next life you will come back as an American Eagle.
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You do know that fate and irony have your card marked - in your next life you will come back as an American Eagle.
So that is why I have lost all my hair?
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