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Father's Day

Father's Day

Date: Jun 15 2007

Themes: Family, Holidays


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Who designed this calendar? Just when you’ve gotten through Mother’s Day successfully, Father’s day rolls around a month later. In the United States, Father’s Day is this Sunday. And if you’ve got grandfathers and children around, things can get a little complicated.


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Amanda:  So Father’s Day is coming up. What does it mean to you?

Kevin:  Um, it means a day that I…Often my father will come that weekend to visit, which is very fun because we get to hang out, and that’s also Gay Pride, so sometimes he comes to the Gay Pride parade which is fun. But it’s a good day just to be with your dad and if he’s not here, send him a gift, make a phone call.

Amanda:  You know it’s interesting since I’ve had a child. You know all these years it’s been about my dad, and now it’s about my dad and my husband for my son.

Kevin:  So what do you do, do you do gifts? What do you do?

Amanda:  It’s kind of interesting, we have to split up the day because it’s not for one more than the other even though my dad believes it’s more so for him because he’s been a father the longer amount of time. You have to split it. You have to be fair.

Kevin:  So how do you do that?

Amanda:  Lunch and dinner. And then gifts not so much. What do you get? The tie? The clip? The money clip? I don’t know. I don’t know.



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Amanda asks what Father’s Day means to Kevin. He says that his dad often comes to visit on the weekend of Father’s Day and that sometimes he goes to the Gay Pride parade. Kevin says that to him Father’s Day is a good day to be with your dad, but if you’re not in the same place you can call or send a gift.

Since Amanda had a child a few years ago, Father’s Day has gotten a little more complicated. The holiday used to honor her father, but now her husband is a father too, so the family goes out to lunch and dinner, once for each man. Amanda thinks this is fair, although her father thinks the day should be all about him because he’s been a father for a longer period of time.

Amanda says she doesn’t give gifts on Father’s Day because the only things she can think of to give are cliche. What do you give your dad on Father’s Day? What do you think he would like?



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my husband 9 mths ago became a father, I guess I shuold give him a huge kiss on 23rd of June cause he's the best daddy ever. In Poland we are celebrating this day, but Mother's day is still more important


07:04 AM Jun 15 2007 |



Viet Nam

We don't have the Father's day in Viet nam. But I think evryday is Father's day.

06:13 AM Jun 15 2007 |



In Colombia, Father’s Day is this Sunday too. I´ll congratulate him…

05:06 AM Jun 15 2007 |



I really dont know… coz I never have a chance to meet my real father…he left my mother before i was born!

04:36 AM Jun 15 2007 |




In Germany, we have father's day but most of us don't celebrate it.

04:34 AM Jun 15 2007 |

Grace mo

Grace mo


this day will be on 17 june,in my country. but just the young people know it.i have been make a phone for my father ,he said “o,father’s day,i didn’t hear it before.”

04:07 AM Jun 15 2007 |

Grace mo

Grace mo


it is the first father's Day for my husband.

i think go out to dinner with him and baby.

03:58 AM Jun 15 2007 |

irina Ferum

Russian Federation

we don.t have father.s day in Russia. but we have man.s day 23 of february.

03:32 AM Jun 15 2007 |

Josh K

Josh K


this day will be on 17 june, in my country

01:07 AM Jun 15 2007 |

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