Happy Father’s Day

亲节是一个为感谢父亲而庆祝的节日,始于二十世纪初的美国。全世界大部分的国家与地区是在6月的第三个星期日庆祝父亲节,包括欧亚及港澳、美国、日本等地。中华人民共和国没有设立正式的父亲节,但中国大陆以及港澳民众习惯上使用6月第三个星期日。台湾自从战后时期起,以及中国大陆的民国时期,采用八月八日。有许多国家都把石斛兰作为“父亲节之花”

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (Saint Joseph’s Day) since the Middle Ages. This celebration was brought by the Spanish and Portuguese to Latin America, where March 19 is often still used for it, though many countries in Europe and the Americas have adopted the U.S. date, which is the third Sunday of June. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March, April and June according to the home nation’s customs. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Mother’s Day, Siblings Day and Grandparents’ Day.

Hari Bapa merupakan suatu hari cuti sekular yang bermula pada awal abad ke-12 untuk kaum lelaki menyambut kebapaan, dan untuk memberi penghormatan dan peringatan terhadap para bapa. Hari Bapa disambut pada tarikh yang berlainan di seluruh dunia dan selalu menglibatkan pemberian hadiah kepada para bapa dan kegiatan kekeluargaan.