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1st December 2015

Fun facts about Father's Day in Parramatta

Started in 1910, Father’s Day is a celebration of daddyhood inspired by Mother’s Day. Today, more than 50 countries around the world are celebrating it and you will be surprised by the dates they celebrate. It really varies in different countries.

In America, children and wives on average spend $100 every year on traditional gifts such as ties and tools, etc. Apart from that, rose and dandelions are given to fathers on the second Sunday of June as a form of appreciation.

Brazilians celebrates Father’s Day on the second Sunday of August by getting together for a barbecue, which is called churrascos. While in Germany, Father’s Day falls on the Christian holiday of Ascension Day, which is 39 days after Easter. This day is national holiday and since it falls on a Thursday, many Germans will take offs on Friday and have a short getaway vacation.

Taiwan celebrates Father’s Day on 8th August, because in mandarin, 8 is pronounced as “ba” which means father like papa. So on that day, many Taiwanese will buy gifts, send cards and/or bring their fathers out for a meal.

Thais celebrate Father’s Day on the 5th of December on the King’s birthday. On this day, it is more of paying respect to the king than fathers. A type of flowers called Canna is gave to father figures back in the days and now, Thais usually wear a colour that respresents the king on that day. It was yellow previously as it represents the date of the king’s birth but a few years back, but it was changed to pink instead after seen their king wear a rose-coloured jacket. 

In Australia, how are you going to celebrate Father’s Day? Why not wear have a family dress code colour on that day, buy fathers roses and gifts, get together and bring them out for a good meal with a good bottle of wine? In Parramatta Phoenix, the best Chinese restaurant in Parramatta, we offer lunch (Yumcha) and dinner (Ala carte) with a wide variety of wines at affordable prices.