16 June 2016

Father's Day

Father's Day is an international event to express appreciation towards fatherhood, fatherly bonds, and the impact of fathers in society. Several countries celebrate Father's Day on the third Sunday of June, although it's also celebrated on alternative days internationally with various traditions surrounding the event, for example;

In Italy, Spain and Portugal Father’s Day coincides with the Saint Joseph's Day, where traditionally families also pay homage to their "spiritual father", like a parish priest, by going to church.

In Germany, Fathers Day or "Vatertag" is celebrated on the 40th day of Easter. The holiday is traditionally celebrated by men (not just fathers) getting together to pull wagons loaded with beer and liquor into the woods. Although sometimes this outdoor trip is replaced with a simple visit to the local pub instead.

Whereas in Thailand Father's Day is celebrated on the day of the current ruling king's birthday. On this day the king gives a speech and people light candles in his honour.

France have a national Father's Day committee, which was setup to instate a prize for fathers who had distinguished themselves in some way. Originally, candidates were nominated by the social services of each town hall/mayor's office.

Finding the right Father's Day gift can often be a true challenge. That’s why we've put together a variety of gifts ideas to suit all tastes and ages.

Carnelian and gold 1920s cufflinks available from DB Gems

Engraved 18ct pocket watch, Victorian available from Westminster Group

Silver dice holder, Sheffield 1905 by Walker & Hall available from  Evonne Antiques

Silver novelty inkwell with stamp compartment, Birmingham 1906 by Heath & Middleton available from Evonne Antiques

Silver table cigar cutter, Made in London 1905 available from Evonne Antiques

Victorian emerald, turquoise and garnet stick pin 15ct gold available from Westminster Group

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