Many countries celebrate the third Sunday in May as Father’s Day but others do not. Fathers Day originated in the U.S. in the 1920’s as a counter point to Mother’s Day although it did not gain much popularity in the early days.
Perhaps one of the most notable exceptions is that of Italy. They celebrate on March 19th, Feast Day of Saint Joseph. We think this is rather fitting since Saint Joseph was the foster father of Jesus and a great example to fathers everywhere.
Regardless of where or when, we salute fathers, step-fathers, foster-fathers and God-Fathers everywhere (hope we mentioned all categories).
For an interesting look at how the Feast of Saint Joseph is celebrated not only in Italy but around the world click our webpage here.