On Sunday, 21st June, it's Fathers' Day, when people in different countries around the world recognise, appreciate and celebrate the contribution that fathers and male father figures make to their lives , while some celebrate the love and care of any other family member that looks after them. Father figures can include fathers, step-fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, other male relatives. Although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June.
There are different ceremonies observed during this day. Some people visit their fathers and have meals or barbeques as families, while others give cards, flowers or other gifts, such as clothing or sporting equipment, or even food items. As Father's Day is a somewhat a modern holiday, different families have different traditions. These can range from a simple phone call or greetings card to large parties honoring all father figures in an extended family.
How are you going to celebrate Fathers' Day?
Throughout the year there are many more celebrations and ceremonies.
We learnt about the Christian celebrations of Harvest, Christmas and Easter, about the Jewish celebrations of Passover and Shabbat.
Do you remember the ceremonies used during these celebrations?
Do you know any other celebrations? What ceremonies are performed during the celebrations you know?
Our RE topic this week is Ceremonies and Celebrations.
This week we will look at what are ceremonies.
Read the information about the meaning and use of ceremonies and have a go at the activity.