Saying “Happy Father’s Day” in Different Languages

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud.

Remember the days as a child, when you used to wait for your father to be back home in the evening? When you would jump into his arms … share your day’s exploits with him? And how patiently he would hear to all your tales? How easily he would solve the most intricate problems? You would know his arrival by the sheer knock on the door… you knew it was him. You knew him by his body odor – that soothing one that always seemed to reassure you that he was near. You knew him by his touch, his sounds, his gait …… you knew him by instinct.

The picture remains same. Over time and across geographical locations – the picture of a child relating to his/her father remains unaltered. No matter which corner of the world you belong the facets of relationship with your father never seems to change – the games you  kingdom of games  played with him in the backyard, the long drives, the values you learnt …. the list is endless.

It’s this universality of a father-child relationship that makes Fathers Day a global event. While dates vary across regions, so does the language of wishing your father a “Happy Father’s Day”.

This is how you would say “Happy Father’s Day” in different languages –

1) Spanish – Día de padres feliz

2) Russian – Счастливый день отцов

3) Portuguese – Dia de pais feliz

4) Italian – Giorno di padri felice

5) German – Glücklicher Vatertag

6) French – Jour de pères heureux

7) Dutch – De gelukkige Dag van Vaders

Although most countries celebrate Fathers Day  onlinegewinnen  according to the American custom, on the third Sunday of June, however there are some regions where Fathers day is celebrated on other dates. Argentina, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Zimbabwe all follow the American custom ( third Sunday of June) while Austria, Belgium and Costa Rica celebrate the event on the second Sunday of June. In the southern hemisphere – Australia and New Zealand celebrate Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September. Russia celebrates the event on 23rd February while In China Father’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of August. Some countries again have a religious aspect to this event. While Iran celebrates Father’s Day according yto the Islamic calendar on 13 Rajab, Germany follows the Biblical date of Ascension Day to celebrate the event. This year ( 2007) the date was on May 17.

No matter what date the event is celebrated on,  prostoinfo  what language is used to wish – the core emotion of expressing love, respect and gratitude on this day remains unchanged.

Richard Dupont writes on holidays and global events like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, valentine’s Day etc. He also writes on family, relationships, religion, love and friendship. He is a writer with special interest in ecard industry and writes

There is an old saying that rain on your wedding day is a lucky omen. The Italians even have a saying for it, “Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata”, which means that a wet bride is a lucky bride. In the U.S., it is commonly repeated that rain is lucky, although most brides would prefer a dry day and a little less luck!

Rain is also considered to be a good wedding omen in Germany, Sweden, and France. This is possibly because rain is associated with a bountiful harvest, and thus, fertility. Some believe that the rainier the wedding day, the more children the marriage will produce.  superheldenfilme  (So if you get married during a downpour, I guess that you can expects to have triplets!)

However, not everyone considers rain to be a lucky charm; consider the old adage, “Happy is the bride whom the sun shines on”. There are several superstitions that are said to ward off rain on the wedding day. One is to feed your cat on the morning of the wedding (this is a strange one – shouldn’t you feed your cat every morning?). Catholics can hang a rosary outdoors on the day of their nuptials to put a stop to rain in time for the ceremony. In parts of Spain, to avoid rain the bride or her mother can deliver a dozen freshly laid eggs to the nuns of the convent of St. Clare.

Whether you consider rain to be a lucky sign or not, there is always a chance that it will fall on your wedding day. To make wet weather less of an issue, plan in advance for inclement weather. If you are planning an outdoor wedding, check the Farmer’s Almanac for the  sportvideos  driest times of year in your hometown. Also be prepared with shelter for guests and the couple, or a backup location if the weather forces you to move the ceremony inside. For weddings in tents, order a floor to avoid having your reception in a mud pit.

For an indoor wedding, the rain more of an annoyance than a real problem. If there is rain in the forecast for your big day, arm yourself with plenty of golf umbrellas. The bride also may want to get dressed at the church if the weather is really nasty. The way to handle that is to be completely ready, other than the gown. The bride should have on her special wedding jewelry, her fancy undergarments, and everything but her gown and shoes. Put double plastic covers over the gown to keep it dry, then slip into it once arriving at the church. If changing into your gown at the ceremony site is impractical, at least wait to put on your bridal shoes until arriving on dry land. You don’t want to squish your way down the aisle in soggy footwear!




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