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Father's Day

Father's Day

Date: Jun 15 2007

Themes: Family, Holidays

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Who designed this calendar? Just when you’ve gotten through Mother’s Day successfully, Father’s day rolls around a month later. In the United States, Father’s Day is this Sunday. And if you’ve got grandfathers and children around, things can get a little complicated.

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Amanda

Amanda

Kevin

Kevin

Amanda:  So Father’s Day is coming up. What does it mean to you?

Kevin:  Um, it means a day that I…Often my father will come that weekend to visit, which is very fun because we get to hang out, and that’s also Gay Pride, so sometimes he comes to the Gay Pride parade which is fun. But it’s a good day just to be with your dad and if he’s not here, send him a gift, make a phone call.

Amanda:  You know it’s interesting since I’ve had a child. You know all these years it’s been about my dad, and now it’s about my dad and my husband for my son.

Kevin:  So what do you do, do you do gifts? What do you do?

Amanda:  It’s kind of interesting, we have to split up the day because it’s not for one more than the other even though my dad believes it’s more so for him because he’s been a father the longer amount of time. You have to split it. You have to be fair.

Kevin:  So how do you do that?

Amanda:  Lunch and dinner. And then gifts not so much. What do you get? The tie? The clip? The money clip? I don’t know. I don’t know.

 

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Discussion

Amanda asks what Father’s Day means to Kevin. He says that his dad often comes to visit on the weekend of Father’s Day and that sometimes he goes to the Gay Pride parade. Kevin says that to him Father’s Day is a good day to be with your dad, but if you’re not in the same place you can call or send a gift.

Since Amanda had a child a few years ago, Father’s Day has gotten a little more complicated. The holiday used to honor her father, but now her husband is a father too, so the family goes out to lunch and dinner, once for each man. Amanda thinks this is fair, although her father thinks the day should be all about him because he’s been a father for a longer period of time.

Amanda says she doesn’t give gifts on Father’s Day because the only things she can think of to give are cliche. What do you give your dad on Father’s Day? What do you think he would like?

 

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sagilor

sagilor

China

it sounds interesting. what's the day for?

03:29 AM Jun 16 2007 |

minh trinh quang thanh

Viet Nam

I think,too.Everyday ,everywhere we can think about our Father

01:27 AM Jun 16 2007 |

minh trinh quang thanh

Viet Nam

I don't have Father's Day, because My Father died.I cried very much when he was die.He tauch me cook, make cake, sing….I often thinkabout him when I am cooking, singing.My Father often go to the zoo, the chuch,the school… with me ang young sister.My childhood is very nice because I have father.Although My Father has sick,he can't stand, walk…. but he always smile with me when I go to back home from my company.Sometime i sad,he says" don't cry,pls laugh' so that I don't sad.He would rather sick than he died

01:22 AM Jun 16 2007 |

Rigoberta

Rigoberta

Guatemala

thank to god for our dads

11:07 PM Jun 15 2007 |

Jaja16

Jaja16

Slovakia

For me is Mother´s Day more important than Fathe´s Day cos mum looks after me more than my fatherLaughing

06:55 PM Jun 15 2007 |

summerchild

Japan

accodrdning to my observation, father’s day is not as big as mother’s day in my country. we still celebrate it though.

04:35 PM Jun 15 2007 |

hardcoresam

China

my girlfriend loves your dog so much, sorry for his/her gone.

02:26 PM Jun 15 2007 |

monica_he

China

I never heard the Father's Day when I am a student, after my finishing school and joined work, I know this feast from others. but i never celebrate it for my father. because I am outside and far from my hometowm. I wish my father healthly and happily for ever!

01:53 PM Jun 15 2007 |

limy_yang

China

You know Father's Day is not an important day in parents' mind in China.Even,they don't know what's the Father's Day.But now, I often give a call and tell him,today is his day. Usually,he will smile and I can "listen" his smile face.So I feel his happy and families happy.

01:34 PM Jun 15 2007 |

hardcoresam

China

which country first started the "father's day" anyway? America? And when? How?

01:16 PM Jun 15 2007 |

jens_

jens_

Germany

in germany we don´t have an official father´s day – but anyhow we are celebrating it, it´s always the same day like ascension day

01:14 PM Jun 15 2007 |

thydove

Viet Nam

In Viet nam we have father's day,but most of us not really mind about this day ,Mother's day is more popular.i have no gift for my father today but in my heart he is alway a good and nice father.I will buy  a gift as a gift for him anytime i can,not only on father's day.

01:00 PM Jun 15 2007 |

Celydenet

Celydenet

Dominican Republic

POOR FATHERS…NOBODY THINK ABOUT THEM..THEY ARE GOOD TOO..WE SHOULD TRY TO SPEND A LITTLE TIME THINKING ON A SPECIAL GIFT..THEY HAVE NECESSITIES TOO..THEY ARE NOT ROBOTS OR DOGS…IT'S NOT ONLY A TIE, OR A WALLET…BE CREATIVE!!!!HAPPY FATHERS'S DAY!!!!!!!!!!! HIP HIP HIP

12:27 PM Jun 15 2007 |

kaanch02

India

Also we don't celebrate in India. I have never heard about father's day. This is the first time iam hearing this.

11:19 AM Jun 15 2007 |

Echo Wang

Echo Wang

China

I and my father are not in the same place, so I give him a call. He is a great father.  _

10:58 AM Jun 15 2007 |

M.O.E

M.O.E

South Korea

In korea (south), we don't have Father's Day, but we have the Parent's Day (8 day of May) and we celebrate it.

10:01 AM Jun 15 2007 |

nevenakirova

Bulgaria

We do not have the father s day in Bulgaria

 

09:37 AM Jun 15 2007 |

nevenakirova

Bulgaria

Embarassed

09:35 AM Jun 15 2007 |

zoebaby

zoebaby

China

anyway, i haven't gave presents to my father, but  i called him and said happy to him.sometimes, i sung!!! i can preceive the happiness from my father,anyway!!!

09:14 AM Jun 15 2007 |

aspendos07

aspendos07

Turkey

father'S days celebrate in everywhere

i think you should celebrate father's day, too

but your mans day is wonderfull day in your country

07:52 AM Jun 15 2007 |

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