When is Father's Day in the UK 2024?

Father's Day in the UK. will be celebrated on Sunday, 16th June 2024. The holiday falls on the third Sunday of June annually.

The Origins of Father's Day

In Europe, Father’s Day goes way back to the middle ages, when it was connected to St Joseph and was celebrated on his feast day in March. However, it wasn’t until the 20th century that Father’s Day became a secular celebration, started in the USA by Sonora Smart Dodd in the early 1900s, to celebrate her father. The concept of Father’s Day gradually grew in popularity and some 60 years later, it was declared an official holiday in the USA… the UK soon followed suit.

A father helping his child learn to ride a bike

When is Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and so the exact date changes year on year. See below for when we’re celebrating dad over the next couple of years.

    2024 – 16th June
    2025 – 15th June
    2026 – 21th June
    2027 – 20th June


Why do we give gifts on Father’s Day?

Dads are great and giving Father’s Day gifts on this special day is a way to show our love and appreciation. Father’s Day means different things to different families… it might mean a card, a day out or something delicious that’s a real treat.

Of course, Father’s Day is also a time to celebrate fantastic step-dads, fathers-in-law, grandads and father figures, whoever they may be… let’s not forget gifts for fathers to be!


How to celebrate Father's Day

In the UK, we celebrate Father's Day with a 'Happy Father's Day!' greeting and show appreciation to Dads and other paternal figures in our lives with kindness and consideration. A popular way to do this is through a decorative card where you can write your sentiments about how lucky you feel to have this father figure and their guidance in your life.

This appreciation may also be through an act of service, such as bringing him breakfast in bed, or through thoughtful gift-giving, such as buying some of his favourite chocolates!

At Thornton's, we believe in adding a touch of sweetness to this special day. Our delightful range of chocolates becomes the perfect gift to make Father's Day even more memorable. Imagine the joy on his face as he unwraps a personalised trophy-shaped chocolate model or a box of delicious chocolate truffles with "Happy Father's Day" lettering and his name. To add some extra sparkle, why not pair his chocolate with Thornton’s prosecco? It's the perfect combination for a celebration filled with smiles and fizz.

This Father's Day, let Thornton's Chocolate help you make the most of this cherished occasion by creating lasting memories and sweet moments of appreciation.


Why Thorntons?

For over a century, Thorntons has specialised in crafting high quality chocolate, sweets, toffee, fudge and other confectionary.

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