What is Father’s Day?
Father’s Day is a day given to celebrate all fathers across the UK. There are many speculations around how the day began, with many believing it is due to the celebrations that take place in the USA.
In the UK, fathers are honoured on the third Sunday of June each year.
How is Father’s Day Celebrated?
It is UK tradition for children to give their fathers cards and gifts, these can be purchased but are sometimes hand made at school, nursery, or Sunday school. Adults may take their father for a meal, cook for them, or gather for a family dinner to celebrate.
Father’s Day and Employment
There is no requirement for paid time off on Father’s Day. The occasion always falls on a Sunday so many offices will be closed, other companies open as per their usual Sunday opening hours or shift patterns. There may be requests for annual leave on this day, so it is important to follow usual procedure when approving these requests.