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#631634 - Sun Jun 05 2011 05:38 AM the upcoming
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For the observance of the upcoming Father's Day (June 19th), I wanted to write a quiz about famous fathers, both real and fictional. To what category should this be submitted?

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#631635 - Sun Jun 05 2011 06:03 AM Re: the upcoming
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Real fathers would belong in People, fictional in Literature (books) or Movies (film) or Television (tv) or Entertainment (if a mixture of genres). If you want to combine real people and fictitious people, you will probably have to send it to General Knowledge, in the Thematic Fun subcategory.
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#631649 - Sun Jun 05 2011 07:30 AM Re: the upcoming
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Not every country celebrates Fathers' Day on 19th June...
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#631753 - Sun Jun 05 2011 01:46 PM Re: the upcoming
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But many do celebrate Father's Day on June 19th--hence the desire for a quiz!

I remember when they used to celebrate Mother's and Father's day in Colombia on the first Sunday after the 15th of the month (that was because people got paid on the 15th and 30th as a rule, and they wanted the money to be available for spending on these holidays). After a while it got too confusing to be different from the US, and they've unified it to the second Sunday of the month (May for Mothers and June for Fathers). Many other countries have also done the same.

What other dates are used to celebrate these holidays where FT members are? Might as well learn some holiday-related trivia!


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#631781 - Sun Jun 05 2011 02:18 PM Re: the upcoming
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Father's Day is the 3rd Sunday of June in the UK, Mothering Sunday is the 4th Sunday of Lent.
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#631788 - Sun Jun 05 2011 02:26 PM Re: the upcoming
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In Australia, Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May, and Father's Day is the first Sunday in September.
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#631802 - Sun Jun 05 2011 03:06 PM Re: the upcoming
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Thanks! Interesting to know the differences. I love that they call it Mothering Sunday.
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#631811 - Sun Jun 05 2011 03:36 PM Re: the upcoming
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Mothering Sunday predates Mother's Day by about 400 years - it's technically not the same as Mother's Day but here in the UK the two are generally taken as meaning the same. smile
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#632345 - Tue Jun 07 2011 11:59 AM Re: the upcoming
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In Belgium, Mother's Day and Father's Day are congruent with US dates, except in the province of Antwerp. There Father's Day is usually celebrated on March 19 (Saint Joseph), and Mother's Day on August 15 (Ascension of Our Lady).
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#632352 - Tue Jun 07 2011 12:39 PM Re: the upcoming
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My mother likes her card to say 'Mothering Sunday'. Every year I hunt through hundreds of cards saying 'Mothers Day' to try and find one. The smaller, independent, shops are usually best but there are few of those around now.
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#632981 - Fri Jun 10 2011 06:56 AM Re: the upcoming
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You might like to try to find a Christian bookshop, we have one here and they would probably sell such cards. Alternatively look for someone in your area who will make a card for you, I make cards and also belong to a few forums with cardmakers, I could always ask if there is someone near you if you want.


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#633011 - Fri Jun 10 2011 10:04 AM Re: the upcoming
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In Spain Mother's day is always on the first Sunday in May, while Father's day is on the 19th of March, no matter what day of the week it is, it is celebrated with the festivities of St Joseph (San Jose). In many parts of Spain it is a holiday.

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#633040 - Fri Jun 10 2011 11:12 AM Re: the upcoming
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Old time joke:

Every payday is Mother's Day: "Pay this mother, pay that mother..."
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#633193 - Sat Jun 11 2011 01:33 AM Re: the upcoming
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That's a good suggestion, Sue. I'll look for a Christian shop - there must be one in Liverpool if not this side of the river. My daughter is into crafts and always makes the cards she gives me as well as teaching cardmaking once a week. She's always so busy that I hesitate to add to her workload.


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