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Public Holidays in the Netherlands
The concept of Father's Day originated from a woman who wanted to honour her father, a widower and veteran of the American Civil War. Despite being an adult, she felt grateful for her father's role in raising her and organized the first Father's Day on June 19, 1910.  The holiday she gained official recognition in the United States later on.
Father's Day was first celebrated in the Netherlands in 1937, initially in October. However, in 1948, it was moved to the third Sunday in June. Unlike in some countries, Father's Day is not considered an official holiday in the Netherlands.
Children often present their fathers with handmade or purchased gifts on this particular day. Typical presents include socks, beer brewing kits, gadgets, and perfumes, but many fathers also enjoy breakfast in bed as a treat. In contrast to Germany, men's outings are relatively uncommon in the Netherlands on Father's Day.
Shops remain open on Father's Day, just as they would on any other Sunday, allowing people to celebrate the occasion in their way.
Father's Day in the Netherlands:
|Vaderdag 2023||Father's Day 2023||Sunday, 18th June 2023|
|Vaderdag 2024||Father's Day 2024||Sunday, 16th June 2024|
|Vaderdag 2025||Father's Day 2025||Sunday, 15th June 2025|
|Vaderdag 2026||Father's Day 2026||Sunday, 21st June 2026|
|Vaderdag 2027||Father's Day 2027||Sunday, 20th June 2027|
|Vaderdag 2028||Father's Day 2028||Sunday, 18th June 2028|
|Vaderdag 2029||Father's Day 2029||Sunday, 17th June 2029|
|Vaderdag 2030||Father's Day 2030||Sunday, 16th June 2030|
|Vaderdag 2031||Father's Day 2031||Sunday, 15th June 2031|
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