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History of Father’s Day in Luxembourg

by City Savvy Luxembourg
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On the first Sunday in October, Luxembourg celebrates Father’s Day. In 2020, the date falls this weekend. In Luxembourg, Fathers receive a small present from their children, usually something they made at school, and a present from their partner. Sometimes children also learn a Father’s Day song at school, which they then sing to their dads so brace yourself for singing.

The idea of a day to honour our fathers seems to have emerged at around the same time in many different parts of the world, namely at around the turn of the twentieth century.

In Germany, the idea emerged in Berlin and is since celebrated on Ascension Day when the men enjoy themselves by packing some alcohol into a wagon and walking around their town all day.

In the US, the idea was brought up by a certain Mrs. Dodd who wanted to honour her father, a veteran of the Civil War and widower, who raised six children and a newborn on a farm in Washington.

You still have a few days to pick up a last minute gift if needed! Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there!

The original article was written by Liz Wenger and added to by Meredith Moss.

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