Father’s Day is a day of honouring fatherhoodand paternal bonds, as well as the influence of the day in the society.
In Catholic countries of Europe, Father’s Day has been has been celebrated on March 19 as St. Joseph’s Day since few hundred years ago.
In America, it was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd and celebrated on the third Sunday of June forthe first time in 1910. It is held on various days in many parts of the world all throughout the year, often in the months of March, May and June.
This day complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Mother’s Day, Siblings Day and Grandparents’ Day.
On a typical Father’s Day, the father figures in people’s lives are celebrated with a fun cookout, tickets to a baseball game, or even a visit to a theme park. This year, however, is different than most due to the coronavirus outbreak. While some states have lifted their stay-at-home orders, many local businesses are still not up-and-running, which means it’s harder to follow your normal traditions like brunch at his favorite restaurant or a matinee showing at the nearby theater. Still, your special guy — dads, grandpas, father-in-laws, uncles, and so forth — deserves to be celebrated in a big way, which is why we’ve rounded up a number of Father’s Day ideas that are appropriate for quarantine.
What to do on Father’s Day
1. Start his day with a feast fit for a king, complete with scrambled eggs, bacon, and a build-your-own bagel spread. Round out the meal with a morning cocktail because it’s a holiday after all (as if you needed an excuse).
2. Especially if his kids are too young to make it through a night at the campsite, consider setting up a tent in your backyard for a similar experience. It’s a win for everyone: He can enjoy the fun that camping brings — ghost stories, campfires, and sleeping bag snuggles — but the whole family can head inside if it gets too cold or uncomfortable outside.
3. Your vacation plans may be on hold, but there are still so many ways you can explore the magnificent wonders of the world. Take a (virtual) trip across the pond to explore the sights and sounds of The Louvre in Paris, Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, or The British Museum in London. If he’d rather keep it stateside, bring out his inner child with a tour of Walt Disney World, including firework displays and virtual rides.
5. Your dad is never too old to learn new tricks. Sign him up for an all-access pass to MasterClass, so he can take classes taught by the best in sports, movies, television, cooking, gardening, photography, and more. Or if he has his heart set on learning a new language, you can spend some quality time nailing down phrases, tenses, and basic words with Duolingo or Rosetta Stone.
6. Even if you can’t go to an actual comedy show, you can still laugh your day away with some of today’s top comics. You’re guaranteed to find something on Netflix that’ll give him a good chuckle, no matter if he prefers the comedic stylings of John Mulaney, Trevor Noah, Adam Sandler, or Wanda Sykes (or all of the above).
7. Like everything else, most sporting events are on pause for the foreseeable future. But if he’s the type to hunker down in front of the TV and watch his team on Father’s Day, then track down their best games for an all-day marathon. Just make sure the marathon ends on a winning note for dad’s sake … and yours.