It is widely known the fact that many Australians celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday (on the first Sunday of September).  As the name perfectly suggests, it is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers (father figures may include stepfathers, fathers-in-law, guardians).

When was celebrated the first Father’s Day?

What is there to know about the background of this special day?   Father’s Day was introduced from the United States.  A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s Day celebrations and planned a special day to honor fathers early in the 20th century.  It is important to know that the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910.  As you probably know, Father’s Day has become increasingly popular throughout North America and other parts of the world over the years.  Father’s Day is celebrated in June in America and in September in Australia.  In fact, Father’s day is also celebrated on different days in Europe.


What do Australians do on this special day?

If you travel to Australia this time of the year, book accommodation at a Manly hostel and enjoy this special day.  Aussie people generally go out with their families in the park, at the movies, at a zoo.  Moreover, there are family breakfasts, brunches, lunches, or dinners either at home or at restaurants.  In Manly, for example, you have endless possibilities when it comes to having lunch or dinner with your father.  Lunch at Out of Africa is one of the most popular restaurants in Manly due to its unique Moroccan dishes.  If you want to eat pizza, At Hugos represents an excellent choice.  When it comes to beverages, you can settle at Wharf Bar or at Manly’s 4 Pines Brewery.

On this special day, there are also charity events such as contests, runs or purchasing special gifts, to raise money for different causes (prostate cancer, for example).

People show their appreciation for fathers by offering them gifts like food baskets, clothing and equipment for hobbies, or gift vouchers.  Book budget accommodation Sydney by staying at a hostel in Manly (the city of surf)!  You will see that many fathers receive adventures or experiences as Father’s Day gifts.

Go for a walk with your father and visit spectacular places in Manly like North Head Sanctuary, North Head or Manly Sea Life Sanctuary!

You can also plan a special weekend in Manly for your father.   This may include a bike adventure, for example.  Manly bike tours are extremely popular!