Father's Day Around the World

Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 12:00AM

Whether you celebrate your father, stepfather, grandfather, or best father figure in your life, the holiday known as ‘Father’s Day’ is marked around the world as a day to honor the role fathers play in families and societies in general.

Some dads enjoy the practical, some the humorous, some like to add to a favorite hobby, and some look for the intelligent gift choice. A few require some combination of the above, and then there are those who demand days, even weeks, devoted to thinking of some really clever and unexpected Father's Day gift. The best dads, perhaps, only look for a day with some time put aside to spend together, preferably out on the water in your Monterey.

Father’s Day varies by country, but is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June – the 17th this year – in the United States and the U.K., Argentina, Bahamas, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, France, Greece, Guyana, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe, to name just a few.

Father’s Day dates for other countries include the first Sunday in September for Australia, the second Sunday in August for Brazil, February 23 in Russia, and Italy and Spain honor fathers on March 19. In the colorful country of Thailand, Father's Day is set as the birthday of the current king.

No matter which day you celebrate it, Father’s Day is the day to mark the contribution that your father has made to your life. If your Dad has introduced you to the wonderful world of boating, we have some suggestions for a gift to show him he's Number One.

There are many nautical theme gift sites, and then there are more substantial gift sites for boat owners that feature gadgets and technical toys, new accessories, gifts to add comfort or improve safety, or items that can be personalized with his initials or the boat’s name. Time spent together out on the water is recommended but not mandatory, but it will be special, and really sets the stage for presenting him with that perfect gift – for his boat.

And don’t forget Monterey Gear. We have many perfect gift ideas you can purchase online for any of the men in your life.

You may think he always knows best, but show him you know what’s best when choosing his Father’s Day gift!

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