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Father’s Day

Father’s Day 2020 and 2021

Father’s Day in Japan is celebrated on the third Sunday of every June. This is the counterpart to Mother’s Day and has special meaning to many Japanese.

YearDateDayHoliday
202021 JunSunFather's Day
202120 JunSunFather's Day

In the Japanese language, “Chichi” refers to one’s own father, while “otousan” refers to someone else’s father. Significantly, Father’s Day is called Chichi No Hi. Expressing the personal family nature of this observance.

The most popular presents to give Dad on Father’s Day in Japan include alcoholic beverages and gourmet foods. Other common gifts are cards and flowers.

Many times, people will make intricately designed gift labels to put on their gift to their father. This puts a unique touch on Father’s Day celebrations in Japan as compared to anywhere else in the world.