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Father’s Day Around the World: Exploring Global Traditions and Celebrations

Ah yes, Father’s Day, the unsung hero of the greeting card world that annually graces our calendars. 

This day, designated for our darling dads, is often synonymous with ties, socks, and (if they’re lucky) power tools. However, around the globe, the festivities are as diverse as dads themselves. 

A few weeks back we discussed Mother’s Day, and today buckle up, because we’re about to embark on a world tour of paternal partying…or something like that. 

Brazil: Food, Football, and Family

In Brazil, they say ‘Feliz Dia dos Pais,’ combining the three Fs of Brazilian culture: Food, Football, and Family. 

Feasts are prepared, games are played, and a day that starts with a barbeque could well end with a father-son football match. After all, what screams ‘I love you, Dad’ more than a slide tackle?

Germany: Their Day in the Sun (and the Bar!)

German fathers don’t just sit back and wait for the gifts to roll in. 

No, they take matters into their own hands with a tradition called ‘Männertag’ (Men’s Day). After a hearty breakfast, dads embark on a men-only wagon tour loaded with beer and regional food, effectively turning Father’s Day into an all-you-can-eat, drink-as-much-as-you-dare fest.

Responsibility? That’s tomorrow’s problem.

Mexico: The Race for Fatherhood

Father’s Day in Mexico is more than just breakfast in bed; it’s a 21-kilometer race in Mexico City known as the ‘Carrera Día del Padre 21K Bosque de Tlalpan’. If your dad’s an athlete, this could be a dream. 

If not, well, there’s always next year.

South Africa: Braais and Bravery

In South Africa, many families celebrate with a ‘braai,’ or barbecue, where fathers are hailed as the king of the grill. 

Nothing says love quite like a perfectly charred steak, after all. They also celebrate brave and courageous deeds, so dads, it’s your time to shine with those legendary “When I was your age…” tales.

Thailand: The Sweet Scent of Fatherhood

Thailand takes a floral turn on this day. 

The flower of choice? Canna, chosen for its masculinity (we’ll save that debate for another day). These are given alongside the more traditional gift of, well, life insurance. That’s right, in Thailand, insurance policies fly off the shelves on Father’s Day. 

Talk about a gift that keeps on giving… or not.

From boisterous beer wagon tours to freezing parades, and from floral tributes to vigorous races, Father’s Day around the world is anything but boring. 


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Basketworks is a woman owned gift basket company, located in the north suburbs of Chicago (specifically Northbrook, IL) since 1997. We are proud to offer a variety of gifts and gift baskets appropriate for all occasions. Each of our packages is built to order, allowing for customization at no additional cost to our clients. We can customize your gift with imprinted ribbon or even include items with your corporate logo and colors.

Our staff attends half a dozen or more gift and gourmet shows each year to search out new products and to taste and select every item we use in our gift baskets and gift packages. We proudly offer gluten free, kosher, heart healthy, and other special diet foods, all tasted for quality by our own staff.

We've won multiple national industry awards including 1st place for Executive Design. We were named to Gift Basket Review's Top 50 Gift Basket Companies. We won a 2nd place grant in the First Annual Idea Cafe "Mom Grant." We've been featured in the Chicago Tribune, on WBBM Radio, in "The Gift Basket Design Book", Rave Reviews Magazine & GBA Digest.

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