So as you will all know, yesterday was Father’s Day. The time of the year when children honour their father and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on 19th March (St Joseph’s Day) since the Middle Ages. This celebration was passed by the Spanish and Portuguese to Latin America, where 19th March is often still used to this day. Some American countries have adopted the US date which is the third Sunday in June. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March, April and June. Personally, I think it is a bit wrong because there isn’t a Children’s day but then others say that every day is Children’s Day so Fathers should have this one day to themselves.
Hi Everyone, This is Razzi here. As you will all know, today is Father’s Day and children all over the country will be showing their gratitude to their Daddies for everything they do for them throughout the year. This is usually done by purchasing a little gift to show Dad that they really care, but we Bears don’t have Daddies! We were at a loss trying to think of a way to celebrate the day because somewhere we all have a Daddy, it’s just that we don’t know who or where ours are. However, yesterday we had a meeting, while The Bearkeeper was at work, and decided that he is the nearest thing we have to a Daddy.
At the weekend the Chimpton very kindly gave me a father’s day card. The thought that went into the card was very much appreciated and it is always a nice, warm feeling to receive a card that is given with tender and heartfelt feelings. However, I did have to ask myself; why are father’s day cards so shit? Despite leading a very varied life filled with cultural shifts, I have never, ever played golf, drunk whisky or been overly found of motorcars. As all dads know, it’s pretty tough being a dad. Not as tough as being a mum, obviously, but pretty damn close. You don’t complain much, being a dad, but the job is not what it was.