When is Father's Day in the Philippines?

You may be asking: “When is Father’s Day in the Philippines?” According to Wikipedia, the occasion is not an official holiday in the country, but is widely observed on the third Sunday of June.

In 2013, the 3rd Sunday of the month is June 16.

There’s no need to declare it a special non-working day simply because normally, employees of all public offices and most private entities do not have regular work on a weekend and there also is no legal basis.

Father’s Day is held to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

Our web source says Filipinos do not celebrate Father’s Day several decades ago, but the tradition is now being followed most likely due to the influence of the US through television and the internet.

“Dance With My Father,” a hit single from American singer-songwriter and record producer Luther Vandross, is considered as the most appropriate Father’s Day theme song.