Happy Father’s day to all the fathers out there. I keep remembering Exotica’s sort of sick ad on this day where they shaped flowers to look like spermatozoids.
One thing that puzzles me on this day is why Lebanon celebrates Father’s day on June 21 and not like the majority of countries on the third sunday of June. The countries we celebrate with are Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Uganda. [Link]
According to my mum, which is a very good historic reference, Lebanon and in fact the whole area used to celebrate mothers day on the third Sunday of May, and consequently father’s day on the third Sunday of June (I guess dad’s got jealous) just like the rest of the world still does today… but anyway, since Jammal Abed El Nasser came to Power in Egypt, he or his Party chose to alter that so we stand out of the pack and NOT follow the west (not sure why that’s of any importance on these kind of dates) and chose the first day of Spring and Summer to be Mother’s and Father’s day respectively…
(I’m certain that applies to Mother’s day not so sure about Father day cause it’s only been very recent that it has gained momentum).
i haven’t researched that, this answer is from the top of my head… I’m interested in a proper certified answer or a link to one…
You are correct on the mother’s day thing because a reliable source and a friend of mine told me the same as well. He also explained to me why Abdul Nasser chose that date (there’s some ancient festivity related to it).
Will get u the complete story in a bit.
I love this exotica ad! I think it’s brilliant!