Father’s Day (El Día del Padre in Spanish) is celebrated in Spain on St. Joseph’s Day which falls on March 19. St. Joseph’s Day is a feast day designated to commemorate the life of Joseph, husband of Mary, an example of what a good husband and father is for his role within the Holy Family.
This holiday is very important in Spain as it acknowledges the contribution of fathers within the family and society as a whole. It is also the time to honor those family members and friends who fulfill the role of father-figures. In Spain, it is not uncommon for the whole family to get together for a big meal and to give small gifts to their father. In year two, mothers and their children worked together to make a craft and give it to their fathers on their day. It was very nice!