Father's Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, time to get in the spirit of honouring and celebrating dad. Put your father in the limelight and spoil him with breakfast in bed, homemade crafts, or a thoughtful Father's Day gift, how are you honouring your father this year?

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Father's Day

When is Father’s Day?

In New Zealand, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September. This means Father’s Day takes place on Sunday, September 1 in 2024, and on Sunday, September 7 in 2025.

Father's Day origin

Father's Day originated in the United States and was first celebrated in 1910, initiated by Sanora Smart Dodd. She came up with the idea while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Father's Day

Celebrating Father’s Day

Many New Zealanders celebrate Father’s Day by showing their appreciation for their fathers or father figures. The most popular traditions surrounding Father’s Day are activities, cards and gifts.

Spending time with dad
Whether your father is into golf, football, bowling, fishing or any other sports or hobby, Father’s Day is a great day to watch a match together, play a game of golf or bowling or cast a reel with your dad.

Something thoughtful
Father's Day is the perfect day to spoil your dad with something thoughtful. This can include breakfast in bed, handmade crafts, a Father's Day card or a store-bought gift.

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We wish you a happy Father’s Day!