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Father’s Day Traditions From Around the World

10 Jun

Every year on the third Sunday in June dads all over the world celebrate a wonderful holiday, Father’s Day. Even though the origins of the celebration are dating back to 4,ooo years ago, the holiday gained its momentum only at the beginning of the last century as a complement to Mother’s Day. Now a day to honor fathers, grandfathers, fathers-in-law, stepfathers, and all father figures in our lives has become a tradition in most countries around the world. Put a new twist on your Father’s Day by incorporating some of these international customs into your celebration plan this year.


Father’s Day in Germany is annually observed on Thursday about 40 days after Easter. Also called “Men’s Day” or “Gentlemen’s day” the holiday was born in the Middle Ages as a religious procession. Traditionally, men celebrate it together in what is probably one of the oldest act of male bonding on the books: drinking alcohol and pulling a wagon around town. The modern celebration usually begins with a male’s only hike, lots of traditional food, beer and wine. In German cities, the party has taken on a more urban tone, with men taking a load off by gathering together and drinking all day.

To celebrate the German way, help organize a group of dads who enjoy sports, fishing or even wine-tasting and let your dear Dad make a day of it!


In Thailand, Father’s Day is celebrated on the same day as the birthday of the King, ‘The Father of the Nation’, who is very beloved by Thai people. Children start the day off by giving their father a Canna flower, which is considered to be a man’s flower in Thailand. There is also a tradition of wearing yellow on this day (the official color of the day the King was born) that is now being replaced by wearing pink instead, inspired by the color of the King’s jacket.

To bring these traditions into your own family, tell all the family members to wear Dad’s favorite color on Father’s Day and surprise him with a stylish flower or plant in a pot.


Chichi No Hi or Father’s Day annually observed in Japan on the third Sunday of June is the perfect time for kids to get crafty. Personalized champagne bottles, beer glasses, and origami are some of the most popular handmade gifts for Father’s Day in Japan. Flowers, perfume and local candies are some of other great choices for Japanese dads. Another important holiday tradition is serving crab, shrimp or fish dishes during festive lunch or dinner.

Bring Japanese traditions to your Father’s Day celebration by having a special seafood meal. Let the kids wrap some of Dad’s favorite sweets as a special after-dinner treat.

South Africa

The emphasis of the Father’s Day in South Africa is on celebrating fatherhood and the role of fathers in the lives of their children. Similar to a typical Father’s Day in US, South African children start the holiday with giving their dads flowers, cards, neckties and other small gifts. Father’s Day in South Africa is a family holiday and people often enjoy having picnics or spending time fishing in hopes of catching their dinner.

Tying into that theme, you can start the tradition of fishing with your dad or as a whole family each Father’s Day. Additionally, make cute handwritten notes to thank your dad for all the little things he helped you with during the year.


Gourmet Basket to Manila, Philippines

08 Jun

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Romantic Gift Set to Montreal, Canada

04 Jun

There are things women love throughout their lives regardless of the age. Roses, chocolate and plush toys are one of them. Send dear wife, mother, daughter, sister, or girlfriend a surprise that includes everything that she enjoys so much. Right on time for a big day they will receive a bouquet of stunning long-stemmed red roses surrounded by a cloud of delicate white gypsophilas and greenery. A cuddly Me to You Bear will deliver a customized message and help you to reveal your heart in a romantic way. For even sweeter impression our love experts have complimented this wonderful gift set to Canada with a box of delicious gourmet chocolate that your dear recipient will indulge while thinking of your love and generosity.


Flowers to Celje, Slovenia

02 Jun

 Throughout centuries different cultures have believed in the healing and protective properties of orchids. In traditional Chinese medicine they are used to help cure lung diseases and in ancient Greece, they were associated with virility. Nowadays, the exotic orchid flowers with their delicate, sculptural beauty and historical rarity represent love, luxury, beauty and strength. White orchids in particular signify innocence and elegance and are considered perfect for various occasions starting from wedding or birthday to get well gift to Slovenia. Say Congratulations with style and the exquisite beauty and tenderness hidden in the petals of this flower is sure to dazzle everyone on your list!


Wine Gift Set to Atlanta, USA

01 Jun

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Flower Basket to Vaduz, Liechtenstein

29 May

“Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”
Hans Christian Anderson

Filled with large, bright blooms, this flower basket to Liechtenstein is the perfect way to fill your recipient’s day with joy and happiness! The composition beautifully arranged in a keepsake wicker hamper will include red roses, sunny orange gerberas, pure white carnations and other vivid seasonal flowers mixed with greens. The contemporary color combination makes this gift basket ideal for any celebratory occasion including Birthday, Anniversary, Housewarming, Baby Shower, etc. Send your best holiday wishes to dear friends, family, corporate clients, or business colleagues in a manner they are sure to appreciate.


Gift Set to Antwerp, Belgium

27 May


Summer is already here! Wish a happy birthday to a little recipient on your list with a gift that’s made to impress both kids and their parents. Your dear child will burst into joyful laughter when you surprise them with a bunch of colorful balloons and a soft cuddly Teddy Bear that will become their lifetime friend. A delicious birthday cake also included in a gift set will satisfy the cravings of those with a sweet tooth and become the centerpiece of the celebration. As a sign of respect for parents, send a beautiful bouquet which vibrant colors will create a joyful atmosphere and stylish composition decorate the festive table. Be generous and creative when choosing kid’s gift to Belgium and the little darling will never forget your kindness!


Wine Gift Basket to Valparaiso, Chile

26 May

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Bob G.

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Romantic Gift Set to Liepaja, Latvia

22 May

Distance between two hearts is not an obstacle, rather a beautiful reminder of just how strong true love can be!

There’s no need for an excuse to demonstrate your affection! For any upcoming celebration or just because send this adorable teddy bear accompanied by their favorite high-quality chocolates, elegant bouquet of red roses, and a lovely card. Your beloved spouse, girlfriend, sister, or daughter will be overwhelmed to receive your romantic surprise. If you’ve got to be far away from your sweetheart, make sure they have plenty of cuddles even while you’re apart with this charming gift set to Latvia!


Flower Basket to Geneva, Switzerland

20 May

This amazing flower arrangement will produce an unforgettable impression on any woman on your list. For both romantic and business occasions send this flower basket to Switzerland to wow your dear recipient. Pastel pink roses, lilac alstromeria and seasonal flowers mixed with greens are nicely arranged in a wicker hamper for a stylish presentation. Whether you need to wish happy anniversary, sprinkle the daily routine with unexpected act of affection, or just brighten their day and cheer up their home, this beautiful surprise will be appreciated by anyone who loves flowers and has a good taste.