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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Fathers Day

LynneLynne TeachHomePosts: 9,748 mod
Father's Day, like Mother's Day is celebrated on different dates round the world.
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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,497 mod
    It was Father's day last Sunday. :)
    Do you celebrate fathers too?
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,748 mod
    Poor dads get short shrift compared with Mother's day. Here in Germany they take things into their own hands and head off to the woods with crates of beer.

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Father's day in India is like 2nd Mothers day, whatever you do,however the patriarchal the society be Fathers are always 2nd on the list. Whilst the sex-ratio in here is more male dominant but it won't have any relation to aliens paying visits to our planet :P When was the Father's Day again? ;)
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Tigers are on verge of extinction in India, i would say screw the tigers 'Save Fathers'! :) Happy Fathers dAY
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,783 mod
    My father didn't like Father's Day. He reckoned is was only another excuse to sell cards and promote commercialisation. He used to ask us not to get anything.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,748 mod
    @guptakaran93‌ - It is always on the third Sunday of June in the UK - so June 15th this year, but it's like Mother's Day, different countries celebrate it on different dates.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,783 mod
    When I was a kid (all those eons ago), Father's Day was hardly ever mentioned.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,748 mod
    They make much more of it in Germany @mheredge‌ - I think it's the beer. I reckon if your father had lived in Germany, he'd have been in the woods with the rest of the men. :D
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,783 mod
    It's a nice excuse for all the dads to all go out for a beerfest and I'm sure my father would have enjoyed that (he was always a great Germanphile too). Father's Day wasn't much celebrated in France back when I was a kid either. I'm sure it is now.
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