Celebrations outside Prague
The organizers‘ objective was to encourage the establishment of informal Fathers‘ Day celebrations in the whole of the CR. Thus, on the third Sunday in June, similar events will be held in Ostrava, Bohumín, Nový Bor, Ústí nad Orlicí and other places throughout the Czech Republic. Programmes of all of the Tátafests are available at www.tatafest.cz (only in Czech), along with further information on Fathers’ Day and the organizers.
Fathers‘ Day is a celebration that is slowly gaining its place in our country. It comes from the USA and the idea came from a woman - Sonora Smart Dodd, whose father – a widower, looked after five children. Fathers‘ Day was first celebrated in 1910. From the USA it spread to Europe and it is usually held on the third Sunday in June. This year’s celebration falls on 17th June.