Dia del Padre

In celebration of Father’s Day on Sunday the 3rd of September in Australia, we thought we’d take a look at how Mexicans commemorate the celebration of ‘Dia Del Padre’.

Mexicans make sure to honour all the people in their family throughout the year. In Mexico, April is the month in which the celebration of children happens (Dia del Nino) and in May, Mother’s Day is celebrated (Dia del Madre).

Dia del padre or ‘Father’s Day’ is celebrated in Mexico on the third Sunday in June every year. It is celebrated much like Father’s Day in the western world except with a few differences.

Dia del padre is a celebration of all the men in our lives.  Fathers, step fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers are all celebrated on this day.

It is a day for the whole family to spend together. In Mexico City the annual race “Carrera Dia del Padre 21K Bosque de Tlalpan” takes place where fathers and their children get to run alongside each other in a day of having fun and bonding.

Fathers are given gifts by their loved ones and all of their favourite food is cooked up and served for the whole family to enjoy. Dessert for the day is the traditional dish of pan dulce. Like all Mexican celebrations, music, dancing and singing is a huge feature throughout the day and into the night.

We hope you enjoyed learning about how Mexicans celebrate Dia del Padre! From the El-Cielo Familia, have a fantastico Father’s Day!