Centros Turísticos de Lanzarote have announced their programme to celebrate Father’s Day at Monumento al Campesino this weekend and, as every year, this date takes me by surprise as it´s different from the one I “automatically” remember.

We know that the spirit behind the celebrations is just the same, but the date

is not fixed in countries around the world, so it doesn´t seem a bad idea to celebrate it more than once!

Most countries including the US, UK, Canada, Chile, France, Japan, Netherlands, Argentina and India celebrate Father´s Day on the third Sunday in June.

But Portugal and Spain have a religious date to celebrate it: St. Joseph’s Day, on March 19.

It´s interesting to learn which countries have completely different dates to celebrate it:
Denmark: June 5, same day as Constitution Day
Germany: on Ascension Day (40 days after Easter)
Belgium: two dates: St Joseph’s Day (March 19), and the second Sunday in June “Secular”
Republic of Korea: May 8, Parents’ Day
Finland, Norway and Sweden: Second Sunday in the month of November
Thailand: December 5 (Birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej)

Many people complain that Father’s Day festival has been commercialized to a great extent, but in Lanzarote you have the chance to do something special for the whole family by visiting Monumento al Campesino in San Bartolomé either on Saturday 17th or Sunday 18th .

You´ll be able to enjoy a very special menu, live Canarian music and various activities for children (including donkey rides) for € 14,95 per person. This price includes two courses and a dessert (it´s a fixed menu consisting of: Primer plato: Delicias de morcilla, gofio dulce, queso tierno y perlas de plátano, Segundo plato: Cherne con salsa de cilantro y papas rateadas, Postre: Leche asada a la canela con miel).
Beverages are not included.

Booking is advised, over the telephone: 928 52 01 36 or online: comercial@centrosturisticos.com .
Wherever you celebrate it, Feliz Día del Padre!