June 17 is Father’s Day in Guatemala

Father and daughter for Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe by Rudy Girón

As I said last year, in Guatemala we could and should write the Manifesto against Convenience. Why you ask? Well, can you believe that we still observe holidays and celebrations on the date they were created. Mother’s Day on May 10, Father’s Day on June 17, Santiago de los Caballeros on July 25 (Saint James), et cetera. In Guatemala holidays and festivities are not celebrated on the weekend unless that’s date a holiday falls.

Today, for instance, in Guatemala we celebrate Día del padre, Father’s Day. The photo above was taken for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, on December 12, a day when many fathers celebrate with their sons and daughters by attending mass service.

When is Father’s Day celebrated where you live?

Also, I am also sharing with you a video of the song “Viejo, mi querido viejo” by Piero, which is played very often today in Guatemala. If you’re walking around in Guatemala, it’s quite likely that you will overhear it.

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  • Erick!

    Happy Father’s Day to all the responsible dad’s out there.  In the U.S. we always celebrate it on Sundays.

    I’ve always loved this song, but the older I get the more I’ve come to appreciate the lyrics and emotions that are expressed through it.

  • DON DANILO.. FELIZ DIA DEL PADRE DE GUATEMALA..LE DESEO QUE LO PASE MUY FELIZ ESTE DIA TAN ESPECIAL PARA UD…DISFRUTE DEL CARINO DE SU QUERIDA ESPOSA CELITA Y DE TODOS SUS BUENOS HIJOS..”HAPPY FATHER’S DAY” Y TAMBIEN PARA TODOS LOS PADRE DE GUATEMALA LES DESEO MUCHA FELICIDAD ATENTAMENTE!!!

  • Eric

    Great video, Rudy.  I think I have heard this around La Antigua, in Fathers Days past.
    I lost my Father this past February, after a brief but painful battle with cancer.  He did not understand my desires to visit other countries, learn other languages, etc., but toward the end he told me “I think I’m beginning to understand why you do it.”  I have some big shoes to fill.
    Happy Fathers Day, Dad.  y, feliz Dia de los Padres a todos los padres, especialmente los que entiende que significa ser “papa”, no solo “padre”