On the 16th June, many countries around the world celebrate Father’s Day, which also seems to be a very popular reason to buy our luxury chocolate bars! However, Father’s Day is celebrated very differently across the places connected to our luxury chocolate…
Father’s day continues to grown in popularity across India. Among Hindus, the day is often celebrated with a special religious ritual (puja) dedicated to fathers, either at home or at the local temple. Fathers have a very high status in India, next only to god.
Here, it’s a big family day where people give gifts and prepare & eat a large meal together. Although in Mexico City’s Bosque de Tlalpan, the day is celebrated by a festival & Carrera del Día del Padre, which is a 21km race!
People of the Kathmandu region celebrate their equivalent, Gorkana Aunsi around late August. The event, which literally means ‘looking at father’s face’, involves gifts, sons & daughters performing ceremonies of respect to their fathers & also visits to the temple, as it coincides with new moon day in the Hindu calendar.