Fathers Day in Estonia (13/11)

Every year on the second Sunday of November, Fathers' Day (Isadepäev) is celebrated in Estonia. The official history of this family holiday began in 1992, although, of course, many families used to celebrate holidays in honor of strong and beloved dads.

On the eve of the November holiday, themed matinees are held in kindergartens, and concerts for parents are held in schools. Children give dads homemade cards and gifts, usually paper-cut and painted ties or cars. Flags are flown in some cities on Father's Day.

So far, Father's Day in Estonia remains an official innovation for most, but gradually the holiday becomes common for the whole country, strengthening its traditions. For example, it has already become a tradition for law enforcement agencies to hold demonstrative and educational performances as part of the charitable free family holiday "Fathers' Day for All Children", where on Sunday children, along with dads, can take part in various competitions and get to know men's professions better.