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Father’s Day

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Father's Day is celebrated across the world to honour the contribution fathers make in our society.

It is a day which celebrates the fatherhood, paternal bonds and the efforts of male parents towards their family and society. The day is meant to recall, recognise and remember the endless efforts and contributions of all the fathers around us. Fathers are so important in the family and in the fabric of society. 


A father's role is vitally important as he is the person who is always ready to take on everyday troubles of his children. Just like a mother, the significance of a father is immense as he works tirelessly to fulfil the requirements of his children and then tries to spend maximum time with them.

Father's Day is an annual occasion to honour all the fatherly figures like Stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles or even big brothers. It is a reciprocal occasion in response to Mother's Day that has been a part of society for many years.

Traces of Father's Day Origin

The present celebration of the Father's Day goes back to the Middle Ages when the celebration of fatherhood was done with a customary day in Catholic Europe that was observed on 19th March. The day was celebrated as the feast day of Saint Joseph who is known as the fatherly Nutritor Domini or the "Nourisher of the Lord" in the Catholic Community and is "the putative father of Jesus" in the southern European tradition. The festival was later brought to Americans by the Spanish and Portuguese whereas, in Latin American countries, the occasion is still celebrated on 19th March.

The Catholic Church community actively backed the tradition of celebrating fatherhood on St. Joseph's day from the last years of the 14th century or from the early 15th century on the recommendation of Franciscans. Further, in the Coptic Church, the fatherhood is also celebrated on St Joseph's Day but the Copts celebrate the occasion on 20th July. This celebration by the Coptic Church is believed to have started during the 5th century. Through the ages, the days and traditions changed but the day is now celebrated across the world to honour the care a father brings to his family.

If your father is elderly or living with a disability and now in need of your attention and care and you need support to do that, call Right at Home for information on how this can be achieved. As the experts in Home Care, we have the information and skill needed to support varying home care situations to deliver the most suitable in-home care and assistance to your loved one. Right at Home is the trusted name in-home care delivering companionship and personal care and specialist help and assistance for seniors and for adults living with a disability.

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors and adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones, and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.

Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government-approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.

To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.

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