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Happy Father’s Day 父亲节快乐

Jun 20th, 2010 Posted in Culture | no comment »

Hope everyone had a great Father’s Day today! Father’s Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June in 55 countries, including the United States, China, and Hong Kong, and on other days elsewhere, such as Taiwan. In Taiwan, Father’s Day is celebrated on August 8th, the 8th day of the 8th month of the year, simply because the pronunciation of the date (“八八” bābā) sounds relatively similar to the pronunciation of Father (“爸爸” bàba) in Mandarin Chinese. Therefore, in Taiwan, Father’s Day “父亲节” is often called “爸爸节” (Bābā Day).

A song for all fathers everywhere:
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