“I love you dad!”: Schools in Brazil celebrate Father’s Day

15 Aug

This past weekend, schools in Brazil found their way to honor and celebrate fatherhood, offering activities for the whole family, sports games, craft projects… you name it!

It’s a national celebration, honored by public and private schools throughout the country, famous or unknown school groups; simple or modern academies; sophisticated or just a room in a house where a teacher shares her experiences with the students – in some way, fathers were remembered during the second week of August. It’s a tradition. There are a few exceptions – some schools choose not to do anything, for different reasons, leaving the few parents a bit disappointed and somewhat frustrated, but it’s just a small portion… The majority of the schools open their doors to happy and proud dads, guaranteeing that at least once a year, they will be able to share the joy with their ‘offspring‘, saying: “I’m his/her father. I’m a school dad”…

I’m now sharing a few images from this past weekend’s school activities – the American School of Recife offered a breakfast for the dads (and moms!), followed by an Open House. Our kids’ school had a full Saturday of activities, shown below. It was great to share the experience with other parents, nationals or expats. First-time parents or skilled ones; single dads, grandpas, godparents, older siblings… All in all, a very happy Brazilian Father’s Day


Posted by on August 15, 2011 in children, school


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8 responses to ““I love you dad!”: Schools in Brazil celebrate Father’s Day

  1. oglesandobservations

    August 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Congrats! You’re part of the Weekly State Department Blog Round Up for August 19.


  2. the island traveler

    August 16, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Father’s Day to all the dads in Brazil. It was so great for the school to celebrate this special day with the whole family. It looks like a lot of fun too. So many jubilant faces. So much love and appreciation for dads. It’s seldom that we honor the fathers that shape the way we are and worked hard to bring home the bacon or ham, and sometimes all they need is a hug, a “thank you” word or a kiss from their kids. A full day just for them is totally awesome. My son made me a card for Father’s day, it was priceless. I was so happy that he made it just for me. Best wishes to you and your family.


    • 3rdcultchild

      August 16, 2011 at 11:03 am

      thank you very much, for all your kind words! Couldn´t agree more… values, family values, are the most important thing in life – and if one could have that wrapped up with joy, why not? 😮



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