I wrote a post a few years ago, and you can read it by clicking the following link, about Mother’s Day in Australia.
You see, Mother’s Day in Australia is on a different day than it is in the UK, so I wanted to check it out. I discovered that only Ireland and Nigeria share the same Mother’s Day date as the UK, whereas over 70 countries use the same day as we do here in Australia.
So when it was Father’s Day here yesterday, I wondered if a similar thing was going on as I knew it wasn’t Father’s Day in the UK.
Turns out that the UK Father’s Day, which is on the third Sunday of June, is the same in over 70 countries and the Australian one, which is on the first Sunday in September is shared by only New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
So, the tables have turned completely on that one.
I have no idea why these days are the way they are, Father’s Day around the world is celebrated on almost 30 different dates. In Bulgaria, it’s on Boxing Day!
But yesterday, as I say, it was Father’s Day in Australia.
My Father’s Day.
My little girl, with the help of Mrs BobinOz, decided to take me out for a meal at the Bavarian Bier Cafe…
Well, it was Father’s Day.
- Anyway, we had a child’s meal for Elizabeth, Crispy Bier Battered Butterfish & Fries, which cost $6.
- Mrs BobinOz chose the Char-Grilled Nürnberger Sausages, which was Sebago Mash, Sauerkraut, Crispy Onion Rings & Löwenbräu Bier Jus, at $27.
- I went for the Mixed Char-Grilled Sausages; a selection of Bavarian Sausages, Sebago Mash & Sauerkraut which cost $28.
Translated into English: Elizabeth had fish and chips and we had bangers and mash.
Those five glasses of beer (200 mL per glass) cost $20 and Elizabeth had a pink lemonade, Mrs BobinOz a glass of wine.
All in, we had a great meal, in quite a classy restaurant, in the middle of the city and with excellent views, all for less than $100.
I think that’s pretty good.
My biggest surprise though was when we got home. Elizabeth had made me an Olympic like gold medal which said #1 Dad on one side and 2012 🙂 xx on the other AND a handmade trophy adorned with chocolates.
I was one very happy father!