It’s a Man’s World … or at least it should be on Father’s Day.


But when did it all start?
The origin of Father’s Day is under debate. Some believe the idea began with Sonora Dodd from Washington, after hearing a Mother’s Day sermon in 1910 and wondering why dads weren’t honored in the same way. She and her siblings had been raised by their father after their mother had died in childbirth.

But others argue that the idea came from Grace Golden Clayton from West Virginia in 1908. A mine explosion in a nearby town killed more than 360 men and she suggested there should be a day for children to remember their fathers.

Wherever the idea came from, we’re glad fathers all over the globe are celebrated and thanked.
While we may be getting ready to give our dads breakfast in bed or some new socks, other parts of the world have their own traditions to celebrate fathers.

Here’s what you would be doing around the globe:

  • Germany: Father’s Day or Vatertag or Mannertag (Men’s Day), is celebrated on the 40th day of Easter, Ascension Day. Men traditionally pull wagons loaded with beer into the woods. Or instead of hiking and drinking men go on pub crawls.
  • Brazil: Brazil celebrates St. Joachim on August 2nd. St Joachim, Mary’s father, is the patron saint of fathers and grandfathers.
  • Nepal: Father’s Day in Nepal is called Gokarna Aunsi, which translates to ‘cow earned no moon night’. Gokarna is celebrated in late summer, and people also gather at Gokarna Temple to pray for fathers who have died.
  • Mexico: El Dia del Padre is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Some walk or run the 21k race in Mexico City, the Carrera Dia del Padre 21k Bosque de Tlalpan as a unique way to bond with their father.
  • Italy, Spain and Portugal: Father’s Day coincides with the feast of St Joseph, or San Giuseppe on March 19th, and in some parts of Italy, there are donkey races symbolizing Joseph leading Mary to Bethlehem on a donkey.

Meanwhile as we get ready to pamper our dads, sometimes they’re not the easiest to buy presents for. They might already have a drawer full of unworn jumpers and shirts, accumulated from years of Christmas and birthday gifts.
So before you wrap up that trusty pair of socks, take a look at our Manorview gift ideas.
Here’s our top Manorview ways to treat your Dad.


  • A gym membership at The Bowfield Hotel. View Membership details here
  • A relaxing massage at The Bowfield Hotel – See Treatments here
  • A day’s fishing – available at Cornhill Castle – See contact details here   
  • Send him down memory lane with tickets to our 80’s Tribute Night at The Lynnhurst Hotel. Only £25.00 per person, which includes 3 course meal, glass of bubbly and entertainment from Videostar – (Friday 4th August) View out Tribute Nights here
    • Just the tonic for gin lovers is the Tasting Session at The Star & Garter Hotel in Linlithgow. Try all six Edinburgh Gins paired with six delicious food courses. Tickets are £49 per person. (Friday 7th July) View event here
    • Treat him to an overnight stay in one of our venues, or really spoil him by booking one of our gorgeous honeymoon suites, such as The Busby Hotel and The Torrance Hotel – which have their own hot tubs and spa experience. Book The Busby Here | Book The Torrance Here 
  • Lunch or dinner in any of our venues: The Lynnhurst Hotel, is offering a new full A La Carte Menu.
  • A meal in the Bistro at Cornhill Castle is only £16.95 for 2 courses and £18.95 for 3 courses, with a free pint for every dad.
  • A 3 course Father’s Day lunch is available at The Commercial Hotel in Wishaw for only £12.95, and includes a free pint for dads.
  • All dads are talented – but yours might be especially entertaining. Why not enter him into Wishaw’s Got Talent at The Commercial Hotel? He could be in with a chance to win £3,500. See what’s on in The Commercial here

• Book tickets for our Manorview Legends Charity Football Match, which is at Hamilton Accies SuperSeal Stadium on Sunday 9th July. View more details here

View our Charity Match details here