Happy Father’s Day in Japanese Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Culture, Grammar

It’ almost the end of May, believe it or not. Time is flying by these days. Before we know it, Father’s Day will be here soon. Since I discussed Mother’s Day in my last post, I thought I would talk about Father’s Day next. Father’s Day is always celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June in Japan. It is not a public holiday, but many people celebrate by thanking their fathers on this special day just for fathers.

Why not send your father a special note of thanks on Father’s Day. If you are leaning Japanese, you can try one of these expressions below. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย If you are just starting to learn Japanese, try one of the simple messages below.

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Otosan, chichi



Father’s Day


Chichi no hi


Happy Father’s Day


Chichi no hi omedetou gozaimasu.



Dad, thank you for everything.


Otosan iroiro arigatou



Dad, thank you for working hard always.


Otosan itsumo issho kenmeiย hataraite kurete arigatoune.



Today is Father’s Day. Please relax and enjoy.

ไปŠๆ—ฅใฏใ€€็ˆถใฎๆ—ฅใ€€ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€€ใ‚†ใฃใใ—ใฆ ย  ย ๆฅฝใ—ใ‚“ใงใญใ€‚ใ€€๏ผˆใใ‚‡ใ†ใฏใ€€ใกใกใฎใฒใ€€ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€€ใ‚†ใฃใใ‚Šใ—ใฆใ€€ใŸใฎใ—ใ‚“ใงใญใ€‚๏ผ‰

Kyo wa chichi no hi dakara yukkuri shite tanoshin dene.



Dad, please stay healthy for long years to come.


Otosan itsumademo genkide itene.



Dad, please be careful not to over drink.


Otosan osakeno nomisigu niwa kio tsuketene.



I am so thankful to have a father like you. Happy Father’s Day.



Otosan no youna chichioya ga itekurete hontou ni kansha shiteimasu. Chichi no hi omedetou.


How are you planning on spending Father’s Day this year? Do you have any family tradition? Share with me if you can! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Born and raised in Japan. She currently lives in U.S. with her husband and two kids.


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