Daddies in México
Smile, You Are in San Miguel
By Jade Arroyo
Most Latin American countries celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June, June 19 this year (coinciding with the Day of Los Locos). It is a celebration that traditionally honors fatherhood and a man’s influence in the lives of his sons and daughters.
In this city, there is a flourishing community of parents of families of different ages, nationalities (often different from that of their children), professions, and family structures. We visited several of them, accompanied by their offspring.
This is usually a day to spend with family. Like many of the traditions, it is derived from Catholicism, taking the example of the person and life of St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus.
At Atención we believe that Father’s Day is much more than an annual celebration or marketing excuse to buy a gift, but a tribute to the strong and loving men raising future generations. Congratulations to all!