How to say Happy Father's Day in Spanish - with free Printable Cards

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In this post: ¡Feliz Día de los Padres! Happy Father’s Day! Celebrate dads everywhere on Father’s Day in English and in Spanish! Learn over 20 Spanish vocabulary words and phrases for Fathers’s Day and when Fathers’s Day is celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries. Then show your love and appreciation for the fathers in your life with a free printable card template your little ones can decorate.


Table of contents:

  1. Father’s Day dates vary across Spanish-speaking countries
  2. Father’s Day vocabulary in Spanish 
  3. Father’s Day songs in Spanish
  4. [FREE] Spanish Fathers’s Day printable cards - for you to print and make your own 

Fun Fact: The Habbi Habbi printable library includes a lot more than printable cards for Father’s Day! There are other holiday printables, colors, shapes, early math, and more. Check-out the whole collection HERE.


Father’s Day in Spanish-speaking Countries

Father’s Day is celebrated all over the world, and Latin America and Spain are no exception. However, not every country celebrates on the same day.

In the United States, we celebrate on the third Sunday in June. That is the same date as many other countries in Central and South America. This includes Argentina, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.

Some countries celebrate Father’s Day in June, but on different days:

  • El Salvador and Guatemala: June 17th
  • Nicaragua: June 23rd

Other countries have their Father’s Day observances the following month:

  • Uruguay: second Sunday of July
  • Dominican Republic: last Sunday of July

 A few countries have their celebrations in the spring. Spain, Bolivia, and Honduras all celebrate Father’s Day on March 19th, which coincides with Saint Joseph’s Day. 

Despite celebrating on different days, many Spanish-speaking countries celebrate their fathers similarly to people in the United States. People give cards and gifts to show their love and appreciation. Some plan special meals or otherwise spend quality time with their dads.



Father’s Day Vocabulary in Spanish 

¡Feliz Día de los Padres! Happy Father’s Day!

Dads do a lot for their children, and Father’s Day is their special day to show our appreciation. From cards and new socks to hugs and kisses, there are many different ways to show our love.


Here are 20+ words and phrases to help you celebrate Father’s Day in Spanish.




Father’s Day

el Día de los Padres


Happy Father’s Day

Feliz Día de los Padres


el padre



el papá



el padrastro



el suegro



el tío



el abuelo



el bisabuelo



la familia



la tarjeta



el regalo



la corbata



los calcetines



la cartera

el monedero




el abrazo


to hug



el beso


to kiss


thank you


I love you

te amo / te quiero *


(1) The decision to use “te amo” or “te quiero” varies; in some regions, “te amo” is typically reserved for romantic love and “te quiero” is for family and friends. Other people use “te amo” for family and very close friends and “te quiero” for other friends. Some hardly use “te amo” at all because it is so romantic it’s cheesy!


Father’s Day Songs in Spanish

To both celebrate fathers and apply some of the Spanish Father’s Day vocabulary, here are two songs our family enjoys!


Para Papá

This upbeat song shares how dads are important to our children. They help their kids be brave, protect them, and are there to support them. The music video also includes the lyrics and highlights them as a sing-along making it a bit easier to learn and read along as you sing!  

Por Amor a mi Padre

For a traditional mariachi song to celebrate Father’s Day, try out this song. It’s a very touching and beautiful song. And if your children like farms, they will enjoy the video as well! The tempo is a bit slower than some other mariachi songs, so it is a little easier to listen and follow along, even though it does not include lyrics. 

Did you know? Habbi Habbi has a great book about working dads: “Book of Careers Vol. 2”. My family loves it because it features not only diverse dads, but diverse career choices!


Spanish Father’s Day Printable Cards

If the dad(s) in your life are anything like my dad or my spouse, then they might be difficult to shop for, but they always appreciate a sweet card and/or a handmade gift! This printable card can be two-in-one!

There is one printable specifically for dads and one for grandfathers. There is also a general Father’s Day card. We want to be sure to include all dads, stepdads, grandparents, uncles, and other father figures in our lives!


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About our lovely Guest Contributor

Kelly is an English-Spanish bilingual parent raising an English-Spanish-Mandarin trilingual child with her English-Mandarin bilingual spouse. She has a passion for education and literacy and language development, with a Master’s Degree in Reading Development and experience as both an English-only and Spanish-English dual language Kindergarten teacher. Nowadays, she stays home with her daughter and enjoys playing video games when there’s a bit of spare time.

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