4 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

Show your dad how much you love him! Learn about Mexican Father's Day traditions featuring ways to celebrate, gift ideas, recipes, and more with El Mejor Nido!

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Father’s Day is all about celebrating the dads and father figures in our lives. Many countries across North and South America celebrate this holiday in June. While traditions vary slightly between countries, one thing is sure, food is usually the center of Father’s Day and Día del Padre celebrations.

Here are some tips and recipes to show Dad and all the fathers out there how much they mean to you.

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Start the Day with Dad

Across cultures and countries Father’s Day is usually an entire day devoted to Dad so why not start with a hearty breakfast to show your appreciation?

No matter how you start the day or what lies ahead, a breakfast of Padre’s favorites is sure to make him feel special. You could also surprise him with Chorizo Breakfast Burritos, Eggs Benedict or even treat him to a Michelada for brunch.

Go for a Run

Each year Mexico City hosts a 21 km race for Fathers and family to take part in. This Día del Padre tradition has spread across the country as more and more families hit the dirt road for a fun dose of cardio and some family bonding.

If you decide to take Papa for a jog this Father’s Day consider fueling up with recipes from our Father’s Day Lunch Menu featuring hearty recipes like Havanera Meatballs and Curry Roasted Sweet Potatoes.

Freshly grilled pineapple on skewers drizzled with dulce de leche on a wood cutting board with fresh berries and bottle of squeezable La Lechera dulce de leche.

Fire Up the Grill

One Father’s Day and Día del Padre tradition that you can find across countries is a good old fashioned cookout. Many Americans, Mexicans and Brazilians can be found in their backyards grilling with Dad. In Brazil, families will host all-you-can-eat barbecues called churrascos.

Consider barbecuing Pa’s favorite steak or ribs. Check out our Father’s Day Cookout Menu for inspiration. You can also have the kids help prep Grilled Pineapple Skewers while you make sides and salads and Dad mans the grill. Just be sure the Grillmaster has the perfect drink or cocktail on hand.

Don’t wanna fuss over a grill all day? You can also make reservations at a Brazilian steak house as a treat for Papa.

Plate filled high with small meatballs and colorful bell peppers on skewers.

Honor Every Papa

Lastly, it’s important to remember every Father and Father figure in our life. So don’t forget to call Grandpa, Uncles, family friends or any other special parents out there. And if you’re seeing them during the month of June, consider making them a delicious treat like Café de Olla Coffee Cake, Mexi-Meatball Kabobs or Pan Dulce which is a traditional Mexican dessert for Día del Padre.