Commercial holiday – Fathers Day

Finally karachi has also been bitten by the ‘commercial’ holidays which are sweeping the world as the corporate players starts thinking up of new and improved ways to sell you their stuff. We had “celebrated” valentine for quite sometime now.. and Mothers day for the last two years (atleast), this year.. fathers got their day as well!

This sunday (the third sunday of june) was celebrated as Fathers Day, when fathers are thanked for all the sacrifices they’ve made, love and joy they’ve given and all the lessons they have provided. Two of the major gift delivery services TCS Sentiments Express and OCS Expressions lauched huge advertising campaign to get people to send stuff to their dads. All the major hotels and food outlets had ‘fathers day specials’ going around.. and gift shops rearranging their shelves to highlight “fathers day” items.

I celebreated fathers day a little early, since my dad is not in city.. the last time he was here, i bought him a new cell phone, one which he was looking forward to getting for himself for quite some time now but didnt because our (the sons) wishes and demands came first for him. Suffice to say, it was totally worth it. So how did you celebrate fathers day this year?

3 Comments so far

  1. Purple Heart (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 10:31 am

    Well father’s day has been celebrated albeit with less prominence for at least 7-8 years for memory. I remember getting my dad his favorite mont blanc pen way back in 98 on father’s day. The difference is now that companies like OCS / TCS are capitalizing on it and using it to attract more business. So its true that awareness has grown and is steadily increasing but father’s day has been around for a while.

  2. anon-again (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 11:20 pm

    Not to burst anyone’s bubble here but it seems distinctly out of place for ppl back home to be celebrating occasions like these. I have nothing against ppl celebrating it but what i’d wish for back home would be for more ppl to use the words “please” and “thank you”, some of the words that are incessantly on pretty much everyone’s toungue here in the U.S as a basic gesture of civility, which i feel is not asking for too much.

  3. Checkmate (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 10:11 am

    Anon-again: Thank you.

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